Superman: Son of Kal-El #7

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: John Timms, Cian Tormey Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 19, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 46
8.0Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

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.

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Feb 8, 2022

    Superman: Son of Kal-El #7 is another fine issue from Tom Taylor with great artwork from Cian Tormey and Raul Fernandez. This issue is a perfect example of why Taylor's series was awarded the 2022 DCN Award for Best New Title. Congratulations to the title's creators! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 18, 2022

    This continues to be unlike any Superman book before, as Jon Kent takes on not just supervillains but the actual threats facing society today. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 18, 2022

    It didnt feel like Taylor wasted pages, but this issue flew by. Thats a good sign for the next chapter of this arc and a very positive sign for this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 24, 2022

    Anyways, of all the things of this book, the 'is Jay using mental powers on Jon' is the thing I am most intrigued with.  I'd like some more moments of Jon at least thinking about the legacy of the name Superman and how he is filling Clark's shoes.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Nicole Drum Jan 19, 2022

    Quite honestly, this is one of the best books that DC is putting out and while this issue isn't especially spectacular or groundbreaking, it's solid and a great read and just continues to show how good Tom Taylor can be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 18, 2022

    Superman: Son of Kal-El #7 is an interesting look at Jay and his side of the story opening up his small team and the villain he faces. It also continues to show how Jon is as caring as his father as he attempts to understand a giant kaiju rather than beat it senseless. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Swara Ahmed Jan 18, 2022

    Superman: Son of Kal-El #7is an enthralling story about the consequences of environmental degradation. While it leaves something to be desired about how our Kryptonian hero will directly combat climate change, that will hopefully be addressed in subsequent issues. Taylor continues to write Jon with palpable empathy and compassion as he continues dealing with these manmade threats, Tormey's art is incredibly immersive and beautiful, and Sharpes letters make a great finishing touch. It'll be intriguing to see where the story goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 22, 2022

    This issue highlights why this comic can stand on its own and tell its own stories starring this new Superman. It's not entirely my cup of tea, but it's doing everything right. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Feb 6, 2022

    The only criticism is that it may be an embarrassment of riches: the kaiju story gets short-sheeted by the intro to the Truth, and the Bendix-Luthor alliance also gets rushed through without any time for scenery-chewing or monologuing. This was either a thirty-page book jammed into two-thirds of the space or the work of two issues that needed more room so some elements could have room to breathe. That's not bad, but it's not quite firing on all cylinders. It does, however, fire on a lot of them. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Jan 26, 2022

    This issue has two sides. The adventure team-up side of story is a lot of fun and looks great. The villain's part of the story is still struggling to find an identity though. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 18, 2022

    While Aqualad and some of the Revolutionaries make cameos in this issue, which seems like it should be fun, they really don't have much to do, but I was at least thankful to see the next step in Bendix's plan in dealing with his Post-Human army. Yeah, this issue is a bit of a mixed bag in how it's told but I still really enjoy seeing Jon deciding what kind of Superman he will be while getting the bad guys lined up so our hero can eventually knock them down. The art is decent this issue but I find myself still wanting more out of this book when I finish each issue. Read Full Review

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