Superman #15

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 18, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 35
8.0Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

At last, it's the return of the Legion of Super-Heroes! The greatest super heroes of the 32nd century have traveled back in time not just to meet the heroes who inspired them, but to make an offer...but to which hero? And why will that choice tear Superman's life apart? Plus, the fallout from Lex Luthor's conversation with Lois Lane escalates! What dark secret did Lex tell Lois?

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Sep 18, 2019

    Even as it feels like the main event is winding down there are still a few more pieces to put into place before this story feels complete. I'm glad the story told so far has been allowed all the time it needs to get to its end. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Sep 27, 2019

    I find myself very conflicted with Bendis' Unity Saga storyline. I hate many of the decisions that Bendis made to set this story in motion, such as aging Jon and shoehorning Rogol Zaar into the story of Krypton's destruction. But given the questionable start, he has managed to bring it to a somewhat satisfying conclusion. I have to conclude that I enjoyed reading the story, but I look forward to the next major retcon that wipes away the parts of the Superman mythos that Bendis broke to produce this story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 23, 2019

    There was so much to love in this saga and in this conclusion in particular. It is because of issues like this that I still read comics. So that I can still be inspired. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Cody White Sep 21, 2019

    It's the dawn of an exciting new era for Superman and his family in Superman #15(Bendis, Reis, Prado, Olcair, Sinclair, Sharp). Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux Sep 18, 2019

    I know I'm beginning to sound like a broken record, but Superman #15 is the best issue of the series. It just keeps improving. Bendis and Reis manage to not just set-up multiple exciting future plot threads, but also satisfyingly wrap-up the others. Frankly, I haven't been this excited to read Superman in years. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence Sep 18, 2019

    The book was just an all around delight to consume. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 18, 2019

    It feels like we're seeing real movement here, and the dialogue is Bendis at his best. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 18, 2019

    All of the artists contribute some amazing visuals to this issue. All of the moments I want to talk about would spoil key plot points so Ill recommend reading it yourself. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 24, 2019

    This is not an easy book for people to just drop into because it's the end of a storyline that Bendis has been telling over the last year while serving as a launching point for a big property that I love. I'm able to connect the dots based on the limited reading I did before and my longtime love of the Legion in all its various forms. I can see how Bendis is looking to take the things that were lost in the original Crisis and bring them back but working within the current continuity and tweaking other things. It does work but it still pains the heart a little bit remembering those classic adventures, the pocket universe, and all the other ways it was patched over the years. That's part of what makes the Legion special for many. There's a lot of potential here and I'm excited to see if it can be fully realized. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Cori McCreery Sep 18, 2019

    All in all, Superman #15 was one of the strongest issues yet of Bendis's Superman. It conveyed a sense of closure at the first chapter of the story and a sense of hope for what's to come. I believe Clark and his family are in capable hands going forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Christian Hoffer Sep 18, 2019

    It took way too long for this arc to end, but it brought in a ton of really interesting ideas that could set the tone for the next few years of a lot of DC books. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 21, 2019

    The previous issues' storylines are wrapped up and the Legion makes an extended cameo. I picked this up solely for the Legion, but there were enough breadcrumbs in this book for me to be curious about what led up to this team's inclusion. There's some solid emotion in this issue, with the visuals particularly strong. This whets my appetite for more Legion in the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Sep 18, 2019

    Superman #15 puts Bendis' first big Superman story to bed in a beautiful fashion. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Sep 20, 2019

    Their personalities comes through in the artwork as well. Ivan Reis does a great job throughout the entire comic but the highlight is certainly the pages featuring the Legion. You can tell from their cheering, smiling faces how excited the teenagers are to witness the very first Unity Day, how much it means to them. The costumes all look great too. Some of my personal favorites are the ones on Lightning Lad, Timber Wolf and Brainiac 5. Each costume is unique but are also cohesive at the same time. They are all vibrant, colorful designs that denote a bright, shining future. In "Superman" #15, the end of the 'Unity Saga' is really a new beginning. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 18, 2019

