Superman: American Alien #6

Superman: American Alien #6

Writer: Max Landis Artist: Jonathan Case Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 20, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 20
8.9Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Pete Ross and Kenny Braverman take a trip to Metropolis to catch up with their old friend Clark Kent, only to find that the Superman phenomenon has taken the city by storm! As Clarks alter ego grows more famous, so do Petes concerns, and the rising tensions between the two friends inadvertently result in an epic encounter of an extraterrestrial nature!

  • 10
    GWW - Mopeymac Apr 22, 2016

    DC should've announced Landis either taking over a title or another mini series for Rebirth. American Alien is incredible, easily one of the best series the publisher is releasing. All in all I love the universe that's been created in these 6 issues and I want nothing more than to see it expanded. The series has made Clark feel like a relatable character for me. I can't recommend this series enough so go give it a shot. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Hub City Review - Matthew J. Theriault Apr 22, 2016

    During his interview with Kinda Funny, Max mentioned plans with DC Comics for an entire Landis-verse, with further series set in the same worlds as American Alien featuring other familiar characters. Given the quality of this series as a whole and this issue in particular, such is surely the biggest and best news for the comic community in 2016, eclipsing even the entire DC Rebirth line. If we have even one issue on the racks each month of this high quality, the Postmodern Age of Comics will be a highpoint in the history of the medium. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comicsverse - Tarik Cummings Apr 20, 2016

    Though this issue is light on the action, if you love Superman and are interested in the character, Landis has written a truly awesome version of Superman. I, for one, am excited to see what he has planned for the conclusion of his run in issue #7. Issue #6 is a great character study of Superman and is available now. Go check it out! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Apr 20, 2016

    Read this to see a side of Superman that's very human and relatable as he grows up right on the page issue to issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Apr 22, 2016

    Easily the best issue of this series yet. Granted, that's not a high bar to clear, but Landis really embraced his strength for intimate character portraits and genuine pathos. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Michael Kent Apr 20, 2016

    The Superman: American Alien series is such an important moment for Superman, and it has done a spectacular job of showing brief "snapshots" of a young man who is bound to change the world. Every issue has taken a different angle on his life, ranging from hopeful to sexy, morbid, goofy, etc. This sixth issue is one of those special books that elevates the character we already know so well and makes them that much more endearing and iconic. It features vibrant art, naturally flowing dialogue, and a beautifully self-contained story (with a cameo that readers will enjoy), Landis has written what is all together a great Clark Kent story (can we even call this a Superman story?) that left me smiling and anxious for the conclusion to this great series. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    We The Nerdy - John Newby Apr 20, 2016

    I cant wait to see where this adventure goes! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Apr 20, 2016

    In the earliest days of Superman, his muscular feats and strongman costume were designed to represent the peak of what humans could achieve. Despite the ridiculous powers that the subsequent versions have given us, the stories that are most fascinating remain the ones that remember the "man" comes before the "super." Some of this is recognized in the cover to this issue of Superman: American Alien: a sea of average faces that are each opening their shirts to reveal the "S" symbol, indicating that we each have that potential. Superman is a reflection of the best humanity has to offer, with our faults and all. With one issue remaining in the series, Landis' journey through Superman's formative years aren't just a love letter to a hero, but to the people who read him as well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Apr 20, 2016

    DC Entertainment has kindly provided some images from this issue, which you can view in the slideshow above. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 20, 2016

    Max Landis is still batting a thousand with this Superman mini-series. Issue #6 packs in more f that now-familiar charm, mixed with just the right amount of pathos and soul-searching as Clark continues defining himself in a world growing accustomed to his presence. Jonathan Case's art is a perfect complement to Landis' script. It's almost a shame that the series will be wrapping up next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Gary Moloney Apr 20, 2016

    With some geek-out worthy nods to continuity, elegant artwork and thoroughly engaging writing, American Alien is the Superman comic you need and deserve. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 25, 2016

    "Superman: American Alien" #6 is another strong installment in one of the best Superman stories published in quite a while. It's sad to know we only have one more issue to go, but right now the series is almost assured to go out on a high note. We're six-for-six now, and all parties involved should be proud of what they're delivering. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Apr 26, 2016

    Though the artwork fell short of the series' usual standard, Max Landis authored another winning issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 20, 2016

    It's a testament to the quality of this series that this is my least favorite issue and I still like it more than 80% of what's on the shelves these days.  Max Landis uses Pete Ross to show Clark that he has more than himself to worry about and after a couple of cool cameos, we might be ready for a little Superfriends action.  I can't wait for the finale! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Pop Break - Marisa Carpico Apr 20, 2016

    What makes Superman admirable is his selflessness. He uses his power to help when he could easily become a tyrant instead. He gives people hope in the face of unimaginable evil. Who cares if that makes some of his buddies feel uncomfortable? The question of whether Superman may also have a negative influence is valid and interesting, but by approaching that question from such a personal angle, that greater point is lost. It's a rare misstep for Landis and one that hopefully won't happen in the final two issues. Read Full Review

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