Superman Smashes The Klan #2

Writer: Gene Luen Yang Artist: Guri Hiru Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 18, 2019 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 15
9.2Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

Teenager Tommy Lee is missing, and Superman is on the case! It can't be a coincidence that just last night, Tommy bravely confronted the Klan of the Fiery Cross when they surrounded the Lee family's Metropolis house and told them to go back to Chinatown.
The year is 1946, and Clark Kent is so new to being Superman that he hasn't yet learned to fly-so his search for Tommy is conducted in huge, gravity-defying leaps that make Tommy's sister, Roberta, suspect the Man of Tomorrow may not be an earthling at all! But if this strange, young hero can adjust to his adopted home, perhaps she can, too.
First, though, they must stop the Klan from more

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Dec 21, 2019

    Superman Smashes the Klan #2 is a beautifully rendered, complex comic that takes a simple idea--racism is bad--and explores it from many different angles, with care and nuance. The only people who will take issue with this book are people who dont like being reminded that racism is terrible, and really--who cares what they think? Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Lizzy Garcia Dec 18, 2019

    This is a fantastic series and one of the most important ones currently on shelves Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Dec 18, 2019

    On the art front, as I said in my last review, Gurihiru was almost the perfect choice to draw this series as his style is one that is easily accessible by a wide range of ages - in my opinion. Because of this, and the nature of this story, you can easily hand this to anyone and have them enjoy the art as well as the message that Leun Yang is conveying. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Dec 27, 2019

    This is turning out to be a pretty decent book. It is smart, funny, and topical. More comics should be like this. I can't wait to see how it all ends. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Dec 18, 2019

    Overall, this is a strong issue that really puts the characters into deep internal struggles that will affect them and also has them questioning themselves. Great coming-of-age and also a fantastic early adventure of Superman. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Dec 18, 2019

    If Superman Smashes the Klan sticks its landing in February, it could become a classic in classrooms and beyond. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Sequential Planet - Alexander Cole Dec 20, 2019

    This is a decent issue. A lot of its flaws come from being a transitional piece between the start and finish of a story and it falls into some Superman cliches. It's good though and the artwork is brilliant just like the last issue. A solid read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Ryan Jan 28, 2021

    Fuck racism­čśÄ

  • 10
    Venom Dec 26, 2019

    Amazing book!

  • 10
    M1sf1r3 Dec 18, 2019

    Gene Luen Yang knocked the first issue of Superman Smashes the Klan right out of the park with Gurihiru's amazing art. Let's see how they go in the second issue.

    The Good:
    I absolutely love the dynamic and dilemma Clark is facing with his own past.

    Like last issue, the human aspect of this series sells the book. Superman is there and still a major part of it but Roberta and Tommy are the main characters.

    Gurihiru's art was amazing, even when you might think it wouldn't be with the Kryptonian-Lovecraftian sections.

    I get really angry anytime the KKK appear and speak. So a great job well done for Gene Luen Yang.

    The Bad:

    It's an more

  • 9.0
    I Review Comics Jun 8, 2020

    I mentioned in my review of the first issue that it felt like Superman was placed into the story as an afterthought. The comic could have been easily released without the hero or his name on the title and the book could have still worked.

    The issue immediately rectifies that concern and places a huge emphasis on Superman and his alien heritage.

    Clark keeps getting visions of his parents and they question why he only uses abilities that humanity could identify with, namely speed and strength. This story beat potentially layers in a retcon because it explains why he could only run fast, leap tall buildings, and be super strong in the original stories. In this scenario, his otherworldly abilities are held back so that h more

  • 8.0
    Spacey Medicine Jan 30, 2020

    Mostly this is good, but I could do without some of the Superman subplot tbh.

  • 7.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Dec 20, 2019

    This is fine, just incredibly long. I think it's very simple reading, for kids, and it works as that. But, it's hard for me to get through.

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    Julhin Aug 7, 2021

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    mangaZZZZZ Jun 9, 2021

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    wesshamu Jan 26, 2020

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    KittyNone Jan 13, 2020

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    Rocker97 Dec 19, 2019

  • 9.5
    ed1138 May 13, 2022

  • 9.5
    Grifter Dec 20, 2019

  • 9.0
    K-23 Aug 23, 2021

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