Superman #21

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason Artist: Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 19, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 41
8.5Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

"Superman black" part two! A "Superman Reborn Aftermath" tie-in! The Man of Steel is challenged to break his code against killing in front of his son as the mystery surrounding Hamilton deepens.

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Apr 23, 2017

    The story progresses steadily, but the plot details are neither slighted nor forced, and the artwork is exceptional. Apart from Lois Lane's consignment to a limited role, this issue was pretty close to perfect. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Apr 19, 2017

    In conclusion, this issue is a great issue in a long line of great issues. There is still a lot of the mystery aspect that I have left out, so you can pick it up. If you are someone who is not necessarily a Superman fan, this series will definitely make you into one. I would recommend starting all the way from the first issue and catching up, as the series really highlights the great aspects of the character of Superman. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 19, 2017

    The interesting reveal of the Black Dawn adversaries should make for an exciting next issue. But as always if you can only pick up a few titles this week, Superman needs to be on that list. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Dave MacPhail Apr 20, 2017

    Superman was and is once again one of DCs flagship titles and yet it refuses to rest on its laurels. This book is optimistic and sincere, and is exactly the direction Superman should always be moving in. The creative team have found a balance that eluded the New 52 without having to return the Man of Steel to a completely overpowered state. The threat hiding in the shadows is real, but so is the hope, and in the end, that is why the world needs Superman. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Apr 20, 2017

    Overall Superman continues it's stellar run in the Rebirth line up as the book to get. As a person that has truly never collected Superman before this run, and have read only some of the bigger Superman stories that came out, I can easily say this remains to be a most consistently great book probably out on the market right now. DC Trinity is certainly in full swing and it looks like there is no slowing down anytime soon! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicsverse - Javier Martinez Apr 20, 2017

    SUPERMAN #21 brings the exact quality we expect from the SUPERMAN Rebirth series at this point and continues to drop jaws with twists and turns. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Evan Kiick Apr 21, 2017

    Superman is quickly becoming my favorite series to review. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 19, 2017

    Goddamn, did this series just go and tie everything together with what we got here.  I mean, we got some crazy reveals, some crazy mysteries and some oh so good art all the way through.  Yeah, I had an issue with the fight scene we got, but overall this was an awesome issue that gets me crazy because we have to wait to find out what happens next.  Go and get some Superman because it's now becoming my go to Superman book again.  Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Apr 21, 2017

    I definitely liked this issue a lot, a great sort of middle chapter to an arc, moving things forward and adding in some information. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Daniel Levine Apr 19, 2017

    Gleason & Tomasi reveal that Hamilton County isn't as nice as it used to be in an issue filled with fun Damian/Jon banter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Apr 19, 2017

    Despite my reservations about the Kents' encroaching departure from Hamilton County, I still have faith in the creative team to keep this book as one of the best in DC's line. Superman is always the first book I read on the weeks when there is a new issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Apr 20, 2017

    Rock solid entertainment, this feels like an issue of Superman smooshed together with an issue of Super Sons. It never reaches the highs that either book is capable of, but it's still a ton of fun. There's some great action, fun dialogue, and an overall lightness you wouldn't expect from a story called "Black Dawn." It only occasionally feels like "super-inspiring Superman," but it constantly feels like "crazy Silver Age Superman," and I'd say that's a pretty fair trade. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Blair Marnell Apr 20, 2017

    This chapter is a little weaker in the story department, but Gleason makes up for it with his artwork. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ben DuPey Apr 19, 2017

    Overall, this series has always been one of my favorites to come out of Rebirth. They're telling us a story about Superman and his family, what it's like to raise a super-powered family in a small American town, and how that small town reacts to a super-powered being swooping in to save the day. I'm totally excited to learn more about Jon as he comes out of his shell, develops his other powers, and is finally able to fly. I would definitely say that this book is worth your time.  Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Josh West Apr 21, 2017

    Character development continues to shine in Superman #21, but the plot suffers due to an overload of content. That said, there was still enough coherent story told to still have me excited for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    We Got This Covered - Sergio Pereira Apr 19, 2017

    Despite the positives, "Black Dawn" is turning into a Jon-centric affair. Is it necessary to feature Clark's son so much in this title? Read Full Review

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