Superman: Secret Origin #6
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Superman: Secret Origin #6

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Gary Frank Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 25, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 13
8.3Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

The reimagining of Superman's early days concludes as he faces his toughest foe yet his childhood friend Lex Luthor! The victor will be Metropolis's hero. If you think you know how this plays out, then you underestimate how much Luthor wants that title

  • 10
    Comic Vine - inferiorego Aug 25, 2010

    Yes, the wait for this book was pretty annoying, but you know what? It was worth it. This is NOT the place to start, since it's the end of the mini-series. You have one of two options: You can wait until December 21st to pick this book up in trade, or hunt down all the individual issues, but either way, this is one of my favorite Superman stories and a must read for fans. If you've never liked Superman, give this one a try. Highly Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Aug 26, 2010

    As Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Mania - Chris Smits Aug 30, 2010

    I’m giving it an A- instead of a perfect grade only because of the cheese-ish spots I mentioned earlier, but make no mistake; I think this series is an awesome tribute to what the idea of what Superman represents to people’s hearts all over the world. No shame in rooting for the good guy, no matter how hip, cynical or jaded we might think we are. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Aug 25, 2010

    That being said, you should be able to overlook the odd timing of the story's narrative set-ups as long as you're willing to accept Superman: Secret Origins at face value as a passionately crafted modern retelling of the Man of Steel's beginnings. Johns once again showcases his ability to cut to the heart of iconic characters, ideas and mythologies, and Gary Frank again proves why he's the definitive Superman artist of the post-Infinite Crisis age. It's Frank's art above all else that makes Superman: Secret Origin a worthy addition to Superman lore, and the main reason I'll spring for the inevitable hardcover despite owning the individual issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 26, 2010

    Thankfully, the good outweighs the improbable, and the overall series serves as a good primer for the future adventures of Superman. Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 3, 2010

    I have talked about Johns' ability to update Silver Age concepts of the Superman mythos. But, as I have said before, I also like how Johns' seems to be able to take concepts from the Superman of film and television and fold those into the mix. Let's face it, there are some people out there whose only understanding of Superman is from the animated series or the Donner film. So why not add some of the best of that stuff here. What you get is the most inclusive origin story, but silky smooth. In many ways I am sad that this series, despite all its delays, is over. As of now, there is no comic where Superman is in Metropolis, acting as Clark Kent, working for the Daily Planet, and fighting super-villains. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    cxPulp - Walt Kneeland Aug 26, 2010

    At this point, if you've bought/read the previous issues and not entirely hated the series, you'll probably find this issue worthwhile. Otherwise...the collected edition will likely be out in less time than waits between single issues and you'll have the entire story in one book. As a whole, this will likely be--as a whole work--enjoyed most by newer fans of Superman, or returning readers not particularly invested in any particular take on the character. Read Full Review

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