Superman #28

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 16, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 27
6.8Critic Rating
4.0User Rating

It’s the Man of Steel’s last stand in this final Superman tale by the superstar team of Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Reis, and Joe Prado! Superman comes face to face with an alien race that he desperately wants to help before it is too late. As the cosmically powered race known as the Synmar aim their deadly power at the Man of Steel’s adopted planet, Superman finds himself pushed past anything he has ever faced! Get ready to experience a powerhouse moment for Superman that’s been years in the making!

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Dec 30, 2020

    Superman #28 is Bendiss final issue on the book and its perfect. Not so much the plot of the issue- it merely feels like some cool background scenery for the real action of the book- Lana Langs narration and her sharing Lois Lanes opinion of Superman. Bendis makes his final statement on Superman and he nails it, just as hes nailed the character continually, even if some of his stories werent the best. Ivan Reis proves why hes one of the best Superman artists on the last twenty years with this issue, his action penciling bringing the action home with his character acting really sealing the deal and giving the comic the oomph it needs. Bendiss run hasnt been all roses and this issue is kind of like that in microcosm- the story the issue is telling is good but Bendis nails Superman so well that it elevates the whole thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Dec 18, 2020

    Superman #28 marks the end of Brian Michael Bendis' tenure on the title. As I have said before I am sad to see him leave. I think his run on this book and Action Comics had way more ups than downs. Bendis' knack with dialogue and character has made the Superman supporting cast as important as they have been for decades. And his take on Supergirl has been great. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comic Watch - Cody White Dec 15, 2020

    The end of the two-year run is over with this slightly awkward end to an otherwise spectacular year inSuperman #28 from #DCComics @BRIANMBENDIS #ivanreis @DannyMiki_ @Sinccolor @daveLsharpe . Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 15, 2020

    There are some great moments in this issue, but it often feels like the end of an act"not the end of a run as a whole. I'm not sure where Bendis lands after this run, but I hope he gets to continue to place his stamp on the DCU. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Dec 22, 2020

    An epic run comes to a quiet (and lovely) conclusion Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Christian Hoffer Dec 16, 2020

    Superman #28 serves as a finale for Brian Bendis' multi-year run on the Man of Steel's core series, bringing home his, Ivan Reis, and others' additions to the Superman mythos while reminding readers of the character's many timeless qualities. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 15, 2020

    Ivan Reis delivers some fantastic art throughout the issue. Reis has a firm grasp on the power and majesty of the character and that comes across in the imagery. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 15, 2020

    Bendis' Superman run could have been so much better. He understood the man, but he was so intent on upending so much that was working just fine from the previous regime to make his own mark that he lost the majority of what made the Superman Rebirth era so entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Dec 21, 2020

    All of these characters have been wasted for so long that it would be nice. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 15, 2020

    Our Symar tale and Bendis' run on this book comes to a close this issue and with that..... it's a hard to follow mess that thankfully looks good but focuses a bunch of the story through narration that doesn't matter just to tell you that Superman is great and that we all love him. This Synmar aspect though is convoluted as hell and left my head spinning in trying to figure out what actually happened in this arc.   Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Dec 17, 2020

    And with Superman #28, Brian Michael Bendis' time as writer of the title comes to a close. Although, there were some bright spots in that run, I hope the next creative team takes a good hard look at the state Bendis has left the Superman mythos in. Bendis ignored the old adage "if it's not broke, don't fix it", and now the incoming creative team actually needs to do some fixing. Read Full Review

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