Superman: Red & Blue #5

9.8Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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 - 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
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Jul 30, 2021

    Again, I have loved Batman: Black & White, Superman: Red & Blue and Wonder Woman: Black & Gold. This arena works well for all fans who want a series of stories outside of the typical timeline that provides both historical adventures, as well as new authors and artists. Expand this type of play with all of the DC heroes! It's time! 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

  • 10
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jul 28, 2021

    So, all together a very wonderful issue with stories that range from the origin to Clark to Jimmy to Krypto to Pa's love. Perfect. I hope everyone goes out and grabs this one. 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

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    deen Aug 10, 2021

    Incredible issue. Super emotional and highlights the very best of what makes Superman and his family/cast of characters great.

  • 9.5
    UxasIs Jul 25, 2021

    Fetch - 9/10

    Deescalation - 9.5/10

    Your Favourite - 8.5/10

    Red Sun...Blue Dot - 9.5/10

    Generations - 10/10

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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
    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.

  • 8.0

    This issue was surprisingly satisfactory compared to the rest of this series. The first story makes me wonder, just how old is Krypto now? God, I hate when they put Jor-El in a Superman costume, cape and all. Otherwise it was a nice story.
    The second was an example of how as Clark he still keeps a cool head in times of trouble. Even if he was stuck as Bruce Wayne, Batman would've found a way to beat the guy up and send him off to jail. But Superman reminded us that's not his style.
    The third story was a little less interesting, but decent enough. Who'd have thought Jimmy's favorite Superman photo would have been taken by accident?
    The fourth is one we've all heard before, but it proves that no matter what continuity, the last more

  • 8.0
    RedKSuperman Aug 2, 2021

    I have hated the previous books in this series, however this issue got it right. I enjoyed every story and do you know why? It kept politics or SJW issues out of the book. Well done, a gem book in a era of garbage comics.

  • 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).

  • 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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