Superman '78: The Metal Curtain #1

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: gavin Guidry Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 8, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 11
7.7Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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When the planet Krypton exploded, its last son was rocketed across the cosmos and came to settle in a small town in Kansas. But what else came with him, and what if a piece of his home landed somewhere we never knew about? As Superman has become a symbol of strength and pride for America, the Soviet Union looks to crush that image with a creation of their own, built by their own might and forged by their own power! Robert Venditti returns to the Man of Steel with new artist Gavin Guidry!

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 7, 2023

    A 1970s Soviet version of Metallo? Not exactly what I was expecting, but this actually feels like a story that could have played out in the movies. Very excited for this series' next act. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - batfan1992 Nov 8, 2023

    Superman '78: The Metal Curtain #1 is a great new addition to the Superman mythos within the Christopher Reeve movie universe. It gives us a fresh reimagining of the character of Metallo at connects it to historical world events happening around the time the Reeve movies were produced. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Nov 13, 2023

    This is what a first issue should do. I know the world. I know the main plot. I have some questions. I want more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Nov 7, 2023

    Superman 78: The Metal Curtain is off to a great start with issue #1. The introduction of Metallo is a departure from previous versions but it feels appropriate to this universe. The design feels like something that viewers would have seen in the films from the late 70s and 80s. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 7, 2023

    Guidry delivers some great art in the issue. The visual style works perfectly with the tone and world of the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 8, 2023

    Superman '78: The Metal Curtain #1 isn't one to rush out and must read but there's a charm and innocence about it that feels like a nice throwback in many ways. It's the start of what feels like could be a fun next chapter in the classic film franchise taking what made that all work so well and building off into something more. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 7, 2023

    If you love nostalgia, Superman '78: The Metal Curtain is going to be an easy purchase. The first issue is slow to get going, though, making me wonder if it's a wait-for-trade paperback sort of read. That said, with the Daily Planet scene and great art, we're clearly in good hands. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 8, 2023

    It's a fun first chapter to a classic Superman tale, with Lois investigating, Superman saving, Perry White shouting and some interesting likenesses, but little in the way of surprises. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Nov 8, 2023

    There's too little novel to be found in this new entry to differentiate it from what came before, which may show that what we fans already have is enough. Read Full Review

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