Superman Annual #1

Superman Annual #1

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason Artist: Jorge Jimenez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 30, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 29
7.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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"EARTH TO EARTH, ASHES TO ASHES"! Mr. Oz told Superman he was not what he thought. Now, Swamp Thing comes hunting for the Man of Steel to discover what strange connection this new Superman has to the planet. But their contact is something neither is prepared for, leading to Kal-El battling the Earth elemental who wants to bury him

  • 10
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Nov 30, 2016

    Superman Annual has a nice one-shot feel that pushes the narrative of our new Superman to a new place while also serving as a capstone to the current Superman run. This is where you get to see those tiny moments in previous issues become important. Light on the charm, heavy on the punches, and deep in the feels, I recommend this issue because of its impact as an insular story, but also in the context of a truly remarkable run for Superman thus far. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comicsverse - Brandon Guerrero Dec 1, 2016

    What do you think about the inclusion of characters who aren't really utilized to their potential, like that of Swamp Thing? Are there any other characters in the DC canon that you'd like to see appear in SUPERMAN? Share your thoughts in the comments below! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 1, 2016

    What's great is that Tomasi and Gleason probably could have just rested with this book being a blockbuster brawl, but they score extra points for sticking the landing by examining Superman's place not just in greater DC continuity, but how he feels about living in this brave new world. A very strong showing from one of DC's strongest creative teams. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Nov 30, 2016

    Overall then, the story is solid, and does an impressive job of advancing the post-Rebirth Supermans character, but that artwork?Man. The artwork is something else entirely, and instantly pushes this annual from a meh, maybe to a buy it right now!, particularly for fans of Swamp Thing, of which I am mostdefinitely one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Dec 4, 2016

    How many ways can I say it? I'm loving this new Superman series, and you will too. It's also great to see some of the mysteries around Superman's presence in the Post-Flashpoint Universe begin to be addressed. Superman Annual #1 strongly sets the stage for the next year of Superman stories from Tomasi and Gleason. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 30, 2016

    While Jon and Lois took a backseat, this annual was a nice bonus for fans ready for their next Superman fix. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 1, 2016

    While this issue aims to explore Superman's struggle to connect with his new homeworld, the issue still lacks the depth seen in many issues of the main series. It's never made clear enough how Clark's outlook on life changes between the beginning and end of the issue. Still, it's charming enough, and crammed to the rafters with epic hero vs. hero action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Nov 30, 2016

    I know very little of Swamp Thing, and I feel this issue gave a tremendous glance into who the character is. Not afraid to use brute force, but also filled with wisdom, Swamp Thing is the watcher of the earth. The actual beautiful and physical Earth. Now that is a character I could get behind. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 30, 2016

    This is a fun, action packed issue, pitting the uncommon duo of Superman and Swamp Thing together. It connects relatively well with the bigger story of alternate dimension characters, though the resolution isn't explained well enough to understand what exactly happened. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Dec 3, 2016

    In a tale literally and figuratively grounded in the Kent familys Hamilton County farm, Superman stars in a minimalist adventure without a villain. Tangled Up in Green is a surreal story in which much of what occurs is strictly internal, so what are fans to make of this offbeat annual? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Nov 30, 2016

    By melding the unearthly and the heartfelt, Superman Annual #1 regales readers with a team-up that pits the heroes against an existential crisis instead of a more literal one. Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, Jorge Jimenez, and Alejandro Sanchez strike a nice balance between big ideas and smallish stakes while at the same time stitching a hanging thread for the more detail-oriented reader. Making the most out of an unexpected team-up, Superman Annual #1 shows that you can find heart even amid the strange and metaphysical. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Nov 30, 2016

    Superman Annual #1 is a good book that does great work with Superman and Swamp Thing. I enjoyed seeing these two heroes oppose each other, then finally try to help each other. However there is a distrust that exists between them and I hope that we see it unfold further in the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Nov 30, 2016

    In conclusion this annual is good enough that it to tide you over, until next week for the other rebirth issues. It is also pretty enjoyable, and has a great family moment at the end, which makes me remember why I’m loving this current Superman run. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Dec 1, 2016

    So in the end, I can't give this book a terrible grade because I loved the art so much, but I really was expecting more from DC for the first annual of Superman Rebirth. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    GWW - Dillyn Chadwick Nov 30, 2016

    Superman Annual #1 is a bit messy. I didn't like the forced fight between Superman and Swamp Thing but that didn't stop me from still enjoyingthe issue. The art is great, as always with this current Superman title. If the weird story points don't go anywhere in the future, and I really hope they do, I would recommend skipping this annual. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 30, 2016

    Nothing really goes down in this book that isn't a whole bunch of smoke and mirrors to make you think that it did.  Yeah, it says things that seem important but ultimately it's just a convoluted mess that seems to try to get out of the corner it painted itself into earlier in the series.  The art was decent enough, but I found myself just really disappointed with the story that we were given. Read Full Review

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