Superman: Son of Kal-El #16

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Cian Tormey, Ruairi Coleman Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 12, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 24
8.3Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

Father and son are at last reunited after the Warworld Saga ripped them apart...and you don't need to have super-senses to know that this is a reunion well earned. As planet Earth becomes reacquainted with the rise of two Supermen, one man stands in their way. Lex Luthor sets his deadly machinations in motion as the march toward Action Comics #1050 continues!

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Oct 11, 2022

    This issue is something close to perfect, laying the groundwork for what's to come while reminding readers about why we love these characters so much in the first place. I cannot wait to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Oct 14, 2022

    The Supermen are reunited. This is a near perfect issue, and I hope the future holds more like this. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 1, 1970

    Taylor's greatest strength in this book is the emotional punch he can get out of small moments, and while the timeline of this issue is a little hard to grasp at first, it comes together brilliantly. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 11, 2022

    Superman: Son of Kal-El delivers on its promise to bring back Kal-El while affirming Jon Kent's incredible heart and caring for everyone. For those reasons, plus some slick art as usual, this is a good issue that shouldn't be missed as we transition to a new direction for Jon Kent's Superman. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Oct 24, 2022

    Superman: Son Of Kal-El #16 gives everyone the reunion theyve been waiting for. Taylor hits all the right notes with this one, building to the moment well while also setting up the rest of this story arc. Tormey, Coleman, and Fajardo Jr. give readers the kind of wonderful art theyve come to expect from this comic. All in all, another great effort from this creative team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 11, 2022

    Overall, this was a solid issue as Taylor nears the conclusion of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Nicole Drum Oct 12, 2022

    Tom Taylor is at his best when digging into the heart and who of these characters, and that's on display here, even if the issue feels a little like a pause or a spacer as this series winds to a close. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Oct 14, 2022

    This issue at least had some solid scenes I enjoyed. The opening flashback, the Lex scene, and the reunion with Clark all had a nice punch. And the book looks really nice. Only two more issues though. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 11, 2022

    I don't think anyone will be satisfied with the father/son reunion we get here, but we do set up a new Superman: Son of Kal-El story that hopefully will be exciting. Mostly, Jon just going through this book like it's a montage of "Superman" things leaves a lot to be desired.   Read Full Review

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