Superman: Son of Kal-El #6

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: John Timms Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 5, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 38
8.3Critic Rating
6.1User Rating

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Superman has recovered from the devastating attack against him. After the life-changing events of issue #5, Jon Kent and his new ally Jay Nakamura are ready to strike back. They are on a collision course with the type of power that is used to swatting problems out of the way. But Superman is not so easily swatted!

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 4, 2022

    One of the best books at DC right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Jan 5, 2022

    This was a solid issue, packed with quips, action, romance and heart. It was fun to look at, too. You can't go wrong with a creative team like Taylor and Timms. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Swara Ahmed Jan 4, 2022

    Superman: Son of Kal-El #6is a great story that sets aside heavy action to focus on the importance of investigative journalism and holding people in power accountable. Taylor writes Jon and his supporting characters with great detail and emotional depth, Timms art with HI-FI's colors is beautifully immersive, and Sharpe's letters make this great issue an even greater read. Superman: Son of Kal-El remains one of the best Superman stories out in years, and I highly recommend you pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jan 18, 2022

    Superman: Son of Kal-El #6 is another stellar issue from Tom Taylor and and John Timms. While I'm still unconvinced that aging Jon to adulthood was a good move, Taylor is producing some great storytelling based on it. While that decision is still somewhat a bitter pill, Taylor's series is making it somewhat easier to swallow. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jan 5, 2022

    Superman: Son of Kal-El #6 serves as a strong reminder that not every issue of a superhero comic has to be all action or have something on fire to be satisfying and worthy and to keep things going forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 4, 2022

    Superman: Son of Kal-El is back this week with a satisfying story, from its character moments to its action. It also lays out new details about Jay while setting Superman's sights on a growing threat that sets up a superhero showdown for the ages. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jan 12, 2022

    Superman: Son Of Kal-El #6 is a fun little comic. It loads up more ammo for the Superman vs. Bendix and Gamorra plot in an entertaining fashion. The Superman books are in a great palace right now, and Taylor and Timms are doing a great job. This issue is yet another example of how great this comic is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 4, 2022

    This wasnt a very eventful installment, but the overall quality remains high with this title. Taylor doesnt have to be flashy with Son of Kal-El. The adventures of Jons path as Superman dont have to be major crises every issue and Taylors approach is working to maintain interest for the next installment. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 8, 2022

    Everything continues along nicely between the story and the characters. I fear that Superman himself is getting a little lost in the shuffle, but it's not as bad as it sounds. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 12, 2022

    Okay, I definitely had some minor qualms with this issue but overall this was the best one of the title so far. I like getting more information about Jay. I like Lois being part of the book. And I loved the Robin appearance. Hoping this continues to improve. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 4, 2022

    In a story that gives us great art and some great character moments in showing how much people love Jon, we have a strange thing going on here where Jay Nakamura seems to just be the new The Aerie for how he's presented with his backstory here and while it may play out satisfyingly later, here it just feels strange, not to mention that while things seem to be ramping up, Jon feels like he's barely concerned. A mixed bag for me but definitely has a feel that I hope continues going forward with the characters involved.  Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Dave Jan 3, 2022

    Still enjoying this book but no 10 til Jon is

  • 9.0
    DaloneDuarte Jan 4, 2022

    Really liked this issue. There's something I was missing a little in DC stories: good support characters. I enjoyed how Lois, Robin and Jay are there to support Jon, doing things he can't. And the story is great, our new Superman doesn't just throw punches, but already try another ways to save the day. Just not a 10 because I don't like the art.

  • 8.0
    Jawsh Jan 25, 2022

    That's more like it,
    But JON, that pizza is gonna be damn COLD.

    I was loving the covers of this book a lot more earlier on, I don't understand the covers that are out with these current issues, they don't feel like theyre a part of this story...

    Anyway, WOO HEE things are about explode. The little moment between Robin and Jon made my heart skip.

  • 7.5
    Psycamorean Jan 25, 2022

    This issue wasn't as good as some of the others I've read, so let me attack a child for thinking differently than me, because I'm confident in my beliefs.

  • 7.5
    Tempra16v2.0Turbo Jan 4, 2022

    Uma edição meh.

  • 7.0
    daspidaboy Jan 4, 2022

    It's a decent issue, but while I'm still interested my investment in the series is kind of fading away.

  • 7.0
    Lal Jan 4, 2022

    An okay issue. It was nice to see Damian show his support, but he was quite out of character (calling Jon "man"?)

