Superman #38

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason Artist: Ed Benes Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 3, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 23
7.0Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

"SUPER SONS OF TOMORROW" finale! With no other choice left, the Batman of Tomorrow brings in the Titans of Tomorrow to take on today's Teen Titans-as the life of Superman's son hangs in the balance! See the return of future Superman Conner Kent, Wonder Woman Cassie Sandsmark and Bart Allen Flash in the final battle of this epic crossover.

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 3, 2018

    Im really excited for whats in store with the finale of whats been a very pleasant crossover surprise. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jan 1, 2018

    The penultimate issue of the Super Sons of Tomorrow event weaves together all of the disparate elements that led up to it. Much like Tim Drake, it has evolved into something else entirely than what its start seemed to indicate and has this reviewer more hyped than ever for the finale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Dave MacPhail Jan 8, 2018

    If you are dedicated enough to follow this story through its various titles then it is a thoroughly enjoyable issue with some satisfying action, but if you are only reading this series in an isolated fashion then it may be worth giving this one a miss and jumping back on board next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Scott Shuken Jan 3, 2018

    The explosive game of keepaway that has been the Super Sons of Tomorrow crossover brings all of its parts together in what felt like it was going to be a climactic issue, but ended up with one last twist to overcome. After the slow build seeing the Justice League of Tomorrow in small amounts across the arc, their arrival in the current DCU was so frantic that it ran the risk of being anti-climactic, as the big finish appeared to be stopping Jon from detonating the Fortress of Solitude. But now with one last time-travel Hail Mary coming from Tim, the new players are set up for an emotional finale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jan 4, 2018

    Superman #38 delivered another strong chapter in the Super Sons of Tomorrow story arc. Bringing in the Titans of Tomorrow along with Superman added to the conflict that the future Tim Drake created. Seeing all these characters interacting together made the final sequence with Superboy's Solar Flare powers deliver the impact Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason were looking for. Now with how things ended we still have a lot of questions left unanswered for the final chapter of this crossover. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jan 5, 2018

    Despite these issues, it still is an amazing story that further cements Jon's place in the wider DCU. It also gives some hints at mysteries of the DC continuity that have yet to be explored, such as Hypertime. Plus, it was great to see Conner and Bart again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Jan 5, 2018

    I admit that I was surprised that there was still another issue to conclude this crossover, so I am interested to see how they will end this event. I do hope that Future Tim is not drawn back to the current timeline as he seems to be out of the picture in a way. The only development I could see with Tim would be coming face to face with Dr. Manhattan and that this is somehow connected to Doomsday Clock. I am looking forward to the concluding issue in this event. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Jan 3, 2018

    Though SUPERMAN #38 has its faults, it's an engaging installment that fans of the series will certainly enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Jan 5, 2018

    Overall "Super Sons of Tomorrow" is a very bombastic storyline but somewhat shallow in the end as some of the big mysteries that could really have been touched on never really get explored. What could have ended up probably one of the most interesting crossovers did end up fizzling out a bit into just an average book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 3, 2018

    The ending is a little flat at times. There's a lot that just happens and there's not much reaction to it. We'll see if there's follow up to it but on it's own, there's just something missing. The overall story is solid and hopefully a prologue addresses some of my concerns but what started out great ends with a meh. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Kat Calamia Jan 4, 2018

    Superman #38 has a slow start when focusing on the current Teen Titans, but the rest of the issue revs up its engines for a promising finale. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jan 3, 2018

    In the penultimate issue to the SUPER SONS OF TOMORROW crossover, Tomasi, Gleason, and Davila round up a satisfying story. The ending is questionable but it may be expanded upon in the next issue of the storyline. I was a big fan of the artwork by Davila here. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Jan 6, 2018

    While beautiful to look at, The Super Sons of Tomorrow arc rushes to an unsatisfying conclusion to its story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 3, 2018

    While this issue is high on action, it's lacking in reason behind the majority of it and just seems to want to finish up just for the sake of finishing whether it makes sense or not.  Things are just thrown at you here just because and that's really disappointing for how interesting this crossover started.  The art is amazing, but overall....... I'm just left wondering why anything went down the way it did here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 8, 2018

    From Jon being an explosive plot point, to disembodied hands leading people through time, to Red K traps, to Tim absorbing a planet destroying solar flare, this whole thing feels like comics on LSD. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jan 4, 2018

    The pieces may be in place for the finale of the latest Super Sons adventure, but Superman #38 makes too big a mess in order to get them there. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 3, 2018

    There are some clever things in this part, but overall, this storyline just didn't work as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Comic Watch - Jericho Wilson Jan 9, 2018

    Through the "Imperius Lex" arc and now "Super Sons of Tomorrow," Tomasi & Gleason's run on Superman keeps declining in quality. The heartfelt characterization between Lois, Clark, and Jonathan is rarely seen anymore. It's been replaced by dumb slugfests and lots of explosions. The writers make up stuff with no explanation and internal story logic is ignored. Thank God this crossover is over in one more issue because it can't end soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason Jan 2, 2018

    Superman does show up to save his son, but by that time this whole comic seems like a hot mess. There is arguably value in it maintaining and continuing the Bat-Drake storyline but it would be more suitable as a Teen Titans as opposed to Superman story arc. A lot of DC titles have seemed to be running in place setting up stuff that may or may not come to pass, and I would describe this issue as one of those comics where a lot seems to happen but the story doesnt seem to be moving forward very quickly. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Jan 3, 2018

    I don't know what this crossover is trying to be, and I don't think it has any idea either. While the overall story is treading water, this issue does have a few momentary flashes of greatness. Tomasi and Gleason know how to write character interactions, and some of the zaniness with Hypertime is a blast in how insane it is. Despite some clever visuals and a few bits of inspiration, though, “Super Sons of Tomorrow” continues to be a frustratingly average story. Read Full Review

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