Superman #41

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Ed Benes Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 21, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 16
7.8Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

"SUICIDE PLANET" part two! Superman and Superboy battle the alien extremists of a world on the brink of disaster in the hope of saving them from themselves!

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Feb 22, 2018

    Superman #41 is an impressive showing on the part of James Robinson and company. It's a heavy, complex, and oddly beautiful tale with fantastic art to match. This one comes highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Feb 21, 2018

    SUPERMAN #41 challenges its narrative with unexpected events and complex themes that make the issue a work worth remembering. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Pop Break - M.J. Rawls Feb 21, 2018

    There's a lot of death within Superman #41, but the silver lining (if you look at it that way), that through death, there can be something positive. This story is the ultimate clash of values. Superman is the personification of savior running up against a species that's intent on dying. This is a good conclusion to the story that teaches Superman something new. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 21, 2018

    As a quick fill-in before Tomasi and Gleasons final arc, this two-parter achieved its purpose. Maybe it wont be the most fondly remembered chapter of this run, but it made for a solid story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    On Comics Ground - Scott Shuken Feb 22, 2018

    Not only does the story raise real-world questions about faith and the degree to which we are obligated to respect the flaws within, it does so with the added bonus of Superman's son being there as a witness, forcing Clark to reflect and explain his actions when he normally wouldn't have to. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Feb 21, 2018

    Superman #41 doesnt reinvent the wheel, its not going to solve all the worlds problems with religion, but its a good time and it tries to tackle to difficult subject without being preachy or judgemental. It succeeds at that rather well, even if its basically preaching to the choir. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Feb 23, 2018

    And then Superman gives a great line. He has seen too much to not believe in something. But that faith can't be everything. And that kind of is how I feel. You can see it sinking in to Jon. And these father/son moments since Rebirth have just been fantastic. I liked this as a sort of 'done in two' inventory story. It can be inserted almost anywhere in continuity. But it is worth it. Entertaining, thought provoking, and a nice homage to the Krypton origin. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Feb 21, 2018

    This beautifully drawn story took a surprisingly deep turn and benefitted from it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Feb 21, 2018

    Although the idea of a world facing the same fate as Krypton on the anniversary of Krypton's destruction strains credibility a bit, this story leads to a thoughtful and touching father-son bonding moment, that makes this a particularly enjoyable issue of this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Mar 5, 2018

    While all the focus is over on Action Comics with it's countdown to #1000, but Superman remains a solid month to month read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 22, 2018

    James Robinson's other DC title at the moment has been subject to some very critical words from us here at GeekDad, but surprisingly, his two-issue run on Superman has worked really well for me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Feb 21, 2018

    The story struggles to find its own answers to these questions, but it grapples with them in a meaningful manner. That alone makes it a big improvement on the first half of this tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 21, 2018

    A strong finish to the two-parter even if it has a hiccup or two. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Feb 21, 2018

    While I can appreciate the attempt, this retread of the science and religion dichotomy with a Superman spin leaves me wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 21, 2018

    It seems like most of the anti-religious stuff that was rampant in the first part of this story is put to bed here, where the focus turns to hope and thankfully, hope is something that I can deal with.  Even with that though, there wasn't much of a story here in the end and the only real saving grace to this issue is the incredible art. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Watch - John Jack Feb 28, 2018

    If anyone ever wants to contact me, look me up in my groupfor the love of comic books, I also have several comic pages dedicated to my various true loves,Batman,Spider-man,Marvel,Oldie GoldiesandHats! (Long story on that last one haha) or on Twitter@johnbatusijack Read Full Review

  • 4.8
    IGN - Kat Calamia Feb 22, 2018

    This issue seems more like a filler as the Superman stories inch closer to Action Comics #1000 and Brian Michael Bendis' run on the character. Read Full Review

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