  • 6.0
    Valiant Son Jan 13, 2022

    There is a vaguely interesting story here. When Bendix first appeared in #2, I noted in my review that there was a half-way decent set up for an interesting story, and this issue moves us fractionally further on in that story. It is vaguely interesting, but the pace is deathly slow. To some extent this isn't entirely Taylor's fault, being more a problem with industry-wide comic writing. Like the majority of comics today, this issue delivers what would have been delivered in two or three pages once upon a time. Taylor isn't the originator of this problem, but it doesn't stop it from being a problem.

    Having eschewed a lot of the nonsense of previous issues in this one, there is some hope for this comic.

  • 6.0
    Robin Jan 4, 2022

    The interactions between Jon and Damian was amazing, that worst part is when they are together its so good that it shows that Jon is poorly written in the rest of the comic. I have said this before I will say it again, Tom is picking really nice arcs for the book just he main character is out of character then who he is supposed to be. lastly why does Damian leave out of nowhere instead of helping him with the ship? don't say the boat had super-powered beings on it, Damian has fought super-powered being alone and With Jon when they were young. Would have been better if they had used Damian to advantage in the issues since they brought them in. but they were to busy shinning light in Jay, like utilize the character you have brought from anot more

  • 5.0
    Nox Crawler Jan 4, 2022

    I just wonder how can someone give this book a rating over 6.5? the art sucks, characterization specially Damian's is really bad it's like someone tried to copy a fanfic and failed pretty bad.another thing is Jay's disappointing origin like does Taylor want's me to feel something for a hollow character like him ?cause i only could roll my eyes out and say well i guess i was expecting to much from a writer who always knows how to destroy in the elseworlds not how to build.

  • 4.5
    Gavan Jan 8, 2022

    Just mediocre. My biggest problem, like issue 1, is that Tom Taylor has absolutely no idea how Damian Wayne acts or even talks. It feels like he’s trying to make him act like Dick Grayson and forgets that Damian is 14 and isn’t anything like Grayson

  • 3.0
    Msf567 Jan 4, 2022

    Boring. Removing from my list

  • 3.0
    DiegoLDUganda Jan 4, 2022

    Idk why, but I was expecting a better secret origin of Jay Nakamura. Christ, even writting right now, i'm feeling the dissapointment about this character.
    I think that's the key word for this issue.
    Also the art is terrible, where is the guy who draw Infinite Frontier 0!!!!???

  • 2.5
    Merlyn Jan 4, 2022

    We continue pretending like everyone in the DCU already knew for a long time Jon was into boys even though there wasn't even the slightest hint for 6 and a half years now. Turns out Damian Wayne also knew this. You have to be the most idiotic moron in the world to buy into this. Other than that, there really isn't much else to see here, very generic story with classic cringey Tom Taylor dialogue. Can't wait to see the next issue when Jon Kent is officially turned into Greta Thunberg, we'll have some fun there.

    Also it's hilarious how after he copied PKJ with Faultline basically being Thao-La's copy, we get another dose of Taylor's originality by reusing his origin story of the Aerie for Jay Nakamura, I swear, this guy just can't more

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  • 2.0
    Bats20832 Jan 3, 2022

    Damian Wayne states to Jon Kent that Damian believes he is "on the way to being the greatest detective in the world." Oh yeah, right. Here's a suggestion. If you want to write stories about Superman, keep it about Superman. Not kid wannabe assassin Damian Wayne/Al Gh'ul. Just sayin.

    Nor should Tom Taylor be writing about Batman here. The Gotham Books gang are doing enough damage to the Caped Crusader, thank you. And for God's Sake, someone give Bruce a razor blade already, so that he stops looking like a street bum, as well as losing most of his intelligence. The "sorry, I don't know" version of Batman fits better with Blue Beetle or some other character. Leave The Batman alone, Tom. (Perhaps we shouldn't let anyone with a first more

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  • 1.0
    RedKSuperman Jan 7, 2022

    This book just sucked from beginning to end. The plot of convince to have a meeting of Robin, Jay, and Lois was just unbelievably bad writing and was completely forced. Also, nothing really of value happens in this story it's filler setting up for the next story which looks generic and uninspired. Save your money kids.

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  • 1.0
    SenpaifenixJäger Jan 5, 2022

    I didn't expect this series to plummet that way in sales, from having number 6 in sales in the previous issue to ... not even being on the top 50 list. Obviously the collectors had to acquire it, but it is still a bad writing where everything revolves around a rose novel, poorly written and ridiculous instead of a good adventure.

    This number is a vile filler and again we see characters that are used to support DC's most random new character. And please, Damian the best detective? Taylor loves Mary Sues, he doesn't know how to give context to his characters that he wants to highlight in a mediocre way.

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  • 1.0
    KFuqua Jan 4, 2022

    More absolute garbage.

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