Superman #10

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Joe Prado, Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 10, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 28
7.3Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

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Superman and Superboy venture forth into the cosmos to stop Jor-El before he tips the galaxy into utter chaos. Also, Superman would like to have a word with his father about what happened to his son. All this and the fate of General Zod. "The Unity Saga" continues in the pages of SUPERMAN, named one of the best superhero comics of 2018 by Paste magazine!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Apr 11, 2019

    I don't know that I like a lot of the decisions Bendis is making about the direction of the Superman's titles, especially in making Superboy older than he should be. However, Bendis is providing an entertaining tale that is fun to read, so I won't be upset if after he is done playing in DC's toybox, if he makes sure to leave things in the same state he found them. But for now, I am content to sit back and watch where this story is leading. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Melissa Privette Apr 10, 2019

    Jon concludes his recollection of his time in space, and he and his parents make plans on their next course of action. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Apr 10, 2019

    This issue connects Jonathan Kent's travels, the reasons he aged quickly, with the larger Rogol Zaar story which has been taking place in the Superman book. It is emotional and intense and sets up yet another conflict with this ancient nemesis. I highly recommend this book to fans of DC and Superman. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 10, 2019

    Ivan Reis and Brandon Peterson deliver some beautiful, sprawling and detailed art throughout this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Apr 10, 2019

    Superman #10 is probably the best of this story arc so far. Bendis is able to craft a narrative that plays to his strengths in precisely the right way. It never gets bogged down by all the dialogue because none of it is superfluous or boring. Peterson's art is stellar, and while Reis has some sporty pages, the last big page is fantastic. This issue takes the story in a bit of a new direction, which hopefully Bendis can pull off. It isn't perfect, but this one is an enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Apr 16, 2019

    So there was a lot to like here. I like Jon being resilient and how the love he was raised with helped him. I like the Zaar threat and the mystery that presents. I like how Jor-El was actually a decent guy looking for Jon all these years. And I even like the conversation between the Kent family. I just wish we could have had one deep breath to let the family stick together a little more. But the gas pedal is down. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Apr 10, 2019

    A thrilling conclusion to Jon's tale of his adventure in space. We find a strength in the House of El and its family bond. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Apr 10, 2019

    With the final page promising big things to come, I look forward to what Bendis and company have waiting for me next issue. Even with a bit of a misstep, this story continues to hold my interest and impress in most of the ways I have come to expect. If the plot can straighten itself back out it should have no problems realizing the promise the last few issues have built up for it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 21, 2020

    Superman continues to be a key character for me in my life and I've seen and read countless variations on him. I'm definitely enjoying this one as we're not getting a static days in the life of kind of thing and there's a sense of both consequences and forward motion going on in a lot of ways. I like Jon more and more as a character as it goes on but I'm also enjoying the parental aspect as well in seeing how Clark and Lois are handling all that's being thrown at them. It's got a great flow about it, there's a good mix of action, humor, and drama to it that connects well. I'm excited to see just where it goes next with it looking to hit a big spot of action and what it could all mean in regards to Jor-el. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Apr 10, 2019

    As always,the art team of Ivan Reis, Brandon Peterson, Joe Prado and Oclair Albert arespot on. Things seem to weaken slightly toward the end of the chapter, butgiven what lies ahead, I can live with it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence Apr 10, 2019

    With the ending of this book promising an epic battle, I'm actually a lot more excited about where this leaves Jon in the DC universe (What's up Teen Titans? He's definitely old enough, now!). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Legion - Kevin Vilim Apr 10, 2019

    Bendis wastes no time in this issue to reveal answers to all our burning questions. The art, emotion, and plot make this an issue that can't be missed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 10, 2019

    After last issue's bizarre descent into years-long captivity and occasional torture for Jon Kent, Superman #10 is a definite step up " if still plagued by many of the series' ongoing narrative issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Apr 11, 2019

    Beautiful, emotional, and...flat. "Superman" #10 stumbles to tell a dynamic story for one of comic's most powerful facilities, leaving behind a taste of what could have been. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 10, 2019

    Jon's back and his story about where he's been is finished........ and it really isn't satisfying and felt like more of a formality than an actual story that Brian Michael Bendis wanted to tell.  The art in this issue is decent, but everything about this issue felt forced to get us back to Rogol Zaar and I'm not looking forward to getting back to that world killer. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Apr 10, 2019

    Dark and somber, this latest issue was good, but could've been so much more. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Apr 11, 2019

    This doesn't feel as much like a chapter in a story as an illustrated recap page. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Christian Hoffer Apr 10, 2019

    This is definitely the weaker of Bendis's two Superman series, and I don't like that the book is quickly returning to its generic opening villain. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 10, 2019

    This book needs a jolt in the worst way as Bendis take on this title with his extended stories with little payoff and inconsistent characterization is not working at all. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    RBL Apr 10, 2019

    Not the worst issue of the run so far, but that’s saying little considering it’s been decidedly subpar from the start. Does little to generate any interest in what follows and what it does answer is done in an unsatisfactory fashion. Couple that with general nonsense bendis has to add and it’s a mediocre issue.

