Superman #23

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason Artist: Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 17, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 25
8.2Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

"BLACK DAWN" part two! The mysterious force behind Superman's defeat reveals itself. Superboy wonders what is so great about Truth, Justice and the American way. Will Jon turn against his father?

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 17, 2017

    With the adversary's reveal I'm even more excited than usual for next issue. This series continues to set and exceed new boundaries. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara May 18, 2017

    Overall Superman is the book to pick up and again proving to the world why he was the superhero that started it all. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto May 17, 2017

    In conclusion, readers receive what they have come to expect from this creative team, stories that have a good plot but also have heart and this is still one of my favorite DC Rebirth books as Tomasi and Gleeson, don’t only focus just on Superman but his family. This really elevates the book in my honest opinion. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Daniel Levine May 17, 2017

    The "Black Dawn" story reaches an exciting climax with a dark issue that splits up the Kent family and finally reveals the big villain. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Corps - Tim Montoya May 17, 2017

    With the big bad revealed and more story on what the heck is going on with the townspeople this is a cram packed issue. Along with Mahnke and the art team pulling off the darker and more somber tones of this issue with precision, causing some heart-wrenching moments. This one is a must read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King May 24, 2017

    In almost every respect, this issue was flawlessly conceived and executed, but the final product was marred by a distressing throwback to unfortunate past trends. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon May 18, 2017

    This is just a brutal, brutal book. Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason have been really good at winding up readers and making the revelations of the mysteries they're weaving very impactful. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 19, 2017

    This reveal shows story-tellers Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason have had a long play in mind. And it kind of all clicks into place. With the super-couple moving back to Metropolis (as seen in Action Comics), I guess this is the swan song for the Hamilton locale. So why not tear up the place? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil May 17, 2017

    This story is full of breakneck action as we hurtle towards the end of the Hamilton County era of the Kent family. I have no worries that they can overcome Black, but will they do so without lasting harm? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Evan Kiick May 17, 2017

    The type of comic that makes me question why I didn't get into comics sooner. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerd Church Radio - Ben DuPey May 17, 2017

    This issue was chock full of face offs - Lois facing off with Farmer Cobb. Superman Facing off with Farmer Cobb. Jonathan facing off with his captor (spoilers there, read the issue!). And overall, it panned out pretty well. Supes did a couple things that seemed a little out of character, but I don't know how they would have moved the plot forward if he hadn't done these things. Overall, Tomasi and Gleason have done really fun things with this title since Rebirth started and it's always one of the first things I read on Wednesday. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 17, 2017

    While this issue certainly throws a lot at us and has some fucked up moments, I can't help but feel that it comes off a bit rushed for what we were getting previously.  I mean, things have just sped up considerably now and even parts of the art feel rushed too.  I'm still enjoying the story overall, but this issue just came off as the weakest installment of the arc so far, even with those fucked up moments.  Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Blair Marnell May 18, 2017

    Frankly, this story arc has been a misfire from the start, despite a few strong moments in the earlier chapters. Read Full Review

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