Superman #27

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 11, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 16
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A cosmic-level threat has come to Metropolis! Synmar has traveled across the galaxy to unleash hell on Superman-and our hero must learn that this creature is so alien that he will have to reinvent how he’s going to fight! To that end, Superman goes to the source to learn where this new nemesis came from, only to find himself in a corner of the galaxy he’s never seen before, way off the map-and he may find the return journey even harder than getting there in the first place!
Featuring an appearance by the Justice League and a new foe unlike anything the Man of Steel has ever faced, this epic slugfest is brought to you by Brian Micha more

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Nov 12, 2020

    This was a somewhat interesting Superman story, with a fairly unique villain. I am also intrigued by the significance of Lois' book, even though I suspect that it might prove anticlimactic. Bendis' stories have been somewhat hit-or-miss, but Superman #27 has proven to be one of the better issues of his run. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Nov 13, 2020

    Superman #27 came out this week and was another example of why I will be missing Brian Michael Bendis when he is off the super-titles. Throughout his run, we have seen Superman as a symbol of hope and goodness and this issue is a perfect example of that. You want to root for this Superman. You want to be this Superman. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 10, 2020

    While the pacing of this run could be off at times, I do think Bendis has a good grasp of Superman's character, and we should be headed for a satisfying finale. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Nov 18, 2020

    Superman #27 is a great Superman story, highlighting exactly who he is as a hero and person- a man who strives to defend and understand, wanting to end fights with diplomacy as much as with violence. Bendis nails this perfectly throughout the issue and paces the whole thing wonderfully. He strikes a delicate balancing act, and hes at his most Claremont-ian in this issue- using caption boxes to describe whats going on in Supermans head while also giving readers great action set pieces. Reiss pencils make sure those set pieces look great. Superman #27 is another example of just how good Bendis has gotten with the Man of Steel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail Nov 11, 2020

    This is a pretty good Superman comic. One that balances action and character development in a meaningful way. The only issue is it is coming 1/2 way through a poorly paced arc. In many ways this could have and should have been issue #1. Regardless, this is one of the better Brian Michael Bendis Superman comics to date, and it looks beautiful with Ivan Reis on art duties. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux Nov 18, 2020

    Superman #27 is, as usual, a very fun read. While I think the story is being stretched in weird places and not given enough room to breathe in others, it's hard to hate something that's page after page of fantastic art and dialogue. The characterizations sing and are the main draw for the issue. I've had a blast with this run, and I'm sad to see it come to a close with the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 10, 2020

    Ivan Reis' art is amazing. There is a vibrancy and energy to the imagery and all of the details throughout are beautifully done. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Nov 12, 2020

    A solid issue, although I feel like leaving the readers in the dark as to Superman's "crime" against the alien is a bit unnecessary and is dragging a bit too much. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 10, 2020

    Superman remains an inconsistent title based on Bendis passing fancy with subplots and characters. This arc hasnt changed anything and its become more of a countdown until a new writer comes on board. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 10, 2020

    The art continues to be amazing in this book which I'm thankful for because the story and character depictions continue to be lacking in a big way. If you were wondering if Superman was a good guy, then look no further than this issue because he'll make sure to tell you over and over again how good he is, but we hardly move the story further than we were in the last issue, while also making Superman look like a reckless fool.   Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Nov 11, 2020

    Overall, this comic is pretty thin. Most of Bendis's run has been thin. Read Full Review

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