Superman: Son of Kal-El #11

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Cian Tormey Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 11, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 25
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Jonathan Kent has faced many challenges in his life as both Superman and a Super Son, but what will the first son of the Last Son of Krypton do in the face of...metahuman bombs? Jon faces a deadly decision and Lex Luthor's alliance with President Bendix deepens in this penultimate chapter of The Rising Saga!

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth May 11, 2022

    Superman: Son Of Kal-El #11 continues this books run of excellence. Taylor builds a great little story in this one. Its very well-paced, ramping up as the book goes on. The art team does an amazing job supplying some of the best art this book has seen so far. Once again, this team drops another impressive story on readers. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 20, 2022

    I hope the conversation between Jay and Jon picks up. Maybe Jon feels he has to break up with Jay, that their politics and the lengths they will go are too different. Maybe Jon will inspire Jay and the Revolutionaries. As long as this is addressed, I'll be happy.  But that hope doesn't diminish how much I liked this. Great issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 10, 2022

    Tom Taylor is obviously one of the hottest writers at DC right now, but I don't think any book of his is quite on the level of this groundbreaking reinvention of the Superman mythology. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope May 10, 2022

    This book is beautiful, brutal, and carefully plotted. It's everything a superhero book should be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 10, 2022

    Superman: Son of Kal-El #11 has it all. It's got action, plot development, and character work in multiple areas hanging it all on a personal relationship crisis for Jon Kent. If that's not good superhero comics, I don't know what is. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 10, 2022

    Son of Kal-El is at its best when it's focused on Jon learning the ropes of being a hero and actively seeking out assistance/establishing relationships in the superhero community. This was another example of why this title is one to keep an eye on through 2022. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum May 11, 2022

    Superman: Son of Kal-El is very easily one of the best books DC has right now and this week's issue is just another example of not just that but of Tom Taylor's mastery of this story and it's young heroic lead. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 10, 2022

    While recently I've felt like this series has been running in place, since I'm still waiting for The Rising to happen, what we get here in place of a lot of progression is a ton of heart and a ton of characters just being their best selves and I'm all here for that. We get great art throughout and an issue that tackles a lot of problems while showing some character interactions that I didn't know that I needed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 14, 2022

    Good, quality issue features a lot of great superhero stuff and a lot of great personal, human stuff. Though part of me is a little disappointed that Jon Kent is being treated with kid gloves. I wouldn't mind more personal conflict and drama. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones May 16, 2022

    Superman: Son of Kal-El #11 balances plotting and characterization with the utmost care. Read Full Review

  • 10
    superstan52 May 10, 2022

    Actually made me laugh out loud 2 or 3 times. Good dialogue, character development, pacing and story.

  • 8.5
    SurvivorLiv May 13, 2022

    I think I prefer #10 but this series is hitting the point where we seem to be reaching the climax of the Bendix arc.

  • 8.0
    Jawsh May 17, 2022

    Some great character moments sprinkled throughout. The plot's moving forward.
    A little messy towards the end but the stage's been set for a confrontation.
    The mixed artwork on this series has been too inconsistent for my liking, but it gets the job done enough. Let's see what happens next issue.

  • 8.0
    daspidaboy May 10, 2022

    I really enjoyed this series, and Tom Taylor is one of the writers that make me like Jon Kent. Art could be improved though

  • 6.0
    DiegoLDUganda May 10, 2022

    Why Tom king still writes characters like they were in Injustice World?

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  • 5.5
    ANukem May 11, 2022

    I still dont know what they're doing in this comic book. Arguably the most well known character in DC and probably the second one most popular, Superman, and they still can't seem to hire a good artist.
    Anyways, while the art is kinda lacking, the writing is also lacking

  • 3.5
    realdopecomics May 13, 2022

    This is one of the better books of this run, but how tf is Jon Kent ok with Jay working with known murderers…even if they ended a war Clark would’ve gave Lois the boot. Truth, Justice and the American Way, my ass..smh

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  • 2.5
    manhunter May 10, 2022

    I kinda get the thing the Taylor wants to do here the problem is this mistake that Pa kent is talking about could lead to an international war between countries. and honestly i don't get the comparison that kent makes. like what exactly we're comparing here? this could've worked better if this was Injustice batman or some darker broken batman but i don't think this sticks with main line batman. also John is naive. he trusts people easily and Let his guard down easily as well. he trusts jay without knowing much about him. and Joined his Cause without understanding who could be hurt and the outcome of his work.
    also Raven is the most powerful person on the planet. Even with all of the stupid retocns.
    Also the art is still horrendou more

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  • 1.0
    RedKryptoSuperman May 11, 2022

    Did this series crack the top 50 last month? Nope, so that makes what the 5th month in a row this series is falling flat? This series needs to be mothballed and the real Superman needs to have multiple series running again. 4 books, 1 issue a week.

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