Superman: Up In the Sky #1

Writer: Tom King Artist: Andy Kubert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 3, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 34
7.8Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Available to comics shops for the first time! Following a home invasion that ends in murder, Superman is put on the trail of a Metropolis mystery by Batman-but can even the Man of Steel discover the truth behind these tragic deaths, or their ties to the far-off world of Rann? These stories by Tom King with art by Andy Kubert guest-starring Green Lantern and other heroes were originally published in SUPERMAN GIANT #3 and #4.

  • 10
    Comic Book Legion - Kevin Vilim Jul 3, 2019

    Every page of this story is enjoyable to experience. Tom King isn't wasting his time with Superman and the result of that hard work is shaping up to be a classic. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Jul 3, 2019

    Although months old at this point, readers around the world will finally be able to collect these stories for the first time in their intended medium. Tom King and Andy Kubert deliver a spectacular first issue to this small run of sorts. As the story continues to unfold within the Walmart specials currently, these issues will continue to grace the comic shops for months to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jul 3, 2019

    Superman: Up in the Sky (2019-) #1is a whirlwind of emotions that sets readers off on an intense search through the stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel Jul 11, 2019

    Superman: Up in the Sky #1 is a smart move on DC's part as it's a story that needs to be read by more people. Grab it at your local comic book shop. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 3, 2019

    Andy Kubert delivers some detailed and beautiful art throughout the issue. He brilliantly details the power of Superman and the threats he faces as he laments whether or not he can take the time to help find one little girl in the vast universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jul 3, 2019

    Nevertheless, fans no longer must settle for a dinged up giant-sized issue with bent corners and a slew of creases. Current or Silver Age bags and boards will do the trick this time around! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Jul 6, 2019

    VerdictThe artwork alone is worth the price of admission! The Doomsday shot as well as Superman talking to Wonder Woman while she is defeating a huge creature. It is like they are enjoying a coffee at a local bistro while she is actually embroiled in full on battle and Superman is passively having a conversation knowing the outcome of Diana's efforts! There is a lot of tongue in cheek stuff in this art! I like Tom King's take on Superman and how this story works! If you have not read it already, give it a purchase! You'll be glad you did! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Russ Burlingame Jul 3, 2019

    Depending on the scene, Superman can feel spot on or a little too much like Batman, but King gets the big, symbolic moments right. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Alex Curtis Jul 3, 2019

    King has already established that he can set up really great stories, only to sometimes flub them later. While that's a very high possibility, let's enjoy this first issue regardless, which dishes out introspective intrigue and gravitas. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Jul 2, 2019

    Andy Kubert drew some awesome action throughout Superman Up In The Sky #1. Outside of the fights, there are quite a few other shots that'll catch your attention. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given Jul 9, 2019

    This first issue sets up a different type of Superman story and it looks to be a winner so far. We develop feelings for the characters in this issue and hope that Superman succeeds, even though his sacrifice can lead to his insanity. There's a nice twist at the end of this issue which makes us want to get the next issue as soon as we can. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Michael Fromm Jul 3, 2019

    Tom King and Andy Kubert present a great jumping on point for new readers, as well as an interesting angle on Superman's unquenchable need to save the day for established fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 3, 2019

    The art is great and King seems to have a lot to say about Superman, but this is not something I would choose to give to a first-time reader picking up a comic through Walmart. It's a challenging, often grim comic that begins with murdered children. Lots of story to be told here, but it's much more of a Tom King comic than a Walmart comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jul 8, 2019

    Superman: Up in the Sky #1 is kind of an odd one, but a fun read nonetheless. Though slightly hampered by its format, Tom King, Andy Kubert, Brad Anderson, and Sandra Hope swing for something more ambitious than your standard grocery store digest. Time will tell how this story stands up once completed, but Superman: Up in the Sky #1 heralds a good enough start. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Jul 3, 2019

    Overall, the issue is an action piece with a mystery tale interwoven. The plotting is good. But, it could be told with any number of DC heroes and still be enjoyable. The story was originally published in the Superman 100-Page Giant for Walmart stores. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Jul 5, 2019

    "Superman: Up in the Sky" #1 is a staggeringly shortsighted creative misfire on all counts. Read Full Review

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