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Knight Terrors: Superman #2 (of 2)

Comicscore Index
Universal acclaim

Based on 10 critic ratings.

In the terrifying Nightmare Realm, Superman and Supergirl search for answers and the rest of their family, but Superman is pulled into a haunted part of Metropolis’s past, where he learns more about Marilyn Moonlight! In the waking world, an unlikely DC superhero family works to save the world from the Sleepless Knights.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
24 pages
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10 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100


    Williamson. Reilly, and Fairburn knock it out of the park with the final installment of Knight Terrors: Superman and sets up the future of The Man of Steel in a strong and interesting way.

    The trio are perfect collaborators with their usages of stories and designs from the deeper history of Superman and Supergirl whether it’s Kara’s past incarnations or little references to Clark’s expansive time as a hero, it becomes clear that Williamson, Reilly, and Fairburn are a bunch of Superman fans who love the character and his history.

    Once the story ends, the three leave a little teaser for what’s to come for the mild-mannered reporter in the next installment of Superman, and considering the ending of Superman Annual 2023, it’s a big one. Until then, we have to wait and see what horrors follow the last son and daughter of Krypton.

  • 100

    But Why Tho?

    Knight Terrors: Superman #2 concludes one of the event’s most important tie-ins. Whilst it isn’t scary, it’s integral in telling parts of the wider crossover that the main book hasn’t. Sharing the same writer as the flagship book has meant that it can be used to fill gaps, whilst also being fantastic at telling stories for the individual characters.

  • 96

    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary

    Between this 2 issue mini-series and the recent Superman Annual 2023, I have a very good feel for what Joshua Williamson thinks of Superman and his supporting cast. I think he gets it. I love how Supergirl has been treated in this book. I like how he used both to sow some future seeds.

  • 90

    Comic Crusaders

    The first issue did the nearly impossible by making the goodie-two-shoes Superman a more compelling and even sympathetic figure. There’s a moment at the start of this issue where Clark does question himself within the nightmare realm. But he does remember who is and becomes the Superman most people know and love; it is that journey, however brief, that makes this a unique storyline. Yes, it is likely that there will be a time where the indestructible man will outlive not only the people, but also the world he loves and calls home itself. But that day is not today. Today he can fight for what’s right and that’s exactly what he does. Knight Terrors: Superman #2 is a satisfying conclusion to the Superman arc that brings both something new and some comforting to fans of DC’s iconic superhero.

  • 88

    Comic Watch

    Knight Terrors: Superman #2 is a great exploration into the minds of Supergirl, Superman, and Aquaman that will make you wonder why Supergirl and Aquaman didn’t just have their own tie-ins. The art works perfectly in this issue, thematically tying into how Superman would reasonably react to a nightmare landscape.

  • 86

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Williamson crafts a fun and entertaining story in this issue. The deeper dive into the fears of both Superman and Supergirl is well done. The story is thrilling and I love the addition of Aquman and Mera in the story. The plot has some great personal moments for the character as well as an effective connection to the Knight Terrors storyline that makes interested in seeing what comes next.

    The Art: Reilly delivers some great art throughout the issue. The visuals are bright, beautifully detailed and do a great job of connecting with the tone of the story.

  • 80

    Knight Terrors: Superman delivers an excellent showcase for Superman and two of his closest allies, Supergirl and Lois Lane, as they converge and battle their own nightmares across Insomnia’s dreamscape. The imagined terrors summoned by artist Tom Reilly on the page bring a wide array of charms, whether it’s in a horde of zombies, lumbering monstrosities, or metaphors for workplace anxiety. Throughout the issue, the illogic of dreaming is embraced and allows these icons of courageous action to apply their own positive ingenuity to addressing them. Pairing their nightmares with an outside story concerning their predicament balances the issue, and offers a spotlight for Atlantean heroes. While the final conflict with Insomnia is only foreshadowed by the final pages, Superman’s struggle to save himself and his dearest friends from the nightmares is resolved in a stylish fashion that can be appreciated entirely on its own.

  • 75


    This story was a fun little diversion with some great character moments. Best of all it looked great throughout.

  • 73

    Superman Homepage

    Although it touches upon story elements from the main storyline, the two issues amount to nothing. There are some neat easter eggs and the story at least acknowledges the bigger storylines but it ended up being more a nostalgic nod to 90s comics endless tie-ins.

  • 60

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Knight Terrors: Superman #2 works as a tie-in that matters by telling a Superman-centric story with development that affects the main Knight Terrors arc. That said, the major development answers questions by creating plot holes, and Tom Reilly’s art doesn’t quite suit the nightmare aesthetic.

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