Superman #6

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Joe Prado, Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 12, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 36
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It's the moment you never thought you'd see-Superman must team with General Zod to defeat Rogol Zaar or risk banishment for all three in the cold prison of the Phantom Zone forever. Whatever you do, do not skip to the last page-the end of this issue changes the lives of Superman and his family forever as the Unity Saga continues!

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Dec 14, 2018

    The ending has quite a surprise that leads into the next issue. I don't want to spoil it but it's a very thought out moment and boy does it work. Bendis has a plan in place and it's wonderful. Let's see where it goes from here. I just know that it'll be someplace great. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 16, 2018

    Overall, I'm really enjoying the Bendis run on this title. A solid focus on story and character, lots of surprises and a healthy dollop of humor. What's not to like? Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Dec 18, 2018

    And all rendered so beautifully. That is a meaty read. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Ritesh Babu Dec 12, 2018

    Bendis, Reis and Reed continue to give us cosmic scope and incredibly human moments in the epic that is Superman. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Dec 12, 2018

    This issue continues the long-running battle between Rogo Zaar and Superman. Extensive times has been devoted to this battle and the outcome is still questionable. I have no idea how this will be resolved; I know that Superman has a group of heroes around him that will keep him focused on what's important. And, as of right now, Rogol is in The Phantom Zone and Superman is not. I recommend that everyone who loves Superman and DC to pick up this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 12, 2018

    Bendis' main title Superman run has been inconsistent. This issue ends with some movement on one of Bendis' most controversial changes since taking over. It'd be nice to see Bendis tap more into what made Superman such a strong title when Rebirth started. This was a good example of Bendis doing something different and it working. Let's see where he takes the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Joey Casco CSW/CSS Jan 13, 2019

    This is such a good issue. You've got blackbelt Lois, my man Bibbo, three kinds of dinosaurs, neanderthal hotness, Supes being Supes without knowing he's Supes, and every bit of dialogue that's said by Mr. Z. And the art, yet again, is so classic for the era. I love it. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Brian Arbizo Dec 14, 2018

    The story was awesome, The return of his son came out of nowhere. The writing is great. The artwork is awesome. They really conveyed the emotions in Clark's facial expression. The splash pages were beautiful as they showed the destructive power of the fight. Just simply stunning. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    On Comics Ground - Melissa Privette Dec 12, 2018

    Bendis continues to write a good Clark, and keeps the audience on tenterhooks concerning Jon's fate. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Dec 13, 2018

    So far, Bendis' work on this title has been enjoyable to read, but has left a number of matters unresolved that have made me uneasy. Now that these issues are finally being addressed, I am hopeful that Bendis will take things in the right direction – but I also have some trepidation that he might be going the wrong way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 12, 2018

    The addition of General Zod to this title has been a breath of fresh air, as the ruthless Kryptonian military man has been the perfect foil to the rambling, incoherent villainy of the sadistic Rogol Zaar. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Dec 31, 2018

    Superman #6 delivers an action packed finale to the Phantom Zone storyline and sets up a few glimpses of things to come. Its rare for a Bendis written book to be this action focused and the art team takes full advantage of it, laying out some beautiful double page spreads that capture the fight perfectly. The big reveal at the end is already controversial, but readers will have to wait to see where it goes. Superman is easily the better of Bendis two Superman books and this issue keeps that up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Dec 12, 2018

    Six issuesinto the new Superman series, one might think this is the obligatory six-issuestory arc most graphic novels are comprised of. But if so, the ending is ratheranti-climactic. Heres hoping the narrative continues next issue, cliffhangerending notwithstanding. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comic Crusaders - Daniel Clark Dec 19, 2018

    It is the type of ending that may seem like it is coming out of nowhere. What seems like the conclusion of the third act takes a massive shift to make you wonder we are heading into an entirely different storyline. Bendis is able to give you your cake and let you sample it only to make you come back later to have more, but when you do it may have additional toppings. We will have to wait and see how it all turns out. While it may cause this issue to feel a tad uneven, it does build for an even better story moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Dec 12, 2018

    An action-packed visual spectacle that serves as a satisfying feast for the eyes! Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 12, 2018

    Much of the promise of the previous issue was left unfulfilled in this one. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Dec 12, 2018

    SUPERMAN #6 seems to ditch its primary storyline in favor of bringing even more questions to the table, leaving us wondering if this series truly has direction. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jenna Anderson Dec 12, 2018

    This issue has some genuinely good moments, even if the overall structure of things is more than a little dizzying. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 12, 2018

    While I was really looking forward to this issue, the content really let me down because it refused to continue any of the progression that we were building up to just so we can have a moment of reflection about what Superman's feelings are.  The cliffhanger is interesting, but that's about all we get here besides for some decent art, which too disappoints for the initial battle scenes. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    YourGreenMuse Dec 15, 2018

    Oh joy, Rogol Zaar is just never going away, is he? He's such a crappy villain. This arc doesn't really have a conclusion. Just an abrupt stop. And after quite a lot of pacing problems throughout this arc... Well, that bodes well. Jon being back doesn't get me excited for anything. It's stupid that they aged him up and I'm certain he won't be sticking around long.

