Superman #44

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason Artist: Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 4, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 15
7.7Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

"BOYZARRO RE-DEATH" part three! Gathered together from the cosmic recesses of the universe are the most powerful forces of bad ever assembled! Now the Super Foes face the Legion of Fun-and the only heroes who dare to stand against this intergalactic threat of the Bizarroverse are Superman and son!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Apr 4, 2018

    This Bizarro storyline has been a lot of fun, as has the entirety of Tomasi and Gleason's Superman run. But it also makes me regret that their time on the title is approaching its end. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Dave MacPhail Apr 11, 2018

    I wont spoil the ending but I was left smiling and looking forward to the next issue which will conclude not only Gleason and Tomasis run but also the Bizarro-verse story arc. The team that pick up the series after their fantastic turn with the character will have extremely large boots to fill, as this run has been one of Supermans best to date. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Apr 4, 2018

    Superman #44 is the penultimate issue of Gleason and Tomasi's run with the Superfamily. The entire Superman: Rebirth has been some of the finest storytelling that DC Comics has produced, you owe it to yourself to pick up a copy. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Apr 6, 2018

    I am completely conflicted emotionally as this book epitomized the tragic comedy. Amidst the gags was heartbreak. And yet, despite that volatile mix, it all worked. We get one more issue with this creative team. One more chance for me to say thank you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Apr 4, 2018

    If you cannot manage the Bizarro-speech, you will not find yourself transfixed by SUPERMAN #44. It is only beautifully illustrated, but it also does not maintain a heartbreaking narrative that does not reveal the heart of Bizarro himself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Apr 4, 2018

    The climax of the Bizarroverse arc is well drawn, written, and all around a great read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 4, 2018

    There's one more issue left in the amazing Gleason and Tomasi run and I'm sure they'll end it on a high note. Although some shaky art and the Bizarro speech held it back somewhat, this was still a solid penultimate issue for this creative team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Apr 4, 2018

    A fun story that adds an additional layer to Bizarro. Interested to see where the next issue takes it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 4, 2018

    Zany, fun and out of this world. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Apr 5, 2018

    Superman #44 has its problems with establishing its world, but the overall product is enjoyable and has some heart to it. Bizarro receives some interesting character development, and Boyzarro is a potentially good addition. The art team puts in some great work to boot. This comic earns a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    On Comics Ground - Scott Shuken Apr 4, 2018

    "BOYZARRO RE-DEATH" part three! Gathered together from the cosmic recesses of the universe are the most powerful forces of bad ever assembled! Now the Super Foes face the Legion of Fun-and the only heroes who dare to stand against this intergalactic threat of the Bizarroverse are Superman and son! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Apr 4, 2018

    Superman #44 is a good ending to a what was shaping up to be a great story . The creative team nails it when dealing with Bizarro and Superman, but when it pulls out for the other things going on around them, it pales a little bit. It doesnt ruin the whole thing; this is still a really good story and the best Bizarro story in a long time. The first two issues of this arc were amazing, setting up everything so perfectly and while the ending of this is good and works, it doesnt fit the set-up. Its a bit disappointing, but still worth the read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - John Jack Apr 11, 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,Superman,Indie Comics, (Featuring Scout News as well as others ;))Spider-man,Marvel,Oldie GoldiesandHats! (Long story on that last one haha) or on Twitter@johnbatusijack Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Russ Burlingame Apr 4, 2018

    The writing in this arc continues to frustrate; the team are clearly having an absolute ball, but the determination with which they commit themselves to Bizarrospeak makes sequences " especially ones where Bizarro characters are disagreeing or fighting with one another " nearly impenetrable on a casual read through. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 4, 2018

    I hate Bizarro talk and boy do we get a shit load of it here.  There's a really cool story in the background of this issue, which we never get the chance to fully explore and while that's a shame, the bigger problem here was the rushed art and small panels depicting the story.  Hopefully the next issue comes off a little bit clearer in both art and dialog because goddamn was this issue hard to read. Read Full Review

  • 5.4
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 9, 2018

    A serious problem with dialogue construction and a truly grimdark ending offset slightly by Superman being... Well, being Superman. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 4, 2018

    Unfortunately, I have to say this particular story has been an unmitigated failure. From the first issue, when the story began with multiple pages of Bizarro complaining about his family in Bizarro-speak, it was hard to read and unpleasant. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dispatchdcu Apr 4, 2018

    Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

    We start off with Superman fighting Bizarro on the “noom” and trying to get him to “not” see his world is going to implode. Superman needs Bizarro to “not” help him and I think, not sure since all the backwards talk is honestly confusing to me, but I think “htrae” imploding is tied to Bizarro being somehow disconnected to “htrae” like Superman was to earth before... I don’t know for sure. Again, it was confusing with the Bizarro-speak. So, this looked to me like Bizarro Reborn!

    The fight with the Legion of Fun was cool to see more

  • 8.0
    The 20 Issue Ceiling Apr 6, 2018

    I hated this issue. It wasn't funny. The Bizarro speak wasn't annoying not once in a while.

  • 6.0
    KFuqua Apr 4, 2018

    I've been a big fan of this series, but the Bizarro (Boyzarro) story did nothing for me at all.

  • 5.0
    Steve C Apr 7, 2018

    I really do not enjoy this storyline, and the dialogue is horrendous. Bizarrospeak is horrible and incredibly frustrating to follow. I’d be happy to never see Bizarrospeak again. The 5 rating is for the art, or else I’d give it a 1.

  • 3.5
    Keola Kent Apr 15, 2018

    Everything about this arc has been confusing: the plot, the dialogue, the art, ...
    And then, on top of that, they stoop to the most desperate device there is to convince readers that this is powerful or meaningful or serious. They destroy a planet. It was pathetic when the ST franchise did it, and it's pathetic here (and yes I get the literary reference to Kal-El rocketing away from Krypton). As others have said, they've reduced Bizarro to a selfish coward. It's all particularly sad because Boyzarro has real potential to be an interesting character with a complex emotional life. Hopefully he'll be fortunate beenough to get a different team to tell his stories.
    I acknowledge that nowhere did Superman or Superboy do anything weir more

  • 10
    Breno Mailon Apr 4, 2018

  • 9.5
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  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Apr 4, 2018

  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
    super_rex Feb 1, 2019

  • 7.5
    Rotivv Apr 4, 2018

  • 7.0
    ActionCity Apr 4, 2018

  • 7.0
    Herushalaim Apr 6, 2018

  • 7.0
    YourGreenMuse Jul 21, 2019

  • 5.5
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