Superman #24

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Kevin Maguire, John Timms Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 12, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 19
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Superman’s legendary susceptibility to magic is about to turn his life inside out and upside down. A mysterious new villain has come into Superman’s world to pit him against the most powerful sorcerer and agent for the Lords of Order: Doctor Fate!

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Aug 12, 2020

    With Bendis's run on Superman starting to wind down, I think issues like this one are what I'll miss the most. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Aug 11, 2020

    SUPERMAN #24 wrapped up this arc in an unexpected way. It was great getting to see Superman team up with a purely magical character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 11, 2020

    There are a lot of double-page spreads in this oversized comic, but too many of them are just static shots without any real action. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Aug 17, 2020

    I understand these are superhero comics so we need extradimensional punches and magical threats. I wish we got a single issue of Superman just talking to Dr. Fate about his problems without the villainous plot. And the Xanadoth threat comes and goes so quickly, I felt shortchanged by it, even if I thought of it more like the subplot! I know ... Xanadoth isn't gone. Maybe this was an amuse bouche to whet my appetite for more.  Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 11, 2020

    Kevin Maguire and John Timms do some good work with the art, but the story really relegates them to crafting panels showing the characters preparing to act rather than being active. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Aug 16, 2020

    Since the start of Bendis' run on Superman, the writing has been all over the place. Some issues have been great and others… well not so great. Superman #24 seems to fall somewhere in the middle. There's the makings of an excellent story in here, but somehow it comes out as good, but not great. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 11, 2020

    While I enjoyed the art in this issue, there wasn't much else to really sink your teeth into besides for a "wow" moment that might hook some, with Superman and Doctor Fate combining their powers.  It's really just smoke and mirrors though to hide the fact that this new villain was lame as hell, and there really wasn't much of a story here. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail Aug 12, 2020

    Superman#24 is a mostly forgettable issue. A seemingly important antagonist shows up only to leave shortly after. This Xanadoth arc was clearly a filler story and it reads like one. If you miss Superman this week you aren't missing much. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Aug 13, 2020

    Superman #24 is kind of mystifying, which should be a good thing for a magic story but isn't. It's sort of cliche and could have been more interesting if Bendis went full Bendis on it instead of tacking on an action plot with a new villain that is lackluster at best. The art is pretty good, so there's that. It's not a terrible comic, but it's nothing special. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Aug 12, 2020

    I hope they get it together as this feels like a complete waste of time. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 11, 2020

    Next issue is being hyped as a big milestone issue, but simply reaching issue 25 for the latest relaunch of The Man of Steel doesnt seem to be something worth celebrating. Considering how drastically hes upended everything with Superman, Im more concerned how Bendis is going to shake up everything once again. Read Full Review

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