Superman #32

Writer: James Bonny Artist: Tyler Kirkham Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 4, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 10
7.2Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

The concluding chapter of "Breaking Point," Deathstroke has come to Metropolis...and he's got his sights set on Superman. Slade Wilson gives the Man of Steel an impossible choice: maintain his ideals and let the love of his life die, or save Lois Lane and become a killer himself. Will Deathstoke push Superman to his breaking point?

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Daniel Levine Oct 4, 2017

    Excellent art and a really challenging villain makes this a fantastic issue. Deathstroke is a formidable opponent and the perfect one to explore Superman's vow not to kill. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Dillyn Chadwick Oct 3, 2017

    Superman #32 was a fun issue with beautiful art. Superman fighting Deathstroke again was a welcome 2-issue story where the past 2-issue stories have not been great. Now that we ended the string of those 2-issue stories with a bang, I can't wait until next issue which starts a brand new arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Oct 4, 2017

    An epic conflict of personal codes and phenomenal art mix to create an amazing installment of the Superman series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Oct 4, 2017

    The story was compelling throughout because it taught us how our beliefs play a huge role in how we act. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 4, 2017

    Fight of the century?  Maybe not, but definitely a good time overall that gave us great depictions of not only Superman and Deathstroke, but also Lois Lane as well.  The art in this issue is amazing and I'm really sad that it's over so soon.  Hopefully, it's not too long before we pick up where the events of this two-parter leaves us off.   Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Oct 5, 2017

    This may be a filler story, but it is still a solid effort and the title seems in good hands while Tomasi and Gleason take a short break from the series. Nevertheless, I will be happy to see their return next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Pop Break - M.J. Rawls Oct 4, 2017

    Within the action, there are some beautifully done internal monologues that writer James Bonny utilizes coming from Superman, Deathstroke, and Lois. Here's a story about principles. Deathstroke has no dog in the fight. He's a man that just cares about the job getting done. Lois follows a story no matter how dangerous it is. Superman wants to keep the world and his loved ones safe with markers to how far he can go. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Dave MacPhail Oct 12, 2017

    This tale isnt a bad one and actually in some places provides a fun adventure, pitting two of the DCUs biggest names against each other. Gorgeous art direction helps to make the action all the more spectacular, and watching Superman have to battle not to give in to his aggression is always interesting. It will also be interesting to see what the final panel leads to, and just what new adventures will begin as a result. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Oct 4, 2017

    I have to conclude that this short story arc did keep me entertained, even if it didn't surprise me. I look forward to seeing how Waller fits into future issues and hopefully some larger surprises await. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Oct 4, 2017

    Superman #31 and #32 were a filler but an enjoyable that did give us a breather until Imperius Lex and the New Gods return! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Oct 6, 2017

    I loved last issue. And I think this issue suffers from being in the glow of that book. And I guess I wonder if we need a story just to verify that Superman won't kill. All that said, and I know I haven't mentioned it yet, Tyler Kirkham really delivers on this issue. I love his Lois. And I'd love to see him on a monthly book if he could handle it. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason Oct 23, 2017

    The art is so bright and dynamic all the characters look amazing. A Superman comic should be bright and this is. The backgrounds are also sharp. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 4, 2017

    Is this issue worth grabbing? There's some worthwhile Lois and Clark sequences and Bonny has a good handle on Slade Wilson's mentality. It's not the most groundbreaking issue, but good enough for those who grabbed the first chapter. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Kyle Pinion Oct 4, 2017

    Gleason and Tomasi (along with a troop of impressive creatives that I'll get to in a separate review) have been crafting a long-form narrative that is slowly reframing Superman's world and his place in the DCU. One can only assume that James Bonny and Tyler Kirkman this month were given a mission akin to "keep the lights on while we're away." Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    IGN - Blair Marnell Oct 5, 2017

    If you're looking to skip a book this week, this is the one. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Oct 9, 2017

    This book certainly lacks the gravitas that Gleason and Tomasi brought to Superman during the early stages of their run. In contrast, this feels more like New 52 Superman,and that is not a good thing. However, with this issue finally being over it does look like Gleason might be coming back to the book soon and then we can bring it back to form. These two issues are skippable. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    On Comics Ground - Scott Shuken Oct 4, 2017

    Tyler Kirkham manages to redeem this forgettable issue with his art, especially showing Supermans emotions as Deathstroke plays with him. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comicosity - Keith Callbeck Oct 4, 2017

    All in all, a disappointed second chapter to what had begun as a good spotlight on Lois the reporter. While the primary teams on the Superman books have been so very strong, the fill-ins are increasingly better treated as fly-over issues (pun intended). Read Full Review

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