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: 20 User Reviews: 30
7.7Critic Rating
5.5User 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

  • 8.7
    Comic Watch - Adrian Care May 16, 2019

    : It isnt that this is a bad issue. It just feels like this storyline doesnt need to keep hitting critical mass every issue. Bendis isnt writing his usual page filled with snappy dialogue and long exchanges here, but you wouldnt even notice because theres so much going on. Luckily Ivan Reis is getting an overdose of a yellow sun because his pencils, backed by Prado, Albert, and awesome color work by Sinclair, are seriously superstar stuff. 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
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 3, 2020

    The story aspects continue to frustrate me here even as I adore the larger sweeping elements of it all. I continue to enjoy the way Superman's intergalactic reputation works so well as it's something that carries weight of invested time and actions and there's real payoff to it here, even if just for a few minutes. Ivan Reis and his team are the ones carrying the day here as it's just such a beautifully laid out and detailed book that really showcases all the power and intensity of these powerful characters fighting each other or engaging across different cultures, species, and technologies. It's easy to just get lost in the visuals and enjoy the superficial elements of the story at the moment more than anything else and still feel very fulfilled. 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

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