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Superwoman #1

Writer: Phil Jimenez Artist: Phil Jimenez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 10, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 38 User Reviews: 47
8.4Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

"Who Is Superwoman?" part one! Lois Lane takes flight! Now powered up with the abilities of Superman, Lois pledges to carry on the super-legacy as Superwoman! There's only one problem: Lois' new powers are killing her, and neither she nor her friend and confidant Lana Lang know what to do about it. Will Lois even survive long enough to learn the deadly secret of Ultra Woman?

  • 10
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Aug 10, 2016

    This is what a first issue should be and it promises readers that it's going to deliver on everything a comic book should be. Jimenez and crew give readers a comic worth every penny of the cover price, filling Superwoman #1 with plenty of action, surprises, and teases as well as a killer cliffhanger. When DC made their announcement about this series they had my attention and my wallet in my hand. With this issue, I'm strongly recommending you get your wallet out too. Superwoman #1 is a wild, entertaining read in the tradition of great summer comics. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Aug 13, 2016

    Jimenez, Santorelli, and Cox have set the bar high after this debut issue. They've made 'Superwoman' #1 worth the buy at twice the price and I don't say that lightly. It has great action, chemistry and optimism between Lana and Lois, a shocking cliffhanger, and a sense of awe-inspiring superhero magic. Jimenez is Big Papi clobbering a grand slam 600 feet into the air with this issue. Don't miss it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Tyler Sewell Aug 10, 2016

    Superwoman #1 is a reader friendly issue with a comprehensible storyline that will immediately have you subscribing to the series. As a reader you're quickly drawn to the characters and throughout the issue we're bombarded with a number of shocking reveals that will fill you with that giddy comic adrenaline we all know and love. I'm not even a particular fan of Superman-related comics, but I consider this one of the best first issues Rebirth has produced. Give it a try and become a fan. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bounding Into Comics - Elliott Cole Aug 10, 2016

    Superwoman #1 is a more than worthy addition to the Superman family, as well as the Rebirth lineup in general. Fans of Lana Lang and Lex Luthor will find this issue a must buy, and any comic fan will be better off for buying this book. The story fits nicely as a companion piece to the other Superman titles, but functions perfectly well on its own. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Aug 11, 2016

    But that is really about all I can say. Phil Jimenez's art and writing are top notch from beginning to the very shocking end. Whats so shocking? Suffice it to say, the last page of the issue makes one realize that the story you thought you were reading was not at all the story you were actually reading. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Jules Boyle Aug 11, 2016

    Regardless of quality, it's much harder for ancillary titles like these to gain any kind of traction, but this is one that really, really deserves your attention. I'll admit, I wasn't that excited about it initially, but Superwoman has moved right up amongst my favourite DC titles. If you're remotely a fan of Superman, get in on this now. If you're not, and never liked him for being overpowered, this is the title for you. Either way, buy Superwoman. You won't regret it. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 12, 2016

    Wow! DC has another hit on their hands! This packs so much story and so much art into one issue, the cover price should be much, much more for what's given. I eagerly await seeing more adventures of these two heroes. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Aug 12, 2016

    But it opens up a lot of story possibilities for this book. Because now we have a rudderless Lana, who now has to deal with more tragedy, set loose on the world. And that will be a fascinating book to read. I hope we at least get a couple of issues of that. I want to read a Lois book ... trust me. But I want innovative stories too. So all I can say is kudos to Jimenez. Action. Characterization. Surprises. This one has it all. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Aug 10, 2016

    I very much look forward to seeing how Lana reacts to everything that has transpired. I feel we have the making of great, and much better than the original, Dawn of Supermen/women. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Aug 12, 2016

    A cliffhanger ending has some people upset about the possible death of a major character, but I'm going the route of saying it's obvious cliffhanger in a serialized medium prone to such things, and I'm giving it room (and benefit of the doubt) to tell the story its creators want to tell, final-page fakeouts and all. Superwoman is shaping up to be one of my favorite Rebirth debuts " it's definitely in my Top Five " and one of the most unique, fun, and enjoyable first issues on the stands today. This one's a must-read, people. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Aug 10, 2016

    It's a brilliantly written issue, and we can't help but love the idea of more female heroes dominating DC Comics during their new Rebirth titles. It flows brilliantly across from other titles, and helps make the series feel more well rounded. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 7, 2016

    In short, it's a really strong first issue, using continuity to build the story they want to tell, rather than as a restriction, and it features a plot we've seen many times before in an entirely new and different way. Superwoman #1 is good stuff, both in art and in story, and I'm definitely hooked for more stories like this. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Aug 10, 2016

    This series is off to a great start and I’m really looking forward to more. This was not what I was expecting at all from a Superwoman book. Especially having not one but two big twists in the story, leaving me going “Wha WHAAAAT!?” at the end. So even with the slightly confusing start this is a solid book and definitely one of the better ones coming from DC Comics Rebirth line. Really I have nothing negative to say about it and I highly recommend you to pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 12, 2016

