Superman #30

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, Keith Champagne Artist: Doug Mahnke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 6, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 23
7.7Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

"FEAR ITSELF" part two! This looks like a job for...Sinestro?! Thrust into the anti-matter universe of Qward, Superman's only hope is the former greatest of the Green Lanterns!
"Imperius lex!" It's a game of thrones on Apokolips as the lords of the dreaded world battle each other to claim its rule. Lex Luthor is summoned back to the warring planet, and he will need Superman to help him reclaim a crown he did not ask for. Meanwhile, Lois is confronted by the Female Furies and Jon faces the Children of the Firepits.

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 5, 2017

    A Moment Longer was a very welcome change of pace for Superman with fresh adversaries and a well paced story. The regular creative team won't be back for another two issues, but if this was any indication, the ship is still in great hands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Aaron Young Sep 6, 2017

    SUPERMAN #30 is just the right boost in energy that this run needed. After a disappointing few issues, these last two comics in the "Fear Itself" arc have really knocked it out of the park. Here, Sinestro faces off with a Superman serving as the host for Parallax. The art is stunning, the story exciting, and writer Keith Champagne answers the question "What is Superman afraid of?" Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Sep 11, 2017

    All in all Superman #30 was a fun issue and Keith Champagne captured the characters well, even though it was more a Green Lantern issue. Nonetheless, the dialogue was spot on and if either creative teams leave, Keith would make a great substitute on both series. The art was like a summer blockbuster comic event and Ed Benes drew some excellent life-like and dynamic panels. As with Keith, Ed would also make a great substitute on either series as well, so kudos to them both! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Sep 6, 2017

    Superman #30 is a good read, and it does justice to DC's greatest rogue. It made me miss the Cullen Bunn Sinestro title. That comic had its flaws, but the core idea was sound. It still had many good stories, and I would love to see it return. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 8, 2017

    This was a nice break from the Mr. Oz, history lessons, and Hamilton hijinx. It showed us who Superman is, even in the direst of situations, and gave us a glimpse inside. And the art was solid. All around a solid effort from Champagne and company! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Sep 8, 2017

    If you like Superman and Green lantern you are up for a treat for sure, if you wanted the Superman books to be more action packed, you will get that, but for those that want to see more a dynamic build between the family members, you will get that partially in this book, just not as much as one could hope. Book still comes recommended however. Read Full Review

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

    Even though this storyline wasn't produced by the regular creative team, it still came back to the theme that Tomasi and Gleason have established for this series: Superman as a family man. Bad things happening to Lois and Jon that he can't prevent or save them from are his greatest fears, as they are the center of his world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Sep 25, 2017

    Superman is still a fun read, even when a fill in story between major arcs pops up. I'll keep reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 7, 2017

    This issue does fantastic work, and it is the highest compliment I can give to say that this doesn't feel like a fill-in arc, but a story that works seamlessly within the rest of Superman's run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Sep 6, 2017

    The conflict in the story involves Parallax, Superman, and Sinestro. However, Superman correctly identifies fear as the greatest enemy for everyone. Superman uses his courage and willingness to show compassion, even towards his enemies, as a springboard to speak out against letting fear rule. The story comes full circle as Superman watches his son, Jon, sleeping safely in his bed. Ultimately, the story felt detached from whats been happening in this book since Rebirth which limited its impactfulness. The art was beautiful and the story involved, historically, three very interesting characters. The overall message, to make choices daily to overcome our fears, is an important one in our day and time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The DC Bros - Dillyn Chadwick Sep 8, 2017

    Superman #30 is a great issue and while I think it would have benefitted from it being in the GLC run that featured Superman teaming up with Hal, it's still much appreciated as a Superman story. We get a great look into Superman's psyche while having a fun adventure with some great art to boot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Michael Hale Sep 6, 2017

    While ultimately this wasnt the Superman comic I expected, it was the right one for the narrative and for DC Comics as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Scott Shuken Sep 6, 2017

    Usually when Parallax possesses someone, they get a giant toothy grin. I wanted Supermans mouth to be bigger in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Tara Giovannini Sep 7, 2017

    This is the most nineties arc in recent history, and it's pretty good. But not as good as it seemed to be at the beginning. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 9, 2017

    Superman #30 was a good ending to a rare clash between Superman and Sinestro. Since Sinestro has not been seen in a while, Keith Champagne did a great job in re-establishing the character's status quo and setting up an even bigger story for the character in the future. For his part, Superman was able to come out of this battle stronger as we saw how the power of his family kept him strong. Combine that by some strong artwork from the team of Ed Benes, Tyler Kirkham and Philip Tan, and we have a comic in Superman #30 that all Man of Steel fans will enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Sep 12, 2017

    Superman #30 is a fun conclusion to the Man of Steel's time under Parallax's influence. Even though Superman gained the upper hand a little to readily for my liking the story was engaging and sets up Superman's guest appearance in October's Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps issues. Seven out of ten lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Sep 11, 2017

    "Superman" #30 is a fun addition to the wild Parallax story thread opened up by Keith Champagne and a variety of artists last issue! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Daniel Levine Sep 6, 2017

    "A Minute Longer" comes to a rushed conclusion, forcing you to pick up the next issue of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps if you care about Parallax. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Sep 5, 2017

    A passable story that never really had the stakes necessary to be exciting. Well-paced and great art are its virtues. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 6, 2017

    With a premise that seemed like it was impossible not to be cool, this issue went and found a way to be boring as shit, while also showing us that you can use hope to harness a yellow ring's power.  Yeah, there's not much to like in this issue because Superman can just do anything and overcome any scenario, whether it makes sense or not and with all that, the colors were rather dull here too. Read Full Review

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