Superman: Up In the Sky #2

Writer: Tom King Artist: Andy Kubert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 7, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 22
7.7Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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Available to comics shops for the first time! En route to Rann, Superman must face an intergalactic pugilist in an epic boxing match, then save an alien family from certain doom-if they can help him first! These stories were originally published in SUPERMAN GIANT #5 and 6.

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 7, 2019

    This is one of King's trademark issues where he pushes a character beyond their limits, and the violence in this story can be a bit much for a Walmart comic " how many times can we see Superman bloodied and bruised in one story? " but it does an excellent job of showing us his grit when he has something to believe in. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 7, 2019

    Andy Kubert's art is amazing. The fight in the beginning of the issue is beautiful in its depictions of the characters and brutal in its depiction of the violence of the fight. A great looking issue to be sure. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Aug 14, 2019

    With the previously controversial Lois Lane issue right around the corner, fans around the globe will finally have the chance to make up their own minds on the matter. Tom King and Andy Kubert continue to compliment each other well enough and leave interest between issues for fans looking forward to more adventures with the Last Son of Krypton. With the Walmart specials still releasing each month, these exclusive stories will continue to reach readers for months to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina Aug 7, 2019

    Andy Kubert delivers some detailed and beautiful art throughout the issue. There is a Frank Miller-ish quality to the art; however I feel cheated on the boxing panels with Mighto. There seems to a lost opportunity to delivers some iconic art here Clayton Cowles' choices of blending the lettering into the story were interesting, and didn't always works well and were sometimes confusing. It doesn't take away from anything happening on the page but sometimes the errant narrator dialogue didn't really add to the reading experience either. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Aug 8, 2019

    Making good use of its newfound accessibility in comic shops Superman: Up in the Sky #2 shows that it has something to say for now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Russ Burlingame Aug 7, 2019

    It's a thoughtful look at what makes Superman tick, and not without its share of punching. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Antonio Pedro Aug 10, 2019

    So, in the end, I feel compelled to recommend this book. It is a little simplistic, but simplicity works for Superman and these stories work with that and make something punchy and effective. Feels weird recommending a Tom King book in 2019, but the world is a crazy place. Go read it, guys. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Aug 12, 2019

    Again, the artwork alone is worth the price of admission! From the sheer brutal display in the boxing ring to the poignant comforting of the Healer's family"this is a heart wrenching story! Invest in this one as you'll reread it for years to come! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Aug 7, 2019

    Given thatthere isnt much meat on either of these bones, it is my hope the storyconcludes fairly quickly. It makes me question the wisdom of re-packaging thisparticular story for the monthly issue format, rather than a complete tradepaperback. However, the art team of Kubert and Hope is stellar, and Idappreciate seeing them paired together on more projects in the very nearfuture. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AiPT! - Alex Curtis Aug 7, 2019

    Unsurprisingly, Tom King has let me down with a badly paced, on-the-nose next issue of Up in the Sky. Well, the art is still impressive. But maybe y'all should wait for the trade paperback at your local library. No use being out $35+ for the uncertainty of individual issues. God only knows what #3 has in store for us" Read Full Review

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