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: 11 User Reviews: 30
8.9Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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 - 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

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Jun 13, 2022

    This is an enjoyable, personable work that delivers effective character moments (you may have seen the Batman/Pa Kent bit floating around the social media circles). While the genre tropes may demand certain outcomes, the ride getting there is enormously enjoyable. 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

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