Superman #2

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason Artist: Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 6, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 26 User Reviews: 76
8.6Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

"THE SON OF SUPERMAN" Chapter Two: In #2, Superboy takes flight as he accompanies his father, the Man of Steel, on their first mission together to confront a creature more dangerous than anyone realizes. Will the duo triumph...or will they die when they face the lethal force of the Eradicator?

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Jul 6, 2016

    This is seriously the best of both worlds – grand yet intimate, fantastical yet grounded, big and bold, yet absolutely charming. Its been at least, what? Eight years since the last truly essential Superman story came out but if this post-rebirth arc continues with the sheer amount of quality crammed into each issue, it could well be the new gold standard. Touching wood, this series just went from great opener, to essential pull list material. Get yourself on this – youll find yourself loving Superman again. Read Full Review

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 7, 2016

    This is a superior book that touches on the strength and soul of a hero. This is a “Must Read” book. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Jul 6, 2016

    Considering Tomasi's relationship with Morrison it's no surprise he has a distinct talent for the Fatherly dynamic. Jon Kent's emergence is just one shining moment in Superman #2 that still has Superman at the forefront. He does everything he can to sacrifice of himself, while saving every living thing in this issue. It reminds us we're back to the boy scout in the not-so-red-shorts. In Superman: Rebirth #1 our current Kent-in-residence builds a monument to the deceased Superman of the New 52. That monument isn't visible in this issue, a testament to the creative team's desire to move on. Hopefully the character's sacrifice isn't lost on the Kent family, or the readers. It took the death of a Superman to "fix" the New 52, but if these are the caliber of stories we'll get because of it perhaps the loss was a necessary one. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 6, 2016

    The issue ends with the return of a familiar face to longtime Superman fans. Tomasi's challenge will be to find some fresh approach to a Superman foe that largely has only been good one time as an antagonist. But given how the series has progressed thus far, it should be outstanding. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - Tony Thornley Jul 22, 2016

    In three issues, Id definitely call Superman the most improved Rebirth title from the one-shot, and a worthy addition to the mythos. I cant wait for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Inhuman Mongo Jul 11, 2016

    My only lingering concern is although I can find great differences in the beginnings of this new run, the ending coupled with Action Comics Rebirth feel so very much like "Reign of the Supermen!" First Doomsday and now the Eradicator? I am still hooked on this opening arc and I will set back and enjoy the differences before passing judgement. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 7, 2016

    If you haven't been reading this series, you should correct that sooner rather than later, because while Superman might be an iconic superhero, he seems to be an even more compelling dad. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jul 8, 2016

    I was for the most part very happy with this issue. The father/son scenes really played out nicely. The family moments with Lois are heartwarming. The colors are eye-popping. And the art, for the most part, is fantastic. The occasional odd panel and the one angry Clark moment are just two small speed bumps in an issue that really sped the plot forward and was infused with character moments. So far #Rebirth, so good! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ian B Jul 6, 2016

    Overall, I loved this issue and a large part of that love comes from the family dynamic. At one point, Lois describes their relationship with Jon as being “the best of both worlds”, Clark there to show Jon his powers and teach him to use them responsibly, and Lois there to instill in him the love and respect for the human race that Clark's parents instilled in him. This is a series with a lot of heart, and if they can keep that heart going forward, we may have something very special on our hands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Jul 6, 2016

    Superman #2 is a great comic. It improved on its problems and on some of the complaints that I had with the first issue, delivering a really strong issue full of character, action, teases, and foreshadowing. If you haven't checked out the series yet, now is the time. It's time to experience a fantastic Superman comic again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Jul 6, 2016

    Its nice to see that Superman #2 is an improvement on an already good story. This feels like a fresh start for Jon and Clark and done in a way that conveys emotions accurately. The values of the House of El and the Kent Family are in full effect, and the characters interactions with each other feel realistic. The next issue looks like its going to up the ante, so I look forward to what this series continues to bring. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jul 6, 2016

    I'm reading Superman comics again since just after the initial launch of the New 52 with its poor re-imagining of the character, so thus far score this new Superman series as a win for DC Comics. It really has stirred a rebirth in my interest in my overall favorite individual superhero. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 10, 2016

