Superman #13

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Joe Prado, Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 10, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 33
7.6Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

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Superman, intergalactic hero! A major chapter in the galaxy-spanning "Unity Saga" begins as Superman reluctantly takes the lead in a quest for peace bigger than he has ever tried before. It's Superman, Superboy, Supergirl and a cast of thousands in a fight to keep the universe intact. But it's this issue's final page that will have fans everywhere talking. It's a moment almost a thousand years in the making... Deadly plans, murderous schemes and evil dealings. Each of Lex Luthor's offers means doom for the heroes. So why is Lex now talking to Lois Lane?

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    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 10, 2019

    As much grief as I've given this title it's important to call out great issues like this that have me excited for the next issue. I really hope Bendis can sustain this momentum as this was an issue worth being excited about. Read Full Review

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    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jul 10, 2019

    Superman #13 is a treat. Bendis made his retconning very non-obtrusive so far with this story, and that works in its favor. There are a few flaws, the Tamaranean delegate of the Circle refers to his cousins bar mitzvah and makes a phone joke that doesnt work at all, but the rest of the issue is pitch perfect. Theres an understanding of these characters, throughout the chapter, that is quite different from Bendis usual style of writing. The art is the icing on the cake. Brandon Peterson has only gotten better over the years, and his work on this title is some of the strongest of his career. Ivan Reis pages arent as good, but they certainly arent bad. This is a near perfect comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 10, 2019

    Brandon Peterson and Ivan Reis create some beautiful and engaging art in this issue. The pace of the story is punctuated by the amazing art. Read Full Review

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    On Comics Ground - Melissa Privette Jul 10, 2019

    Clark and Jor-El journey across the stars in search of answers concerning Krypton's destruction. Read Full Review

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    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 10, 2019

    Superman #13 is one of the better issues of Bendis' Superman run, and ironically, it involves almost no Superman. Read Full Review

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    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jul 10, 2019

    Like many ofDCs recent comics, the next big thing promises to be the Year of theVillain, with a Spectre-like Lex Luthor traveling the DCU and handing outboxes of unknown offerings. We just had Heroesin Crisis, were in the midst ofDCeased and Event Leviathan. Dowe really need YET ANOTHER event to get sucked into? Cant DC just tell usgood, engaging stories for a while? Read Full Review

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    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence Jul 10, 2019

    Brandon Peterson and Ivan Reis are both powerhouses. Read Full Review

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    Comic Book Legion - ComicsDude Jul 10, 2019

    Behold...the secret history of the final days of Krypton! Read Full Review

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    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jul 10, 2019

    By the end of Superman #13, the stage is set for the climactic confrontation to the House of Elportion of the Unity Saga. I am very much looking forward to the final issue next month. I'm not entirely sure of all the players that will be involved in the issue. With all the shadowy figures shown from the past and the characters that have already been confronted in the present, I have little idea of who will be making an appearance in the big issue. But Superman #13 certainly has me looking forward to finding out. Read Full Review

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    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jul 16, 2019

    It all seems so Underworld Unleashed to me. But maybe I'll be surprised. While the story itself here was entertaining and interesting with lush art, I just have to grieve a little at this Jor-El character assassination. Where is that barrel-chested upstanding guy? I guess nestled in the Silver Age. Read Full Review

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    Comic Watch - Cody White Jul 17, 2019

    The penultimate chapter of the "Unity Saga" delivers as many answers as the previous twelve issues inSuperman #13. Read Full Review

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    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Jul 12, 2019

    SUPERMAN #13 takes us into Jor-El's past and gives great context into the patriarch's current jadedness. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 10, 2019

    Diving back into the Superman origin story and the destruction of Krypton this issue leaves me with more questions than I had before because from what plays out this issue it seems like some things don't jive with what we've learned in the Supergirl book...... Plus, nothing really new to the whole Rogol Zaar background.  The art is great though and the Offer cliffhanger leaves me curious to what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Christian Hoffer Jul 10, 2019

    Superman is providing some answers, but the decompressed nature of this storyline is a continued sore spot that hopefully gets resolved with next issue's finale. Read Full Review

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    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 12, 2019

    This has gone on for way too long and I've been ready for awhile to move on from this already. Read Full Review

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    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jul 16, 2019

    Despite all the flaws in the story, there still is the makings of a good story in there somewhere, so I hold out some thin hope that Bendis can still squeeze a moderately satisfying conclusion. But it's sure not going to go down as a classic Superman saga. But thanks to the gorgeous artwork, at least it's nice to look at. Read Full Review

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    Anotherfan Jul 10, 2019

    Great issue revisiting the last days of jor-el before the destruction of krypton. Bendis keep adding background to the circle and jor-el which is nice. Even if is writing isn't top notch, i didn't had any problem with it here. He really is trying to create an enormous story and for now, i'm in for a ride. Like always, reis and prado delivers a solid issue that reis isn't late.

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    Beyond_Batman Jul 12, 2019

    Does this remind anyone else of when Bardock was trying to convince everyone planet Vegeta was going to explodre?

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    YourGreenMuse Jul 12, 2019

    An issue telling us what we already know from recent issues of Supergirl, how repetitive.

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  • 3.0
    Spacey Medicine Aug 16, 2019

    Why are these comics so hell-bent on ruining a perfectly good backstory?

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    RBL Jul 10, 2019

    Krypton’s mythos continues to be run over by a steamroller and is now filled with ideas that make it absurd more of the planet did not survive. Cool.

    Nothing of note happens. Ending issues in big “reveals” or “twists” is grating by now. This run needs to end.

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  • 8.5
    rayonymous Aug 24, 2019

    It's a solid issue with great art. Can't wait for the finale.

  • 8.0
    egon244 Jul 13, 2019

    "Why does his hair keep doing this?"

    The Unity Saga continues and I enjoyed every moment of this issue. Also, I was surprised to learn that they have bar mitzvahs on Tamaran.

    First of all, I want to address the cover art. I rarely do this, but Ivan Reis reached some next level of enlightenment or something with this one. It looks just gorgeous.

    The story here is mostly flashbacks, but we learn some good stuff and Peterson's art looks pretty good. The scenes with Lara and Kal were cute, secret council meetings were well written and interesting and the attack on Jor was surprising and exciting.
    And I really hope that Lex gave Lois his Superman armor. That would be so cool.

    Ah, screw it. I was g more

  • 8.0

    Surprisingly pretty solid.

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    AdmiralWhiskers Jul 18, 2019

    First off, I get that the variant cover is supposed to be of Lois Lane...but it looks more like a cheesecake cover of Cosmo. Not unappreciated on this end, but not Lois Lane either.

    Next, I note that Bendis has a thing for two-page spreads in his books -- much more than other writers in their books. While the imagery is powerful, I can't help but think that it's a shortcut mechanism for Bendis as he squeezes more and more books into his repertoire. Perhaps he should cut back and perhaps edit a couple of the books he currently writes.

    The retelling of Superman's origin is interesting, giving Bendis a chance to place his spin on the momentous end of Krypton. But I have to ask, why would a Kryptonian scientist leave a more

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