Superman: World of New Krypton #2

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Pete Woods Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 8, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Apr 8, 2009

    Overall, SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON is easily, as mentioned in my review of issue #1 of this series, going to be a classic Superman tale if it isnt living up to that moniker already. Its strong debut is followed up by this also strong issue that leaves us waiting, with great anticipation, for issue #3. It would be amiss to not mention the special guests that appear on the first page of this issue, setting the stage for a great confrontation later in this series, but it would be an even greater injustice to give it away here. Lets just say that New Krypton hasnt gone unnoticed by other inhabitants of the universe. Hopefully, youre one inhabitant of this universe who hasnt missed this series start. If so it is a situation that requires immediate attention! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comic Addiction - Derek Bowman Apr 8, 2009

    Superman: World of New Krypton has managed to be a wholly enjoyable series so far, as Rucka and Robinson start to lay the foundations for this new Kryptonian civilization. The art is solid and the dialogue and story intriguing, so hopefully this series continues to be the best Superman title on the shelves. Oh, and hopefully we keep seeing much less of the costume, as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 8, 2009

    One interesting side note, as I am typing this review, re-examining the cover, I notice this issue is now tagged as "2 of 15." Apparently DC has found faith in Robinson and Rucka's vision or maybe the duo are just having so much fun they needed a little extra room. With over a year left of New Krypton tales to tell, this is a book worth looking into. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Apr 12, 2009

    James Robinson and Superman are like a certain peanut butter cup that has two tastes that taste great together. When Robinson lays the groundwork for a story, he doesn't just let it drop a few issues later, and that's probably why the series has been given a three issue bump from 12 to 15 issues. Superman: World of New Krypton #2 has some very interesting aspects to it and is good enough to earn 4 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 8, 2009

    Overall, I'm finding that World of New Krypton is really growing on me. The writing alone makes it one of the better Superman books in years, and I'm convinced the creative team will be able to take Superman to some new and interesting places in the next 10 months. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Aaron Ruttenberg Apr 16, 2009

    As much as I liked this issue Im really hoping that World of New Krypton picks up its pace soon. This issues look at who Superman is what kept me happy. The story itself was all over the place. This may turn out to be a book that is best read in groups of single issues or in the trade. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 10, 2009

    Perhaps the biggest disappointment is with the citizens of Kandor. I always liked the idea of Kryptonians as an advanced race. You would expect a futuristic city to have solved problems like class warfare. But virtually everyone Superman has met is childish, racist and thuggish. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Mania - Chris Smits Apr 14, 2009

    This issue isn't a "rock your socks off" book by any means but the overall story line keeps you more than interested. The next stage of the story that I asked for above looks as if it might happen next issue. After having shown us what everyone's different take on things are, there's finally some situations for this to matter other than a verbal argument. I'm liking the way that Krypton's lowest social caste (The Labor Guild) are discovering thoughts of revolution and Superman's take on this should be interesting next issue. If not for the tone of the series to begin with, I might've given this a slightly lower grade than it ended up with. As it is, this second issue continues the enthusiasm I had about the series to begin with and I enjoyed reading it. I'm grading it at a B-: Not overly mind-blowing but still solidly entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Apr 14, 2009

    Superman World of New Krypton #2 was a dull and plodding issue that offers the reader a predictable and unexciting read. This issue delivers little in the way of quality character work and interesting drama. Nor does it deliver adrenaline pumping action. The writers manage to burn through this entire issue without achieving anything. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Apr 9, 2009

    I'm still intrigued with Superman's life in the military guild, but there's only so much suspension of disbelief in regards to the forced labor guild hostage plot that makes up the latter half of this issue and its cliffhanger. Read Full Review

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