    Bendis introduces a charming take on the Legion, but the long-awaited conclusion to the Rogol Zaar/Jor-El arc that's lasted over a year was seriously underwhelming. Superman continues to feel like a book badly in need of a firm direction and a renewed focus on its title character. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Sep 21, 2019

    At any rate, Legion of Super-Heroes fans can absolutely skip Superman #15. I know that the Legionnaires are on the cover of this issue. But, trust me, that is false advertising. The Legion are only in ten of the twenty-three pages of this issue. And in those ten pages the Legion are largely just there for window dressing and humor. They are never the focus of the story. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 18, 2019

    While there are a few moments here that can give you the feels, while being given some excellent art throughout, the overall feel of this book doesn't come off as big as it should and quickly moves on from important details about all the characters involved.  I'm always looking for more out of this title and by this point I don't ever think I'm going to get it. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 19, 2019

    The last page is the only redeeming part. But even that was hard. Hopefully the next issue picks up with a new storyline and we can leave the Unity Saga behind us. It's been over a year of this story and it just was a drag. It's time for a change. Read Full Review

  • 7.5

    I didn't hate this one. I like that *spoiler* was returned to *spoiler* and also some of the momente between the Els and Zods.

  • 7.5
    egonnn244 Sep 19, 2019

    "Unity Day!"

    Fun, lighthearted and just so damn entertaining.

  • 5.5
    allenquanobi Sep 18, 2019

    God fucking damn it. Bendis again ignoring continuity as he did in his marvel days. This Superman is a pre-Flashpoint, post-Crisis Superman. It's just so odd to see Superman react with a huh? to seeing the Legion when he's worked with them multiple times. He should definitely know who the Legion of Super-Heroes are, he grew up hanging out with most of them. And I don't wanna see replies saying oh it's rebirth, it's part of New 52, this Superman is literally transported from before New 52, and in the Superman Reborn arc in Tomasi's run he merged both histories so everything happened. It just continues the theory that Bendis is literally the top gun and uneditable at DC. Literally the best story DC has put out in years, Doomsday Clock more

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  • 4.0
    M1sf1r3 Nov 19, 2019

    Hey, it's time to do Bendis' Superman. GGREEAATTT. Oh and it's also a Legion focused issue too! This will definitely bode well for the rating because as everyone knows Bendis Superman + Bendis Legion is a really good number. Let's get this over with so I can go and enjoy reviewing Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen instead.

    The Good:
    Positives... Positives... Oh, the art is great.

    I do also like the idea of New Krypton, so for now Bendis has my slight trust in this area.

    The Bad:
    You know it! It's time for some Bendis-Speak! Woo!

    I don't exactly know why the Legion needed another reboot but oh well, Bendis is back at it again.

    Jon's barely been back in this book. Serious more

  • 3.5
    Amazing Psycamorean Sep 22, 2019

    Lol, bring back Supes' father just to make him a subpar villain that was once deemed important, and then kill him off in a way that doesn't even make sense with the reasoning given.

  • 2.5
    Spacey Medicine Sep 28, 2019

    Oh wow how sad that Jor-El is dead I’m weeping. I’m so glad we brought him back, so worth it you guys.

  • 1.0
    Prodigalson16 Dec 17, 2020

    Fuck you Bendis

  • 1.0
    RBL Sep 18, 2019

    I expected the "grand finale" of the Unity Saga to be something unsatisfying and ultimately mediocre, but I had no idea it was going to be the single stupidest finale I've read recently.

    There are a lot of problems with it, not the least of which is the end of "Jor-El"'s arc. I mean, he's disposed of as easily as if there was no importance to him. I mean, after all he was only the catalyst for the entire story so far; there are no words that properly express how dumb this all was.

    "generic alien" (rogol-zaar) was confirmed to be nothing more than a discount doomsday, with a few extra taken off the top because it's damaged. Good riddance. Pointless villain that the writer could never even get right.

    As far as more

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