Superman: Son of Kal-El #8

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Cian Tormey Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 9, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 40
8.1Critic Rating
5.9User Rating

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Henry Bendix's plans for ultimate control threaten every superhero on Earth. And, in trying to stand against the dictator of Gamorra, Superman makes himself a target of business and world leaders. He is seen by too many as a force that must be stopped. How much can even a Man of Steel stand against before he bends?

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Feb 15, 2022

    Taylor and Tormey have created something very special. This is an important book. You all should be reading it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Mar 10, 2022

    I still have mixed feelings about the premise that this series is build on. However, Tom Taylor has taken that premise and rand with it, producing some great stories. The character of Jon Kent has been horribly mishandled since the cancellation of Tomasi's Superman, but Taylor is giving Jon the respect he deserves. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 8, 2022

    Taylor has been crushing Superman with enemies and loss of life for much of this series, and Superman: Son of Kal-El #8 may be the straw that broke the camel's back. Superman's decision by the end feels earned, and also suits his younger nature. Customary of Taylor, this issue juggles a lot of elements but is never confusing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 8, 2022

    Still one of the best Superman books in a generation, Tom Taylor proves with this issue that he can tell the big, epic-scale Superman stories with Jon Kent just as well as anyone could with his father. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Swara Ahmed Feb 8, 2022

    Superman: Son of Kal-El #8is one of the most compelling stories for Jon Kent so far, as it forces our young Superman to make tough choices in pursuit of doing the right thing. Taylor writes a tight and focused story, Tormey, Fernandez, and Blee make stunning artwork and Sharpe's lettering is the last fine pointed touch for this story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Feb 9, 2022

    The only real slip is that it feels a little like the pacing is off this issue, but it's overall a beautifully done issue of a fantastic series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Feb 14, 2022

    Superman: Son Of Kal-El #8 continues building Jon as a hero and Bendix as a villain. It will be fun to see how they play off each other in the future, especially with the developments of this issue. Tormey and the art time do a great job on the art, making this one a joy to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Feb 15, 2022

    The series had floundered for a while, but it's clearly getting things right. I hope the upward trajectory continues from here. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 8, 2022

    While I was a bit iffy on the way that the previous issue was handled, this continuation really allowed Jon Kent to shine while not letting its message blast you in the face the entire time. We've got real character emotion here and a story that's well down. The art is great and I look forward to what's coming next..... mostly because I want to understand what "The Rising" really means.  Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Mar 30, 2022

    There are fantastic moments of characterization and dialogue here. Writer Tom Taylor has a fantastic sense of the players here, while the artwork from Cian Tormey, Raul Fernandez, Federico Blee, and Dave Sharpe delivers the bright, bigger-than-life adventure well enough. Unfortunately, the Son of Kal-El has not done enough to step out of his father's shadow, and with so many parallels, it makes him look like a placeholder wearing his daddy's clothes until the man of the house gets back. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 8, 2022

    This was an unusual skippable issue though the two-parter with Nightwing should likely find the title on much stronger footing next month. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Feb 11, 2022

    You can see that a lot happens in this issue. But somehow it just sort of happens.  I keep waiting for this book to really grab me. I am rooting for it to do so. Maybe soon? Read Full Review

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