Superman #19

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason Artist: Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 15, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 40
8.2Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

"SUPERMAN REBORN" part three! In the penultimate chapter of this tale the life of Superman's son hangs in the balance-and the Man of Steel faces the truth about his life! The covers by Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray and the variant covers by Gary Frank for SUPERMAN #18-19 and ACTION COMICS #975-976 will connect to form a single vertical image.

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 17, 2017

    But I don't think we are going to get the 'why this all happened' next issue. Or 'who made this all happen'. My guess is we need to wait. Still, this was a hallucinogenic flight of fancy with plot progression and metatextual body blows. I was entertained! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 15, 2017

    Tomasi and Gleeson end the issue on another crazy cliffhanger. I've given up trying to predict what happens next. It's so much more fun to sit back and enjoy this creatively inspired ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Mar 16, 2017

    There is, perhaps, one line in the story that holds a significant clue, and the last page features a surprising return. I wouldnt have minded a bit more clarity, a bit more revelation, but the story arc has not ended, and things have been progressing very enjoyably. There is no reason to think that the next weeks issue of Action, in which Superman Reborn will conclude, will be anything other than satisfying. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Mar 16, 2017

    The last chapter of Superman Reborn is yet to be played out, but this issue makes it apparentthat the writers have a clear idea of where things are headed. Given the indications evident in this story and in DC's solicitations of upcoming issues, that Superman is being restored to an approximation of his classic status, but keeping important new elements of his legend such as his son Jon, the new Superboy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tim Montoya Mar 15, 2017

    As always Superman #19 seems to really show the family unit of Superman. Even when everything seems to be on the outs, when Superman cannot even remember his own son's name, he still fights for his family. This is a theme in the Superman run so far with Tomasi and Gleason really making it a great story. Managing to bring new life to Superman with a story that was never able to be told before, giving Superman a family. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Mar 15, 2017

    For anyone that was disappointed by Superman runs of years past, be at ease. This book brings everything that made the Man of Steel the beloved character he has beenthrough all of these decades: it's hopeful, action packed and tender all at the same time. Everyone is able to find something to like in this book. And that is probably one of the biggest reasons this particular run has been so successful –at the end of the day it's a genuine family story. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berke Mar 15, 2017

    Filled to the brim with action and emotion, SUPERMAN #19 marks a major turning point for the Man of Steel, leaving us one issue away from Superman's true rebirth. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Mar 16, 2017

    Although the story could have used a little more space, this effective installment advanced the story in a compelling and convincing way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Mar 16, 2017

    Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason are trying to pull a fast one over us and they're doing a pretty good job at it. As "Superman Reborn" continues, each new revelation is quickly followed by a new mystery. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Mar 15, 2017

    The ending of this issue worried me. I absolutely will not spoil anything because people are very excited about this crossover and the questions we will be getting answered, but I'm concerned about the direction the character of Superman is going upon reaching the twist at the end of this issue. This issue is very strong and is the best issue of this crossover so far, but with one issue left, I'm officially worried. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage Mar 15, 2017

    Superman #19 finally let's the larger narrative include the other Superman Family titles that's finally showing some of the longtime payoff of the mysteries we've been asking since DC Rebirth started. Mr.Mxyzptlk has proven to be more than a pint sized foe for the family and the issue continues the synergy and pacing of Action Comics keeping everything lean and tight so nothing drags for to long. The art team has never been better putting all amounts of their energy into the backgrounds of this wicked game and the crackling energy that burns bright. Superman Reborn has been a crossover that's swerved expectations but hasn't disappointed so far. With the end in sight, the finale has a lot to answer for and it'll be a treat to see how the story wraps up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We Got This Covered - Sergio Pereira Mar 15, 2017

    Trippy and emotionally poignant, Superman #19 uncovers even more of Rebirth's secrets as we edge closer to the end of the phenomenal "Superman Reborn" arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Ethan Supovitz Mar 20, 2017

    Superman #19 was a good continuation for whats been shaping up to be a great Superman story. While theres less clues to the Rebirth mystery here, we do have some interesting revelations, not to mention great dialogue and atmosphere from Tomasi and Gleason! Action Comics #976 is set to cap off things off and I'm confident itll be as good aswhat's come before! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 15, 2017

    One of Superman's trippiest villains gets his due via great art and a wacky game. The conclusion may be a little too much about the power of love/family, but it's a fun issue none the less. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Mar 16, 2017

    Though 'Superman Reborn's penultimate issue was light on story, it still delivered some satisfying answers while teasing the full scope of the mystery. All the artists involved made everything rich and detailed and Tomasi ended on an interesting cliffhanger for 'Reborn's conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Blair Marnell Mar 16, 2017

    The basic story by Tomasi and Gleason is pretty solid, but it glosses over what should have been the fun part. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Critical Blast - S.J. Mitchell Mar 22, 2017

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  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 15, 2017

    We're getting more reveals thrown our way, but by the end of the issue it really just comes off like everything is just being thrown at us all willy nilly whether it makes sense or not and I don't know how we're going to get a fulfilling ending with just one more issue left to this Reborn story.  The art in this issue was really good, but there's something about the way that Gleason draws our antagonist that creeps me the hell out and I hope we don't have to see him anymore. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Carl Hamlin Mar 15, 2017

    Gleason knocks it out of the park again with the art, so while some of the story was rather confusing the art was amazing. Especially the double page of Mxyzptlk looking over the game board, great stuff! Read Full Review

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