Superman #43

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason Artist: Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 21, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 15
8.3Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

"BOYzarro RE-DEATH" part two! What do you get when you try to fit a boy from a square planet into a round one? Boyzarro! Superboy and Kathy try to keep the lid on their Bizarro-sized can of worms as Boyzarro tears a rage-filled path of destruction from Metropolis to Hamilton and beyond! But what happens when Superman and Bizarro find out what their kids have been up to?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Mar 23, 2018

    This storyline reminds me of how much fun Tomasi and Gleason's run has been so far. It's been a great ride, and it's too bad that it's almost at an end. But it's not quite over yet, so let's just sit back and enjoy it while we still can. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 21, 2018

    I don't want to ruin all the surprises and cameos this issue. Tomasi and Gleason are putting out all stops to ensure that their final arc is just as memorable as any other one on their run. I'm not happy they're leaving, but they certainly are making this the perfect cap to their terrific take on Superman. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 27, 2018

    It is a shame this is all ending. I wish DC could have figured out a way to both appease Bendis and leave the successful super-books they are producing alone. I know Bendis says he is building on this continuity but it is my nature to worry. Suddenly four books which I enjoy are either missing or radically changed. So let's enjoy this while we can! Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Mar 21, 2018

    Superman is just" fun. It's the type of story that you can appreciate whether you're enfranchised or new to the series. Gleason and Tomasi have curated such a wonderful sandbox and they continue to deliver stellar storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Mar 21, 2018

    Superman has been in great hands this entire run, concentrating on family and making Clark a family man. Gleason and Tomasi decided to give us this same dynamic now with Bizzaro, and it certainly works on the square earth as well. It is one of the reasons I am a little afraid of Bendis upcoming run on Superman hoping that he'll avoid retconning the great things Tomasi and Gleason have accomplished with Superman. I was never readily a Superman collector, however this entire run made me believe in the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Mar 21, 2018

    The second chapter of the Bizarroverse arc is fun, exciting, and emotional thanks to it's newest member, Boyzarro Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 21, 2018

    This is a fun issue with great visuals and I appreciate the writer's commitment to the essence of the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Scott Shuken Mar 21, 2018

    "BOYzarro RE-DEATH" part two! What do you get when you try to fit a boy from a square planet into a round one? Boyzarro! Superboy and Kathy try to keep the lid on their Bizarro-sized can of worms as Boyzarro tears a rage-filled path of destruction from Metropolis to Hamilton and beyond! But what happens when Superman and Bizarro find out what their kids have been up to? Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Mar 22, 2018

    The Bizarroverse storyline is shaping up to be a great one. This first issue in the story gave the impression that this would be a meeting between Superboy and Boyzarro, with a good old fashioned Superman/Bizarro tussle in there somewhere. Thats a fun, albeit simple, premise, but Tomasi and Gleason have expanded on that, adding new layers to the story and upping the ante. This story will be the last one the team gets to do before Bendis comes in and its looking to be one for the ages. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Dave MacPhail Mar 28, 2018

    Ill be sad to see the creative team leave this series at the conclusion of this story as they have been writing some of Supermans finest adventures to date. That said, this story is gearing up to be a memorable one and that makes it an easy recommendation to anyone who enjoys Superman and his extended cast. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Russ Burlingame Mar 21, 2018

    Downer's colors are a high point of this issue, which puts Superboy side by side with his Bizarro doppelgnger throughout. While that makes for some cool, fun, and funny visuals, unfortunately the writing on the Bizarro stuff continues to be a little too" Bizarro. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Mar 21, 2018

    A good second issue that propels this Bizarro story forward in new and interesting ways. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Mar 21, 2018

    Wonderfully written, visually stunning, and thoroughly entertaining, Superman #43 is a must-read comic for Bizarro fans. And as interesting and exciting as Superman #43 is, the book's ending sets the stage for what promises to be an epic follow-up issue Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina Mar 21, 2018

    Story wise it was little tough to get the first 3 pages or so, but after that it was pure gold and highly entertaining. I am not even going to pretend like I understood everything that was going on or said but it was still good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Bryan Spaulding Mar 22, 2018

    This comic is fun. It's Superman in his element. He's being a good guy who tries to help others. As we move deeper into stories about Superman/Clark Kent the family man, these lessons seem to be something we will need to get used to. The dad lessons are there for sure, but all in all, it's still Superman, and it's still good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Mar 21, 2018

    I would highly recommend this book as a nice deviation to the typical superhero stories being told. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Mar 22, 2018

    "BizarroVerse" is am bad read! (Meaning its pretty darn good in DCUVerse speak). Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 21, 2018

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  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 21, 2018

    Bizarro talk is abundant in this issue and where I was hoping that it would back off a bit from the previous issue, it did at least become easier to read.  While we have so many crazy things going on in this story, there's a nugget of something that comes off more interesting than the rest and I hope that personal bit is explored more, while also keeping the many characters that appear in this issue coming as this series continues.  I love the art and am enjoying the story enough, even with all that damned backwards talk. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Mar 22, 2018

    We'll see if this creative team has any last tricks up their sleeves before leaving the Man of Steel to Brian Michael Bendis, but for now, this is just good, solid storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Mar 21, 2018

    Though SUPERMAN #43 has its uplifting, heartwarming moments, it falls short in establishing an engaging, cohesive narrative. Read Full Review

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