Superman #28

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, Keith Champagne Artist: Doug Mahnke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 2, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 23
6.6Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

This issue now features "ROAD TRIP" part two! As the Kents' family road trip takes some strange and unexpected turns that will reveal a foreboding threat reaching out to touch their lives, you can bet that their gonna need a vacation after their vacation!

  • 9.0
    The DC Bros - Dillyn Chadwick Aug 18, 2017

    Superman #28 is my kind of crazy fun. While I love Tomasi and Gleason constantly on this book, Keith Champagne is a great writer for fun Superman as well. This issue also has highly complementing art by Doug Mahnke that looks great. The story leaves you wanting more and questioning "how the heck is Superman going to get out of this one?" and I can't wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 13, 2017

    A vacation issue for the Kents shows what's important to Superman and how he will always help America's soldiers. Patriotic and heartfelt. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Aug 2, 2017

    If you do not have Superman on your pull, put it on there and pick up these last few chapters, because it captures the spirit of the character perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Scott Shuken Aug 2, 2017

    If you have a relative who is a war veteran that likes Superman, this book or arc would make an excellent gift for them. This issue is nothing if not respectful. Personally, since my grandfather served in Korea, the line about Korea being the "forgotten war" of American History really hit home. Read Full Review

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

    Although, my review sounds like I thought this issue was a bit of a clunker, you might be surprised to hear that I really liked it. With a title of this caliber, even the worst issues are still pretty good. While I hope the book returns to form after the Kent's conclude their vacation, it still is better than most other books being put out these days. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Aug 4, 2017

    Still, the sentiment of history and civics being shared in a comic is retro and appreciated by this old-timer. Remove this weird skeleton finale and I would be singing this story's praise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 4, 2017

    Its also pretty great that Clark is wearing a Hamilton t-shirt. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Aug 2, 2017

    This story shows how Superman and his family put their feelings of compassion and empathy to work to help provide closure for a grieving family. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Tara Giovannini Aug 3, 2017

    As always, Superman remains a somewhat low stakes but utterly charming series, telling the tale of Superman, his super-son Jon, and reporter wife Lois Lane as they make a life in their new home of Hamilton. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Aug 4, 2017

    Superman #28 serves as another history lesson for the reader before the Man of Steel comes face to face with Parallax! Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berke Aug 3, 2017

    Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason present an uncharacteristically boring story of the Kent family traveling through America. The comic places too much emphasis on history, and not enough on storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    NerdEnt.Net - Flame Hawk Aug 5, 2017

    This patriotic road trip lasted an issue too though it is a good way to study for an American history class. However, as a comic, it is void of action leading this to issue to be stale Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Daniel Levine Aug 2, 2017

    Superman #28 is good if you need a refresher on how the Korean War started, but not if you're looking for an action-packed comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Dave MacPhail Aug 7, 2017

    In the end, this isnt a bad issue, it just seems strangely disconnected from the rest of the series at the moment. While the story itself does tie in with Clarks personality and isnt specifically out of character, it isnt really a lot of fun to read and will likely leave a large chunk of this books non-American audience shrugging our shoulders with indifference. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Corps - Josh West Aug 2, 2017

    Superman #28 doesn't meet the standard of story telling that Tomasi and Gleason have set during their run so far, but that's not to say it's all bad either. There is great value in the Kent family moments presented here, but unfortunately these moments can be drowned out with the heavy history lessons that feel like a chore to read through. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 2, 2017

    That's it for this issue of Superman and it's just more heavy handed nonsense that only wants to give you a history lesson about America instead of being an interesting story.  The art was decent in this issue, but the rest I can seriously do without and hope that we never have to see another Superman arc like this again because it was just too much.   Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Aug 2, 2017

    Yeah the good deed that Superman did was sweet, butunrealistic and silly. Maybe if this story wasn't so kiddy it wouldn't havebeen so dull to read"again. Like the whole people disagree, that's what makesAmerica great. How about we talk about why they disagree, about the real issuesthat are facing America today. If you are going to root a comic into reality atleast make it real!!! I'm seriously dumbfounded that such talented writers,that I admire greatly, had this be two issues long. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The DC Bros - Dillyn Chadwick Aug 4, 2017

    Overall, Superman #28 wasn't a good issue and is probably this book's first speed bump. The history lessons is very heavy handed and the art isn't too good. It's just a bland filler issue celebrating a holiday that occurred a month ago. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Aug 7, 2017

    The issue isn't bad in the sense that it's offensive, it just doesn't have much to it. Most of this can be attributed to the onslaught of informative lectures from two thirds of the book's main cast. The information itself isn't the problem, as that could be integrated into a issue given the proper execution, but it's just so absent of any emotional connection. Readers will likely be skipping over lines because they realize the lines don't matter and won't provide anything that a quick Google wouldn't provide. There just isn't much to hold onto and readers are given no reason to care. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 2, 2017

    Factor in Scott Godlewski's rough art where every character has harsh looking faces and a complete of action and there's really little reason to grab this issue. Declaration's good intentions don't make for an exciting read for Superman. Unless you're a big time historian this is one arc you can safely avoid and not miss anything. Read Full Review

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