Superman #31

Writer: Phillip K. Johnson, Sean Lewis Artist: Sami Basri, Scott Godlewski, Norm Rapmund Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 12, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 28
7.7Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

“The One Who Fell” part two! Thought to have been defeated long ago by Superman and his allies, the ancient Shadowbreed have returned in a horrifying new form, and Superman’s oldest ally has been assimilated into their ranks. As Jon and the besieged new Thakkramite leader search for the key that will help them defeat the creatures, Superman returns to the site of his first historic victory over the Shadowbreed in an attempt to warn the Thakkramites of the incoming threat. But Superman’s old allies kept terrible secrets from him, and both he and Jon are more vulnerable against the Shadowbreed than they know.
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  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz May 12, 2021

    All in all, this is another fine issue of this title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jun 14, 2021

    Superman #31 is another great chapter in Phillip Kennedy Johnson's father-son story. Johnson proves that he has a strong grasp on the relationship between Superman and his son. And Sean Lewis' "Tales of Metropolis" continues to be an entertaining romp that brings some underused favourite characters back into the spotlight. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 11, 2021

    This arc has been solid although it really feels focused to finish placing Jon in the Superman role whether he or the readers are ready for it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 11, 2021

    Scott Godlewski's art is also particularly strong this issue, combining strong designs for the two Supermen with a dark, creepy, and genuinely alien tone that sets the mood perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz May 11, 2021

    Superman and Superman Jr. are racing to save the Thakkramites from the Shadowbreed, but are they too late? AlsoJon learns a new trick with one of his abilities! Pick it up to find out which one! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley May 17, 2021

    A story about Superman fighting an alien invasion reveals itself to be much deeper than it appears. The creative team shows the bond between father and son, and teaches that it came be complicated while still loving and respectful. Its only drug down by some rough moments in fill-in art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth May 20, 2021

    Superman #31 is another great Superman comic. Kennedy highlights one of Supermans weaknesses while also showing one of his strengths- his selflessness. He keeps playing with the whole fathers and sons thing, and it works. Godlewski and Rapmunds art is pretty great and fits the story well, and the backup is pretty good, even if it reads a little fast. All in all, this is an entertaining read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Ryan Perry May 11, 2021

    Johnson, Godlewski and Rapmund deliver an interesting side-adventure which is integral to the re-development of Jon Kent as a prominent character in the DC Universe. They're pulling it off more successfully than most anyone could imagine following such a negative fan reaction to the character's initial aging up. It can only be imagined that it'll just get better from here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail May 11, 2021

    A decent chapter in the Superman saga, but does not reach the same excitement previous issues had. Superman and his son face a new and unique adventure, but overall it seems more stop gap than forward moving. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 11, 2021

    Scott Godlewski and Norm Rapmund do fine work with the art in the issue, but the action is the only thing that really resonated. Everything else felt flat and there wasn't a sense of danger in the shadowbreed when they were revealed. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 17, 2021

    I thought this was an okay issue. But I don't find the plot too compelling. And the father/son theme isn't different from one issue to the next so feels a bit repetitive. I am intrigued how it all gets solved in the end. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Christian Hoffer May 12, 2021

    The book shines when it spotlights Jon struggling to live up to his father's image and keeps the main plotline from being a mostly standard sci-fi plot. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 11, 2021

    While the story isn't all that intriguing or surprising, there are some character elements to this issue that I really enjoy and amazing art throughout the book. I just wish that we didn't have this backup bogging down the series with its nonsense. Hopefully, things will get better as this series continues but right now Superman isn't a series that I find myself looking forward to. Read Full Review

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