Superman #22

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason Artist: Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 3, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 30
8.5Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

"BLACK DAWN" part one! What is the secret of the Dead Man's Swamp? Superman is tested by a mysterious force that pushes his convictions to the limit. Can the Man of Steel save face in the eyes of Hamilton and his son, Superboy?

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk May 2, 2017

    I'm still overjoyed that my not Post Crisis Superman is still alive and kicking even if he isn't the Post Crisis Superman although he has all the memories of the post Crisis Superman as well as his maturity and spirit mixed with the New 52 Superman's stint in the New 52 armored costume...okay, I'll stop before I ruin it... Just read Superman, if you're a fan of his adventures when they were done right, you'll like the direction they are heading in now. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Kyle King May 6, 2017

    This story was rapidly paced, returned Lois Lane to center stage, advanced the adventure, and tied plot threads together in an exceptional installment of this energetic series. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 3, 2017

    Black Dawn is definitely going to send the Kent Family racing off to Metropolis. Gleason and Tomasi have set the stage for the departure nicely. Despite the help of Lois, Batman and the Super Sons, it's fitting that this arc is going to wind down with Superman on his own. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara May 3, 2017

    Superman 22 continues that tradition with yet another knot in a web of what actually interconnects the Rebirth Superman from the New 52 one and before and it looks like no stone will be unturned. If you haven't yet, this is the book to have in your pull for sure! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ben DuPey May 3, 2017

    This story has been a stand out for DC Rebirth since the start. Tomasi and Gleason are weaving their way through a superman mystery and dolling out little pieces of information at a time. The story is damn near perfect as far as Superman stories go and the art is absolutely beautiful in this issue. My only complaint is that I have to wait a couple weeks to see what happens! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 3, 2017

    Superman continues to be a great and exciting book that leaves me hungry for more after each issue and I'm scratching my head raw in trying to figure out how Tomasi and Gleason will shock us next.  I'm loving this arc and I'm loving the art that's depicting it and I can't wait to read the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comicsverse - Javier Martinez May 3, 2017

    SUPERMAN #22 lacks the excitement that the past two issues had. Yet it's redeemed by awesome moments from Lois and the sharp art that accompanies it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Evan Kiick May 3, 2017

    Both the writing and the artwork continue to impress as another chapter of incredible-ness unfolds. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 5, 2017

    This is a quick read with lots of big splashes and big action but I loved it! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Dave MacPhail May 4, 2017

    A fantastic issue once again this month, and one focused on a different and very underrated character who is finally getting her chance to shine. The series carries a gravitas now and feels like one of the most important books in the DC Universe. The final panel hints at the end of this arc and the reveal of who is responsible for the events unfolding in Hamilton, and I cant wait to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tim Montoya May 3, 2017

    Something has been quite fishy about the new town that Clark, Lois, and Jon have been calling home. With this story beginning to flesh out a lot of oddities that have been happening over time. Alluding to there is more to this town than may meet the eye. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon May 4, 2017

    Superman continues to be a pillar in DC's new lineup and that's exactly how it should be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil May 3, 2017

    This was an exciting and suspenseful issue that has me eagerly awaiting the story's resolution. I may be somewhat regretful that the Kents are headed for the city quite so soon, but I have faith that the title will remain just as enjoyable regardless of its setting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Joe Ryan May 3, 2017

    If you've been reading Superman, then you know what to expect in some of the issues that deal with the hometown that the Kent's live in. We've been teased for a while that something is off about the town and the folks around it, and this issue only makes it weirder and more disturbing. I cannot wait to see where this series and this arc goes, and would highly recommend it to anyone. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Daniel Levine May 3, 2017

    The third chapter of "Black Dawn" gives Lois' perspective on the action, with Doug Mahnke's art fitting the story's more serious turn. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Blair Marnell May 4, 2017

    It feels like Tomasi and Gleason are really pushing it by asking the audience to buy into the otherworldly trouble in the Kents' adopted town. It defies believability, even in comics. Read Full Review

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