Superman #36

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason Artist: Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 6, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 24
7.5Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

"Imperius Lex" finale! Votes begin to be cast in Kryptonian blood as Apokolips' hordes of hellish residents choose a new leader to occupy Darkseid's throne. The Man of Steel finds himself caught in a violent democratic battle with Lex Luthor leading the race for godhood!

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Dec 8, 2017

    Imperius Lex has been a great arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 6, 2017

    It's great to see Superman in such capable hands and knowing as one arc comes to a close the next one stands just as good a chance to be equally enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Dec 6, 2017

    Aside from a small inking quibble, this is a great close to the arc and another notch under the team's belts. I hope the final page has as big of an impact as I think it does, and that excites me. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Dec 7, 2017

    Superman under the guidance of Tomasi and Gleason continues to be the shining beacon of Rebirth line up, which is now being rebranded to DC Universe! It is nice to see that Superman and Batman continue to have strong books as they were always a linchpin and a backbone of DC Comics together with Wonder Woman. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Dec 6, 2017

    The apocalyptic nature of the story with the future of a planet at stake felt weighty enough and important enough for a character as powerful as Superman. Read Full Review

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

    With Superman now the nominal ruler of Apokolips and his partnership with Lex dissolved, this issue marks a milestone for Superman as he enters the post-Rebirth era. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Keith Callbeck Dec 6, 2017

    The only stumble to the issue is the final wrap up, which feels a bit like checking off a to-do list item related to a new status quo in the greater DCU rather than an organic end to the storyline. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Dec 6, 2017

    As such, Imperius Lex in large part has been a return to more iconic elements, with the larger focus on both Apokolips and Lex Luthor and the eternal question: what does one do with all that power? It's certainly a fun way to start the end of the year. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Dec 8, 2017

    Final Verdict: 7.5" A pretty good conclusion to the 'Imperius Lex' arc, albeit with some distracting faces and some taint from knowledge of previous attempts to change Apokolips. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 6, 2017

    A good conclusion to a four part story arc that changes Superman's role as hero in a big way. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    On Comics Ground - Scott Shuken Dec 6, 2017

    With Granny and Kalibak in jail and Darkseid gone, what the hell are Desaad, Steppenwolf, Vermin Vundabar, and the other evil New Gods doing? You'd think they'd have something to say about King Superman Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Comic Watch - Jericho Wilson Dec 14, 2017

    It's not a bad issue, but it's certainly not a great one. It got us from Point A to Point B and sets up future storylines. Nothing exciting to see here, folks, and certainly no events or characterization you haven't seen done in comics a thousand times before. Very predictable"but with some beautiful art, though. Oh, and a motivational lecture by Superman. That's all, folks. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 6, 2017

    Imperious Lex comes to a rushed conclusion that is really disappointing and the whole takeaway from everything that we dealt with in this arc seems to be in the final two pages and it's a direction that I wish this book and DC in general wouldn't go.  Overall, this issue was really underwhelming and that's a shame because I was hyped at how much promise it had. Read Full Review

  • 4.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Dec 6, 2017

    An average story concludes with an ending that raises too many problems. Read Full Review

  • 4.4
    IGN - Kat Calamia Dec 7, 2017

    Superman #36 is a disappointing issue that rushes months of build up with Lex's character, seemingly for the sake of the series' upcoming crossover with Super Sons and Teen Titans. Read Full Review

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