Superwoman #8

Writer: Phil Jimenez Artist: Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 8, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 16
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7.2User Rating

"By a Thread"! The super-family rallies around Superwoman as the reason her powers are killing her is revealed, as are her connections to New 52 Superman! The events of "Superman Reborn" will greatly impact the future of Metropolis' newest hero!

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Mar 8, 2017

    Its really only the final page that puzzles me. I am certain that at least part of my confusion is intentional, and I trust Jimenez to explain it all in time. So far this book has vastly exceeded my expectations, and I see no reason to think it will not continue to do so. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Kyle Pinion Mar 8, 2017

    While the Superman line is easily the "most improved" of the entire DC Rebirth relaunch, I feel like Phil Jimenez's work on Superwoman has flown under the radar. This little tale of Lana Lang and her dangerous powerset and the emotional toil it takes on her already existing personal demons has proven to be one of the most compelling DC titles offered. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Blair Marnell Mar 9, 2017

    Superwoman #8 may be this week's best looking comic where nothing happens. That may not be a nice assessment, but it is true. Almost the entire issue takes place within the mind of Lana Lang, whose real story is playing out in the Superman Reborn crossover. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Duke Harrington Mar 8, 2017

    But, now Jimenez is gone,with future issues to be written by Kate Perkins. I assume the writer change is permanent. It might be interesting to see where this series goes from here, for however much longer it lasts, given its place near the bottom of the sales charts. I half wonder if Jimenez' meta-textual commentary this issue might have been a parting shot. Are BIG changes in the wings for this series? We'll have to wait and see, but with the coming prince increase to $3.99, something will have to change in order for me to stick around much longer. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Mar 9, 2017

    This issue brings improvements to the Superwoman series, but it still feels like the reader doesn't have enough information about "Superman Reborn" and the DC Rebirth mystery to fully enjoy the story. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 14, 2017

    What I do know is that this issue was a fitting capstone to this arc. I was kind of lost. I thought it was kind of preachy. I still don't know when all this is happening in the current world. In some ways, I am happy this book is moving on. I can't help but be disappointed, especially considering the way it started. All that said, K. Perkins comes on as writer next issue. So I am excited for this book moving forward! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Dillyn Chadwick Mar 9, 2017

    In the end, Superwoman #8 is all over the place. The story is confusing, the art is inconsistent, and I didn't have any fun. Sure, it's better than all seven previous issues, but that's not saying much. It's average at best, and that's being very generous. That generosity is coming from the fact that I didn't hate this issue as much as I hated past issues. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Mar 15, 2017

    In attempting to stuff too much story into too short an issue, the latest installment did nothing well and fell far short of its ambitions. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Scott Rottinger‏ Mar 8, 2017

    This comic make you cry for Lana. She is best Superman character.

  • 9.5
    Nuckster77 Mar 12, 2017

    This issue was an excellent goodbye to Phil Jimenez's run on this title. I have really enjoyed this book, and though I get why some consider it to be too "talky" and exposition filled, it felt like a return to an older story-telling style that I truly miss. It's nice not to read a book in 3 minutes, with nothing but splash pages and action on every page. Really too bad he's leaving. Hope Perkins can keep it going in a similar manner.

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  • 2.5
    Superior fan Mar 23, 2017

    As we come to the end I'm finally able to come up with a written review. I've held off on doing one for this series for two reasons. The first is the seething disappointment I have with Jimenez over how poorly handled this series was. The second because I wanted to get a clear sense of perspective over what all went wrong.

    Let's start with the writing.

    Every page is filled with text. Characters dump long exposition into every panel. You would think a life long penciller like Jimenez would no how bad that is. And worse, this isn't Jimenez first writing gig. He's done ongoing series for years and this is par for the course. He hasn't improved and he continues to ramble as the series goes on.

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