Superman: Son of Kal-El #17

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Cian Tormey, Ruairi Coleman Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 9, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 28
8.3Critic Rating
6.1User Rating

KAL-EL RETURNS PART 4! Superman and son are why doesn't it feel so good? Could it be because of the Lexcorp automatons threatening the safety of Metropolis? I've got a bad feeling about this...

  • 10 - Nicole Drum Nov 9, 2022

    This is the sort of issue that leads readers to review an entire series as it pulls on threads introduced more than a year ago to present its climax. It is an approach that's bound to read splendidly in a collected format, but the ambition of this story told in tight, serialized editions strains readers memories as they consider what's happening and the importance of seemingly every sequence on the page. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Nov 8, 2022

    This story was profoundly moving: a joy to read, in every sense. If you are the parent of an LGBTQ child, please read it. If you are an LGBTQ person who is struggling to come out to the people whom you love, this was written for you. I cannot recommend it strongly enough. This is balm for the spirit. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 8, 2022

    Clark narrates this issue, putting us squarely in his head as we see how he views Jon, and it's a great way to set this issue apart from the rest of the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Nov 9, 2022

    Superman: Son of Kal-El #17 nails all of the feelings. This is a great issue for fans of Clark and Jon, but even more so for parents who can connect to their emotions. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 8, 2022

    Superman: Son of Kal-El #17 is another excellent issue in a series filled with meaningful moments of understanding and love between parents and their children. Superman's greatest superpower is goodness and hope, and this series uses that to shine a light on queer relationships and show acceptance of others is a heroic act in itself. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Dec 6, 2022

    Superman: Son Of Kal-El #17 spends way too much time on a plot that everybody knows will work out, but at least Taylor moves the main story forward elsewhere. The art team of Tormey, Coleman, and Fajardo Jr. is brilliant and is definitely the highlight of the comic. Its a good book, but some of the choices are mystifying. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Nov 11, 2022

    And funny we didn't get this worry about Jon coming out to his friends or Lois. This is a story where Superman is the person Jon is most worried will be judgmental.  To me that makes no sense. Read Full Review

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