Superman: Man of Tomorrow #1

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Paul Pelletier Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 15, 2020 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 14
8.1Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Metropolis, the City of Tomorrow, is plunged into a blackout. Superman needs to find the cause of the crisis but is he prepared to face the energy-hungry Parasite?

  • 8.7
    Comic Watch - Cody White Apr 28, 2020

    Superman: Man of Tomorrow #1(Venditti, Pelletier, Hennessy) delivers a well-timed Digital First Superman story full of heart that calls back to earlier eras in Superman story-telling. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 28, 2020

    If you don't like this issue, then Superman's probably not for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 23, 2020

    Superman has been one of my favorite characters forever and I lament the modern way that stories all have to be big and world-ending arcs when it comes to most characters, including him. There's so much that can be done with one-off stories amid the arcs that there are times I wonder if writing that kind of material is a lost skill. Robert Venditti handles it very well here as we get a good look at something human and family-oriented, something inspirational, all while getting plenty of action that's resolved in a single installment. Yes, there appears to be a longer story that'll come out of it focused on Lex and his frustration with playing second fiddle to what Superman does here, but that's not a bad thing. You can read this issue and feel closure with it or you can check out what follows down the line. The other plus here is that Paul Pelletier delivers some great looking pages with a really fun and over the top kind of Parasite from what I grew up reading with torn and dinged 60s Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 21, 2020

    Clocking in at just 99 cents, Superman: The Man of Tomorrow #1 is exactly the kind of book DC needs to be producing - and promoting - regularly, if they want to build up their foothold in the digital marketplace. While it isn't necessarily the flashiest book in their catalog, it has a consistency that's not to be overlooked - Venditti's script has just enough of what a character like Superman needs, and Pelletier really delivers, making this book read far smoother than it would in the hands of just about any other artist. A strong and surprising debut, Superman: The Man of Tomorrow is the perfect launchpad for DC's digital efforts. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Apr 21, 2020

    Superman: Man of Tomorrow is exactly the comic book I expect to get when I pick up a Superman comic. Robert Venditti keeps all the classic aspects of Superman and treats us to a story that feels like you are getting a fresh start with the franchise. This is an easy to pick up comic book for those looking to read a fun Superman story. For $0.99 you easily get more than you money's worth in this full 24-page comic book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 22, 2020

    Superman: Man of Tomorrow #1 is a real bargain for $0.99, and as long as you don't expect too much from it, it is a pleasant surprise to read during these odd times.  Robert Venditti plays it safe, and while the story isn't memorable, the art is excellent, and it has a sweet, timely message to boot. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Michaelbn Apr 26, 2020

    Better than the crapshit that Brian "Loser" Bendis writes.

  • 10
    BigCliff Jul 31, 2021

    I swear using parasite as the first villain for a new iteration of superman always works for me. It brings forth the things I appreciate about superman & his world. One is superman having to step up & vocally give hope to the citizens of metropolis, when they're in a desperate situation. The moment he gives a rousing speech & ask everyone to help was so inspiring. And you literally see people calling in family & friends who are doctors, people sharing food, younger citizens helping senior, etc. it was so beautiful. The second thing I love about this is because parasite is a villain who's not really a villain but more so a troubled soul. Someone who didn't ask to be in this situation & because of that, superman can punch his way to finishing more

  • 8.5
    David_the_male May 4, 2020

    This is the first comic I've read to completion in years, and it feels good to be back! before I read this I honestly didn't really care for superman and thought he was boring. and was too overpowered, I only really watched the man of steel, Superman vs Batman, and justice league and these movies portray him as this boring-ass overpowered alien. but after finishing this I fell in love with his character and Lois Lane as a character also (TBH Didn't know much about her either) in fact all the characters in this book are lovable and have so much life in each action. The story isn't some masterpiece of writing but the characters are likable, the villain is interesting and the story is heartwarming. The way they portrayed Clark kent in this is more

  • 8.5

    Thankful at this point for any Superman that isn't written by Bendis and this is some good, basic Superman.

  • 8.0

    What appeals most to me is how this book reminds me of the Superman stories I grew up reading. Back when he could save the day in a single issue and how it runs apart from the regular continuity. Don't get me wrong. I do enjoy those too, but here his identity is not public knowledge, Lex Luthor is an evil billionaire industrialist, which I've always preferred over a mad scientist or super-powered villain. And best of all, Lois doesn't call Clark "Smallville." I HATE THAT. Have since the '90s cartoon. But complaining aside, I'm sure other fans of the post-Crisis Superman will also find it reminiscent of those times. And if you want it in print you can find it in the Superman giant issues. I hope to see this creative team at the helm of this more

  • 7.0
    the green death Apr 22, 2020

    Reads like a full-in issue from the 90s, not bad but not essential by any stretch of the imagination. Great art though and a fair price.

  • 7.0
    Swanktub Apr 24, 2020

    Meh. I like most of Venditti's recent work, but this story was generic as hell. Good to see Parasite used well though.

  • 6.5
    MKW69 Apr 21, 2020

    Not Bad, Not Great. Kinda Generic.

  • 9.0
    Brideshead Dec 19, 2020

  • 8.0
    Inknight033 Apr 28, 2020

  • 7.5
    tonpas1989 Apr 22, 2020

  • 7.0
    DeadManSoul May 9, 2020

  • 7.0
    KittyNone May 26, 2020

  • 6.5
    SoosX Jul 4, 2020

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