Superman #45

Superman #45

Writer: Gene Luen Yang Artist: Howard Porter Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 28, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 9
6.4Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

After having his secret identity exposed, Superman vowed to bring to justice anyone who hurt those close to him. But when a villain calls his bluff, how far will the Man of Steel go?

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Oct 28, 2015

    This is a strong issue that has plenty of action to satiate fans. The god element is intriguing and it'll be fun to see Superman go up against HORDR just as soon as he can pool some cash. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lead Sharp Nov 3, 2015

    This is still Superman. It's both excellently produced, interesting and makes Superman feel relevant by exposing him to situations x-ray vision and super speed would have made very boring. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Oct 29, 2015

    I thought Superman #45 was a great issue. It was an interesting read, and Yang and Howard did a great job on the action scenes"we all know I love those. Here we actually see Superman in a familiar element fighting the bad guys but its more difficult. No super-speed, heat vision, even his strength is almost not a factor" and I love it. At first I got to admit I was not on board but I was proven wrong. Superman #45 shows you that it takes more than powers and a cape to be Superman. It takes courage, conviction and belief to always place others above yourself. Clark hasn't stopped doing that yet"and it makes me more of a Superman fan than before. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Oct 29, 2015

    Superman #45 may take a pretty hard right turn but it's a fun ride all the same and one that adds a new level of energy into the story of the new Man of Tomorrow. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 28, 2015

    "Superman" #45 is finally fulfilling the potential that Yang's arrival always held. We're getting a take on different cultures and how superheroes work, all while being grounded within the DC Universe. Hopefully, Yang and Porter will get to continue this new trend for a while; "Superman" as a comic should engage the reader's imagination and harness the power of stories, and that's exactly what we're getting here. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 29, 2015

    The whole thing comes across as an interesting but half-baked idea that would be better suited to its own Superman adventure Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 28, 2015

    I know it's the beginning of this bit, but the execution seems like a weird start to me. The issue feels like a distraction of the bigger story. An interesting concept, how it's done doesn't quite work for me. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Nov 1, 2015

    Gene Luen Yang's intriguing script presents a Superman suspended between who he now is and who he ought to be. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Oct 28, 2015

    I am intrigued to see how Superman participating in the Mythbrawl plays out. Howard Porter joining the comic as an artist is a huge plus in my book. Each issue we see Superman's secret identity being known to the public unfold in a new way. Gene Luen Yang appears to have a plan in place that is slowly improving issue after issue. - See more at: Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 28, 2015

    Superman takes an odd turn in his quest to take down Hordr in this book, but even with how out of place this issue feels during this crossover story.......  It's still better than what we've had from this series since Superman went and got himself all depowered, but that isn't very hard to do at this point, especially when we have the terrific art of Howard Porter rocking this title from here on out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 30, 2015

    I like Superman when he's the smartest guy in the room. Not much of that in view here. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Booked - Jesse Peterson Nov 3, 2015

    So far this storyline has been riddled with confusing dialog and plot. Mixed with uneven villains and character motives, I really don't like this issue. Superman used to be my favorite pull of the month just a few issues ago. Right now, I'm ready to drop Iit. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Oct 30, 2015

    But I know I am totally sick of this cruel, crass Superman. It is too bad this idea of Mythbrawl is used here. Because I wouldn't mind reading a book about this on its own and away from Superman. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Oct 29, 2015

    Story wise, this is a bit of a let down. The plot for this issue is a bit cheesy, but its enjoyable enough. The main topic of conversation should be about the artwork. Porter and Hi-Fi really do make this book look a lot nicer and deserve a ton of credit. If you can get over the goofiness of the story, you should be able to enjoy yourself. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Nov 2, 2015

    You'll find all my problems with this book summed up rather succinctly with a panel in the middle of the issue, where we find Superman thinking to himself, "I'm gonna stay in this t-shirt so you know who's coming after you, HORDR_ROOT. So you know who's taking you down." That's a handy thing that you're reminding us, Clark. Because right now I have no idea who you're supposed to be. Read Full Review

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