Superman: Year One #2

Writer: Frank Miller Artist: Danny Miki, John RomitaJr Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 21, 2019 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 33
5.2Critic Rating
5.3User Rating

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Clark Kent's journey of self-discovery continues in the second installment of Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.'s remarkable reimagining of Superman's origin story. This chapter takes young Clark to the Pacific coast and beyond, as he discovers a place as sensational as he is...Atlantis! There he meets new people, finds love, clashes with gargantuan beasts and discovers the man he's meant to be.

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 21, 2019

    John Romita Jr. delivers some stunning art in this issue. It's impressive to see how the art reflects the physical and emotional growth of the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Ronnie Gorham Aug 21, 2019

    Frank Miller and John Romita Jr. continue to create noteworthy stories that constantly remind you why Superman is such a noble and iconic character. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 21, 2019

    This issue is a fascinatingly bizarre take on a very different Superman before he heads to Metropolis. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 21, 2019

    Superman: Year One #2 is a flawed take on the idea of Clark Kent: Military Man, but at least it's a unique one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 24, 2019

    The first issue worked for me - this issue, not so much. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    The Brazen Bull - Robert Zadotti Aug 21, 2019

    Going off on a strong yet confusing tangent from the tried-and-true Superman origin, Superman: Year One is becoming highly divisive for fans and longtime readers. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Aug 21, 2019

    While it isn't as great as the first issue, there is still some cool stuff in this one. Along with some kick-ass action, we get Clark building up to become a hero through training and a chance encounter with Atlantis. The art sadly doesn't hold up, but hopefully can get itself back on track as we approach the final issue. Overall, a decent read for a neat retelling of the Superman origin. Read Full Review

  • 5.1
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Aug 21, 2019

    Overall, Superman Year One got off to a nice low key start and I looked forward to jump into issue two to see where that took us from here. However our main character goes from spending his last nights before military life discovering his purpose, and sneaking in and out of Lana's house, to having dinner at the bottom of the sea with Sebastian and Flounder, while dating Mermaids. I'm just here wanting to read a Superman story not written by Bendis and I'm not sure that what this is anymore either. While I can see the craziness enticing to some it's turning out to not be my bag of chips. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    DC Comics News - Ari Bard Aug 26, 2019

    A hilarious, entertaining, and ridiculous second issueSuperman: Year One #2 is a wild ride from Miller, Romita Jr., Miki, Sinclair, and Workman. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    GWW - Nicola Austin Aug 21, 2019

    Superman Year One: Book Two is a completely left turn. What was a grounded, slow-burn tale ___ into a bonkers Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Aug 21, 2019

    Though still handled by the slightly cranky yet large-scale tones of its iconic creative team, the overall story of this second issue is a very odd affair. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 21, 2019

    Superman: Year One #2 is half of a good comic but latter parts had me wanting to vomit and become too distracting. There was a right way to tell this story and this is not it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Aug 21, 2019

    I had high hopes going into Superman: Year One #2. This issue's storytelling, however, is nothing short of a complete letdown. Slow pacing and a last-minute dive into an ugly villain trope soured this book. While it isn't without any virtue, I can't say it's worth slogging through. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Aug 23, 2019

    John Romita, Jr. fares a bit better than Miller this time around, because there are some big action sequences, particularly during the Atlantis sequences. But Superman: Year One feels rudderless and bland, lacking the creativity that its creators are known for. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Chase Magnett Aug 21, 2019

    While Superman: Year One #2 isn't quite as disappointing as the series debut, it fails to deliver on high expectations, opting instead to muddle through a depiction of Superman that lacks charm or interest. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 21, 2019

    For the first issue, Miller didn't really try anything too wild. It's clear he saved all of the craziness for this issue and this origin tale of Superman falters tremendously as a result leading to an original, if not poorly executed take on a character that's Superman in name and costume only. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Aug 21, 2019

    I'll be the first to admit that this review might come off as someone who is shaking their first while yelling, "This is not my Superman." The thing is, I'm not sure who's Superman this is supposed to be. I'm not even sure if Frank Miller knows. Clark is just, there. Letting the journey of this penultimate chapter offer little substance for a "definitive origin story" that is anything but. Read Full Review

  • 1.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Aug 21, 2019

    Overall, Superman Year One #2 is slightly less offensive than the first issue (implied mermaid incest aside). Instead, it commits the even greater sin of being simply boring. For a comic that is approximately sixty pages long, surprisingly little happens, and much of Millers labored and hackneyed narration is repetitive. Thankfully, DC will only be inflicting one more issue of this series upon its readers. Then it can be consigned next to its spiritual sibling All-Star Batman and Robin in the annals of history. Read Full Review

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