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  • 4.5
    waltgator93 Dec 12, 2018

    An issue with more narration than needed. The art was very good! Unfortunately how he got back to Earth felt forced! And not too long ago he didn’t want to keep his bad guys in the phantom zone, that’s why he let Cyborg Superman free. The whole ending seems forced. Have a feeling Adam Strange knows more than what he is letting on, and now that we have Jon back, let’s hope Bendis can show us the family Superman that we all love!

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  • 4.0
    RBL Dec 24, 2018

    Tl;dr this volume continues to be decidedly subpar. The big climactic encounter finally happens but is bogged down by meaningless dialogue it loses all steam. The hyped reunion does not happen, it’s a tease meant to make fans purchase the upcoming issue to actually see it. However, no one should ever buy this comic or Action Comics, as they have some of the worst writing in DC and the industry as a whole.

    Finally some action happens, too bad it’s dragged down by pointless monologuing. Who knew Superman was prone to waxing poetic when facing a foe who threatens the universe, but I guess 5 issues of mediocrity is not enough to allow the readers something to enjoy.

    Superman speaking about how time is distorted through more

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  • 2.0
    Spacey Medicine Jun 3, 2019

    I hate Rogol Zaar and I think that aging Jon up, or having him travel through time, or whatever, was stupid.

  • 8.0
    DGalek12 Dec 21, 2018

    The writing in this issue, in my opinion, is the worst in the series. It's not bad but, compared to the rest of the series, it's at the bottom. The captions during the splash page or spread page were boring and slow in the moment of high speed battle ( Which you are reminded several times in the first couple pages ). The art from, Ivan Reis, is beautiful as it conveyed the emotions in Superman's facial expressions. The ending left me surprised and eager to read the next issue. Overall, good issue.

  • 7.5
    egon244 Dec 12, 2018

    "For Kandor"

    It's time for a big showdown ladies and gentlemammals. It's Man of Steel and General Zod versus planet destroying criminal Rogol Zaar.

    And it's a glorious looking fight. The artwork is just amazing or Super if you will. Neither of the sides can take the lead. It is an even matchup up until the moment Supes gets sucked out of the Zone back to Earth. After that Zod stands no chance, he gets pummeled.

    On Earth, it's the usual clean up after the events of the last issues and Adam Strange knows something about Zaar but doesn't share. The issue feels a little short but all that is irrelevant because HE IS BACK!

    Jonathan Samuel Kent is back! And it kinda looks like he left for space as a more

  • 7.5
    Batman Jones Dec 12, 2018

    Superman is in great hands with Bendis. I'm enjoying Action more than Superman but I'll buy and enjoy almost anything Ivan Reis draws for more than 2-3 issues. Rogol Zaar leaves me cold as a big bad. He reminds me of nothing so much as Doomsday without a nose. This issue made me care about him for the first time. I love how different the two Superman titles are under Bendis. I haven't been a regular Marvel reader since I was a teenager so I was worried by all the concern expressed by DC fans when Bendis signed on, but after being non-plussed by the early outings, the main titles themselves have been pretty great under his pen.

  • 7.0
    Simon DelMonte Dec 13, 2018

    Great art and character play with Supes doesn't quite fix the abrupt ending of the fight, or get us any closer to knowing what's up with Rogor Zaar. The mystery of Rogor Zaar started in June and we still don't know who he is. If Bendis's run has a central flaw, this is it.

  • 7.0
    SONOFBATMANN Dec 14, 2018

    This story-arc could have easily been condensed into three or four issues. Bendis continues to write Superman like Spiderman, where he explains how he lives and interacts with his powers.

    Rogol Zaar continues to be a boring villain. No interesting dialogue or plot progression in the book.

    Ivan's art is unparalleled, and is the only thing holding this book up.

    Superboy's reveal at the end was meh.

    Let's hope Bendis doesn't ruin one of the best Rebirth characters.

  • 6.5
    Full Spread Dec 13, 2018

    While Bendis continues to give us wonderfully acute insights into Superman's psyche, the pacing feels exceedingly off by the end.

    Also--shouldn't the Justice League or, I dunno, humans protect the earth so Superman can stop a Kryptonian apocalypse? Just a thought.

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