Superman #11

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Joe Prado, Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 15, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 19
7.6Critic Rating
6.1User Rating

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Named one of the best books of the year by Paste Magazine, Comics Beat and others, the Unity Saga continues! The drama of the House of El tears the galaxy in half as Superman and his son are forced to confront his father about the secrets of Krypton in front of the gathered heads of the galaxy. Superman makes a bold choice that will forever change his relationship to the Earth, the Justice League and his family! Witness one of the most important chapters in Superman history!

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth May 16, 2019

    Superman #11 is the pinnacle of Bendis run so far. It combines his penchant for being too verbose with actual action. There are very little points in this issue when the action flags and when it does, it serves the story. Reis art is the best it has been in a while. Reis earned his stripes penciling things like The Rann Thanagar War and Geoff Johns Green Lantern and that shows in this book. Everyone is firing on all cylinders for this issue and it shows. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 19, 2019

    Long may this run continue! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence May 15, 2019

    Reis proves over and over that these outrageously detailed battles are a place where he thrives. The strength of this issue is how feelings in the characters faces are conveyed. There are a few pages where the faction leaders are clearly in awe of Superman when he stops the fighting. My favorite panel was a silent look Superman gives his father before they get a chance to talk that says, "Oh we will have words". This book proves to be an all-around powerhouse of design and worthy of DC's greatest hero. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm May 15, 2019

    This story begins to pull together the story threads initiated issues ago with the appearance of Jor-El, then Rogol Zaar, Jonathan's disappearance and return. Good stories are built on good premise; however, it's the ending that people will remember. Can Bendis stick the landing? We'll see. I recommend this book for fans of Superman and for its part in the weighty conclusion of these complex story threads. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 20, 2019

    What an ending, nudging this issue up in my mind a bit. Things always look darkest before the dawn. Can't wait to read more! Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 15, 2019

    Ivan Reis' art is exceptional and there is an amazing attention to detail throughout the issue, especially in the battle scenes. The art is one of the main things that draw me back to this title issue after issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford May 15, 2019

    Just as the issue began with an unexpected appearance so did the ending, as a new party joins the fray, I look forward to seeing them in action as the story progresses. Bendis, Reis, Prado, Albert, Sinclair, and Reed continue to create a story that keeps me wanting more, as surprises, coupled with a bit of Kryptonian family drama are used expertly to bring another first-rate issue of comic storytelling to the shelves. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier May 15, 2019

    Ivan Reis isprobably my new favorite artist, combining the skills of George Perez with NealAdams. I am pleased he has been able to remain consistent on this title, thoughhe occasionally does get by with a little help from his friends. In this issue,its 100 percent Reis. As long as hes front and center, Im okay with that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Christian Hoffer May 15, 2019

    There's a two-page spread in Superman #11 which shows one of the coolest Superman scenes I've seen in years. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson May 15, 2019

    A brilliant look at Clark's ability to simultaneously negotiate a peace treaty while teaching his son a valuable lesson in peacekeeping. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Alex Curtis May 15, 2019

    Bendis shows the hard choices Clark has to make. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 15, 2019

    Once Bendis moves past trying to make Rogol happen and explain Jor-Els actions, Superman could be in a good place. Right now the plot and slow burn pacing are making for a tough story to keep my interest. Its all about Reis here and this issue is worth grabbing for his fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 15, 2019

    For any narrative flaws this run has had, Ivan Reis' art has never been anything short of spectacular " the scope and scale of the battle segments is something to behold. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge May 16, 2019

    Starting from the opening splash page, one that provides a fresh angle on the whole space battle, Reis and the rest of the art team absolutely go for broke with huge, splashy action harkening back to a more classically visual era of Superman. It might be a little too decompressed, but Superman #11 is still a big, fun time. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan May 20, 2019

    A teaspoon of fantastic art helps the so-so story go down. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil May 17, 2019

    Despite a number of serious flaws, Superman #11 is still an exciting and enjoyable read. I quite like Bendis' story, but once his tenure as the chief Superman writer comes to an end, his successors will likely need to do a continuity cleanup to undo the mess he leaves behind. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 15, 2019

    While the art does a decent job this issue, there really isn't much of a story for it to depict beyond a big ass space battle.  I'm serious, as curious as I was to what was going on here it seems that our Man of Steel was equally so, but no matter how many times he asks for answers, he was simply ignored....... This is a strange issue, but by the end of it there were plenty of "Superman" moments that I appreciated....... I just would have liked more story. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz May 17, 2019

    There is a twist at the end that feels rather obvious. Ah well. At least the art by Ivan Reis is very good. He's still amazing. This book as a whole? It needs a major overhaul to make even a lick of sense. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    YourGreenMuse May 17, 2019

    Go away, Rogol Zaar.

  • 3.0
    Spacey Medicine May 20, 2019

    This is all just so bad.

  • 1.0
    RBL May 15, 2019

    This issue only works if can shut your brain down to read it. The overarching “story” continues to be asinine and senseless and certain events it depicts are so ridiculous it can’t be taken seriously.

    generic alien continues to be a third-rate villain with motivations that cannot be kept consistent, while the turn of events regarding the encounter shown in the issue are just pure idiocy.

    There is a moment early on in the fight where Superman mentions he wants to use it as a “training moment” for his son. It almost reads as if the aging was done purely to deliver such a line, pointless “development” for sake of “clever quips”.

    The art while the strongest factor present in this title since i more

  • 8.5
    DGalek12 May 19, 2019

    Finally, the story is picking up again. It got me interested from the beginning and wanting more after I was finished. Here are my Pros and Cons

    Pros :
    - Cover art is Beautiful ( Variant cover ). Though not sure if it has anything to do with the issue.
    - The story arch is great. It a page-turner.
    - Bringing back Rogol Zaar and General Zod.
    - Dialogue between characters.
    - REIS' pencil work is phenomenal. Probably the main reason I still have this series in my pull.

    Cons :
    - Jon's dialogue sometimes can be cringy.
    - Superman's dialogue with Jor-El at the start was...well, weird. ( HI, DAD! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?)

  • 8.5
    KFuqua May 21, 2019

    I've not been a big fan of Bendis on Superman, but I thought this one was okay and the art was great!

  • 7.0
    egon244 May 18, 2019

    "Let's make this into a moment"

    This review will be short and sweet cause I'm still coming to myself after the latest Doom Patrol. It was something.

    Good issue. Amazing art, that space battle, explosions, the action. Incredible. Seeing how other races of the cosmos respect and, maybe, fear Superman was fun and that punch delivered by Superboy was greatly satisfying, although it might have been unnecessary.

    Yeah, Bendis keeps this story on a nice level. It does meander a bit at times, but it's still fun and enjoyable, and I simply just want to see Kal-El and Dru-Zod team up to beat the snot out of Rogol Zaar.

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  • 6.5
    Br'er Lapin May 18, 2019

    I do not like Bendis' Superman. I can't believe the same writer works on Action, which has been consistently good.

  • 5.0
    Ollie44 May 16, 2019

    17 issues (6 man of steel issues) and we still don’t have much of a story. Decompression at its best. Art was great though.

  • 4.5
    waltgator93 May 15, 2019

    Well the ending seems bit off from where it is supposed to be connected. And feels like we missed an issue or two which seems to be frequent. Art is good and this new Jon, not fan of his dialogue.

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