Superman #9

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason Artist: Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 19, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 47
8.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

"RETURN TO DINOSAUR ISLAND" part two! Trapped on a strange island removed from time, Superman and Son encounter a lone survivor from the past. He may hold the key to their escape, but first they must survive the other denizens of the Island.

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Oct 21, 2016

    Regardless of the end game (which I hope gets wrapped up soon), this was a wonderful issue. Clear away all the trappings and you have a touching father/son issue. Add in a dollop of New Frontier and the quintessential comic book battle and you have a real winner! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 20, 2016

    While this issue doesn't quite meet the surprise twist of the last one, Tomasi, Gleason and Mahnke balance nicely between heartfelt family dynamics (watching Jon quietly freak out that he might never see his mom again is just too cute) and over-the-top spectacle (like Captain Cloud having his own pterodactyl that he can call on command). Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 19, 2016

    I'm not going to say the thought of this creative team tackling a Superman/Superboy and Batman/Robin team-up didn't have me giddy. That's assumed at this point. If you're not reading Superman yet, you need to ASAP. And if you are, you need to tell a friend. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Oct 19, 2016

    Overall, this small arc was pretty fun. It was very quick and just kept things on the move for most of the time, only stopping to deal out some characterization for Captain Storm. While this quickness can be almost a bit of a double-edge sword since things don't really get to play out as much as they should, it did work well for this simple story overall. The story works as a decent conclusion to the Losers' story from Cooke's New Frontier series (though if you are not familiar with it, the comic may not have the same impact for you) and also setting up for something big much later on in the main DC Universe. The ending was quite the surprise to say the least. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 20, 2016

    Once again, this series offers a textbook example of how to handle Superman in the post-New 52 era. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Nov 19, 2016

    Luckily, towards the end of the issue, we get a quick glimpse of what we assume is the puppet master of the entire situation. It wasn't overtly obvious as to who it was controlling all these creatures – but we can bet that he'll come up against Superman pretty soon. It was great to see the writers developing the relationship between father and son a little further from the last issue. Seeing them fight together as a team works rather well, especially with Krypto in the mix. Overall,Superman #9 is an action adventure that manages to reel the reader in for the next instalment. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comicsverse - Phil Casey Oct 23, 2016

    This was a decent read. It's quick, action-packed, and all in all pretty inoffensive. If you like your Superman books to be bookended with excitement, this issue is definitely one to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Oct 19, 2016

    Tomasi and Gleason are doing a stellar job on this title, and I hope they keep on doing it for a long time to come. They have managed to sell me on the idea of Superman as a family man, and I hope that when all the dust settles from the Rebirth saga, that this Superman remains the official Superman of the DCU. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ian B Oct 19, 2016

    Ultimately, I enjoyed this issue even if this story arc ultimately didn't feel particularly necessary. While it did have small hints at further revelations in the future, it is nice to sometimes just take a couple of issues off of the overall narrative and just have comic book style goofy adventures, which is what this arc essentially delivered, albeit along with some more serious drama included as Jon wonders if they will be able to get home and Storm mourns his dead companions. I look forward to seeing the overall story of Superman slowly come into focus, but for now it is nice to have these hints spread out among stories that are both fun and a little silly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Oct 23, 2016

    Superman! Superboy! Krypto! Captain William Storm! Dinosaurs! Gorillas! World War II combat ordnance! Space-age pseudo-scientific technology! Escape from Dinosaur Island Part 2 pretty much offers everything you could want from a comic book, doesnt it? Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 19, 2016

    Dinosaur Island is throwing a whole lot at us without much explanation at all and while this story seems to be just a way of honoring Darwyn Cooke, I would have liked a little more out of it so I could fully appreciate everything that was going on.  I did love the way the book looked though and all the touching moments between Clark and Jon, but overall I was a bit disappointed with this issue. Read Full Review

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