Superman #45

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason Artist: Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 18, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 19
9.3Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

"BOYZARRO RE-DEATH" finale! The challenge of the Bizarroverse continues as the Super Foes battle the Legion of Fun! As Superman and Son return to Hamilton for a quick recharge, they learn what the little town truly meant to them-and what they meant to the locals of the town.

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    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Apr 18, 2018

    Sadly, we must say goodbye to Tomasi and Gleason's Superman. In my opinion this was the finest of the Rebirth titles and one of the greatest in Superman's entire history. Read Full Review

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    Big Comic Page - Dave MacPhail Apr 23, 2018

    This issue stands as a testament to the humanity of the single most powerful hero in the DCU and his infectious belief that things can always get better. It is a fitting end to a wonderful run that I would encourage everyone to pick up and read. Read Full Review

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    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 24, 2018

    While one might argue that this finale could be a little dialogue-heavy at times, one might respond that it is because Gleason and Tomasi have something to say in their final issue of Superman - a flagship series that they did a tremendous job revitalizing, after many, many creators before them had tried and failed. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Russ Burlingame Apr 18, 2018

    This issue is probably better than their story in Action Comics #1000 in some ways, and an absolute must to celebrate 80 years of Lois Lane and Superman. Read Full Review

  • 10
    On Comics Ground - Scott Shuken Apr 19, 2018

    The Kent Family have sold their house in Hamilton, and it's time to pack up and move out. But not before one last trip to the Hamilton County Fair! Read Full Review

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    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 18, 2018

    The verdict is very much out if Bendis can deliver Superman and families so consistently touching, funny and creative as Tomasi and Gleason. But this issue was one heck of a way to say goodbye. Read Full Review

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    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Apr 18, 2018

    As the Man of Tomorrow heads into that relaunched and headline-grabbing tomorrow Superman #45 shows that there is still power in looking toward the past. Read Full Review

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    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Apr 18, 2018

    Gleason and Tomasi capture the voices of the character in their dialog and internal monologue. Gleason's artwork is as beautiful as ever. I've said this before, but the truly great Superman stories are the ones where his powers can't save the day. They're the stories where his innate moral compass and compassion do. And my Rao, Clark and Lois raising Jon has been truly brilliant story and this is an equally awesome conclusion to it. Read Full Review

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    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Apr 18, 2018

    Thank you Tomasi and Gleason for making me believe a man can fly, that a boy can be faster than a speeding bullet, and to all of our readers: UP UP AND AWAY! Read Full Review

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    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Apr 20, 2018

    Thanks one last time Peter Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, and all the artists who have helped out. Read Full Review

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    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Apr 18, 2018

    Tomasi and Gleason end their Superman run in a perfect fashion. Sure, theres no huge fights. Theres no big sci-fi stuff. Manchester Black doesnt come back to menace the Kent family. Bizarro doesnt try to attack Hamilton and destroy the son he loves so much. Its just about the Kent family and their friends, and its a great issue. Its simple and elegant, a beautiful little story about a family moving on with their lives. Between this and Action Comics #1000, this week has been an embarrassment of riches for the Superman titles. Read Full Review

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    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Apr 18, 2018

    This issue is damn near the perfect way to end Gleason and Tomasi's creative run. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Percy Waelchl Apr 17, 2018

    Gleason and Tomasi's celebration of the Kent family carries emotion that rivals the oversized weight of other releases this week. Read Full Review

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    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Apr 18, 2018

    The finale issue of Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason's has some minor issues, but it will never take away from the brilliance of their work. Superman has a lot ahead of him,Action Comics #1000promises that things will not be easy for the Last Son of Krypton. But if he has Jon and Lois, a wonderful family brought to life by this fantastic team, he just might be okay. Read Full Review

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    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Apr 23, 2018

    Superman #45 is a fantastic goodbye to the Kent Family's time in Hamilton County. Patrick Gleason and Peter Tomasi did a great job capturing the all the emotions that comes with the closure of a major chapter in the life of a family. Clark, Lois and Jonathan all had strong arcs in this one-shot issue that all hit the perfect emotional note. This is definitely one issue all Superman fans will want to pick up. Read Full Review

