Superman '78 #5

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Wilfredo Torres Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 29, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 14
9.0Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

As Brainiac attacks Metropolis for Lex Luthor’s transgressions, Superman works as fast as he can to escape the bottled city of Kandor! But what it will take to get free from the shrunken Kryptonian city might be more than the Man of Steel can handle. Will he be able to leave behind the people he thought he lost and save his adoptive world, or will Superman be cataloged and preserved permanently by Brainiac?

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 6, 2022

    But this is a good cliffhanger. I have to assume the physical threat will end quickly leaving the rest of the pages to sort out all the other plot threads. Will Kandor end up in the Fortress? Regrown on Rokyn? This series has been something special. I am sad to see it go and can only hope we get more. I want a sequel already! And maybe put this team on a Supergirl '84 book! Read Full Review

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

    Every issue of this title has made good its promise. Its gonna be a bit of a letdown only having one more issue to read although its sure to be a strong conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Dec 28, 2021

    There is no doubt that SUPERMAN 78 #5 is a must-read making this series and eventual trade a must-buy for any SUPERMAN fans collection. Classic enthusiasts will certainly get the feels, Donnerverse buffs will find the renderings uncanny, current SUPERMAN fans can see some foundation takes, and new readers can still find one heck of an outstanding story. This series should be on every SUPERMAN reader's pull list. Pick this up, let me know what you think, God Bless, and have a Happy New Year! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Dec 28, 2021

    The '70s are back with a vengeance as the creative team take the opportunity to pepper this plot driven issue with bits and pieces to which children of that decade will thrill. It all goes hand in hand in developing the look and feel of the series as a continuation of the films. And, it only really works if the book can conjure up the notion that it actually comes from the '70s. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Chase Magnett Dec 29, 2021

    Even when presenting a familiar segment of the "script," Superman '78 #5 captures the magic of the movies it emulates. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 28, 2021

    Superman '78 #5 does a great job ramping up the stakes and anticipation of Brainiac dooming all of Metropolis with only Superman capable of saving the day. As penultimate issues go, Superman '78 will make you feel like a kid again in a new way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 28, 2021

    This is an old-school comic in the best way, capturing Superman at his best in a story with high-stakes and a timeless feel. It might not be quite as ambitious character-wise as its Batman counterpart, but it may be a better tribute to its title character. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Dec 28, 2021

    Another exceptional issue in this series. This one is full of action and build, as the grand finale is next issue, but there's also plenty of great character moments. You've definitely got to grab this issue!! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 28, 2021

    Torres delivers some great art. The style of the visuals continue to be well suited for both the story and the characters. Read Full Review

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