Superman #49

Writer: Gene Luen Yang Artist: Howard Porter Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 24, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 5
6.8Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Savage Dawn continues! Superman and Wonder Woman lead an army of gods and monsters against Vandal Savage and his deadly spawn!

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Mar 8, 2016

    Superman #49 is a great read! Superman is knocking his enemies around, Wonder Woman is knocking her enemies around– everyone is getting knocked around here! No complaints from me! Throw that in with great writing from Yang and what you have is an amazing issue. If you're a fan of action and slugfests then this is your issue– check it out! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Brett I Feb 24, 2016

    In sum, there were some tiny aspects that drew me out, but overall a really solid Superman story. Its unfortunate that we finally got here, when the universe is about to change, but Im glad we did. Also, to see the two Superman meet in the next issue is something Ive been looking forward to, and Im sure itll be a great read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Feb 29, 2016

    As much as I have disliked the majority of The Truth, I actually found myself liking this issue a little. It felt sort of like a Michael Bay movie with its wild dialogue and crazy action. Sometimes I don't mind a popcorn movie. I just have to forget why people are doing what they are doing and just roll with the punches and brawls. Add to that the small but powerful Superman/Lois scene, a more complex scene in the midst of the action chaos, made this a sort of rollicking fun issue. And surely, I could use a fun Superman issue. And, regardless, here comes #Rebirth. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Levi Hunt Feb 25, 2016

    This series just hasn't wowed us yet in any of the ways it should have. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 25, 2016

    Gene Luen Yang prepares Superman for his last stand against Vandal Savage, and while not everybody makes it out of this issue alive, the issue as a whole ultimately feels a little cheap. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 25, 2016

    Because Superman/Wonder Woman and this issue came out in the same week and continue each other's stories, I had a hard time trying to rate this issue based on it's own merits and not constantly making comparisons........... sadly I failed because Superman/Wonder Woman was just a better issue overall.  As for this though, there isn't much story and the artwork won't "wow" you, but at times it does show us some heart and that turns out to be the most enjoyable aspects of this issue. Read Full Review

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