Superman #11

Writer: Patrick Gleason, Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 16, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 45
8.2Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

“IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER” part two! Superman and Batman are up against the ropes, and it’s up to Superboy and Robin to save the day- but can they work together long enough to get the job done?

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Nov 28, 2016

    Gleason and Tomasi keep the fun and adventure at a high level in Superman. As a long term Superman reader, who admittedly took a break while The New 52 Superman was the lead in the books, I'm enjoying this title more than I have since the early 90s. Let's hope DC Comics finds a way to keep the character, and this series, where it and he should be: at the top. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Nov 20, 2016

    Just as you think that Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason can't find another way to make Superman even better they gift us an issue like this. Not only is Superman #11 the best issue that came out this week but an example of the type of comic book every creative team should strive to deliver. The development of Batman, Robin, Superman and Superboy was perfectly executed, leading to an excellent payoff. If you aren't reading Tomasi and Gleason's Superman changed that right now by purchasing these last two issues. You won't regret it. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 16, 2016

    Once again, Superman is a title that dares readers not to enjoy it. This was a fun visit from Batman and Damian that could hopefully lead to more mentor/sidekick team-ups like Flash and Kid Flash. If you like superhero comics and aren't getting Superman you're cheating yourself at this point. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Nov 17, 2016

    If the purpose of this issue is to drum up enthusiasm for next year's Super Sons series, then mission accomplished. The relationship between Damien and John is rife with possibilities, and their reluctant team-up for Parental Boot Camp together is quite entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Nov 16, 2016

    All in all, Superman #11 is about symbols. Bruce and Clark don’t deem their sons worthy to wear them because of their actions last issue. In order to wear the Superboy and Robin emblems, Jon and Damian need to prove they can uphold the codes of their fathers, a lesson that can be learned practically and is best represented by the zipper on Jon’s jacket. Without that self-control, the symbol on Jon’s chest can’t connect and come together - a metaphor that might also apply to the mutual understanding between Jon and Damian. Yet even despite the bickering that characterizes the Super-Sons’ inaugural adventure, it’s clear that Peter Tomasi and Pat Gleason are on their way to establishing a strong sense of chemistry for DC’s newest Dynamic Duo. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Nov 16, 2016

    Fun, funny, exciting, and just flat-out great, this is what comics are all about. The chemistry between Jon and Damian is hysterical, and Tomasi and Gleason continue to prove that they know how to write comic books. Superman is one of my favorite books being published right now, and if this is an indicator for how great Super Sons will be, we're in for a treat. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Nov 16, 2016

    This title is easily my favourite title of the Rebirth relaunch. It has returned Superman to his pre-New 52 level of greatness, but has also shown us a whole new side to Superman – Superman the husband and father. DC has taken a big chance in carrying Superman's story forward in such a manner, but thanks to Tomasi and Gleason's adept storytelling, this direction has paid off in spades. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 16, 2016

    While I loved this issue of Superman, what it really did was make me really impatient for Super Sons to finally come out because I need more of what this issue is offering up.  Yeah, there were some pretty silly elements to this story that felt unneeded, but I still found myself really having a good time with this book and the excellent art didn't hurt either.   Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Nov 21, 2016

    Creative team of Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason seem to be having a fun time in this issue, putting the super-sons through their paces, plopping them in crazy situations and making them flail a bit to get to safety. Gleason's art is perfect for this style book whose premise lends itself to the wild pizzazz he brings. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berke Nov 17, 2016

    Tomasi and Gleason have continually produced one of the best books in the Rebirth lineup, without a single bad issue in the bunch – and they show no sign of slowing down. Overall, Superman #11 is a terrific addition to the Superman series. With the book'susual penchant for terrific characterization, an awesome Robin guest appearance, and a clever focus swap from father to son, SUPERMANcontinuesto soar. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Nov 20, 2016

    Although their fathers may be friends, Robin and Superboy dont like each other very much. Will Batmans and Supermans elaborate efforts to teach their sons teamwork help the lads learn a valuable lesson, or will they keep exhibiting the animosity that previously existed between their dads? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ian B Nov 16, 2016

    Overall, I thought that this was an enjoyable issue. Even though it may be a story arc used all the time, Jon and Damien learning to put their differences behind them and work as a team against the trials set by their fathers was an interesting spin on the concept, and although not extremely original, was executed very well. While I never had much interest in Super Sons until now, I look forward to seeing what they offer us. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Nov 16, 2016

    I've really enjoyed this story arch since the boys came into it. If you can't tell, I am not a fan of Damian. But watching the dynamic between these two is pretty funny. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - David Gladman Nov 16, 2016

    Overall this is a decent, entertaining enough issue, albeit one which appears to be firmly aimed at the younger audience. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 15, 2016

    If you're in doubt about the super sons offering an interesting dynamic, Superman #11 will prove it'll be fun to see in the future. It may not do much more than show that and deliver brainless action, but it looks good at least. Read Full Review

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