Superman #26

Writer: Michael Moreci Artist: Scott Godlewski Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 5, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 27
7.1Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Superman and Superboy's teamwork is off and Clark is at a loss for how to fix it. Maybe an old trick Pa pulled when Clark was a boy might help get the father-son team get back on the right track!

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jul 10, 2017

    You can't lose with a Pa issue with me. This one was particularly well done given that Pa learns as big a lesson as Clark. And Jon learns a lesson too. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Jul 6, 2017

    Above all, perhaps the most encouraging thing about Superman #26 is that it cements into place the fact that Superman has become the sort of book where even its fill-in issues are something to applaud. Moreci and Godlewski's efforts aren't just impressive " they're a welcome addition to the Superman mythology. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 7, 2017

    This issue captures the heart of what it means to teach a child, even if one has super powers. It gave me goosebumps, though the art did occasionally take me out of the story. I'd recommend this for fans and for those who haven't read a Superman comic ever or in years. This story could create new fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jul 5, 2017

    Nevertheless, this is a heartwarming issue and proves what a gem this title is. The emphasis on Superman's family life has made Superman the heart of the Rebirth line. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 5, 2017

    Scott Godlewski's art is decent though his faces all around are a little rough. Godlewski has a good eye for layouts with dynamic panel arrangements that help tell the story. Hi-Fi's colors are more washed out than usual. Considering the book's normal art from Doug Mahnke and Patrick Gleason, the art is a bit of a letdown. Fortunately the story makes up for it to make this a worthwhile pick-up for regular Superman readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Comicsverse - Aaron Young Jul 5, 2017

    This issue does a wonderful job with the relationship between Clark and his son Jon. While the art is a bit weak, this is a great installment depicting a new era of Superman. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Jul 6, 2017

    In the end, Superman #26 is a filler but it's actually an interesting one that cements the relationship between Clark and his son Jon with a story filled with wholesome family values. The dialogue works well and Moreci should be commended on bringing these two characters to life. Add in the excellent art from Scott Godlewski and Superman #26 serves as a nice breather until the next story, Super-Vacation! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    On Comics Ground - Scott Shuken Jul 6, 2017

    Fun issue and worth reading, but nothing overly spectacular. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Josh West Jul 5, 2017

    While Superman #26 is a filler issue, it tells a necessary father/son story that is sure to strengthen Jonathan and Clark's relationship moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Joshthewest Jul 5, 2017

    While Superman #26 is a filler issue, it tells a necessary father/son story that is sure to strengthen Jonathan and Clark's relationship moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Joe Ryan Jul 5, 2017

    This was an issue that went quick, and was short and sweet. I don't think it was anything spectacular, but it didn't have to be. It was a nice breath of air before we begin our next arc, and this book uses these little breaks well, because this comic is usually going full speed ahead. Now that Clark has given Jon that confidence in himself, it will be interesting to see if that spills over to Super Sons and Damian's constant lecturing and attitude toward Superboy. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 5, 2017

    At the end of the day, this is a nice one-shot story that gives us a break after the massive Black Dawn arc that preceded it and gives us a look at parenting mistakes and corrections in the life of the Superman Family.  With that though, we all know that Superman is a great dad and will always do what needs to be done for his family so this comes off as a bit of a rehash of Superman just being a good dad.  The art was decent and I liked the breather that this issue was, but I can't wait to get back into a proper Superman arc. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jul 11, 2017

    I'm still enjoying Superman overall, and look forward to reading the adventures of my all time favorite superhero each month again after a lengthy break from the book. I just wish that issues like these didn't have to be rushed and therefore lack the type of quality that the character deserves. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Daniel Levine Jul 5, 2017

    This is a skippable issue of Superman, published only as a stop-gap when the new "Road Trip" arc was delayed. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Dave MacPhail Jul 11, 2017

    This issue is part of a new arc but it feels standalone. The events prior to this book are not really referenced so a new reader could easily jump in if they chose to. Unfortunately, given its seemingly disconnected state it also feels entirely missable and it really does feel that by simply skipping this issue you wouldnt have missed anything of any importance. While I do like the development between the two characters and the flashbacks to the old DCU, there really isnt much here to stop the reader feeling like this is anything more than filler material. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Jul 10, 2017

    Despite some good intentions and solid art, "Superman" #26 prefers to tell instead of show. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jul 6, 2017

    I'm concerned that this book is losing its momentum after "Superman Reborn." The Manchester Black story was a misfire, and this issue is a big step backwards in quality. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Jul 13, 2017

    The backup crew offers slipshod execution of an unimaginative idea that produces an indecisive outcome in this throwaway one-off issue. Read Full Review

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