Superman: Doomed #2
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Superman: Doomed #2

Event\Storyline: Superman: Doomed Writer: Charles Soule, Greg Pak Artist: Jack Herbert, Ken Lashley Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 24, 2014 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 7
6.8Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

A Man of Steel who has lost himself in the monster must once again go up against the first threat he ever faced as Superman in the form of a villain who now has the power to warp reality with a thought. But this time if he defeats Brainiac, Earth will be lost. Batman, Wonder Woman, Steel, Supergirl are joined by Starfire, Guy Gardner and Green Lantern Simon Bazz and even Swamp Thing to make a fateful decision about their friend.

  • 8.0
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Sep 24, 2014

    In the end, Superman: Doomed turned out to be one of the craziest crossovers of the New 52 so far. While it could have easily just been a battle royal, the authors helped it become more than that with the use of many supporting characters while never forgetting the inherent zaniness of the overall plot. Pak and Soule give readers a satisfying ending the crossover by utilizing some fun Imaginary Stories and a final page that was truly unexpected. Finally, while the vast number of artists led to a lot of inconsistency, there was still many pages that were a joy to see. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 25, 2014

    The Doomed story wasn't perfect, but it was a fun ride with Superman and his friends trying to defend Earth from two of his biggest villains.  While nine artists seems ridiculous, Pak and Soule's story is strong enough to make me look the other way a bit.  It may not be remembered as the greatest Superman story ever told, but it is the best the New 52 has given us so far and I'll take that any day. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Sep 25, 2014

    Superman: Doomed #2 end the event on an emotionally dramatic high, as though I question whether the event as a whole is worth recommending, this issue most certainly is. Recommended Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Sep 26, 2014

    A fitting conclusion to a surprisingly good crossover. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 27, 2014

    Explosive, but not shocking, it's nothing you couldn't have foreseen at the start of the arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Lost Lighthouse - thelostlighthouse Sep 25, 2014

    Overall I did enjoySuperman: Doomed. It probably isn't for everyone, but it kept my interest going and I made me want to keep up with Action Comics to see where things go next. If you like Superman, but wish he looked like he was covered in sharp rocks and growled a lot, then this will be your bag. Check it out in your local comic shop or digital comics platform. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Tyler Sewell Sep 25, 2014

    If you are just looking for a comic to let your mind go, put your arms in the air and enjoy the ride, this is it. It packs plenty of action, great art, and introduces some pretty cool plot scenarios. The problem is that it struggles to come together in a succinct conclusion to a huge crossover event. It's like an overstuffed suitcase on the way back from a vacation. You have some souvenirs of battle sequences and a lot of really great pictures, but you had to throw out some Wonder Woman plot to fit Brainiac's backstory and there are plot twists hanging haphazardly out of the side of your suitcase. As long as you ignore the process and focus on the specific items in the suitcase, you'll have a good time. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 25, 2014

    While this claims to conclude the "Doomed" event, "Superman Doomed" #2 delivers connections to other events, including what is to come and what has past already. At the end of the issue, there is no shiny bow tied onto the adventures of Superman, but rather an indication that his battles are not complete. The last page leaves some questions to be answered and certainly offers a peek at what is to come, but this single page is, without question, the greatest image in "Superman Doomed" #2. The energy and excitement delivered here is wide-ranging and offers readers hope and satisfaction, regardless of their acceptance level of the "Doomed" event. Superman's world is impacted by the occurrences of this story, which seems set to collide with the grander DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 26, 2014

    So, mercifully, Doomed ends. For this issue, we have Lois having faith in Superman, that great moment of compassion by Superman, the future sequence with a retired Batman, and all the Supergirl stuff as high points. But I have to weigh that against all the low points here ... the concept of rewriting the universe, the Lois power levels, the cure at the end. And against the big issues I have had with the Doomed arc itself, the feints, missteps, and inconsistencies. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Myke Havoc Sep 25, 2014

    I may very well be reading every book featuring Supes in the near future. So hopefully this marks the end of this unevenness in his line of books that has plagued it a bit from the start of the New 52. Read Full Review

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