Superman: Red & Blue #2

Writer: Chuck Brown, Jason Howard, Dan Panosian, Stephanie Phillips, Steven T. Seagle Artist: Denys Cowan, Jason Howard, Alitha Martinez, Dan Panosian, Duncan Rouleau, Marley Zarcone Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 21, 2021 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 20
7.8Critic Rating
5.9User Rating

Explore the world of Superman in a way you’ve never seen before. Five brand-new stories, a visual tour de force, with only the Man of Steel’s signature colors. There are tales starring Clark Kent, the original Superman, including a showdown with his most tenacious foe, Lex Luthor-but there is also a great space adventure with Val-Zod, the Superman of Earth-2, going up against an amped-up version of Prometheus. And then there is Cyborg Superman, a warped reflection of the real deal, with a mission as opposite to Superman’s as any could be. But no matter how out there the situation gets, it always comes back to the one man and the planet more

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Apr 21, 2021

    I cannot wait for the same treatment of Wonder Woman, and hopefully Green Lantern and every mainstay character DC has to offer …hint, hint. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Apr 21, 2021

    This is great. The whole issue is. I hope this series never ends. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 20, 2021

    Overall, while there's no story here that hits instant-classic level, it's another solid entry in DC's new anthology brand. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Apr 20, 2021

    Superman: Red & Blue #2continues to let comic creators from all walks of life tackle the Man of Steel, telling tales that feature his friends and foes. I hope that the next issue continues to have this variety, as there are multiple characters in the Superman mythos that could benefit from their own tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 20, 2021

    A good story that is paced really well. The art was exciting and fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Apr 21, 2021

    Superman: Red and Blue #2 is what I hope to see from a Superman anthology series and I'm glad it didn't wait too long to arrive. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 20, 2021

    Superman Red and Blue is an anthology that continues to offer a lot in every issue. Five stories for $5.99 is a pretty good deal, and each story offers something a little bit different. It's also interesting to see how creators utilize the color in different ways while shining a light on Superman and what makes him great. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Apr 27, 2021

    This was a decent chunk of stories revolving around Superman with a nice array of talent. And it felt a little more like a Superman book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 20, 2021

    Superman: Red and Blue #2 is hampered by that amazing first issue. It hasn't stuck with me as that debut has. It's not one that I immediately raved about to others. It's good. It's an entertaining read to sit back and relax to. But, it doesn't challenge or do anything really new or interesting with an iconic character. An anthology feels like it presents a way to try something new, not something we've seen before. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 20, 2021

    Those are the highlights of this issue, but with three additional somewhat underwhelming stories, this installment probably isnt worth grabbing for all but the most ardent Superman fans. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Apr 20, 2021

    Bits and Pieces:Superman: Red and Blue #2 is poorly drawn, poorly written, and poorly executed. This book has no point, and that's the saddest point of all. Read Full Review

  • 5.5

    While this issue was better than #1, I can only give it a lukewarm review. Since when was Clark adopted to the public again? I liked the idea that a huge snowstorm came shortly after his arrival and provided a cover story for his birth.
    I'm no fan of SuperObama so I passed on his story. (And I'd have felt the same if he was inspired by any other president...well, maybe not Taft)
    The Luthor story was mediocre. I never liked the idea of red or blue and especially gold Kryptonite. Green alone is good enough.
    The story about the little girl no one believed was nice, but that was an awful portrayal of Superman. This was clearly a story aimed at younger audiences.
    The last one was just confusing. Where does DC find these arti more

  • 5.5
    Spacey Medicine Sep 17, 2021

    Some of these were good and some of them weren’t but my god the gimmick grows more annoying with every colour theme anthology I read.

  • 5.0
    KFuqua Apr 21, 2021

    I'm not sure what DC is doing right now, but I'm finding that very few of their books are currently worth reading. This one was not good either; some poor art and stories of no substance.

  • 1.0
    RedKSuperman Apr 24, 2021

    Own- Yeah because my mom is going to read this comic. Did the author write it for her LAME! 0/10

    Into the Ghost Zone - It just sucked 0/10

    Patience - Meh 1/10

    My Best Friend Superman - Might be interesting if you're actually a small child reading this book but with the cover price I doubt it. A lame a tired cliché of a story 0/10

    S is for Cyborg - I don't know which was worse the art or the story in this one. 0/10

    Where did they find these people to work on this book? This was bad, just remarkably bad. Save your money kids and hope that AT&T sells DC soon.

  • 10
    headvoice13 Aug 29, 2021

    my favorite flying man

  • 7.5
    UxasIs Apr 27, 2021

    The Lex Luthor story was quite good and I loved the idea of superman and lex having a boxing match.
    8/10

    I enjoyed the Val-Zod story, found it to be quite unique and different. I loved the use of Prometheus and the artwork was great.
    8.5/10

    The Cyborg Superman story was a great idea, but poorly executed IMO.
    6/10

    Stephanie Phillip's story was nice, but kinda mediocre and predictable.
    5.5/10

    The Martha Kent story was great and just the kinda story I expect from a Superman anthology.
    8/10

  • 7.5
    Overture Sep 14, 2021

    This issue while solid overall was definitely a drastic dropoff in quality from the brilliant first issue. That isn't to say that there aren't one or two good stories here, but several of them didn't make sense for such an anthology type book and didn't really have any kind of message.

    The two strong stories for me the one in which Ma Kent explains to two women the ways in which Clark is very much her son, regardless of if they are connected by blood, and the story in which a schoolgirl is bullied and called a liar for telling a story where she helped Superman. It's a very cute story that teaches a timeless lesson while also once again showing the heart and kindness of Superman.

    Not a very strong issue but still a soli more

  • 7.0

    Eh. Could be better.

  • 6.5

    The story with Ma Kent felt weird to me, but I see what it was trying to do. The story with the Superman of Earth-2 was a lot of fun. The story with Lex was also fun. The story with the little girl was cute but felt aggressively for children, so I had trouble getting into it, and that last story with Cyborg Superman was a wash. I didn't like it.

  • 6.0
    Boudi Apr 24, 2021

    3 good stories and 2 bad stories. It's average.

  • 5.0
    Merlyn Apr 20, 2021

    The first story is just atrocious, that's not Martha Kent by any means. The second one was okay though Cowan's art is pretty ugly these days, he is far from what he could produce on the Question in his prime. I liked the third and especially the last one, that was really fun, the fourth one is meh. Overall it seems like the book has no coherent direction.

  • 1.0
    TheBest Apr 20, 2021

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Apr 20, 2021

  • 7.5
    BBopComics Apr 20, 2021

  • 7.5
    Magik Apr 21, 2021

  • 7.0
    tonpas1989 Apr 20, 2021

  • 7.0
    imderekreide Apr 21, 2021

  • 7.0
    _maite14 Apr 25, 2021

  • 4.0
    letskillrobots Jun 6, 2021

  • 2.0
    DoorMan May 14, 2021

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