Superman #6

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Jamal Campbell, Gleb Melnikov Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 20, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 46
8.3Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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NEW STORY ARC STARTS HERE! FIRST APPEARANCE OF A NEW SUPERMAN VILLAIN! THE CHAINED PART ONE! Following the shocking cliffhanger of Superman #5 and the events of Knight Terrors, Superman has learned that Lex Luthor kept a prisoner beneath Stryker's Island for decades. Who are they and why did Lex lock them up? Can Superman unlock the secrets of the Chained? Featuring guest artist Gleb Melnikov!

  • 10 - Matthew Aguilar Sep 20, 2023

    Superman's highly anticipated new arc "The Chained" kicks off in Superman #6, and it was well worth the wait. Writer Joshua Williamson picks up from the shocking cliffhanger of issue #5, and things take a swerve that forces Superman into unfamiliar territory. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 22, 2023

    I have been very impressed with this book so far. One thing I have to say is that Melnikov is much better suited for this story than usual artist Jamal Campbell. 'The Chained' needs to look scary and grotesque. Melnikov is better for that. Plus a Carl Draper mention! Rock on! Read Full Review

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

    Superman had its badly timed break for Knight Terrors, but with its return, this is shaping up to be one of DC's can't miss titles. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 19, 2023

    While original artist Jamal Campbell is missing from this arc, Gleb Melnikov has been building into one of DC's best new artists for a long time and he has a great sense of epic scope and scale here. The Superman resurgence continues to turn this franchise into one of DC's best. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 19, 2023

    Melnikov offers some great visuals throughout the issue. I really enjoy the visual style of the issue as well as the action within it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerd Initiative - Ken M. Sep 19, 2023

    The new arc of Joshua Williamsons Superman doesnt delay in bringing action and excitement to readers. Sharp writing and excellent visuals by Melnikov and Snchez give readers a fun story to jump along for the ride heading to the monumental Superman #850! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Lukas Shayo Sep 19, 2023

    Superman#6 is a lovely return to the typical world of Superman and the Dawn of DC. While some of Clark's actions do seem strange, they are still always rooted in his character. With incredible art and good character work, it is absolutely worth a read. After months of Knight Terrors, it's just nice to get back to continuing the mystery of Lex's history and Project: Chained. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 23, 2023

    This very excellent Superman comic kicks off a new story with style and panache. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Sep 20, 2023

    Superman #6 starts the new Chained story arc as Superman seeks to uncover Lex Luthor's secret Project: Chained. While the interior artist did change, the art in the comic is still good when it comes to depicting Superman and the other characters. The story quickly brings reader into the story and gets right to what people are here for. The introduction of the new villain is intriguing but it's too early to tell whether they will be a good or bad addition to Superman's roster of villains. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Sep 20, 2023

    Superman #6 pulls back on the sunny, hopeful tone of adventure when the Pharm/Graft duo leads Superman to uncover Lex's secret project. Williamson creates a building atmosphere of tension that suits the story's direction, and Melnikov's style works to make the new villain as creepy as possible. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Sep 19, 2023

    A story that feels like a retread of the first arc doesnt catch this reader like it should. Add in recycled story beats from the first arc and an artist that doesnt hit the mark, and youve got a recipe for mediocrity. Jamal Campbells cover is a beautiful reminder if just how far this series interior art has fallen in just one issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 25, 2023

    Williamson's script does some impressive lifting, but the clash between art and coloring/production makes it an odd reading experience. Read Full Review

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