Superman #6

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason Artist: Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 7, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 60
9.0Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

"SON OF SUPERMAN" part 6! The evil Eradicator faces off against Superman and son in a battle that may save the day but destroy the moon.

  • 10
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Sep 7, 2016

    As a new series begins and we get to see Jon and Damian team up and the new Trinity come together, I would like to take a moment to say a heart felt "thank you" to Tomasi, Gleason, Gray, and all of DC Rebirth. This has been great. I look forward to the future. You have rekindled my love of SUPERMAN. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Sep 12, 2016

    The House of El is finally back on a strong foundation thanks to this creative team and Superman #6 just makes that foundation on the stronger thanks to its tight script and sumptuous visuals. Read Full Review

  • 10
    411Mania - Torin Johnson Sep 15, 2016

    Tomasi provides wonderful character development of the Kent family as well as great dialogue. Gleason provides us with his delightful art style that gives Superman a classic look. These two complement each other well enough, that each issue is better than the last. Between the classic look Superman has, the comeback of villains like Doomsday and the Eradicator, along with this version of Superman's optimistic, more lighthearted tone, we see a Superman book with a theme of a beloved hero being presented to a new audience, while maintaining the important classic components the longtime fans love. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 13, 2016

    I think this represented what #Rebirth is meant to be. Things are fresh and new and modern. But the classic natures of these heroes, the legends they are built on, are back. And that makes me happy. With this re-introduction behind us, I look forward to whatever the team is going to give us next. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Lost Lighthouse - thelostlighthouse Sep 8, 2016

    Of all the Rebirth books I have checked out, I wasn't expecting Superman to be my clear favourite. But after 6 issues, I'm hoping that we're going to be treated to this creative team on the Man and Boy of Steel for a long time.Superman#6 is a gorgeous and shining example of superhero comics, and if you're not reading it you should definitely pick it up at your LCS or all 6 issues digitally now. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Sep 7, 2016

    Maybe I'm too excited over the recent developments with Superman at DC Comics during Rebirth. Maybe I'm just a long term Post-Crisis Superman fanboy who longs for the fun and inspiring Post-Crisis Superman stories of his youth. Maybe I just don't care if I am. This is what Superman should be. I'm back on board as a reader, and a fan, for the long run. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Sep 8, 2016

    Whilst on the outside, it just looks like Superman v Maniacal Robot – it's something a lot deeper. He;s fighting the rebirth of Kryptonian culture, sacrificing all those souls purely to be with his family. If there were any doubts about the heart and soul of this new version of Superman, this issue certainly dispelled that. We loved the inclusion of Jon in the ending ofSuperman #6, we'd be very surprised if he doesn't cross over into another series (Teen Titans for example). He has the makings of a very intriguing character in his own right, not just as Superman's son. Long story short, if you're a Superman fan – you need to be reading this Rebirth run. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - Chris Galvin Sep 9, 2016

    With an ending that will excite you and a Super-family that you can't help but love, the creative team have successfully revitalized the much loved character and madethis series one of the must-buys of DC's Rebirth line. Up, up, and away! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 7, 2016

    Superman has been a major presence throughout Rebirth. But hes not the only one with the S shield these days. Check out some of these Rebirth reviews. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Sep 7, 2016

    The fight with the Eradicator is over for now, and whats left is a world that has a new Superman, a new Superboy, and that dares to uncover the emotional underpinnings of both. I definitely recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Sep 7, 2016

    There's very little to complain about when it comes to Superman #6. It may spend a little too much time on the action sequences, there's a bit of deus ex machina tossed in, etc, but none of these are dealbreaking. In fact, they all pretty much get swept under the rug by the stellar character work that has defined this run thus far. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Sep 7, 2016

    Superman #6 is a great conclusion to the first arc. The story, writing, and artwork just came together almost perfectly here and it just left me excited for more in the future. If you are a Superman fan and have been waiting to see how the first arc plays out, then you should be pleased to know everything turned out great. This is one of the best Superman stories I've read in years–definitely give it a shot. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tim Montoya Sep 18, 2016