    The series is well-written by Peter J. Tomasi and I like the fresh, energetic art by Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray, and it's going to be interesting to see how they build this new life and new story for a new Man of Steel. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Black Nerd Problems - Lauren Bullock Jul 7, 2016

    As for our cliffhanger ending, I have my suspicions about who this mysterious stranger might be, but I can rest assured knowing that young Jon will be equipped with the sharpest of tools and powers from not one, but two “super” parents. This is the kind of comic that you know will grow you right alongside your main character, leaving you the better for having read it. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 6, 2016

    Much like the first issue, this second one is very much a set-up as a familiar villain shows up at the end another nod that feels like as much a throwback to classic Superman as the current hero very much is. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jul 7, 2016

    On both a writing and art level, the creators are reminding us why we once loved Superman and Lois Lane so much, and making us fall equally in love with Jon. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Corbin Jul 10, 2016

    The Superman that was gone for a long time since DC's 2011 New 52 installment, is now back with full force and with phenomenal first 2 issues. After working together for Batman and Robin, Gleason and Tomasi work together again to build masterpiece after masterpiece to make a true rebirth of Superman which. has been around for most of the century. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Jul 7, 2016

    This book is really hitting its stride and could just as easily be called "Superman and Superboy." I guess this creative team's long run on Batman and Robin paid off in a way they originally couldn't have foreseen. Add to that the return of a character readers of Superman comics from the 1990's will be most familiar with and you have a winning formula. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Jul 8, 2016

    This issue reads well, looks great, and effectively tells a seemingly straightforward story with multiple layers and considerable intrigue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 6, 2016

    After plenty of fits, stops, relaunches and revamps, the Man of Steel is back. Tomasi and Gleason have a clear concept for the character that works on every level and provides new and exciting lenses to view him through. Lois kind of gets the short end of the stick here as it seems like they might have tried to wrap everything up a little bit too neatly from issue one but that's hardly a grievous mistake. Despite the fact that it still feels like the team is testing the dynamics of these characters to see what they can do with them, the heart of the book remains strong. There hasn't been this much fun in the DC Universe for some time, so it's good to see the company returning to its roots. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jul 6, 2016

    Once again, this is a very solid issue, and I am enjoying seeing Superman guiding his son as he takes his first steps towards beinga superhero. This issue is branded as part of DC Rebirth, and we continue to see DC fulfilling the commitment to returning the spirit of the pre-Flashpoint era while continuing to move forward in new directions. What could better exemplify this than the pre-Flashpoint Superman training his son as he moves toward becoming the new Superboy? Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    We The Nerdy - Alexander Handziuk Jul 7, 2016

    Superman is a character that is at his best when he is a beacon of hope and an inspiration to people he interacts with. Superman #2 achieves this for the most part with solid character moments and emotionally charged interactions. And while their are a few odd moments as well as a bit of lacklustre ending, this issue still effectively demonstrates that Superman is in great hands, under Tomasi and Gleason. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Jul 6, 2016

    The artwork of the book is fantastic, feeling like a blend of classic Superman stories and this new era in DC Comics. But we just wish that Superman#2 would focus on Kal-El a little more than it does. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Marc Buxton Jul 11, 2016

    The end of the issue reveals a return of a big bad that should make some old school Superman fans very happy as things continue to heat up in Superman, a comic property that three months ago was basically frozen with complete fan exhaustion and disinterest. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 6, 2016

    While Superman has just been a joy to read since Rebirth came out and took us all by storm, this issue decided that it wanted to do something different than tell a heart warming story about a boy coming into his own by adding some strange ass elements, both action oriented and family oriented and while this really took me by surprise...... and at some moments left me scratching my head, I'm still really invested in this series and can't wait to find out the explanations to what the hell went down here. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Jul 11, 2016

    By keeping this book warm and family focussed, Tomasi and Gleason are reinvigorating Superman with the kind of homespun charm that grounds his alien side and makes for a much more empathetic story. Read Full Review

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