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Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent #6 (of 6)

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Based on 15 critic ratings.

It’s Batman versus Superman. Super Son versus Super Son. Injustice Superman is ruling with a fist of steel. Can Jon Kent free an entire world? And what could he lose if he tries?

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Format
Kindle Edition
Print Length
24 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0CBCNCNQB

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15 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Nerd Initiative

    Taylor, Henry and the team leave readers with an emotional conclusion as Jonathan Kent’s tenure as the Man of Tomorrow is put to its most personal test. The internal struggles take off with Taylor’s writing. It’s matched with the art team fortifying how deeply personal this conflict was. This is one story fans won’t want to miss on New Comic Book day this week!

  • 100

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    The real emotional meat of this issue is Jon’s showdown with this world’s Superman, which opens with Injustice Superman showing just how far he’ll go—crossing the line into hurting innocent civilians, which is an even bigger red line than his brutality towards his enemies. But Jon doesn’t allow himself to be baited into losing himself the same way, instead delivering a brilliant speech that offers hope but also makes clear that he knows this Superman is a monster. There’s also a great moment involving a message from Lois Lane that shows what a key role she’s played in making Jon who he is. However, a lot is left unanswered at the end about the Injustice world—this isn’t ultimately Jon’s world, and he’s just passing through—and there have been many questions about where Jon is going next. The ending sets up the next DC event, as a fast-paced but ultimately strong series comes to an end.

  • 90

    ComicsOnline

    The INJUSTICE universe continues to hold interest for readers, and this 6-issue series has certainly renewed my interest in it, as well as solidified my interest in Jon Kent’s continued development. As much as I enjoyed the issue, the mechanism for Jon getting back home is probably the low point, as it feels like a very convenient thing for Cyborg to have developed out of the blue.

  • 80

    Lyles Movie Files

    Taylor is doing something very different with Jon Kent. That leads to a finale that won’t be for everyone. With the end of this Jon-focused mini-series, he’s going to show up next in the Beast World event, hopefully with Taylor continuing to handle his exploits. While the ending wasn’t as strong as previous installments, Jon Kent and Injustice fans should find plenty to enjoy with this conclusion.

  • 80

    First Comics News

  • 80

    The Fandom Post

    I’ve enjoyed this series a lot because Tom Taylor handles Jon Kent the right way and in giving us a true next generation Superman. The Superman character has always evolved but this separate by it being a true next generation one has helped a lot so you can compare and contrast pretty well. I was surprised that we ended up getting more Injustice through it but it delivered well thanks to both Taylor and Henry and what they brought to the book. It’s a lot of fun and I enjoyed the heck out of it, though the way it ends is such a hard end while at the same time saying “come back in a few months to see what’s up next.” It just didn’t make a compelling case to come back more since it’s not as clear as it should be about where to find out what’s next for the casual reader. All in all, definitely a fun book and enjoyable run.

  • 75

    Multiversity Comics

    Ending with small moments rather than a grand battle, Jon Kent’s stay in the world of Injustice ends with an appropriate use of what it means to be Superman.

  • 75

    Comics Nexus by Inside Pulse

    An up-and-down limited series, but an interesting journey of growth for Jon Kent is more than a diversity symbol, but an important hero for Dawn of DC. Would have hoped for more from Earth 2’s Val Zod Superman in this series, but enjoyed his visit. Solid art.

  • 53

    Superman Homepage

    irst off, as a Superman fan the Injustice World is incredibly frustrating. Why don’t we ever get a world where Batman becomes a tyrannical dictator? Secondly, how on earth did Jon become an expert on his Blue form? There was absolutely no story evidence for that. Did they skip an issue of him training or something? That was surprising and really poorly done, all it needed was a line or two of dialogue explaining it, at a minimum. Third, just to clarify, Jon did all of this so that the lady responsible for the murder of an innocent woman, her unborn baby, and millions in Metropolis shouldn’t receive punishment? How messed up is that? That’s probably my biggest gripe, Metropolis is typically shown as a city of around 11 million people. That means Harley is personally responsible for 11 million deaths, who thought she should be a good guy in this universe? What kind of nutcase (Jon) would think that she shouldn’t receive Justice.

  • 50

    AIPT

    Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent #6 has the difficult job of wrapping up an important arc, while also attempting to resolve many of the Injustice universe’s problems. It doesn’t really accomplish either of those goals. Tom Taylor does a great job with Jon’s character, but there is just not enough space to really flesh out Jon Kent, the world, and every supporting character that he comes across. It’s unfortunate that such a brilliant series ends with ashes, rather than a bang.

  • 50

    COMICON

    This series just failed on multiple narrative levels and was unable to provide a satisfying conclusion. It looks great though.

  • 40

    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary

    It’s a shame that the story didn’t hold up because the art by Clayton Henry is so smooth and polished that it seems wasted here. I hope he gets put on something soon.

  • 35

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent #6 is a laughable ending to Jon Kent’s adventure on the Injustice Earth. Rather than use the dwindling opportunity to push Jon Kent to mature into the Superman he needs to be, Taylor dumbs down the enemies, the world, and the universe to make a simple hug the answer to everyone’s problems. What a waste.

  • 20

    ComicBook.com

    Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent concludes with a whimper instead of a bang. Much of the issue is devoted to Jon Kent’s astounding level of power as he confronts prominent members of the Justice League to make way for a final showdown with Injustice Superman. Despite the issue’s conclusion that might cannot make right, Jon applies that exact formula to all of the heroes he confronts except for Barry – determining along the way who is a “real” version of themselves. When he finally stands before Superman his mission is already accomplished off panel so that it never even seemed like a challenge and all he has for his would-be father are a long string of platitudes that essentially mean nothing. As Jon Kent shouts about laws being applied equally to all, it’s already evident that’s untrue of his own world even as he terrorizes a new one. What makes this unconsidered and shallow showdown all the more disappointing is the ways in which convenient plot devices are used to shape it as Jon just happens to skip a key ally of Superman’s or Jay instantly forgets his mangled arm to rejoin the sequence. With artwork that forgets to develop any interesting settings in favor of bland superhero splashes and a conclusion that is anything but satisfying, it’s clear Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent is best skipped altogether.

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