Superman '78 #2

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Wilfredo Torres Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 29, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 15
8.8Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

After a battle with a rampaging robot, Superman enlists an unlikely ally to crack the code behind who sent it. He needs an intelligent technological genius, and that can only mean one person: Lex Luthor!

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Sep 28, 2021

    Superman '78 #2continues to flesh out the Donnerverse, as Superman seeks help from Lex Luthor while battling the forces of Brainiac. With a shocking cliffhanger ending, the stakes have been raised significantly-and this may be one fight the Man of Steel can't win. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Oct 12, 2021

    He has a 'devotion to the preservation of life' while his army is demolishing the city! Excellent use of words and art to tell a story. I do love how the citizens of Metropolis rally behind their hero! Hard to know just how much time has passed between the first movie and this story but it clear Superman is beloved. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 28, 2021

    This has been a very fun series so far and the creative team is fully engaged with crafting the sequel to one of the original iconic superhero movie franchises. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 28, 2021

    It's a fascinating look at a world that feels both familiar and new. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Sep 28, 2021

    Everything a second issue should be turned up a notch. The settings are set, the characters are in place, now it's time to turn the story loose and let it go!! And both Venditti and Torres do just that, Great read, you're gonna want to pick this up! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 28, 2021

    Torres does great work with the art in the issue. The visuals are stunning and have a sense of fun with the characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 28, 2021

    Superman '78 #2 sets up quite a predicament for Superman, but also for Lex Luthor now that he knows Superman may need his help. The dynamic between the two is one we've seen before, but under the guise of the first of its kind movie-verse approach and the spot-on art, it works splendidly. Superman '78 is making a case for being a worthy sequel to Superman: The Movie,and we're only two issues in! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 29, 2021

    There's a clear attempt to integrate the Superman films into a coherent continuity here, and both the story and the art are up to the task. This is a good'n. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Sep 29, 2021

    Venditti and Torres perfectly capture the look and feel of Superman: The Movie in Superman '78 #2- I mean that's why you're here right? I'm not sure how this plays with an audience who isn't a fan of Christopher Reeve's Superman films. I'm not sure if that matters, but if you are a fan, this will bring you much joy, and you'll want to read it again, because you don't want that honest joy to end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Sep 29, 2021

    Fans will recognize the rhythms of Donner's films and the seemingly unlimited potential of whatever is set to come next. Read Full Review

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