Superman #8

Superman #8

Writer: Keith Giffen Artist: Dan Jurgens Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 25, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
6.8Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

Superman, agent of the Daemonites?! How has Helspont bent The Man of Steel to his will?

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 27, 2012

    Even though I wanted the villain to get more of a comeuppance, this was a very enjoyable book. Superman talking things out, before resorting to the physical was great! And defending his position and life on Earth gave me the chills that only Captain America pontificating could elicit. Priceless. However, after Page 8, I know it'll be a while before I can eat squid again. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Apr 27, 2012

    After the confusing, dense, and somewhat muddled opening arc, this 2 issue story was the prefect palate cleanser. Superman defeated a villain, remained true to his convictions. The supporting cast was added to and plot threads were begun. That's all very good. And ... Superman sounded like Superman. That's great! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Apr 30, 2012

    Unfortunately, our favorite Daemonite pretty much just disappears before the brawl can really get underway. Ol' Supes chalks it up to a strategical retreat, but it comes off as a lame way of ending this particular confrontation - nothing is answered and Clark simply goes back to his life. With a villain like Helspont making his debut in the DC universe, I expected a little more pomp and circumstance. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Multiversity Comics - Gilbert Short Apr 27, 2012

    If you're a Superman or a Wildstorm fan, you likely won't be disappointed. Even if you're a fan of Giffen's trademark writing, you'll likely enjoy it. If you like compressed storytelling that ends with you feeling like something HAPPENED, you'll dig it too. But if you're not already a fan, this won't convert you to a worshipper of the S on his chest. You might enjoy the tight storytelling, however. Leaf through it. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    A Comic Book Blog - T. A. Ewart Apr 28, 2012

    Again, for a comic that is working so hard, and really doing it's best to hit the right notes, there is something going on here that makes it hard to fall in line, let alone in love. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Apr 30, 2012

    The artwork, while pleasantly vibrant, had depictions that were too busy for my taste. After eight issues it feels as if we are finally on the right track in this incarnation of the character. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Apr 25, 2012

    If there is an upside to any of this, it is Keith Giffen's art. Superman looks good throughout the book with his signature look of determination, strong jaw, and flowing cape that sometimes curiously looks like bird wings. Scenes of action are generally well executed, although Superman's final strike at Helspont is confusing because it fails to demonstrate how he generated a giant explosion. The new creative team of Dan Jurgens and Giffen have done a great deal to improve this title, but Superman still has a ways to go before he is flying high again. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 27, 2012

    Otherwise, Giffen and Jurgens have both done better work with the Man of Steel, and I certainly hope they do so again. Maybe now that this insertion of Daemonite into Kryptonian legend is out of the way we'll be able to enjoy Superman's adventures. For now, however, the main draw is the world around the Last Son of Krypton, not the hero himself, and that's certainly not enough for me to put down the cash. Read Full Review

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