Superman: Son of Kal-El #13

Writer: Tom Taylor, Nicole Maines Artist: Clayton Henry Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 13, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 26
8.4Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

It’s the dramatic DCU debut of Dreamer! When every hero on Earth is threatened by Henry Bendix’s machinations, it’s a race against time for Dreamer to warn Superman before it happens! But will this mysterious new ally’s premonition become a nightmare for Jonathan Kent?

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jul 13, 2022

    If you haven't given Superman: Son of Kal-El a try yet, this is a great issue to start with. And it goes without saying that you should pick this issue up if you're a Dreamer fan who wants to see more of the character now that Supergirl has come to a close. Hopefully we'll see more from Nicole Maines and Nia Nul in the future outside of the realm of dreams. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 12, 2022

    It's a strong issue of the parent title, but it also does a great job of introducing us to this new version of Dreamer. The fact that she's trans is never really brought up in this issue, which is smartit wouldn't fit in, and there will be plenty of time to explore the character's motivations and backstories down the line. What we do get this time is a strong introduction to her role as a heroand she's definitely a character I'm excited to follow anywhere. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Jul 12, 2022

    This story was wonderful to read, from the first page to the very last. These artists work together brilliantly, producing a work of equal parts adventure, excitement, and heart. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jul 21, 2022

    Superman: Son Of Kal-El #13 is the best issue of this book so far. Maines and Taylor bring Dreamer into the DC Universe proper, and her role in this issue is wonderful. Henry, Maiolo, and Herms are a fantastic art team, really bringing the script to life. This issue is so much fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Nicole Drum Jul 13, 2022

    Clayton Henry's art here is perhaps not as polished as I might personally prefer for this issue, but it's still very solid with a net result of an issue that is exciting and scary bot in terms of story and visuals. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 12, 2022

    Superman: Son of Kal-El #13 has a good introduction of Dreamer that works with the ongoing threat of Bendix. As Superman and Jay begin to assess how they defeat Bendis, Dreamer's inclusion ends up feeling like a team is gaining strength and there's more yet to come. Plus, it'll make you want more Dreamer comics! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jul 15, 2022

    I know ... these are 'apples to pears' arguments. But it doesn't mean you can't ignore people wondering these questions ... and wondering if the pages of Superman are the right place to cover them. We don't have intangibility and heat vision here. Dreamer was handled well and I loved her dialogue throughout. Always glad when the Supergirl show resonates in the comics. This does seem to mean that we have a week of comic time to wrap up the Gamorra plot. Hopefully that means things will end soon. Read Full Review

  • 5.9
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 12, 2022

    While I do enjoy seeing Dreamer added to the mix of Superman: Son of Kal-El and having their introduction into the DC Universe, there's little to this story overall beyond an over-the-top dream that comes off really exaggerated about what could happen and ultimately makes Henry Bendix the scariest villain in the world, without actually having to do anything to really show us over the past year. It's a bit disappointing overall, but at least Dreamer came off cool and the art was great, I just wish the story was either of those two things though. Read Full Review

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