    In Superman #6 we are reaching the pinnacle of the Eradicator fight as Superman has taken it to the moon to avoid any collateral damage. After seeing Lois in the Batsuit last time around I was excited to see what they would do next and boy was I not disappointed. In what seems to be a theme in Rebirth, this issue was packed with action and emotion. With great fight scenes and moments that remind us who Superman truly is, along with the fact that he is for everyone. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Sep 7, 2016

    Once again, Superman is my favourite title of the week. This issue in particular exemplifies DC's commitment to restore the heart of the classic DC Universe, yet to continue the story forward instead of reverting to the past. Superman's return to prominence as Earth's beloved protector hearkens back to his classic past, but the introduction of his son as a new Superboy takes the story in a new and exciting direction. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Capeless Crusader - Nathan Brown Sep 7, 2016

    Tomasi, Gleason and Gray put a fitting end to the first story arc of Superman, giving us a look at whats to come of the new super family. Out of the Rebirth gate Superman has been one of the more promising titles, and with the way Tomasi and Gleason have brought fresh air to Superman, I can see it continuing to thrive.I give Superman #6 a 9/10. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ian B Sep 7, 2016

    Ultimately, I felt that this issue was an amazing cap to the Eradicator storyline, mixing family drama, Jon coming into his own, and the triumphant return of a classic Superman. While the issue may not be perfect, the moments that shine in it shine so brightly with hope for the future of the series that all of the critiques seem to just fade away. I remain excited for what the future holds, and hope that it can maintain this level of quality as it moves forward into its second arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 8, 2016

    Perhaps more than any other comic this year, this issue solidifies the notion that the Man of Steel is in much better shape thanks to DC Rebirth. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Sep 14, 2016

    Superman readers have long known that the “S” stands for hope. But we rarely ask what we are supposed to hope for. Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason take the opportunity inSuperman #6to delve into that question. They settle on an unconventional answer. Hope, in the Superman family in the era ofRebirth, rests with Jon White, the child of Clark Kent and Lois Lane from the world beforeFlashpoint.These two are certainly a good choice to explore the place of children and family in the world of DC superheroes. Together they helmed the New 52 version ofBatman and Robin,while Gleason alone createdRobin: Son of Batman. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 7, 2016

    This issue does right by all of us by bringing the heart back into this series by having more than just Superman punching something, while saying that he's protecting his family.  We've got real interactions here that open up this series to all kinds of things in the future, while giving us some excellent art throughout........ I just wasn't that into the whole Eradicator thing, but thankfully this issue delivers more than that and gets me excited for what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Tony Black Sep 20, 2016

    As every good arc should, this first run of Superman under Rebirth concludes the battle with the Eradicator by very much setting up the next phase of the story, whereby it places Superman's journey as not his alone. Indeed at one point, when asked by his nemesis, Superman explains he has never felt alone, and that's key – it took Jon, it took Lois, it took the support of the JLA, all of those elements to defeat the Eradicator. With gorgeous, explosive artwork, a strong story which presents a rousing new Superman for us to follow, and a great final delivery which suggests a fun arc to follow, 'Son of Superman' has been a genuine success. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The GCRN - Daniel Clark Sep 14, 2016

    The final few pages of this issue come off as Superman reclaiming thedignity that has been lost for some time. Imagery that writers, artists, and directors have shied away from is put on the forefront as Superman stands with his stoic pose as theAmerican flag standsstrong in the background. True, Justice, and the American way appears to be the mantra once again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Sep 7, 2016

    While the Superman books haven't been perfect, this one in particular is definitely coming from the heart, and trying to reclaim the wonder of family in comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Sep 10, 2016

    Superman and the Eradicator are battling in the Batcave on the moon. What more could anyone want out of a comic book than that? Read Full Review

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