Superman #16

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason Artist: Doug Mahnke, Jorge Jimenez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 1, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 41
7.7Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

"MULTIPLICITY" finale! Superman, New Super-Man and Justice Incarnate make their last stand against their multiverse-spanning foe, and the Man of Steel discovers another clue to the truth of his existence.

  • 10
    We Got This Covered - Sergio Pereira Feb 1, 2017

    Superman #16 is an emotional and powerful end to the "Multiplicity" story arc. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Feb 4, 2017

    The final chapter in the Multiplicity arc gets to the heart of the matter by presenting Grant Morrison's grand themes in a manner more direct than dense. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennett Feb 1, 2017

    Gleason and Tomasi have made me care about Superman again. This series is that good. An amazing start to the year, then, and proof once again that this is how superhero comics are meant to be – fun and packed with action. Oh, and for what its worth, that last page is a doozy. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berke Feb 3, 2017

    Tomasi and Gleason craft an emotionally powerful conclusion to "Multiplicity," reminding readers that hope burns brightest for Superman. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 1, 2017

    Superman #16 sees a fine conclusion to the story arc that ties well into the growing battle DC is forging via its The Watchmen connections. It's nice to see a story arc end so quickly with little hubbub even though the stakes are worthy of an event caliber story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 1, 2017

    This book has been such a winner this quick arc with such roller coaster art is a mild disappointment. But even on that level, Superman constantly pushes the levels and resets expectations of what to expect in a Superman title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Feb 3, 2017

    But that return of all powers in one panel and the brief fight seemed to be too swift an ending for the arc given the prior buildup. Now maybe this will all be explained. And maybe this is just a puzzle piece in bigger story. Still, I felt a little let down by how quickly it all unfolded. Still very good. But I wanted something mind-blowing and spectacular. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Feb 1, 2017

    This was a great romp with tons of alternate Earth Supermen along for the ride, and a bit of foreshadowing about the Rebirth storyline. This was another astounding issue in what is one of DC's foremost series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Feb 6, 2017

    A quintessential Superhero comic that still manages to squeeze in some timely, inspiring words of hope in between the multiversal madness. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 2, 2017

    "Multiplicity" was an interesting experiment for this creative team, but here's hoping they get back to doing some of the more grounded work that defined the early part of their run. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 1, 2017

    Superman #16 is a disappointing read considering the quality of the previous two chapters of this story and the series as a whole. This issue lacks scope in terms of both the visual presentation and the way the final battle between good and evil unfolds. There are isolated character moments and images that stand out, but they aren't enough to wrap up "Multiplicity" in the way it deserves. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 1, 2017

    Things and stuff happen here, but for the most part they just happen and I don't have an explanation about how or why.  We just rush to a conclusion so we can get a interesting cliffhanger and that's about it.  Luckily, we had awesome art all the way through........ it's just...... we didn't have much of a story at all. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Feb 1, 2017

    Hopefully the next arc will bring this series back to the level we know it can deliver. This is an alright finale to a pretty meh arc. I'd say pass on it and pick up the next one as you aren't going to miss anything major in the over arcing Superman story. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Feb 6, 2017

    In concept, bringing every Super-person into a Superman book should be a fun adventure, but sadly "Multiplicity" tells its story with such super-speed that readers might struggle to catch up. Three issues were far from enough to tell the heavy story Tomasi tried to build in this short story arc, making this conclusion fall short from its iconic inspirations. Read Full Review

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