Superman #12

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: David Baldeon Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 20, 2024 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 26
8.1Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

+ Pull List

Superman is the brains while Lex is the brawn, as they team up to battle the Lex Luthor Revenge Squad for the fate of Metropolis. Lex has sworn to Superman that he is a changed man, but to what lengths will he go to stop his enemies?! And what danger from deep space rapidly makes its way toward Earth?

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Mar 20, 2024

    Superman continues to be one of the best series in comics, and somehow it seems to only be getting bigger and bolder from here. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 19, 2024

    Joshua Williamson has built one of the best Superman events in recent memory over the last year by going in deep on the complex, often dysfunctional bond between Superman and Lex Luthor. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Aspiring Kryptonian - David Beasley Mar 19, 2024

    Although I find the art fun and adventurous, I can see it not being for everyone.The only other mild complaint is the lack of Marilyn Moonlight.I kind of figured she'd play into this more, but that just adds to the idea we haven't reached the end of this story yet. Otherwise this is a near perfect issue that brilliantly answers questions by posing more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 23, 2024

    It's a big, superheroic story finale in excellent fashion. This series has been truly great, and leads to a great finale in classic superhero fashion. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 19, 2024

    Baldeon delivers some great art in the issue. Baldeon and Rapmund offer soaring action and visual thrills throughout the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 20, 2024

    Williamson has been very intentional about exploring new avenues for Superman and not just repeating what's been done over and over. This fresh approach helps make the stories less predictable and much more enjoyable. The only thing holding the story back was the ease in defeating the Revenge Squad after they'd been built up on their own as major Superman-beating level threats. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 25, 2024

    You know, as a reader, this has been a decent run of stories. I wouldn't say a slow burn because the issues have been snappy, semi-self-contained all while the main plot has been pushing forward monthly. So this finale seems more like a sprint to the finish line than the steady pace I felt it needed. I suppose that Williamson deserves some praise; I wanted more story.  Still, despite the action, this felt like an ending with a loud whimper rather than a thunderous bang. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Mar 19, 2024

    Its the big finale to Joshua Williamsons first big arc on Superman, and what we got was aces. While not everything hit, it was those moments like Lois being by Clarks bedside, or the kitschy, yet lush adventure set in the Wild West with Marilyn Moonlight. Lots to enjoy, and while its not the best Dark Phoenix Saga, its still an enjoyable comic just the same. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Mar 21, 2024

    Superman #7 quickly rifles through the list of major questions to rush through the answers and end the arc in a petite yet unsatisfying little package. The art looks great, and the ending feels technically complete, but the end result is ultimately mediocre. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Mar 20, 2024

    Superman #12 brings the Lex Luthor Revenge Squad stroyline to a close. Unfortunately, the story here feels a bit rushed with the resolutions to the krpytonite incident and dealing with the Revenge Squad. What makes this disappointing is that the series built up Pharm and Graft since the first issue to be a big threat, but now that they've made their big play, now that we've got the Lex Luthor Revenge Squad, it's all been sadly underwhelming. Despite that, the best parts of this comic are Superman and Lex Luthor and the dynamic they share, which is clearly growing stronger, at least in a way that makes sense for these two. So, it'll be great to see more of their partnership in the upcoming story event. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    derbycomics Mar 20, 2024

    This was a satisfying conclusion to the first major arc of Joshua Williamson’s run. The issue neatly ties up the major loose threads left dangling, leaving us w/ a sense of closure while teasing us with the next major arc on the final page.

    Williamson deserves credit for crafting a succinct and suspenseful finale. The story focuses on the conclusion to Superman & Lex’s confrontation w/ Graft, Pharm, & Lex’s mom. We see Lex grapple w/ the choice of defeat his mother or saving the millions of lives. With a little nudging from Superman, he chooses what’s best for the greater good. Thankfully, the resolution avoids an outright redemption moment for Lex. Instead, Superman acknowledges Lex’s aid while recognizing his inherent more

  • 8.0
    ResearchReader Mar 24, 2024

    This did wrap everything up more or less, but it honestly felt like Williamson had so much going on from the previous issues that a lot of threats fizzled to focus on the gas and Lex's mother. Pharm and Graft as well as the revenge squad (especially the squad) came to nothing. A sad end to really cool villains. I can only hope they escape and get up to more great modifications.

    It was nice to see Superman actually accept SuperCorp and realize that the people working in it are good even if Lex is not.

    Art was a let down. Like it wasnt terrible, just worse than previous artists. They need to up the artist came again. This is the main Superman book for goodness sake!

  • 7.5

    I'm pretty pleased with how this turned out. I'm also glad to see Pharm, Graft and the Chained being put away before they got too monotonously overused. I really hope we don't see them again for a while. Especially Luthor's mother, who added nothing but a lame unwanted new character.
    I must confess I'm not really looking forward to the Brainaiac arc much because Williamson is likely going to try and leave it off where he'll expect us to get his next event, which I will not do. I washed my hands of events long ago and still have no desire to ever waste money on one again. Plus the fact that Brainiac isn't really interesting as a villain anymore. He's too much a machine now. He's like a Star Trek borg, monotonously overused characters I more

  • 7.5
    fzanca Mar 24, 2024

    I'm glad this arc is over. It was getting pretty tired. I like Lex stepping in, but I don't know how he got out of prison. Everything gets tied in a neat little bow. I also like Lena shutting off the suits, though I don't think it would be that easy. Lex would have installed a redundancy. I'm looking forward to the next arc and hoping it's better.

    My Comic Review Channel - https://youtu.be/C5bh9PTV_XM

  • 6.0
    superstan52 Mar 19, 2024

    The art, when this series rebooted, was SO INNOVATIVE and imaginative. WHAT HAPPENED? this looks nothing like Supes and Lois comes off like a simpering 16 year old. Very cartoonish. Script lacked tension or surprises, and I expect more from Lex than reluctant compliance.

  • 10
    purifier Apr 10, 2024

  • 10
    twiglk Mar 27, 2024

  • 10
    Paul0 Mar 25, 2024

  • 10
    Tedbin Mar 24, 2024

  • 10
    Trainea Mar 23, 2024

  • 10
    monk Mar 21, 2024

  • 10
    StrandedGecko54 Mar 20, 2024

  • 10
    YBWonder Mar 19, 2024

  • 8.5
    wesshamu Mar 27, 2024

  • 8.5
    retcon_D Mar 23, 2024

  • 8.0
    K-23 Apr 17, 2024

  • 8.0
    Deadlock 92 Mar 31, 2024

  • 8.0
    ed1138 Mar 23, 2024

  • 8.0
    Toni Mar 19, 2024

  • 8.0
    daspidaboy Mar 19, 2024

  • 8.0
    ZachPort123 Mar 19, 2024

  • 7.5
    Smithd33 Mar 22, 2024

  • 7.0
    Watchtower022 Mar 30, 2024

  • 7.0
    TheFallenKing13 Mar 20, 2024

  • 7.0

  • 5.0
    AGJ Mar 20, 2024

Reviews for the Week of...

April

March

More