Superman: Red & Blue #6

Writer: Sophie Campbell, Tom King, Rex Ogle, Matt Wagner Artist: Sophie Campbell, Mike Norton, Paolo Rivera, Matt Wagner Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 18, 2021 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 16
9.3Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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It’s the final issue of this free-form anthology, featuring the Metropolis Marvel in new stories, bedazzled in his signature colors. It’s the only place to see Superman chasing down headlines in a classic style and taking pause to reflect on growing up on a farm in Smallville. Not to mention, the return of Streaky the Supercat by superstar cartoonist Sophie Campbell (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Aug 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

  • 9.7
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Aug 17, 2021

    This book takes a premise that has become something of a gimmick among the Big Two, the monochrome anthology, and elevates it into something approaching high art. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Aug 19, 2021

    Lastly, we get a story written by Rex Ogle and drawn by Mike Norton. This one shows Superman and how he is an ally to the gay community. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 17, 2021

    Superman Red and Blue has been a tremendous anthology series and this final issue proves a fitting farewell for this spotlight on one of pop culture's best characters. I'm looking forward to re-reading the collected edition of this mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 17, 2021

    It's five more excellent stories as we close out this run. I'm hoping we get a second volume down the line. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Aug 17, 2021

    Superman: Red & Blue #6wraps up the series with stories that deviate from the titular color scheme but are still heartfelt and impactful. If you are a Superman fan, you owe it to yourself to pick up this series when it's collected in trade form. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Aug 18, 2021

    For lovers of Superman that approach is bound to work and as a longtime devotee of the character, it's clear that in its entirety Red and Blue succeeded spectacularly in delivering meditations on modern goodness from some of Western comics' greatest talents"providing hope, inspiration, and laughs in equal measure. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Psycamorean Aug 17, 2021

    This wasn't a bad batch of stories. The first story was really cute. The second story was probably the least good one here. It just felt too long. The Special by Tom King almost worked for me until I started thinking about how very sad this old lady's life must have been that she works in a diner her entire life, with seemingly no ability to move upwards from her station, only downwards, since I doubt diner work leads to retirement. But that's on me, not the story, I guess. The Son of Farmers story was good. It was brisk, which made me appreciate it more. Ally was fine, I think it was a little hamfisted, but it's fine. Oh, and calling out a dumbass in the user reviews. One, get over yourself. Two, intersectionality is the idea that every im more

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  • 8.5
    Fracadactyl Aug 17, 2021

    All good things must come to an end. I'm definitely going to keep parts of this issue to heart. Especially King's issue where the black and white contrasts with the lively blue and red that tribute every milestone in Superman's domestic life. Of course, I'm going to love the campy Streaky piece; anybody have days where trying to move a cat can have some drama yet be kind of satisfying?

  • 8.5
    daspidaboy Aug 17, 2021

    Probably my favorite anthology series in comic books so far. This shows why even though Batman is arguably the most popular superhero of all time, Superman is the most important superhero of all time. Because he inspires people. I think its a must read if you have time, a lot better than Batman: Black and White.

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  • 10
    headvoice13 Aug 29, 2021

    perfect showstopping

  • 9.5
    _maite14 Sep 1, 2021

    Yet another stellar installment in this run. At times the themes and motifs of this issue feel repetitive of previous ones; however, the stunning artwork and poignant vignettes of Superman and his most recognizable allies continue to make this series a necessity to check out.

  • 9.0
    UxasIs Aug 22, 2021

    Hissy Fit - 8.5/10

    The Scoop - 8.5/10

    The Special - 9.5/10

    Son of Farmers - 10/10

    Ally - 9/10

  • 7.0
    Merlyn Aug 17, 2021

    I want to start by appreciating Shaner's gorgeous cover, the guy does great work on that abysmal Adam Strange book too but he seems destined for Superman with his style. The stories were, as always, hit and miss. The first one is boring, the second one is ok. Now I'm not by any means a King fan but his story was really great, probably the best story overall from this series and it was really emotional. And not the cheap, Tom-Taylor, emotional type of moment either, it was a very strong story and a statement on who Superman is. Hats off for that one! The fourth was pretty good, especially with the art. And the fifth I would've been ok with, even if it was a blatant self-insert, if it were not for the "progress" flag. Intersectionality is a s more

  • 6.0

    A nice cover for the final issue, but as with most of this series , it was a pretty bland issue. As of this, I am finished with anthology comics. The second and third were the best stories. The second is a bit nostalgic, as it's set in the early days of Superman and acknowledges some of the Fleischer cartoons too. The third is another that shows how Clark is seen by the rest of Smallville's residents. The others were the same typical short stories I've come to expect from this series. Personally, I'm just glad it's finally over, because reading most of these issues seemed more of a chore than anything else.

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    deen Aug 31, 2021

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    tonpas1989 Aug 17, 2021

  • 8.0

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    sebastianorellana95 Aug 17, 2021

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Aug 30, 2021

  • 7.5
    Joresti Aug 20, 2021

  • 6.5
    imderekreide Sep 21, 2021

  • 1.5
    zohor Aug 31, 2021

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