Superman #17

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason Artist: Sebastian Fiumara Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 15, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 39
7.4Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

"DARK HARVEST"! Jon and Cathy go deep into the woods of Hamilton to find a horror that hungers for the new Superboy!

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 15, 2017

    Dare I say it: This is the best horror comic of the week! With impressive moody art and a fun done in one tale it's hard not to like Superman #17. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Feb 17, 2017

    In the end, Clark and Lois come home and are unaware of the night's activities. But something is real and out in the corn fields. The eye holes look almost like glasses! Could this be the pseudo-Clark?? So a nice little done-in-one horror story building on the 'odd little town' plots we've seen before and giving Jon and Kathy a nice spotlight. I loved the eerie art by Fiurama. And I hope that all of this folds into the upcoming arc of Reborn. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 16, 2017

    Consider this issue a quick palate cleanser in between major story arcs. Jon Kent takes the spotlight as he and Kathy venture into the ominously named Dead Man's Swamp to tack down a missing cow. What follows is a heaping helping of horror movie imagery and general psychedelic trippy-ness. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Feb 19, 2017

    Left alone for the evening by Clark Kent and Lois Lane, Jonathan accompanies Hamilton County neighbor Kathy Branden on a spooky search for her missing grandfather. What mysterious menace is hiding out in the foggy bog? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 21, 2017

    Superman #17 is the type of issue that shows why this series is so special. Rather than relying on the normal Superman adventures, Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason take chances to explore different genres and finding a way to make them fit with Superman's world. Jon and Kathy's adventure in the horrifying Deadman's Swamp is a great example of this as there was never a point that it did not feel like a Superman story. Tomasi and Gleason's story is helped by Sebastian Fiumara art style that brings the Slenderman-like tale to life. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Feb 15, 2017

    Another great issue in Tomasi and Gleason's stellar run on this series. The Rebirth relaunch has given us some great titles, and this is the cream of the crop. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Jon Arvedon Feb 17, 2017

    On the whole, the story certainly pays off, but a slightly deceptive cover and overall lack of Superman keep this issue from standing as tall as some of its predecessors. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Nicholas Palmieri Feb 20, 2017

    A great showcase for Fiumara's dark and eerie art, as well as Tomasi and Gleason's expertise at writing children. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Carl Hamlin Feb 15, 2017

    I was very surprised as to how much I love Jon in these Superman books. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 15, 2017

    This was the kind of issue best suited for reading in a trade. It's weird and a fun twist from a normal Superman issue, but it seems unlikely to be important anytime soon. If you're on a budget, this is one that's fine to skip especially on a week with a much more entertaining Jon story. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 15, 2017

    This is a strange ass one-shot that focuses on our Superboy and while I love seeing little Jon doing his thing, this issue was just all over the place with its crazy factor and at the end of the day it seems that this was just here as a place holder until we can get to our big Superman crossover coming up.  Hopefully something does come of the events here because after all that, I need some clarification and some satisfaction.   Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    We Got This Covered - Sergio Pereira Feb 15, 2017

    Tomasi and Gleason's winning streak comes to a grinding halt on the disappointing Superman #17. Read Full Review

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