Superman #29

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, Keith Champagne Artist: Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 16, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 34
8.1Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

This issue now features "FEAR ITSELF" part one! The writing team of Tomasi and Gleason are joined by co-writer Keith Champagne in a story that returns to their Green Lantern roots and asks the question "What scares Superman?"

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 21, 2017

    Missing children lead to a cosmic threat that could tear the Man of Steel apart. A smart story that goes galactic accompanied by finely detailed visuals. This title continues to be worthy of the adjective super. Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 16, 2017

    There's a fun surprise on the last page that has me strongly anticipating the next issue. Superman is back to being exciting again. All is right in the DC Rebirth universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Aug 16, 2017

    Superman #29 hits all the right notes and delivers an enjoyable issue of Superman vs Parallax. I'm really eager to see how this story pans out, especially a Parallax possessed Superman! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Aug 17, 2017

    Superman #29 is a bit of a slow burn which builds up towards a nice cliffhanger for the next issue. Seeing the Man of Steel deal with Parallax was a lot of fun and combined with the wonderful Doug Mahnke artwork made for a thoroughly enjoyable issue. Nine out of ten lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    On Comics Ground - Scott Shuken Aug 16, 2017

    Keith Champagne comes on to the book seamlessly, showing a compassionate and earnest Superman just trying as hard as he can to get some children home. Compile that with a creepy and intriguing plot involving one of the most powerful entities of the the DCU, and we've got ourselves the balance of heart and spectacle that Superman is best at. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Aug 16, 2017

    Superman continues to be a very strong book in the Rebirth line, together with Batman, and shout out to Metal, Snyder and Capullo are back, so for a trinity of books to purchase this week from DC, I would go with those three! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Aug 16, 2017

    A suspenseful and exciting issue of a fine series. Even though Tomasi and Gleason have taken a break from the writing chores, Keith Champagne does a fine job of keeping up the high standard they have set for one of DC's best titles. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Aug 16, 2017

    In this issue, Superman investigates the disappearance of dozens of children and discovers two villains. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Jon Arvedon Aug 17, 2017

    Champagne's characterization of Superman hits all the right notes based on what Tomasi and Gleason have given us over the past year, but from an artistic standpoint, Superman #29 doesn't soar quite as high as past issues that have featured Doug Mahnke on pencils. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Tara Giovannini Aug 17, 2017

    So far, though, this two issue arc freaking rocks. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason Aug 18, 2017

    While searching for the missing children Clark name drops Jess and Simon but the green lanterns turn out to be super relevant to this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Aug 21, 2017

    Should Superman be a Yellow Lantern? Nah. Should his body be a receptacle for a fear demon (even if willingly offered)? Probably not. Was this a good little superhero story? Sure. Was the art great? Definitely. Besides, I think I am going to like seeing Superman and Sinestro team-up. What a DCCP that would have made. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 16, 2017

    A good horror type tale about fear and courage that ends in an, "okay now what?" sort of way. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 16, 2017

    While the art in this issue is great, I have to say that the story was pretty thin to get us to our pretty sweet cliffhanger.  Yeah, we don't know why anything in this arc is going on yet in this issue and it throws a Superman power at you that doesn't really make sense and comes off a bit silly, but the cliffhanger has my interest peaked and like I said, the art was great in this issue. Read Full Review

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