    Unstable person is still unstable, now with added time travel woes. Jon was aged pointlessly we come to find out.

    So bendis finally explains how Earth-3 and the Crime Syndicate is still around, time travel. Easy way out, taken.
    This was expected, easily called by anyone reading this book. Also apparently Jor-El never fell through the black hole, guess somehow he was strong enough to avoid it’s pull more

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  • 3.0
    YourGreenMuse Apr 13, 2019

    This series is so inconsistent in characterization and plot, but the quality is consistently trash.

  • 3.0
    Spacey Medicine Apr 30, 2019

    I think my favourite thing about immensely traumatic multi-year torture sessions with a man who looks exactly like your father but psychotic is how they absolutely do not impact you in any way mentally.

  • 9.0
    Dispatchdcu Apr 12, 2019

    It’s different for everyone and everyone likes what they like. I loved the fact that we get an exact explanation of how and when Jon went through time, space, and dimensions. The questions were answered which is so dang refreshing to see in comics. I love that someone finally answered something in a way that wasn’t vague! And it was kind of important too!

    I love time travel, I love alternate earths and tales, and my only wish is we got more of the fight and more of a story with the crime syndicate.

    We have great art, great action, big ass guns, cool tech, and tons of villains, including Rogul Zar again! What’s not to like? Give me more!

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  • 7.5
    Solidkjames Apr 10, 2019

    The art is amazing but this arc isn’t the most interesting. While I still have faith in Bendis to get the story back on track the current storyline isn’t really that interesting.

  • 7.5
    egon244 Apr 13, 2019

    "Suit up, sir"

    This arc has been a little flimsy and uneven, I still hope that Jon will be de-aged at some point, but this issue was great.

    The whole flashback thing nettly came together, explaining where the heck Jor-El was, the whole age and alternate dimensions thing, and it tied itself to the first story arc with the Phantom Zone.
    The dialogue here jumped to another level, more in line with what was in the first arc or what is in Action Comics. The Kent family "drama" was convincing, Jon felt more like he was in Tomasi times and what Supes told Lois after kissing her was the greatest thing ever. That whole scene was just awesome. Superman embracing her head, Lois resting her hands on his chest, the dialogue; s more

  • 7.5
    rayonymous Aug 24, 2019

    Did not expect Rogol Zarr there. It's a good read.

  • 7.0
    waltgator93 Apr 10, 2019

    Wow how Jon got to Earth was completely forced and if anything I feel bad for Jor-El not that he’s going crazy! Jon’s narration during his story feels strange, even for him. And like cmon how does Jon not notice Zod is working with Rogal and he could have told Clark that. And curious to why Zod, man who does anything to save his planet, is now working with the man who destroyed his planet. Other than that, Art is good! Really digging the art.

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  • 7.0
    Simon DelMonte Apr 11, 2019

    I know this is flawed, and it could have taken two issues instead of four to get us to this place. But I am still liking this book, and what Bendis is doing with the entire Kent family. Despite Jon being seven years older, he still has an air of innocence about him that works well. And the art remains the art, since I don't think Reis can do a bad page.

  • 1.5
    PeteRick Apr 10, 2019

    What can i possibly say,except that i feel so bad for the Jerry siegel family. This arc should've been called The downfall of superman, that way it would have made a lot more sense than this crap. The .5 is for the incredible art, delivered by Ivan reis, MY MAN!!

  • 9.0
    Watchtower022 Apr 12, 2019

  • 9.0
    cincyfan Oct 22, 2019

  • 8.5
    Andrea D’Alò Apr 13, 2019

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Apr 20, 2019

  • 8.0
    Dorival Apr 12, 2019

  • 8.0
    Dan Apr 13, 2019

  • 8.0
    DGalek12 Apr 23, 2019

  • 7.5
    Justin Ray Apr 12, 2019

  • 7.5
    JBL Reviews Apr 14, 2019

  • 7.0
    ActionCity Apr 10, 2019

  • 6.5
    Grifter Apr 10, 2019

  • 5.5
    KillianH Apr 10, 2019

  • 5.5
    Radar Apr 16, 2019

  • 3.0
    Sergione Sep 22, 2019

  • 1.0
    J.J.E. Jun 11, 2019

  • 1.0
    Rinaldi Dec 13, 2019

  • 1.0
    K3rtn3Y Apr 27, 2020

  • 1.0
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