Superman #24

Superman #24

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason Artist: Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 7, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 23
7.7Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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"BLACK DAWN" part five! The Man of Steel faces the one foe he refuses to fight-his son. An emerging new ability for Superboy proves deadly to Superman as the promise of power appears to lead Jon Kent to betray his father.

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 7, 2017

    With Black raising the stakes, Superman decides to call in some backup, but can even his allies withstand Black's army? Black Dawn has made for another terrific read for a comic that just won't let up. I'm all set for next issue's big finale. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Jun 7, 2017

    This is why Superman continues to be best book in the Rebirth line up. Family drama, fantastic action, characters you care for, engaging villains, you name it! If this book is not on your pull, do yourself a favor and put it there! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jun 10, 2017

    I'm still completely enjoying the current Superman renaissance that DC Comics' Rebirth initiative has created. What else is there to say? Read Superman. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Martin Doyle Jun 8, 2017

    The final page sets up a cracking finale to the arc in a series which seems to get better with each issue. Superman has certainly flown to the top of my pull-list, and if you're not reading it, you really should be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nation Of Nerds - Tim Montoya Jun 7, 2017

    Superman #24 sets the field for what will be an epic battle in the conclusion of Black Dawn, pitting Son against Father in the final showdown. Along the way, they reveal some pretty big answers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - David Lee Martins Jun 13, 2017

    While not quite as shocking as issue 23, the ending of this issue is something to see and I was genuinely disappointed that I have to wait for the conclusion. This is a great issue and a very worthy purchase. I give this issue 4.5 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jun 7, 2017

    Another great issue in an amazing series. The Kents' time in Hamilton County has gone to Hell in a way that will try each of them to their very souls. It will be fascinating to see how they can recover from the scars this story will leave them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Daniel Levine Jun 7, 2017

    "Black Dawn" Part 5 spills the big villain's elaborate plans, which Manchester Black needs a whole issue to explain. If you skip this one, you'll be left hanging. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jun 9, 2017

    So overall, I have to say that I very much like how Tomasi and Gleason really tied a lot of the threads of the first 24 issues of this book into this one major arc. From Jon's powers to the alien Elite townfolk, to the squids, to the Kroog looking for an alien war criminal, it all fits in. That said, it all came at me so quickly in this fast paced issue that I flipped back a lot to make sure I was picking up everything that was being flung at me. In some ways this is a good thing ... lots of story and trusting the reader to keep up. But the reveals are so good, I'd like to savor them a little before the next is revealed. These are good problems. And brilliantly rendered art wise. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jun 8, 2017

    I've never liked the villain of this Superman story, because he was always the pale imitation of a much better character that DC also happens to own. His presence in this issue is annoying, but the book looks so good that it's hard to concentrate on the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Joe Ryan Jun 7, 2017

    The issue is a fun and wild ride featuring the cast of characters we know from this series. The Kent family is awesome, and I have had a blast going on these adventures with them. My only hope is that since they've been put through so much as a family, especially poor Jon, is that they find some more time to relax soon. Also Krypto makes another appearance, which is always awesome. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 7, 2017

    While I'm still enjoying this arc overall, I find the answers we're getting a little too over the top, while still lacking a proper explanation about how and why things are happening in this story.  The art was decent enough, but I found myself having trouble understanding why things were happening at times, but even with that and the convoluted explanations we're getting right now, I'm still interested in this story and look forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Jun 7, 2017

    Not your normal Superman book, as this one takes 'bad guys,' to an interesting new territory. Wishing I had more exposition on the group that is explored on this issue, because that keeps me from giving it a higher rating. I will say that the events to come that are laid out, sure will be an interesting ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bad Manta - Josh West Jun 12, 2017

    Superman #24 starts to resolve some of the many questions raised in "Black Dawn" so far, but it does so at the cost of some potentially great character moments.  Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The GCRN - Dan Clark Jun 16, 2017

    The issue does not open well as we have a two-page spread full of unimportant characters and what feels like endless dialog balloons. This issue is very much a call back to Action Comics #775 where Superman previously faced off with Manchester Black. Where the problem lies is this is rehashing nearly the same conflict that was dealt with prior and not adding much. Yes with Jonathan there it does add a new wrinkle, but what is odd is how unconcerned Superman has been about Jonathan these last two issues. Tomasi got so wrapped up in his homage he forgets the personal element that made it such a fascinating. I have hope he can bring it back in the next issue based on the way he ends this installment. Once this arc is completed hopefully this book can get back to what made it so great when it first relaunched. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Jun 11, 2017

    Clashing artistic styles, tangled plotlines inadequately explained, and the revival of unfortunate tendencies all worked to prevent this story from succeeding as it should have. Read Full Review

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