Superman: Son of Kal-El #18

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Cian Tormey, Ruairi Coleman Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 14, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 19
8.3Critic Rating
5.9User Rating

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"KAL-EL RETURNS" PART 6! THE RISE OF RED SIN! With the landmark Action Comics #1050 just around the corner, prepare for the ultimate battle between Superman and Lex Luthor as Clark and Jon continue their intensive training. But will it be enough to overcome the mysterious new villain calling themselves Red Sin?

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Dec 13, 2022

    This was another brilliant, thoughtful installment of the Job Kent story, told with exquisite characterisation and phenomenal art. I cannot wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 13, 2022

    Taylor has built a fantastic foundation here for future stories for Jon Kent and his supporting cast, and I hope he gets to keep telling them. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 13, 2022

    If you're looking for wholesome superhero comics,Superman: Son of Kal-El is the best to do it. Not only that, it's well written and paced, keeping your attention up and delivering a unique superhero experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jan 8, 2023

    Superman: Son Of Kal-El #18 is a pretty good last issue for this book. It leads into the next phase of Jons life well. Taylor has created a fantastic series so far, and it will be interesting to see where he takes Jon next. Tormey, Coleman, Hanna, and Fajardo Jr. have all done nice work, and Sharpes letters are the icing on the cake. This issue closes out this book in great fashion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Dec 14, 2022

    The end of Tom Taylor's Superman: Son of Kal-El series in a sense ends things much like where they began, with a good balance of strong characterization and an interesting story that digs into not just who Jon Kent is, but what it means to be Superman as well. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Dec 16, 2022

    I read a lot of 'special' issues growing up where topics like racism, drug abuse, mental health, and child abuse happened. I read comics where the allegory for racism and homophobia were evident but it was allegory not story. As I have said before, creators need to walk a fine line when inserting a true real life issue into a world with super-powered aliens. I don't know if this title succeeded. When Taylor concentrates on the character and not the issue, he shines. I have liked his work elsewhere. But this book has seemed heavy-handed. It is why a simple message like Jon talking to Clark here was so appreciated. Read Full Review

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