    I'm not sure about the reasoning behind the series. With two Supermen (if you could the "new" Lex Luthor) and a Supergirl, is there room (or need) for Superwoman? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Fabio Castelblanco Aug 27, 2016

    All in all, a surprising first issue but an intriguing one. I would say that this comic is certainly worthy your time if you're a fan of Superman's supporting cast. It's a welcome change of pace to see other characters within the Superman mythos get a chance to shine, even if it is for only a short time! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 15, 2016

    Admittedly, Superwoman isn't without some minor flaws " Jimenez has to go out of his way to introduce the newly-powered Lex Luthor as the source of much of the trouble (before having to conveniently sideline him so he doesn't horn in on Lois and Lana's turf), and while it's a cool set piece, the idea of a giant warship named the Gestalt feels a little weird, especially in a town crawling with superheroes like Metropolis. Additionally, sometimes Jimenez leaves a little bit of fat on his scripts that could be trimmed, like a brief beat about Lana taking anxiety medication " but beyond these minor hiccups, he's hit the writer/artist track running, producing a potent debut for Superwoman that is certainly a must-read for Super-fans everywhere. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Liam Pollock Aug 13, 2016

    Superwoman in an interesting take on some old stories and ideas. From Lois getting powers to Superman Red and Superman Blue it goes back through and gives them some new life. Despite Lois being front and centre, Lana is the real star of the show; as our viewpoint character into this new team dynamic she really makes this story. It's fun, exciting, gripping and vibrant " everything a new-start should be. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 10, 2016

    Remember how comics are supposed to be full of fun, positive action? This captures that and brings so much more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Jack Johnston Aug 10, 2016

    The art isn't amazing but serviceable. People sometimes look really weird though, such as Lex Luthor's first appearance this issue.There's a reference to the famous line ‘You've got me? Who's got you?' Well done, cheesy but in good way.I really like the Superwoman designs, very cool with what I assume are small references to Supermans' costumes when he split into red and blue forms in the 90s. (If you haven't read that yet, go do it. It's stupid, campy fun).I really enjoyed Superwoman. It was something that I wasn't expecting to be impressed by, yet here we are with some interesting characters, fun twists and a plot that looks like it's going places. With one of the best #1's I've seen put out by the Big Two in a while, I think Phil Jiminez is onto something great. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Aug 12, 2016

    Another great series from the Super-house. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    FanboyNation - R.C. Samo Aug 10, 2016

    The hesitation of wanting to read another Lois Lane becoming Superwoman story fades when you realized that it is in good hands with Jimenez. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 10, 2016

    The opening installment of Superwoman packs a lot of material in here, making it a pretty dense experience with so much going on. Jimenez has a lot to cover with the story he wants to tell and setting up big swaths of it here makes for some pretty compressed and rushed moments that really needed more time to breathe. Hell, all the flashbacks could have gone in the second issue with expansion as the sole story and we'd still have a very packed first issue. I like what he's doing and where he's going with it and am definitely up for the ride but I'm also looking forward to some time to breathe and really get into these characters without focusing so heavily on the near-antagonistic elements as a primary character piece. This is a book that I quickly put on subscription mode after finishing the first issue as i want to see what's in store for these characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 13, 2016

    There is a lot to digest and understand about this new Superwoman comic, but Jimenez handles it all like a true professional and keeps the comic and the characters both exciting and engaging. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven Phillips Aug 10, 2016

    Superwoman#1 is a very well put together opening that ends with a question you'll want to see answered sooner rather than later. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Aug 10, 2016

    All in all, Superwoman #1 is a great outing with a bit of a surprise ending. The Superman family of titles might seems a bit crowded at times, but I like this as a way into the mythology. It's a totally different flavor than what we're getting in the other Super-titles, lending DC the kind of variety that was lacking in the "New 52." Some may argue that imbuing so many characters with Superman's gifts might make him less special, it does allow for DC to touch on a few different aspects of the idea of Superman without having to cram it all into one book. In the same way that it's felt like there's a type of Batman title for many different readers, this is a way to make the Superman concept broader and potentially more palatable, as Jimenez is able to utilize some supporting characters in a way that enriches Clark Kent's world. Superwoman isn't your average Superman title, and that's its biggest strength. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Aug 10, 2016

    Some good storytelling and carefully-chosen dialogue allows for a surprise development towards the end of the issue. The chemistry between Lois Lane and Lana Lang is palpable and promises to get better. Their patter is fun, though there might be a little too much of it. Artwork is solid and consistent, making for a quality first issue with plenty of intrigue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Leroy Dee Aug 15, 2016