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    AiPT! - David Brooke Apr 18, 2018

    This is a great issue and one of the best send-offs I've ever seen from a creative duo. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Apr 18, 2018

    SUPERMAN #45 serves as a refreshing end to a solid run from a talented team of writers and artists who have depicted their own, genuine interpretation of the Superman character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 18, 2018

    While this issue might not be for everyone, the long time readers of this series will appreciate the walk down memory lane that highlights all the reasons that this series was so good.  It's got some really touching emotional moments with our Superman Family and I really enjoyed the art overall.  I just wish that the underlining theme wasn't shoved at us so hard.  Overall, this run is one of the best series that Rebirth has put out and I'm going to be sad to see it go. Read Full Review

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    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 18, 2018

    If this issue makes a case for anything, it's that the Superfamily status quo really works, and hopefully, Bendis will keep it intact. Read Full Review

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    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Apr 18, 2018

    In this issue, the Kent family says goodbye to Hamilton county after selling their home. Superman gives some life lessons to his son while remember the lessons his own father gave to him. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 18, 2018

    A fun, light story with no stakes that gives the Kent family a moment to breathe and connect with each other. Read Full Review

  • 10
    KFuqua Apr 19, 2018

    A really good issue to close this run. I'm not a Bendis fan, so I fear for what he's going to do to the Superman titles, but hopefully he can prove me wrong.

  • 9.5
    Steve C Apr 20, 2018

    A terrific send-off for a couple of great creators. However, I am a bit disappointed in DC... They really should have asked Tomasi, Gleason (and Jurgens in Action Comics) write a goodbye letter to fans and put it at the back of the book (in place of the very much repetitive Bendis promo interview was). I think the right thing to do for this transition to Bendis would've been to have the current creators write that: "writing Superman was an honor and a privilege," and that the titles are in "very capable hands."

    I think the optics would have been much better that way, because the way it comes off is that DC is bouncing two really solid creative teams because "superstar Bendis" is the best in the business and they gave their new s more

  • 9.0
    Keola Kent Apr 18, 2018

    A well-written solid feel-good issue. A bit overboard on the fatherly advice, but not maudlin like the lamentable feel-good #39.

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    Fearless0610 Apr 19, 2018

    A wonderful and heartfelt end to Tomasi's run on Superman. Definitely one for the ages

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    The 20 Issue Ceiling Apr 21, 2018

    The perfect ending to Tomasi's run on Superman and a real feel good issue.

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  • 9.5
    Dispatchdcu Apr 19, 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.

    If you came to this book looking for action, adventure, and fighting, then you came to the wrong book this week. However, if you came here to see closure for a writer who was able to do some really cool things with Superman during his run, tell some amazing stories, and pass the torch on to someone else, this comic is for you.

    Let me start by saying thank you to both Tomasi and Gleason for the fun and amazing stories you’ve given us and that I wish you both well in whatever your future ventures happen to be. You helped make Hamilton County the K more

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  • 9.5
    TDogg Apr 19, 2018

    This was a Super fun issue. Similar to Superman 7, it was very enjoyable to read, while not too serious. I look forward to the Kents' next adventure. Very moving... Enjoy!

  • 9.5
    VanillaCone Jul 17, 2018

    An incredible issue to close out Tomasi's run on the series. Beautiful exploration of what makes Superman great.

  • 8.5
    Supes' soups Apr 29, 2018

    Excellent finale to Tomasi and Gleason's run. The Rebirth era Superman has been a consistently good read and I hope Bendis knows what he's doing now that he's taking over. (Every time I see the "Bendis is Coming" double page ad in the recent DC books, I damn near have a heart attack...) This issue hits pretty close to home when Lois starts crying mopping up the floor where you can still see Jon's footprints as a baby. My sister recently moved from San Diego to San Francisco for a new job and when they were cleaning the old San Diego house after selling it, you could see finger smudges on some of the windows from when my nephew finally learned to stand as a seven month old. So yea this was a touching issue.

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