Superman #4

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Jamal Campbell, Nick Dragotta Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 17, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 73
8.7Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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INTRODUCING THE KRYPTONITE KLAW! Superman is vulnerable to Kryptonite, but what happens when other dangerous superhumans are exposed to it? If Superman wants to stop Metropolis's newest enemies, he must uncover Lex Luthor's secret past!

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth May 18, 2023

    Superman #4 is a marvelous comic. The saga of Dr. Pharm and Graft continues, while also doing incredible character work and throwing in some interesting changes to the game. The Superman renaissance continues, and Superman is at its forefront. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg May 16, 2023

    Another five star issue for Team Superman. The story is headed in an excellent direction, spearheaded by the incredible visuals of Campbell. The Man of Steel never looked better. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 16, 2023

    This has been one of the best Superman runs in recent memory, and certainly the best that focuses on Superman in his most iconic settingsMetropolis, with his classic supporting cast, and sparring with Lex Luthor. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Tyler Davis May 16, 2023

    Excellent in every way,Superman #4is proof that Joshua Williamson & Jamal Campbell's work on this title isn't just a happy accident. It's concrete excellence. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Matthew Aguilar May 17, 2023

    Superman continues to fire on all cylinders, and is unquestionably one of DC's best and brightest. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez May 16, 2023

    Superman #4 continues Superman's struggle to find and stop Dr. Pharm and Graft with Lex Luthor's reluctant help. The story gets better and better as the issue progresses, and the last-moment twist is amazing. Couple a great story with fantastic art, and this issue is a winner. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 16, 2023

    Superman feels noticeably fresher with Williamson conceiving fascinating subplots, Superman-level threats and Campbells gorgeous artwork. This arc is growing steadily and this issue is an ideal jumping on point for readers whove heard good things but havent checked it out yet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 20, 2023

    The first storyline is done, and this new one is already here with a load of charm and some of the best artwork in comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 16, 2023

    Campbell and Dragotta deliver some beautifully detailed and lively art filled with great energy. The visual styles complement each other wonderfully and enhance the story even more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler May 17, 2023

    Superman #4 kicks off a new story as Silver Banshee gets roped into the schemes of Dr. Pharm and Graft to combat the Man of Steel. The story and writing by Joshua Williamson continues to be great, particularly with the handling of Superman and Lex Luthor's new dynamic with each other which has a give and take nature to it. Jamal Campbell's art is just as great whether it's illustrating Silver Banshee and her new powers or just Superman, Luthor, and the rest of Metropolis. One downside is that the fight between Superman and Silver Banshee is pretty short. However, the comic does provide a spicy reveal that I'm confident the creative team can handle and expand on in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Lukas Shayo May 16, 2023

    As always, the future looks bright afterSuperman#4. The art remains a highlight, especially whenever the newly mutated Silver Banshee is on the prowl. The intrigue in the run is already piling up as SuperCorp builds legitimacy, and the added romance between Jimmy and Banshee is sure to add some fun conflict in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 12, 2024

    There's a lot to like in this issue overall though some of the core things that bother me are still here. We do get a bit more breathing space when it comes to Lex and Superman which is a plus but there's a death of quality Clark time. Perhaps that happens more in a different title. I do like what we get of Lex and Superman but I was more intrigued by Silver Banshee's home life, the reveal at the end, and the truth of what Lex's first days in Metropolis are like. Most villains see themselves as the hero and there's likely some truth to what happened but you get the sense that it's a lot darker than what we got. It is, at least, an interesting way to re-introduce the purple and green designs in a pre-Superman era. Not that I pay much mind to timelines and continuity anymore. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 22, 2023

    I like the cliffhanger. Jimmy knows Siobhan was the Banshee and he loves her. Nice they have an honest relationship with no secrets! Whew! Even though the issue felt like a quick read, there is a lot to digest there. Lex's dreams and the timing of the Pharm/Graft revenge are things I still want to learn more about. But overall, this was a meaty, fun, and beautiful issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte May 20, 2023

    Superman #4 spends too much time beating the dead horse that Superman doesn't really trust Lex, and Lex is not being truthful. Not much happens in this issue, which makes the irritating tone that much worse. Read Full Review

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