Superman: Up In the Sky #5

Writer: Tom King Artist: Andy Kubert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 6, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 18
6.8Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Available to comics shops for the first time! Darkseid offers to help Superman in his quest to rescue the Earth girl Alice-but that help comes at a cost! Then, the Man of Steel is treated to a vision of his life at home with his friends and family-but a far grimmer reality is about to intrude! Originally published in Superman Giant #12 and #13.

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Nov 7, 2019

    Continuing to feel all around uneven, the once Walmart exclusive reprints bring forth spectacular artwork and only lukewarm dialogue to back it all up. Luckily for King, Kuberts artistry more than makes up for his ineptitude, even if most of it was covered in dialogue. With one issue still remaining, the last vestige of hope resides in the showdown between Superman and Darkseid. Hopefully, Clark doesnt go the way of Scott Free. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 6, 2019

    Andy Kubert's art is amazing as always. He showcases the power of Superman throughout the issue and everything from the characters to the backgrounds are filled with beautiful details. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Nov 17, 2019

    As if more could not happen to the Man of Steel, Tom King runs him through the ringer one last time. Alice awaits her hero. But can he really make it to the finish line to save her? You'd be remiss if you did not read this entire story. It's truly a love letter to Superman! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Alex Curtis Nov 6, 2019

    Up in the Sky has certainly had its ups and downs, no better exemplified than in this thematically powerful but predictable installment. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Nov 13, 2019

    There is a twist, however, where everything is not how it appears. Since next month's issue closes out the series, I hope there is no more filler. Both stories in the finale need to address the main plot while answering every question directly. It's the answers that Taylor fails to provide. The reader is thrown into the thick of it with no set up at all. This style of storytelling comes off as a series of single one-shot issues instead of a connected story, which did not serve this series, or, this issue well. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Russ Burlingame Nov 6, 2019

    The narratives here are good, and the art is stellar, but the fact that two issues in a row have the "a story over static images" setup is something that feels like it could have been avoided in such an action-filled storyline. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 6, 2019

    The art is excellent, but the writing style is all wrong for an evergreen Superman story. Read Full Review

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