Superman: Red & Blue #5

9.8Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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There’s no dog in the Multiverse quite like Superman’s real best friend, Krypto!
Join us this month for an epic retelling of Superman’s canine companion’s origin story, along with four additional tales about the Man of Steel, including one that proves that even in his secret identity Clark Kent is just as super. While Superman is known for his larger-than-life heroism, in this issue we tell the story of a delicate infant rocketed through the unforgiving universe! Also, meet for the first time the man rescued by Superman more often than anyone else in the Multiverse. And follow Pa Kent as he learns what it really means to be th more

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jul 21, 2021

    Looking at collections like Red and Blue, it would be enough for a single 8-page story in one issue to bring its reader to tears, so it's quite an accomplishment when an issue does so multiple times. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 20, 2021

    Red and Blue has had a mix of great stories and some issues where all the stories were solid. This is the new standard of the series and one worth showing to anyone who questions why Superman is still such a relevant character. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jul 20, 2021

    Superman: Red & Blue #5 is packed full of emotion from the first page to the last, featuring a collection of stories that reinforce the Man of Steel's humanity. With only one issue left, I can only hope that this series ends on a high note. Read Full Review

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

    Lastly, we get the always amazing Daniel Warren Johnson writing and drawing an excellent tale. We get to see Clark and his relationship with the people of Earth and the planet itself. It is wonderful. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Meher Shiblee Jul 21, 2021

    Overall, Wilson and De Landros De-escalation stands out to me as one of the best Red and Blue stories because, for me, it captured the true essence of what it means to be Superman. To inspire hope. The hope that people can learn, grow, change for the better. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 20, 2021

    Overall, another phenomenal issue without a single miss. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    TheHyruleElf Jul 21, 2021

    Great issue, though I'm actually amazed that someone's criticism of this issue is that someone was seen wearing a mask. Holy fuck I thought people on the left were supposed to be sensitive ones, my word. Please grow up.

  • 7.5
    Psycamorean Jul 20, 2021

    I genuinely can't get over how much of a crybaby Merlyn is in his review. You should really get some therapy if one panel makes you go off like that. Sadistic? Lmao. The stories here are mostly pretty good. Fetch is really cute. I really like how G. Willow Wilson writes Clark in De-Escalation. Your Favorite was fine but not... my favorite. Red Sun...Blue Dot looks great and Generations is heartfelt (and not at all sadistic, you weirdo).

  • 9.0
    Fracadactyl Jul 20, 2021

    Everything a fan can love about Superman is here. Gotta be honest, as a guy who can't help seeing a dog give love to lonely people it hit me in places. Plus Clark Kent interactions with the people around him including his father Jonathan make him feel as heroic in just his street clothes.

  • 9.0
    daspidaboy Jul 20, 2021

    honestly my favorite issue of this series. I like this series a lot more than Batman: Black and White

  • 9.0
    davepete Jul 21, 2021

    Great issue. Better than most of DC's anniversary giants. Daniel Warren Johnson's Pa Kent story is the best. Having said that, I think the Mark Buckingham and Chris Sprouse stories were not well-served by the weird coloring. I can understand doing a black and white Batman book, but the coloring gimmick in this book doesn't work for stories where the artists just draw the contours.

  • 7.0
    Merlyn Jul 20, 2021

    I liked it up until that last page from Warren Johnson's story where he couldn't resist the need to remind us that we live in a pandemic and he thought necessary to draw masks on people's faces. Why did he need to torture us with that after some hopeful stories, I don't know, seems pretty sadistic to me. It's not enough the world is how it is, screw escapism, let's not give people one second of a breather and remind them of that in comics too. That's not to say I encourage people not to wear a mask, do it, I do it most of the times, I just don't understand this incessant need to pull people even further in this instead of helping them forget about it at least for a second.

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