Superman #8

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason Artist: Jaime Mendoza Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 5, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 47
8.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

"RETURN TO DINOSAUR ISLAND" part one! Father and Superson work on a science assignment with bizarre consequences that transports the pair along with Krypto to Dinosaur Island! Now, amid relics of World War II, Superman tries to keep Jon from the jaws of prehistoric predators! Worse, Kal-El can't find a way to fly off the Island.

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Oct 8, 2016

    Following a relaxed family outing to the county fair in the previous issue, Superman #8 dials the action back up to eleven. How big does this issue get? Would you believe World War II ordnance, Krypto the Superdog, and dinosaurs? Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Major Spoilers - Jon Arvedon Oct 9, 2016

    Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason do a superb job paying homage to Darwyn Cooke and DC: The New Frontier in Superman #8. It's done in a manner that is easily accessible to those not steeped in DC lore, with plenty of added bonuses for longtime readers. The art team of Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza and Wil Quintana are perfectly in sync, providing stunning visuals that fit the narrative without feeling derivative. This is a book that I highly recommend getting your hands on. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Oct 5, 2016

    I'll put an end to this review before I really start gushing, but the first chapter of "Escape From Dinosaur Island" is precisely what I look for in a Superman book " high-wire action, sincere character interaction, and most crucially, an incredible sense of wonder. Mr. Cooke would have been proud. Buy this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Oct 7, 2016

    Overall, the team deserves massive praise for crafting an issue which had me reaching for my New Frontier collection to compare similar scenes. "Rebirth" is about legacy and what is legacy, if not paying respect to Cooke's magnum opus about the everlasting heroes? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 5, 2016

    There's a nice tease at the issue's conclusion suggesting a possible flashback/team-up with a beloved pre-Crisis old school DC team. Superman just keeps on delivering and this throwback Silver Age issue only solidified its status as one of DC's preeminent titles. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Nov 17, 2016

    Superman #8 feels very much like an action adventure movie. It's full of discovery and wonder, whilst occasionally dicing with death from all angles. Although we can't help but wonder what the point is. Is it just an attempt to drive Jon and Clark a little closer together? Is there something larger at play? Why does Krypto keep getting eaten in this series? Having said that, we're okay with having questions – it means there's more to come from this entertaining series. It's fantastic to have a Superman who isn't constantly moody or upset, but one that can be happy with his lot in life. If you're looking for a lighthearted adventure,Superman #8 is the one for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Oct 5, 2016

    Superman #8 has the feel of a modern reimagining of classic Silver Age adventures that usually unfurled on just the right side of ridiculous to wind up being rousing adventures. Writers Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason capture the light-hearted and overtly fantastic tone of those kinds of stories while merging them with modern sensibilities enough so that the overall feeling of the book is one of fun without being silly. And Doug Mahnke delivers the goods on the art side. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Oct 5, 2016

    Superman #8 is a fun ride and solid start to this two-issue arc. While not big on story, the craziness of Superman and family facing off against dinosaurs and trying to figure out a way back home is undeniably enjoyable. Bring on the next one! Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 6, 2016

    After an enjoyable but overly long opening arc, it's nice to see this series focusing on smaller, more self-contained stories for a while. This issue serves two purposes at once - thrusting Clark and Jon into a dinosaur-filled adventure and paying tribute to the late, great Darwyn Cooke and his work on DC: The New Frontier. Both goals are accomplished admirably. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Oct 5, 2016

    Once again, this is my favourite book of the current crop. It perfectly reflects DC's Rebirth ethos by taking us for a walk down memory lane while adding to the mythos of Superman and the new Superboy – an amalgamation of the old and the new. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Brazen Bull - Robert Zadotti Feb 13, 2019

    Superman #8 continues the set-up for Jon's personal story, but doesn't amount to much progress forward in this issue, despite continually sharp dialogue and art from the creative team. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 5, 2016

    While this issue is full of action and mystery, I found myself a little too preoccupied with Superman seeming to be a little out of character by allowing the events of this issue to even happen.  Yeah, it's still a fun issue with great art, but I hope we get some more answers about how this was allowed to happen in the first place......... Superman's slipping with his fatherly duties.  Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ian B Oct 5, 2016

    Ultimately, I enjoyed this issue, but it was a pretty stock beginning of an arc issue, and certainly pales in comparison to the previous one. I'm interested in seeing why the soldiers were on this island, and seeing how Superman and son get off themselves, assuming this island isn't on our world or our time period. It just seems like an odd choice to me to drop one third of the family dynamic for the second arc, considering that this is what the book is pushing, but I am looking forward to seeing some father son bonding. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Oct 14, 2016

    It will be interesting to see how DC Comics reintroduces the mystery characters alluded to at the end of this issue in Superman #9. Their presence in the new Rebirth DCU will be fun story to read. Read Full Review

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