Superman: Son of Kal-El #9

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: John Timms Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 9, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 55
9.1Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

Superman/Nightwing crossover part 2 of 2! Nightwing promised Clark Kent that while he's off-planet, Nightwing would look after Clark's son, Jon, as he tries to fill his father's shoes as Superman. But with someone out there murdering superpowered people, is Nightwing in over his head? Read Nightwing #89 (in stores 2/15/22) for part 1 of this crossover story!

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Mar 9, 2022

    Superman: Son Of Kal-El #9 is just a wonderful comic. Crossing over Nightwing and Superman was a great idea, and Taylor nails every story beat in this issue. Redondo continues to be one of the best pencilers working in the industry today. This is just a stellar issue from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Mar 27, 2022

    Superman: Son of Kal-El #9 shows what a gem this title is. While his Nightwing generally gets more appreciation, Taylor is doing a fantastic job on this title as well. Hopefully, this crossover will win over some of the readers who haven't been following this series. This crossover was an amazing story, and I hope it's the first of many. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Swara Ahmed Mar 8, 2022

    Superman: Son of Kal-El #9is a fantastic team-up story that highlights the strengths and vulnerabilities of Superman and Nightwing in a relatable way. Taylor continues to write both these characters with poignant heart and warmth, Redondo, Von Grawbadger, and Lucas's art is bold and graceful, and Abbott's lettering makes the perfect finishing touch. Superman and Nightwing fans alike will love the team-up, and likely be clamoring for more team-ups after. Go pick it up wherever you can. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 12, 2022

    The magic of Taylor and Redondo's Nightwing is out in full force in this crossover issue, providing possibly the best issue of Superman: Son of Kal-El yet! It's a shame Redondo and Dick Grayson won't be around for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Mar 8, 2022

    Pick up these titles if you want to experience this medium at its very best. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Nicole Drum Mar 9, 2022

    If you want to sit down with a comic that is genuinely one of the finest examples of the medium, Superman: Son of Kal-El #9 is it. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Mar 8, 2022

    This issue is packed with swashbuckling action, scintillating dialogue, and a whole lot of heart. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 15, 2022

    The lollipop is a bit over the top. But it works. Everything about this issue was a win, from the art to the action to the character beats. Everything. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 8, 2022

    Not surprisingly, Taylor, Redondo and Lucas deliver a terrific installment of Superman while setting the stage for Nightwing to play a more prominent role in the neophyte hero's life. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 8, 2022

    This book was a risk from the start"any replacement hero storyarc is"but this one is knocking it out of the park so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 15, 2022

    The Nightwing/Superman team reinvents the World's Finest team in a truly impressive and creative way, and young Jon with experienced Dick Grayson makes for a great balance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Mar 8, 2022

    Jon has to deal with the all-too-real price of heroics sometimes, and you can tell that while he is Superman, he still has a lot of growing to do. It is a tough job to take on, and Jon is doing excellently, and I love that he is wise enough to recognize that he doesn't have to do it alone. The shared talk with Jon and Dick was great, and it felt like such a bonding moment that will lead to this next generation of Superman and Batman trusting each other a lot more than their fathers do. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - D.M. Grant Mar 10, 2022

    Another solid Taylor and Redondo issue, even if it's odd to be reading this as a Superman comic, and not Nightwing, despite almost everything to the contrary. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 13, 2022

    Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo maximize the potential of what the dynamic between Dick Grayson and Jon Kent is with the conclusion of this crossover in Superman: Son of Kal-El #9. The interaction between the two fortifies the strong bond the two now have as Jon Kent has found the mentor he needs in Dick Grayson. Though the incomplete nature of the plot around the superhero murders does make it feel like the crossover between Nightwing and Superman concluded before it reached its full potential. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 8, 2022

    The characters in this book are portrayed great and because of that, we get a really emotional and engaging story from how they're feeling and what they want to do about the situation. That being said though, the actual story never actually feels like it goes anywhere because of how fast things move and how the focus seems to be to allow Jon to express himself in what he's feeling. The art is great though and the characters are endearing, I just wish the story felt like it had more substance issue-to-issue. Read Full Review

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