Superior #5

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Leinil Yu Publisher: Marvel Icon Release Date: October 5, 2011 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
7.8Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The President has asked him to win the war in Afghanistan, the UN has asked him to feed the starving and the world needs saving 24/7. But Superior doesn't even break a sweat. He can handle all this in stride until his past comes catching up with him and he finds out why a 12-year-old boy with special needs was given these powers in the first place. This is a must-read issue where the mystery that has been plaguing fandom for the past twelve months is finally revealed in a shocking twist.

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 6, 2011

    This issue is fun, it's kind of retro (Superior makes a point of explaining that he doesn't kill) and it's an interesting inversion of what happened to Dave Lizewski in Kick-Ass. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 5, 2011

    Leave it to Mark Millar to take the idea of a child being granted the powers of a superhero to a different level. Millar is taking the dream-fulfillment idea cranking up the volume. As we past the halfway point in this miniseries, it appears as if the story might be going in a different direction. Leinil Yu's art is a treat to see. Each scene he draws shows his ability to capture action scenes, along with different environments and even scenes with no action. Superior is about to face multiple threats and how he'll survive to the end of the miniseries remains to be seen. Despite having a mature rating, Millar doesn't use that as a license to take the comic to extreme levels. There are some moments the comic could tread into questionable territory but Millar treats it just right. Superior is going to new places and each issue offers surprises you won't see coming. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Oct 7, 2011

    Even with that in mind, this book is still a blast and a half. This is the Mark Millar that I love. If I could read Superior each and every week I would " it's just a good time with a real joyous sense of storytelling at its center. Here's hoping the next issue comes sooner than this one did, and that in the process everything comes out all hunky dory. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 5, 2011

    The worst that can be said about the series is that it lacks the true spark of originality readers might expect from a creator-owned title. Superior very much wears its influences on its sleeve, combining elements of Captain Marvel, Superman, and even past Millarworld books like Chosen and Wanted. But with that said, Superior offers a fulfilling reading experience, proving that Millar's comics don't have to be all about bombast and shock value. Read Full Review

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