    After last month's underwhelming "New Super-Man," I was afraid DC is starting to cram Superman titles down our throats. I mean"they are, but this one is actually an entertaining read that tries to throw a curve ball or two. I'm actually going to give this issue half a point more than usual because I REALLY think DC is going to double down on this ending, which will be a Metal Gear Solid 2 type of twist (that's all I'm going to say and I may have said too much). Judging by the title of the next issue, if you don't read issue #2 I have a feeling you will eventually hear about it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Pop Break - Marisa Carpico Aug 10, 2016

    That said, it's not perfect. Jimenez has to perform a lot of narrative acrobatics to keep the twists a surprise and the way it jumps back and forth through time can be a little disorienting. There's also a crushing amount of dialogue and exposition that can make reading it feel like a bit of a chore. Still, you have to admire Jimenez's ambition and DC for letting him play. The Rebirth books thus far have been pretty standard, with those related to Superman being the weakest. Action Comics has spent nearly half a dozen issues on the same fight sequence with little to no character development or actual plot to show for it. Say what you will about Superwoman #1 (and people will have a lot to say), but nobody can accuse it of being boring. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Crusaders - Inhuman Mongo Aug 16, 2016

    The writing and art were more than adequate, I am just not sure if this title will hold longevity. Imbuing so many characters with Superman's powers may saturate the market and make him seem less. On the contrary this may be a title which pulls in more readers. Time as they say will tell. As for now, I will pick up the next issue in hopes Lex is fully found to be the described "sociopath billionaire" we all want him to be.3.7 out of 5 Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 10, 2016

    Superwoman is a good, solid Superman comic. Unfortunately, those qualities don't set it apart as much as they might have a year ago. It's great to see Jimenez back at DC and exploring the promising Lois Lane/Lana Lang dynamic, but the series struggles to stand out when it focuses more on superheroics than character drama. Superwoman still needs to prove that Lois is better off as a superhero than a reporter. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Aug 15, 2016

    Give this a whirl and you may enjoy it. There's a lot to like, but there are some flaws too. So be warned, and make up your own minds as to whether this is one worth following. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Aug 12, 2016

    Superwoman is off to a good start with its first issue and its good to see Lois Lane in such a prominent spotlight once again. Her interactions with Lana are the shining points of the book along with Jimenez's art, though the artwork tends to get lost with the massive amount of dialogue throughout the book. Hopefully this won't be much of an issue as the series continues, but the interesting premise and character work are enough to make readers want to come back for more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Aug 18, 2016

    The issue does a lot to set up this Superwoman run, but also goes a tad too far into the realm of indulgence. I can get down with a lot being thrown at me, but the panels felt a bit crowded in my opinion. The saving grace for me was the actual art on the panels. Jimenez, Santorelli and Cox really did wonders with their illustration of the heroes in this issue. They did a great job highlighting how Superwoman gained her abilities and brought to life the powers that each hero possesses with impressive vibrancy. All of this gave me hope that this was a comic reviewing decision that I will be happy I made. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Critical Blast - Critical Blast Staff Aug 18, 2016

    Lots of surprises in this one; it is definitely not quite what you would have expected from the solitications. But, for the most part, this book is still kind of average. DC Rebirth has a lot of terrific comics, and I think there is a really good chance that Superwomen will just be lost in the middle of the pack. I actually genuinely hope that I am wrong, and this book will continue to surprise me. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Aug 11, 2016

    The story involves Lois looking for some help from a reliable, trusted source on how to control her newly acquired powers, which leads her to Lana Lang -- the girl who helped Clark figure things out in Kansas. Shift forward a few weeks, and Lois is on hand for a disaster involving Lex Luthor's newly unveiled mobile base of operations. It's a disaster that threatens hundreds of lives, including Lex Luthor's, and will require teamwork from a partner you weren't expecting to see. Trust me, after the introduction at the culmination of this chapter -- which borrows some classic lines from SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE -- you'll be coming back next month to follow the adventures of SUPERWOMAN. She's not who you think she is. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 10, 2016

    Even if the writing never reaches the next level Superwoman might be one of those titles people stick around for simply because of the artwork. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Aug 11, 2016

    Lois pays the latest of several visits to Lana in Smallville, showing that she has gained Supermans powers and asking Clark Kents oldest friend to help her learn to control them. Lana reluctantly agrees, but becomes concerned when Lois begins having nosebleeds. Lois discerns that Lana, too, has been empowered by the solar energy from the dying Superman, and the two form a partnership after Lane promises Lang that she will not desert her. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chase Magnett Aug 13, 2016

    The one moment where Superwoman #1 really soars comes in a heroic teamup to rescue a ship. Rather than homaging Superman, it discovers a moment that feels unique and makes the heroes of the comic soar. But it is an exception to a field of mediocrity. While dialogue, layouts, and plotting may all be deemed proficient, that may be a worse curse than inadequacy. As it stands Superwoman #1 is just another superhero comic in a field filled with more interesting work that is only memorable so long as it is directly in front of you. Read Full Review

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