Superman: Red & Blue #4

Writer: Michael Conrad, Rich Douek, Francis Manapul, Mark Waid, Joshua Williamson, Robert Venditti Artist: Cully Hamner, Francis Manapul, Audrey Mok, Joe Quinones, Chris Sprouse Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 16, 2021 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 23
8.6Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

This month our cover star Bizarro leaves the Red & Blue family by not being in a story all about his very own birthday. Which of course means we definitely have a story in here about Bizarro’s birthday, as well as four more about the Man of Steel himself, including one about a social media star who inspires a very dangerous trend in Metropolis that nearly runs Superman ragged. Also, learn the story of how Jimmy Olsen was able to take what became his very favorite picture of Superman. These fantastic tales feature some of the best writers and artists in the business, only using Superman’s special colors to make them come alive!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Jun 18, 2021

    We are in a treat as next week will bring Wonder Woman featured in the same treatment. This playground has been great for both Batman and Superman. I appreciate that DC is providing more insight into these characters for authors and artists alike. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 16, 2021

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  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 15, 2021

    This issue is one of the strongest in the series yet. My only gripe is that not every story is about Superman, which somewhat strays from the series in some respect, but the main purpose is to reveal the core of these characters using limited colors. Even more so, every story here inspires in some new or thoughtful way making you fall in love with Superman all over again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 15, 2021

    Overall, another great installment with some all-time classics in here. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Jun 21, 2021

    This series continues to be a great display on not just talent but also what the title character's all about. This is Superman storytelling at its best, and is a must-read for any fan of not just Superman but DC Comics in general. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jun 21, 2021

    Flash forward to the citizens of Metropolis helping Superman out in a disaster, everyone kicking in a little bit when they see Superman helping. Ahhhh, Pa Kent wisdom! I can't get enough. 'For the Man Who Has Nothing' is the other Bizarro story by Michael Conrad and Cully Hamner.We see that Bizarro is sad, dreaming of a day when he will be accepted by other heroes. He is at a birthday party with the JLAers when his gift from Superman turns out to be a gag gift which makes Bizarro more forlorn and the heroes crack up.Turns out this is just a prank by Mxyzptlk, showing up again in this story. Thankfully, the real Superman comes by to save the day with a simple kind gesture. Bizarro ... am .. sad.This would have been the best story in the issue if the Waid/Mok one wasn't there. Hamner's art is just grotesque enough to raise the bar. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Jun 16, 2021

    Red and Blue continues to deliver Superman stories that emphasize what is best about the character without engaging in a maudlin or instructive tone (with the exception of the didactic "#SavedBySuperman" here). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jun 15, 2021

    Superman: Red & Blue #4 offers a new perspective on one of the Man of Steel's iconic foes while continuing to highlight Superman's depths of compassion and drive to do the right thing. If you're a Superman fan, you owe it to yourself to read this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 15, 2021

    A great short story that speaks to a dark side of modern culture. Very thoughtful in its execution and message. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 15, 2021

    While not the strongest installment in the series, there's enough quality stories for fans of the title so far. Read Full Review

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