Superman #44

Superman #44

Writer: Gene Luen Yang Artist: John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 30, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 5
5.1Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

The epic Truth arc reaches its finale as the Daily Planet and its staff may be the first casualties of Clarks identity being revealed!

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Oct 5, 2015

    Yangimpresses with his writing which makes you feel Clark's struggle from adapting from being Superman almost all the time. while showing that being friends or even an associate of a super hero can have consequences. Will we see Superman maybe assume another identity? Will he become a 24 hour a day Superman? Yes, I'm definitely asking these questions and after reading Superman #44 you will too!! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 30, 2015

    Yang is giving us a very interesting take on Superman (all of the writers are actually), and this issue is no exception diving into the need for duality, and a take on how Superman would react when his identity is revealed and friends threatened. If nothing else, for me, it feels like something new, and it's definitely getting me to think about Superman, the symbol. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 1, 2015

    Yang's script is at its strongest when it focuses on the breakdown in Clark's relationship with the Daily Planet staff. Geoff Johns previous work in that area pays off here. But when it comes to the villains, this issue struggles. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Oct 1, 2015

    Gene Luen Yang can write Superman well, but Truth's story constraints and John Romita, Jr.'s rushed artwork detract from this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - John McCubbin Oct 1, 2015

    Superman #44 may give us an explosive conclusion to this Truth prelude, but at the end of the day it doesn't give us the same level of depth that we truly deserved, with the end result being what we already knew. That said it did have its moments, and is well worth picking up for fans of the character or those that have been following the story arc. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Oct 2, 2015

    And I thought that this was the sharpest written issue by Yang, moving along nicely with good transitions. All of this said, I am sort of sick of this 'new' depowered angry Superman. I am sick of the bloodied knuckles, snap judgments, and alienation. I want my Superman to rise above things, to solve the problems in the best way. Not slowly descend morally to the point that Luthor is pleased. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Comicsverse - Danny Rivera Sep 30, 2015

    I've had a hard time recommending SUPERMAN as anything but supplemental reading–despite the what-now-seems-to-be-a-fluke bright spot that was SUPERMAN #43, and SUPERMAN #44 is worse than that. If it's really important to you to know what happens, by all means, knock yourself out–but maybe just stand in the comic book store and read it? Don't buy it? Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 4, 2015

    The whole story feels like nothing more than an imaginary story. How will the writers resolve this issue? The bigger question is, will anyone hang around long enough to read the resolution? I'm beginning to doubt that I'll be there. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Sep 30, 2015

    With Superman's identity no longer a secret, more threats are gunning for him. The reasoning behind the reveal of his secret identity could have been handled in a better fashion. It makes me wonder if the true story is more about what happens after the secret is out, and not about the road to get there. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 30, 2015

    We can finally put a pin in this Truth thing now that we've gone through all the iterations of Superman's life depowered and his identity revealed, but since this is a prequel to the rest of the stories, there isn't too much to be gleamed from this issue.  It's just what we expected from reading every other title and with very disappointing art I can't see why anyone should get this issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Booked - Jesse Peterson Oct 14, 2015

    Honestly I'm extremely disappointed with this issue. Superman has been so good up until the last few issues, and Superman #44 feels like they are scraping the bottom of the barrel. Just skip it. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 1, 2015

    "Superman" is frustratingly harder to read with each new issue. Considering how eager many readers (myself included) were for the Yang and Romita creative team, this is turning out to be a real disappointment. Maybe things will turn around soon but, right now, none of the elements feel consistently good. For every moment that shows the book's potential, there are several others where we see a creative stumble. "Superman" sadly deserves a lot better than this. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Sep 30, 2015

    Yang's story buckles under the weight of its own importance. In trying to kickstart a new era for Superman, he's not able to deliver a character-defining piece of work. There is no twist. There are very few turns. This was a story that always had a very clear ending but the ride didn't have to be this boring. Yang and Romita have proven themselves to be talented storytellers in their own right but to let a pillar of your publishing line be so grossly misused clearly falls on the editors, Andrew Marino and Eddie Berganza. This story would have worked for various B- or C-list heroes with much less to lose than Superman and far fewer means to avoid a situation like this one. It's a shame, but with Howard Porter joining the title next month, there's one silver lining: things can only go up from here. Read Full Review

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