Superman #47

Writer: Gene Luen Yang Artist: Howard Porter Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 23, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 5
7.2Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

What would happen if the powers of all of Supermans foes were contained in one villain? Youll find out when you meet the Amalgam of Composite Superman Foesand this is one nightmare a semi-powered Man of Steel may not survive! Join series writer Gene Luen Yang and guest artist Howard Porter for an unforgettable new epic!This issue features open-to-order variant covers by Lee Bermejo that will be shipped in opaque polybags.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Jan 8, 2016

    This issue of Superman was a great and enjoyable read. The more issues I read from Yang on Superman the more I like. I've said from the beginning of my coverage of this issue I wasn't a fan of the depowered Superman but Yang makes us actually appreciate this particular Superman. I like that although he's gone through his identity being tossed out the window, his powers have been drained, and his allies few"Superman still remains in his character. Its a great storytelling concept that makes you actually want more. You want my advice? Pick up Superman #47"its something you'll want to finish. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 23, 2015

    This is everything you want in superhero comics with plenty of action, shocking reveals and a satisfying end that promises intriguing new storylines. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Dec 28, 2015

    There is still room for improvement, but Gene Luen Yang's restoration of the Man of Steel is nearly complete. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Outright Geekery - Leroy Dee Jan 11, 2016

    I'm not ready for classic Supes to come back just yet, so I'm going to ride nerfed Supes out for as long as I can. I really wish the fans wouldn't have turned so quickly against this version, because I actually feel this is the best thing to happen to the character in years. The potential for a great story is there, even if I don't really care for the current story. I do applaud them for bringing in new characters, even though most make their exit at the end of this issue. The villain Supes has to go against now would give him a run at full power, so it will be interesting to see how he handles him in his current condition. See you in Superman Annual for the approiately named "Savage Dawn." Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 23, 2015

    Gene Luen Yang has a lot of material to work through in this issue, as he wraps up Clark's brief tenure as a wrestler and the ongoing conflict with HORDR_ROOT while also setting the stage for the big conflict to come in the Superman books in 2016. It's a lot to work through, and it's a credit to Yang that this issue doesn't feel more crowded than it does. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Vanessa Gabriel Dec 28, 2015

    Superman #47 is a solid issue with some solid flaws. Its strength is in the art and pacing, its weaknesses are in the semantics. But the plot points presented here are necessary, and it is an enticing set-up for the next chapter. So, you kind of have to read it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 1, 2016

    Well, this issue certainly moved things along briskly and that makes me happy. Howard Porter's pages are just fantastic. And there are a couple of nice moments, helping smooth over the rougher aspects of this chapter. We are closer to the end of The Truth as well. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 23, 2015

    Superman finally takes on Hordr_Root after getting tired of wrestling and even though this isn't a great issue, it does promise to at least be entertaining....... if not a little frustrating due to characters that don't belong in this continuity showing up for no reason.  The art in the beginning of the book was great, but by the midway point it had a radical change that really through me off and while I didn't mind this issue all that much, it still isn't all that good. Read Full Review

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