Superman #37

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason Artist: Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 20, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 24
7.6Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

"SUPER SONS OF TOMORROW" part one! The four-part crossover between Superman, the Super Sons and the Teen Titans starts here! The Batman of Tomorrow travels to the present to prevent a cataclysmic disaster before it happens, revealing that Superboy will soon be responsible for the death of millions. But Superman will do anything to protect his son... and the Batman of Tomorrow is unwavering in his resolve to take down the Boy of Steel. Don't miss a clash of titanic proportion in the opening chapter of this game-changing story!

  • 9.0
    GWW - Dmjohndrow Dec 20, 2017

    "Super Sons of Tomorrow" is off to a great start, and I can only hope that it keeps its quality throughout with the different writers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Dec 21, 2017

    The "Super Sons of Tomorrow" event has started with a bang and if the subsequent chapters keep up the momentum, then this will be one of the year's best comics events. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 20, 2017

    Thankfully, we don't have a lengthy wait to get the next chapter of this arc as Super Sons #11 is also released this week. Superman continues to be one of the most surprising and rewarding books on the market and this issue is a great reminder of the wide-open potential of this title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Dec 20, 2017

    This is a must-read issue as it connects to storylines that are developing in Detective Comics currently. It reads as impactful and not just a throwaway, like some tie-in issues can. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    On Comics Ground - Scott Shuken Dec 20, 2017

    The Tim Drake of Tomorrow is back and with a vengeance, and both Batman and Superman are under attack! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 20, 2017

    There's some interesting concepts here, particularly condemning someone for actions they have yet to commit, and they aren't explored in depth, but instead we get a drag out fight that's satisfying and visually impressive. An event that initially sounded interesting is now a must read after this one issue and I can't wait to see where it all goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Dec 20, 2017

    Time travel and alternate reality stories are difficult to follow. There's a lot of bookkeeping involved, a lot of narrative jumps that need to be ordered and made, and you're going to want your back issues near, along with some notes. But if you just want to jump aboard and see what happens, you're in good hands and company. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Dec 20, 2017

    Tomasi and Gleason take a page out of Tynion's book while continuing to show us they are masters of writing the Dark Knight and his extended family"despite taking on the Big Blue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joe Glass Dec 12, 2017

    Superman #37 is a cracking issue and great start to the crossover, so be sure to pick up your copy come Wednesday, December 20th. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 20, 2017

    A good fight comic, but there isn't a lot to it beyond that. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Blair Marnell Dec 21, 2017

    It's too soon to tell if the rest of the crossover will live up this opening chapter, but it's a great calling card for Jimenez's future work. He's got the makings of a superstar artist. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 20, 2017

    How our villain of this story is actually in this story is never explained here and we do have two over the top fight scenes, but even with that, I'm really intrigued to see where this crossover goes and hope that it will lead to the return of one of my favorite characters.  Even if that's not the case though, this is a decent opener to this story that has incredible art the entire way through. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Dec 21, 2017

    While there are a few moments where I'm questioning some of the writing, the pacing and action is on point and doesn't slow down. The fight is in your face, and Jiminez manages to characterize Bruce, Clark and Tim through their body language alone. Honestly, I haven't been this excited about artwork in a long time. And that's saying something, because I had not expected the art to totally steal the show if one of my favorite writers in comics is actually on script duties. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Comic Crusaders - Jamin Pierson Dec 20, 2017

    Tomasi and Gleason are awesome together and Jorge Jimenez is a talented artist. With all the excitement that's surrounded Action Comics recently, it has, in turn, hid the regular Superman title. Don't let this series fall away into comic book irrelevancy. I totally suggest that you be reading Superman, and this is coming from a Batman guy. Gleason and Tomasi are some of my favorite guys in comics right now, and you don't want to miss what they're up to! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Dec 20, 2017

    Despite my enjoyment of this issue, there isn't much to really talk about. This is very action-heavy and I'm excited for the upcoming storyline. NOTE: The second part of this story can be found in SUPER SONS #11, which releases today as well. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Nicholas Palmieri Dec 21, 2017

    Light on plot, but a good time nonetheless for those interested in 20 pages of superhero fights. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Dec 21, 2017

    As a single issue, the story did not have much character development nor did it really focus on Superman. Half the issue, as noted earlier, took place in Wayne Manor between Bruce and Tim. As this was a Superman issue, it may have been better for Supermans confrontation with Future Tim to last longer. This could have even revealed more about Future Tims relationship with Superboy/Superman in the future. However, as a set up for this Super Sons arc, I am definitely looking forward to seeing Jon and Damian face off against Bat-Tim. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Comic Watch - Jericho Wilson Dec 26, 2017

    Superman #37 continues the steady decline in Tomasi & Gleason's writing on Superman. The heartfelt characterization between Lois, Clark, and Jonathan has become sparser over the past 3 months while boring punch-outs, clich-riddled dialogue and cardboard cut-out villainy have taken the spotlight. The one thing this book has going for it is sharp art coupled with outstanding coloring. Other than that, Superman has become undeniably padded for trade, awash in mindless fight scenes and losing focus on the potent characterization that once made it such a crowd-pleasing romp among all the DC Rebirth books. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Dec 21, 2017

    While this issue doesn't reveal much plot, the action and art are enough to take a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Dec 26, 2017

    Peter J. Tomasi's "Super Sons of Tomorrow" arc kicks off here in earnest, but aside from a couple of cool moments, this issue is largely just set-up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Dec 22, 2017

    Nice cliffhanger. Lovely art. And Conner?!? I suppose that should be enough to whet my appetite. Maybe I am just in a Grinch-y mood as the holidays approach? But it didn't grab me as much as I hoped. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 20, 2017

    So...kind of a disaster out of the gate. Read Full Review

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