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Superman #9

78
Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 12 critic ratings.

SUPER-ARMOR!

Superman’s battle with the Chained has left him wounded in unexpected ways, but the Lex Luthor Revenge Squad is still forming!

To save Metropolis, Superman has no choice but to put on a special armor built by Lex!

Featuring artwork from Eisner-Award winning Nightwing artist Bruno Redondo!

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
26 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0CP6T44FW

25%
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12 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    ComicBook.com

    2023 continues to be the year of Superman, and Superman #9 starts to pick up some of the bigger threads set in place early on while also pushing the series and Superman himself into thrilling new directions. Joshua Williamson expertly balances several running storylines without losing the emotion and personal stakes surrounding Superman and Lois. Long anticipated movement on Marilyn Moonlight is also welcome, as is the big and quite surprising shakeup that leads to by book’s end. Also deserving of praise is the superb art of Bruno Redondo and Adriano Lucas, pivoting from heartfelt moments to grand action on a dime, and both leap off the page courtesy ion letterer Ariana Maher, who has truly left her stamp on the entire series. Superman has rarely been better, and the series only seems to be getting better from here.

  • 100

    Lyles Movie Files

    There’s a wild twist that certainly seems intriguing. Superman is definitely on a roll these days and Williamson has helped spark a major turnaround for the Man of Steel’s title.

  • 100

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 96

    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary

    In some ways, this felt like a very classic comic book. I grew up in a time when there were often A, B, and C plots in titles. There was no decompression. There were mysteries and intrigue. There were emotions and consequences. There were guest stars. Things were fun. And it is all here. Plus, there is a tremendous cliffhanger.

  • 95

    Geek Dad

    This book does something no Superman title has done for a very long timeit’s developed an elaborate supporting cast that makes Metropolis feel fully alive, and that’s enough to make it one of my favorite current books.

  • 90

    Nerd Initiative

    With Redondo’s amazing visuals leading the way, the latest arc of the Man Of Tomorrow soars to a new level. Williamson’s excellent writing balances out the classic storytelling with the creative team to give fans an adventurous new tale that needs to be added to your collection!

  • 88

    Comic Watch

    As Williamson continues to build this seedy underbelly of Metropolis, Joshua flips the script and takes us to the Wild West. Having Bruno Redondo on art duties only increases the enjoyment level for this arc. Lets see what comes next for the Kryptonite Kid!

  • 85

    The Super Powered Fancast

    Redondo delivers some exceptional art in the issue. I really love the visual style and the character designs a lot. There are some great visual thrills in the issue, but the moments between Clark and Lois stand out because of their stunning composition.

  • 85

    AIPT

    After Superman #9, the direction of the book is clear, even if Superman’s decisions going forward won’t be. In this issue, the art is spectacular and does an excellent job of communicating inner monologues without drawing too much focus away from the underlying tension of every panel. This book accomplishes everything it means to all while teasing a fascinating new direction for its titular hero.

  • 80

    Henchman-4-Hire

    There is a lot going on in this issue and it all works. From Lois reading Get Well Soon cards to Clark, to that fight with Graft, to everything with Lex. I’m loving the addition of his daughter to the series and I look forward to where her story is going. I also really enjoyed the interaction between Lois Lane and Mercy Graves. It’s fun seeing all these familiar characters interact through the new status quos Williamson has set up. And it’s especially fun seeing Superman navigate them. He remains the strong protagonist through all of this, and he’s no slouch when it comes to carrying his own comic. So we’ll see where this cowboy diversion takes us. I enjoyed the pirate diversion in Nightwing, after all.

    Speaking of the Nightwing comic, artist extraordinaire Bruno Redondo popped in to draw this issue and his work is as gorgeous as ever. If anyone can fill in for Jamal Campbell, it’s Redondo, no problem!

  • 80

    The Comic Book Spot

    While I love the Bruno Redondo artwork almost to a scary level, Joshua Williamson seems to be just figuring out what to do with such a firecracker of talent. I love Nighthawk and Cinnamon as characters and am glad they are here. Williamson has drawn out the mystery of Marilyn Moonlight perfectly during this run. I hope to see a better synchronization of the Redondo/Williamson team in the next issue.

  • 65

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Superman #9 gives Superman more than one cool suit, sets course for a new adventure in Time, and finally gets around to presenting the legend of Marilyn Moonlight. That said, Williamson makes Marilyn Moonlight a known quantity to everyone except the reader, and the technically proficient art lacks grit.

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