Superman #13

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason Artist: Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 21, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 42
7.9Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

"SINISTER PURPOSE" part two ! Here comes the Bride and her four arms are loaded with weapons. And on what side of those guns is Lois Lane going to be? The mystery of one of the citizens of Hamilton will be exposed with monstrous consequences for all.

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Dec 28, 2016

    As always, any story that uses Frankenstein just leaves me wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 21, 2016

    There's been a ton of great stories so far under this creative team and this was a yet another surprisingly touching and entertaining look at the life of the world's greatest hero. If Superman isn't part of your must-read list by now, you're missing out on one of DC's best. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Dec 22, 2016

    Superman #13 was another superb entry in what is clearly DC Comics best series. Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason's writing has no equals as they show complete understand of Superman and his world. At the same time they continue to put Superman and his cast in different situations that allows us to further explore who these characters are. This team-up with Frankenstein was a great example of this. Add in some phenomenal artwork from Doug Mahnke and we have another example in Superman #13 that further proves that if you aren't reading this series that you must change that right away. This is a can't miss series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 21, 2016

    Superman #13 wraps up a fun two issue story arc that puts the ladies at the forefront of the stories. They're strong, bold, and compelling as hell which makes this issue a lot of fun if you dig character work. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Heather E. Houston Dec 23, 2016

    When that ring hit the ground, I felt both their devastation. I can't help but wonder if the very end is some idyllic version of what could have been for Frankenstein and Bride, OR is it foreshadowing of what will happen to the Kent's? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Dec 21, 2016

    Parallels between Frankenstein and Superman drift through the issue, but the differences in the characters are hammered home on the last page, as, once again, Tomasi and Gleason emphasize the man behind Superman and the importance of family in his life. Superman #13 is a fun romp with heart, smartly matching creator to character for max effect. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 22, 2016

    As with issue #12, Superman #13 isn't a particularly deep comic. It mostly just strives to be a raucous adventure about a superhero and a pair of monsters teaming up to stop a genocidal alien. And it succeeds on that front. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Dec 21, 2016

    This issue seems a bit of a downer, compared to earlier issues, but this isn't a bad thing. Life has its ups and downs. And seeing how a marriage can go off the rails could be an important lesson that helps Lois and Clark keep their own marriage going strong. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 2, 2017

    Overall this was a good two issue arc, more designed to give us character moments and had me thinking about Lois and Clark as a pair again. But something like Jon being killed while on an 'adventure' could shake things up. I hope this was just a compare/contrast piece and not a foreshadow. But only time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Joe Ryan Dec 21, 2016

    This arc only lasted for two issues, and is now over, at least for the time being. I really like these small arcs sometimes, especially with the double shipping that DC does with many of their titles. It is short and sweet, and that really sums up this story quite well. We get some touching moments where I did not expect to find them, and that is a testament to this books creators. They are hitting on all cylinders and I am very excited to see where we are a year from now, especially with so much mystery to this Superman, and everything and everyone surrounding him. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 21, 2016

    This issue of Superman really feels out of place for what we've been dealing with.  Yeah, we have a strange realization that Frankenstein and Superman's lives are running parallel only on different ends of the spectrum, but besides that this story just feels like an odd addition to this series, even if it's told really well and has amazing art accompanying it.  If you're a fan of Frankenstein then totally get this issue, but besides that this really doesn't do much for this title. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Dec 24, 2016

    An unwelcome alien interloper has been apprehended by the undead agent of S.H.A.D.E., but can Frankenstein keep his quarry after his ex-wife arrives to claim the detainee as her prize? What will Superman and Lois have to do to protect their bucolic community from law enforcement monsters and sinister offworlders? Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Dec 21, 2016

    The only positive thing I can say about this book is that Super-Monster is only two issues and we are now onto a new arc and new artist. Hardcore fans will probably pick this one up anyways, but honestly I saw pass it over. you aren't going to miss anything starting up at the next story arc. Read Full Review

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