Superman #5

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Jamal Campbell Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 21, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 55
9.2Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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Silver Banshee is back--and more dangerous than ever! Given a massive power upgrade by Lex Luthor's archenemies, Silver Banshee's scream rocks Metropolis, and Superman must stop her from destroying his city while also saving her life. Be ready for the shock ending that stabs this series in its heart!

  • 10 - Matthew Aguilar Jun 21, 2023

    Banshee's powers make every page come alive, and when the story moves to darker places, the team hits just as hard, delivering one of the series' most unexpected heartbreaking moments so far. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jun 28, 2023

    Now that is a great cliffhanger! Yes, the Parasite and the Banshee are 'defeated' easily. But they are sort of small components of the bigger plot and I am okay with it. Because it is the big story that I am finding compelling. And there are enough 'small moments' in these mini-chapters to  keep me smiling. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 20, 2023

    Im looking forward to the next installment of this arc as this creative team is soaring with this compelling take on the Man of Steel and his pals. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 20, 2023

    The back-and-forth between Superman and his new associates is a great part of this series, as he constantly frustrates Luthor by refusing to give up his morals. This is also the best use of Jimmy since his solo series, as the offbeat former cub reporter actually seems like an adventurous and heroic person in his own right. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Jun 20, 2023

    Superman #5 may be the best issue in Williamson's run, with a highly entertaining and amusing mix of action, heart, drama, and humor. Jimmy Olsen gets a big moment to shine with Superman, and the art is fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Lukas Shayo Jun 20, 2023

    Superman #5 builds on the rest of the Banshee arc and brings it to a satisfying close. The questions that it raises remain compelling, especially when it comes to Lex's redemption. The only reason that the cliffhanger ending disappoints is that it means another two months before we get to learn just what's going to happen to Superman's greatest nemesis. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Jun 21, 2023

    Superman #5 concludes the story arc with Silver Banshee as Superman resolves the fight, with a little help from his pal and Banshee's new boyfriend Jimmy Olsen. The comic does a good job showing how the two hook up and sells the relationship between Jimmy Olsen and Silver Banshee as genuine. Jimmy even gets his time to shine in his own way with Superman. The creative team do a great job with giving this comic heart, laughs, and a good deal of action. And the ending will definitely create shockwaves for Superman and the rest of DC Comics, at least it should. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 24, 2023

    Story, art and characters weave together so well in this enjoyable, hugely entertaining and very clever issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Jun 20, 2023

    Its the fifth issue of the newest run of Williamson and Campbells return of Superman to his own self-titled series, and theyre still off to a strong start. The newest additions to the Superman rogues gallery hasnt been the greatest of additions, the story being delivered has been entertaining. Williamsons sticking to his strengths, and has managed to avoid some pitfalls thats negatively affected some of his more loftier series. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 20, 2023

    Campbell delivers some beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. The visual style of the story allows for some great character moments as well as explosive action and adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Jun 27, 2023

    I'm excited for this series again, and I can't wait for more stories like this. Read Full Review

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