Superman: Red & Blue #1

Writer: Marguerite Bennett, Wes Craig, Brandon M. Easton, John Ridley, Dan Watters Artist: Wes Craig, Clayton Henry, Steve Lieber, Dani Strips, Jill Thompson Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 17, 2021 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 33
8.7Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

This new series presents fresh new visions of the Man of Steel in his two signature colors of red and blue! Around the world, everyone knows that when they see a red and blue streak in the sky, it’s not a’s not a’s Superman.
To start things off, Academy Award-winning writer of DC Future State: The Next Batman John Ridley joins artist Clayton Henry (Batman/Superman) to tell a story of Clark Kent as he confronts a villain who still haunts him, in a story that shows what Superman can mean to a whole country. Then, Brandon Easton (DC Future State’s “Mister Miracle”) and Steve Lieber (Superman’s Pal Jimmy more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Mar 16, 2021

    Superman: Red & Blue #1features emotional and engaging tales centered around the Man of Steel, courtesy of some of the industry's best creators. I'm not sure how long this series is meant to last, but I can't wait to see what future issues bring, and I highly recommend it for all Superman fans. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 16, 2021

    The anthology is an inspiring endeavor and sets up such a high bar for what's to follow. I went in knowing Superman: Red and Blue #1 was full of talent but how daring some of these stories are was not expected. To finish reading some of them a little choked up was Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Mar 17, 2021

    I cannot wait for the same treatment of Wonder Woman…hint, hint. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jake Palermo Mar 14, 2021

    Superman Red and Blue #1 gives new and old readers a chance to look into the many layers of Superman's humanity. No matter the era Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Mar 17, 2021

    The whole book is a treasure. This is the sort of innovative stuff that DC puts together best. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 16, 2021

    Honestly, not only isn't there a bad issue in this first issue, there isn't even one that's just okay. It's an across-the-board excellent start. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Mar 16, 2021

    However, its not his abilities that make him the hero everyone loves and admires. Its his character and heart that make him SUPERMAN. This issue with all its wonderful stories and writers hammers that point home masterfully. Mark my words: awards are in the future for a few of these stories steeped with so much passion and creativity for the character. I truly cant wait for the next issue and sincerely hope everyone gives this a solid look. Let me know what you think, have a super week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Mar 23, 2021

    A fantastic addition to DC's color-based tributes to its biggest characters. The five stories understand the Man of Steel in a way that's wholly unique, and a beautiful tribute to DC's greatest hero. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Mar 19, 2021

    An incredible look into the heart and soul of the Man of Steel. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Mar 19, 2021

    It's a great collection of stories, and reminds us once again just why we love the character so much. The S does stand for Hope after all. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Cody White Mar 23, 2021

    Superman: Red and Blue #1from #DCComics sets up what promises to be a beautiful and complex anthology series that examines what being Superman really means. Enjoy the star-studded first issue, including @claytonhenryart @evilmarguerite @danpgwatters @wescraigcomics @bradoneaston and many more! Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 16, 2021

    A really good short story that has a universal appeal as well as great look at the humanity of Clark Kent. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek'd Out - Jonathan Boes Mar 19, 2021

    If youre a Superman super-fanor if youre just looking for something pure in our divided timesgive this a read. These are the kind of stories that remind us what were meant to be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Ben Morin Mar 16, 2021

    As a complete package, Superman: Red and Blue #1 sets up a promising anthology. Each entry bears its own merits from the moralizing initial stories to the more classic Superman tales in the latter half. While each story will come down to each reader's personal tastes, this series is off to an endearing start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Chase Magnett Mar 17, 2021

    There is at least one outstanding contribution to Superman lore in this debut and all of the tales provide varied and excellent linework from the artists involved. However, the approach to such brief tales often take shortcuts that undermine the noble intentions of these works. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 16, 2021

    This is an anthology geared toward the most devoted Superman fan that tells some decent stories that cover a lot of his strengths as a character. Its just lacking in enough engaging takes or mini-stories to be very appealing to a larger audience. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Mar 16, 2021

    Make friends with those who need it. It's a fine story that reads like a decent YA book. If there's any down to the story, it's that this has nothing to do with Superman in any way. Clark could have been "generic little boy A" and it wouldn't have changed the execution or the message one iota.Bits and Pieces:Superman: Red & Blue #1 is all about the message. The art is almost inconsequential when you consider the point of each story is to push a message. That may appeal to you or it may not.6/10 Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 22, 2021

    So overall, interesting takes on Superman, many with an inspirational and political feel to them. Read Full Review

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