Superman Family Adventures #1

Superman Family Adventures #1

Writer: Art Baltazar, Franco Artist: Art Baltazar Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 30, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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Superman's closest allies take the stage like you have never seen before, from the Eisner Award-winning team of Art Baltazar and Franco (TINY TITANS)! Don't miss the action-packed, history-making, super adventure awesomeness!! Classic Superman elements reinterpreted for all ages with the humor that only the creative team of TINY TITANS can bring!

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jun 5, 2012

    Despite Fuzzy being a flying talking mouse, Superman simply rolls with it, accepting this nonsensical event. In fact he wants to welcome Fuzzy to the family with a super-suit and a trip to the Fortress. Krypto lets us in on one of the secrets of the books. The pets can talk ... but hide it from people. Can't wait to see how Streaky will react to Fuzzy. So it isn't hard-hitting Superman. But it is a joy to read and frankly, it looks like it will be true to the essence of Superman and his family. I'm in! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Jun 5, 2012

    I wonder if the kids are truly going toappreciatethis style of comic however. Oh sure, they'll love it simply because it's Superman, but for people around my age, this is the ultimate nostalgic trip down memory lane. Likewise with the new Green Lantern: The Animated Series comic title, Superman Family Adventures reminds me of the above mentioned Batman Adventures series. The style of art and writing calls out to my nostalgicsensibilities, which helps me to enjoy this first issue that much more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Walt Kneeland May 31, 2012

    I can't say that I'll pick this up every month--but it seems the sort of title ripe for picking up whenever, and being enjoyed on the single-issue basis with no need for waiting for a trade or for multiple issues to wrap an arc. At the least, if you're looking for something fun for yourself or someone younger, I recommend giving this a look-see to see for yourself if it's up your alley. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Chad Bowers May 31, 2012

    Is “Superman Family Adventures” the Superman comic I want? No, not really. What I'm looking for is something closer to “All Star Superman”, the animated series, or the animated-inspired “Superman Adventures.” But the thing is, “Superman Family Adventures” isn't really intended to be for me. It's something else, and meant for someone else. Namely, my son. Each night, my wife and I read three books to my two year old boy just before he goes to bed. And despite our house being completely covered in them, I've never read him a single comic. Sure, he sees them around and knows the characters, but he's never wanted me to read him one. But tonight, on his way back to his room, he noticed “Superman Family Adventures” and specifically asked for it to be his bedtime book, which makes this unquestionably the best Superman book. Even if it's not the best one for me. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito May 30, 2012

    Superman Family Adventures #1 doesn't quite reach the heights of the best installments of Tiny Titans " and I hope that future issues bring back the comic strip format of that series on occasion " but it's still the best Superman product being publishing at DC right now. Forget about making him "cool" and "edgy" -- making Superman fun is all that I need. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jun 4, 2012

    Besides this book making me miss Krypto even more, I can sum this up in one word: Fun! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay May 31, 2012

    "Superman Family Adventures" #1 is the book any reader can enjoy. It deserves to be in every library, under every desk and in every back pocket. This is smart and tightly made distilled childlike glee. This is the blueprint for an all-ages comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - shathley Q Jun 4, 2012

    If every other vision of Superman, subsequent to “Kryptonite Nevermore!”, is an homage to Hemingway, then what Art & Franco have achieved is Hemingway's summer home in Cuba. Now a museum, you can walk the grounds and look in by the windows, but the veil of history (and the Cuban Museum Board) prevents you from entering. And it is with a sense of pure delight, that Art & Franco resurrect that same sense of a museum that captures the past as a working, lived-in space, that you may look in on at any time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 30, 2012

    If you know any young readers or are young at heart yourself, you'll want to check this out. Comic books don't need to be and shouldn't be completely serious all the time. Art Baltazar and Franco have mastered the art of writing all-age comics. It's a shame that TINY TITANS ended but this series will fill that void. We'll have to see how long the Superman characters can hold up this series but my eight-year-old daughter was immediately won over by it. Buy the comic and share it with a young reader in your life or keep it for yourself and return to a time when comics were fun and innocent. Read Full Review

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