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Superman: Kal-El Returns Special #1

Writer: Various Artist: Various Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 30, 2022 Cover Price: $6.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 18
8.0Critic Rating
5.9User Rating

Written by Mark Waid, Sina Grace, Alex Segura, and Marv Wolfman Art by Max Raynor, Dean Haspiel, Jack Herbert, and Reilly Brown Kal-El has returned from his long sojourn to Warworld, but what ramifications does this hold for the broader DC Universe? In this special issue, we'll spotlight Kal-El's reunion with the Dark Knight, Jimmy Olsen, the Justice League, and...Lex Luthor?! Plus: witness the never-before-revealed look at the moments leading to Superman's abduction by Pariah in the Dark Crisis event! The march toward Action Comics #1050 continues in this essential special volume!

  • 9.7
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Nov 29, 2022

    This is a wonderful anthology, packed with feeling, tinted with nostalgia, and brimming with character. It's the perfect book for any Superman fan. I cannot recommend it strongly enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 29, 2022

    Overall, four strong stories that each reflect something key about Superman as he returns for a new era. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Dec 2, 2022

    This was a great way to end the book as it is a lot of Superman wisdom to Naomi. I love Superman as the role model for young heroes! So four solid stories bolstering the return of Superman by showing us some stuff on the periphery of his life. But they really had me at more Mark Waid World's Finest. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 29, 2022

    Due to the wonky continuity and other titles already moving ahead past this point the stories dont feel particularly relevant almost right away. Still, if youre a fan of Waid or Wolfman its worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Dec 6, 2022

    DC rarely read the room wrong with these Specials, and you know legacy and history are going to feature heavily with Mark Waid and Marv Wolfman involved. They didn't disappoint either, with their two stories my favourite ones. I've been reading Superman comics for a long time now, and it's nice every now and then to have a little reminder of Just how special Clark is as a character. Special to the fellow denizens of the DC Universe of course but, most importantly, special to us readers.Big Blue is back. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Nicole Drum Nov 30, 2022

    Mark Waid and Clayton Henry's Batman/Superman story is a standout, as is Marv Wolfman's and truly, those two stories alone make this issue very worthwhile. But overall, it's a nice reminder of who Superman is and that his stories are, at their heart, as much about the people around him as they are about Big Blue himself. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Ellis Owens Nov 29, 2022

    This "Special" isn't anything to write home about, but it's not a total waste either, whether you're a die-hard fan or a new reader looking for some undemanding Superman stories. Read Full Review

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