Superman and the Authority #2

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Evan Cagle, Mikel Janin, Fico Ossio Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 18, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 44
8.5Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Clark Kent and Manchester Black continue to put Superman’s new team together, even though keeping Black in check seems like just as difficult a job as convincing the new recruits to come along. The pair hits different parts of the world looking for different types of heroes. While Midnighter, Apollo, and Natasha Irons only need to tie up some loose ends before getting on board, the Enchantress is going to be a little harder. Superman is going to have to set her free from a deadly illusion hell-bent on destroying her before she can help him save the universe.

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Aug 17, 2021

    Superman and the Authority #2takes a unique approach to team-building, giving each member a chance to shine as the Man of Steel builds a new team. The next issue promises to see the team escape from Hellwhich means there will be a literal trial by fire. So far, this creative team has excelled at delivering upon the promise of the series and I hope they continue to do so with the two remaining issues. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Aug 22, 2021

    Buy this book. So many Easter Eggs are found from days gone by. This “A” team lead by a graying and weakened Superman (if by weak, we mean he still can bench press the equivalent of a Death Star). It is early to see if the parts do equal the sum, but I'm in for the long haul! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Aug 25, 2021

    Later Midnighter even says that he has anticipated every response to this mission that Apollo could have and they all are buzz kills. This 'I can prepare for anyone and know the ultimate outcome' is the sort of invulnerable take on Batman that has kept me away from a Dark Knight comic for some time. It's funny. Morrison might have been the first 'uber bat' perpetrator way back in his JLA revamp. So maybe he's laughing at himself. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Aug 19, 2021

    Grant Morrison always writes a unique script and this comic book is no different. The art by Mikel Janin is definitely his best. Overall, this is another good issue in this limited series. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Aug 18, 2021

    Superman and the Authority #2 is a master class in how to assemble a superhero team in the space of a single issue. Grant Morrison, Mikel Janin, Fico Ossio, Evan Cagle, and Travel Foreman seamlessly combine multi-genre short stories with a thematically rich overarching narrative of an aging Superman and a chaotic Manchester Black trying to do this superhero thing the right way. (No genocides, please!) I can't wait to see this merry band fight through Hell, and Apollo fangirl over (hot dad) Superman some more! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Aug 17, 2021

    Morrisons intensity and conceptual approach are still prevalent and stronger than ever in this issue. Plus, readers get a wide range that showcases what hes truly capable of. Yet, as strong as Morrison was this issue, its the diverse, dynamic illustrations, artistic styles, and coloring that made this issue so successful and set the tone masterfully. Im still all-in on this series and look forward to seeing what unravels as SUPERMAN AND THE AUTHORITY resumes. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 17, 2021

    I continue to like this book as Morrison recruits his team to join Superman in his fight against Mongul and Warworld.  I love the characters he has chosen for the Authority and was glad each got a little spotlight in this issue.  Even if you're not reading the other Super-books, you should check this out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 17, 2021

    The first issue was almost entirely a strong character piece with some great action. This is a much more eclectic issue, but one that still demonstrates Morrison's consistently strong grasp over the entire DCU. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Jeff Brister Aug 17, 2021

    Superman and The Authority #2 is compelling and interesting, pushing for something different and weirder within the strict confines of team books. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Justin Harrison Aug 17, 2021

    While the limited space and some frustrating storytelling decisions keep Superman and the Authority's second issue from matching its debut, it remains a welcomely dense comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 21, 2021

    I enjoy a reigned in Grant Morrison, and this issue is chockablock full of fun little Morrison stories as he explores some fun characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Aug 17, 2021

    A myriad of styles are used to illustrate this issue, varying with the particular individuals focused upon. These techniques find commonality in their attention to detail and focus on either character expression or form. I appreciate how each character's arc feels like a different story. The art expertly fits the mood of the different characters perfectly and helps foster an emotional connection with them. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Chase Magnett Aug 18, 2021

    Each section taken on its own merits is appealing with problems that fit their corresponding characters in revealing fashions, as well as a mix of guest artists who create a sense of distance between their different spaces. Yet each of the three encounters included here reads as being separate from any core narrative, like ideas that could not justify their own pitches distilled into a dozen page story. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 17, 2021

    Superman and The Authority is off to a unique start, but with only two more issues left, its questionable just what this book will accomplish beyond setting up a new team. Read Full Review

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