Superman #1

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Jamal Campbell Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 22, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 105
9.1Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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IT’S THE DAWN OF DC! Superman has returned to Metropolis and his greatest enemy Lex Luthor is finally behind bars. The future of the Superman family has never been brighter! As Clark Kent settles back into his life, iconic and new enemies erupt from the shadows to strike down the Man of Steel! But waiting in the wings to back up Big Blue is…Supercorp?! What secret project has Lex given to Superman?! “A hero is only as good as their villains” will be put to the test in this brand-new oversize #1 featuring comics’ greatest superhero by DC Comics architect Joshua Williamson and award-winning superstar artist Jamal Campbell!

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 21, 2023

    Superman #1 didn't need to reinvent the character so much as assure readers that this is the character they've been invested in for decades with some fresh new wrinkles to make his modern adventures connect like the classic stories of the past. This was a good first step in rebuilding reader trust again. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 21, 2023

    The dialogue is packed with clever little Easter eggs and jokes, but there is a real sense of stakes to this story. The preview of what's to come has me more excited for a Superman comic than I have been for a very long time. I think the Golden Age for DC's original hero is in full swing. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 25, 2023

    Joshua Williamson and especially Jamal Campbell deliver a knockout first issue of their new Superman series. Everything from story to characters to especially the artwork is a true masterclass in simple, enjoyable superhero storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Feb 22, 2023

    Joshua Williamson won me over with his amazing run on The Flash. And I thoroughly enjoyed his Infinite Frontier and Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths. So, I am coming in with high expectations for this title. And if Superman #1 is any indication, he is going to live up to those expectations. And Jamal Campbell's artwork is the perfect choice to bring Williamson's story to life. I look forward to seeing what the upcoming issues have in store for the Man of Steel. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Matthew Aguilar Feb 22, 2023

    With the shaking up of the status quo in Action Comics, it's officially the dawn of a new era for Clark Kent in Superman #1, and that new era is off to a sensational start. Superman's always been iconic but it can be easy to lose sight of why, and Superman #1 beautifully captures the spirit and genuine heart of DC's most powerful hero while also evolving his extended cast and his relationship with his biggest villain. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Mar 1, 2023

    Superman #1 is the best way to kick off a new comic. Its fun and full of interesting plotlines. Williamson gives readers a little bit of everything, setting up everything to keep readers hooked. Campbell is the best Superman artist in a long time. His art is beautiful, and theres no other way to describe it. Superman is in good hands. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Feb 21, 2023

    Superman #1 is the return to form Superman fans have been waiting for. The visuals are bright and hopeful, all the characters feel like the classic/best versions of themselves, and enough status quo changes are revealed to give you the feeling the Man of Steel is moving forward into a better tomorrow. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 21, 2023

    Joshua Williamson and Jamal Campbell accomplish everything you want from a first issue with Superman #1. The foundation is set for Clark Kent, Lois Lane, and Lex Luthor's new status quo. There is a reestablishment of what Metropolis is. Then we have a renewed focus on developing Superman's rogues gallery. Its all here to build excitement for what Williamson and Campbell have planned for their Superman run and you can't help but be all in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Feb 21, 2023

    Superman #1 lays the groundwork for a new era in the Man of Steel's career as he faces off against new foes while still continuing to fight for truth, justice, and a better tomorrow. Anyone complaining that there aren't any great Superman stories should pick this issue up, because it'll definitely change their tune. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Feb 22, 2023

    Superman #1 delivers on being one of the best jumping on points in comics for not only the Dawn of DC, but more importantly for Superman fans new and old. Readers get to see Superman being Superman, helping people, saving lives, interacting with his supporting cast, and facing familiar supervillains while setting up new ones. The writing from Joshua Williams is on point with the characters, dialogue, and pacing, and Jamal Campbell's art truly shines and makes this comic book come alive on every page in the action, talking, and intense interactions between Superman and his villains. It's not perfect, but it's wholesome, fun, humorous, dynamic, and really captures the spirit of not only Superman himself, but what a Superman comic book should be. Strong recommend for Superman fans old and new alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Anthony Bergamini Feb 21, 2023

    Superman #1 is a delight from start to finish. Williamson and Campbell completely stuff this issue with content, making it worth every cent. The art is mostly gorgeous and the new, but familiar, status quo sets up an engaging story to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 22, 2023

    Superman #1 is a lot of fun that throws in a lot of new aspects for readers. It delivers the positive flavor one would expect from the series delivering action as well as the heart in the middle of it all. A super start for Superman. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 21, 2023

    Jama Campbell is an amazing artists and his style is perfect for Superman and his world. Campbell brings big, bold visual moments throughout the issue and every page has something to capture the eye and the imagination. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Feb 27, 2023

    I know he probably has nothing to do with this new evil surgeon. But a Brainiac story by this team! That is something I really want to read. Anyways, I thought this was a very good issue. I like this creative team and there was a lot to like here. But since I don't think I quite comprehend what Lex wants, and as that is the spine this run is being built on, it isn't a home run.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Feb 22, 2023

    I really enjoyed this issue. The creative team came together to create something special. It's not perfect, but it is very good. It's a great reentry point for lapsed fans and starting point for anyone new. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Ben Morin Feb 21, 2023

    It feels cliche to say an issue is a return to form, but in Superman #1's case it earns that expression. Both casual readers and Super-fans will feel right at home here with an issue that provides what readers want while also adding fresh twists. The quality artwork and clear collaboration between writer and artist on display makes this issue well worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Feb 27, 2023

    Kindness, rather than shows of power, help begin this run on "Superman. Read Full Review

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