Superman #29

Writer: Phillip K. Johnson, Sean Lewis Artist: Sami Basri, Phil Hester Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 10, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 53
7.9Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson jumps from DC Future State back to the present for a two-part story that spans Superman and Action Comics this month!
In “The Golden Age,” Jonathan Kent steps back to examine his father’s legacy. When a monstrous foe from outer space attacks Clark-and nearly kills him!-this young hero must consider the fact that his father died once before, and the Legion of Super-Heroes told him he could die again. Any threat could be the one-including this one!
And in the new backup “Tales of Metropolis” story, writer Sean Lewis (DC Future State: Superman of Metropolis) and artist Sami Basri (Harley more

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 9, 2021

    With an entertaining main story and entertaining secondary piece, Supermana first entry to the Infinite Frontier landscape proved to be a major success. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Cody White Mar 9, 2021

    Superman #29 is a heartfelt, emotionally impactful book from start to finish, focusing on the complex relationship between Clark and Jon as well as Metropolis and the rest of the universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Mar 10, 2021

    In a short secondary story at the end of the issue, we get Tales From Metropolis, where Jimmy Olsen heads out into the field to interview some of the more unique citizens of Metropolis. This first story follows DC Comics' everyman, Bibbo Bibbowski. It's a pleasant and organic view of a legendary city through eyes other than Superman's.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Mar 9, 2021

    This has been such a great read and I can’t wait to see where we’ll go in Jon and Clark’s relationship. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 9, 2021

    Definitely a more straight-forward narrative than Lewis' previous Superman stories, and it shows he has a great grasp of old-school Metropolis continuity. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Mar 10, 2021

    Superman #29 is an auspicious start for the Infinite Frontier era of the Superman titles. Phillip Kennedy Johnson's first full story hits all the right notes. I look forward to seeing what he has in store for the two Supermen. I also look forward to seeing Sean Lewis exploring Superman's supporting cast in future installments of his "Tales of Metropolis". Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Mar 17, 2021

    Superman #29 is the beginning of a new Superman epic, and it definitely delivers. Kennedy Johnson tells an interesting story, one of fathers and sons, and adds some more intriguing elements like what exactly Waller is up to. Hester's artworks for the action and the character acting but isn't as good when it comes to the monster's designs. The back-up story by Lewis and Basri is interesting as well, and it will be fun to see where it goes. This is a great Superman issue, a wonderful way to open up a new era for the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail Mar 10, 2021

    Overall a solid new start to Superman that features a lot of promise in what is to come. It is a quick read and the setup is there, but the payoff is still waiting. Hopefully, this is a new direction for Superman that elevates the title to its deserved iconic status. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Mar 12, 2021

    A new creative team sets the Kent family on a new path that may prove to be the last Superman story! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Mar 10, 2021

    All in all, a solid start to a new age of Superman. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux Mar 14, 2021

    Superman #29 is a promising start. Philip Kennedy Johnson, despite his relative greenness, displays an acute understanding of the form and characters. Phil Hester, who's demonstrated his value over and over again, proves he has not lost a step over the years. The plot leaves a bit to be desired, but the strong character dynamics and wonderful visuals more than make up for it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Daniel Berlin Mar 9, 2021

    Superman #29 is a great start for Clark and Jonathan Kent, with a strong emotional core. Unfortunately, the backup story doesn't live up to the potential of what Infinite Frontier can be. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Mar 9, 2021

    Overall, this issue was flat and the illustrations were too cartoony for my taste. That said, I'm not giving up on this series of PKJs run by any stretch. One issue is way too early to write a creative team off. However, this opening installment wasn't anything like what readers saw from PKJ in FUTURE STATE. And if you're like me and thats what drew you into this issue, I think youll be a bit disappointed. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God bless! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Mar 9, 2021

    Between the backup and the main story, Superman #29 makes for an enjoyable read, even if it's a bit of light one. The examination on the changing relationship between Superboy and Superman by Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Phil Hester is strong, but the faster pace makes the comic feel a bit uneven since the backup is so much more verbose. There's a good chance readers may end up taking more time to read the secondary story than the main one. Superman #29 ends up being a bit like a good fast food meal " one that you get a craving for in the middle of a day on a summer afternoon. This isn't particularly filling, but it hits the spot when it counts. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 12, 2021

    I don't know if I like that Jon knows this stuff.But there is little time to rest.The breach is back open. And Kelex knows that the first breach originated in the STAR Labs satellite.So what do we think of STAR Labs being re-cast as an almost exclusively villainous/corrupt organization.So off the Supers go to fight once more.I'll have to see how this plays out.But I don't know if I want Jon to be further traumatized and definitely don't want him villain-ized. There is a back-up story by Sean Lewis and Sam Basri. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 9, 2021

    Hester's art is good but feels limited in its scope. Sami Basri's art is beautifully detailed and filled with some fun visual moments. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Mar 10, 2021

    The ideas behind this Superman story are interesting, but they need to be executed better. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 9, 2021

    The ideas of Superman's time coming to an end and Amanda Waller testing our Man of Steel are intriguing concepts that have me interested, I just wish that they were presented in a better way that didn't take most of the issue for Superman and Jon to talk to each other, while also feeling like the story was just a redo of what we got recently with Dr. Glory. Sadly, I wasn't too fond of the art here either and just hope that things smooth out as this new era of Superman continues. Read Full Review

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