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Superman: Warworld Apocalypse #1

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 13 critic ratings.

It has all led to this: the final battle between Superman and Mongul, and between the Authority and Mongul’s Unmade Champions!

The identity of the hooded stranger has been revealed, uncovering a shocking betrayal that threatens to crush Superman’s rebellion forever!

But as the fate of Warworld relies on Superman, the last chance to return his powers now lies with Natasha and John Henry Irons.

From the visionary creative team of Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Brandon Peterson, and Will Conrad, empires fall and rise and the fourth world is reborn in this jaw-dropping final chapter!

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52 pages
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13 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    You Don't Read Comics

    Superman: Warworld Apocalypse #1 sticks the landing. Theres really nothing else to say about it. Johnson, Peterson, Conrad, Raynor, Mendonca, Loughridge, and Sharpe produce an action-packed finale, one that has wonderful moments and sets things up for the future. Endings are difficult, but this one makes it look easy.

  • 100

    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary

    There are still a lot of things I hope get answered. What about Thao-La? Are the Phaelosians going to live on Warworld? Is Superman cured by the white sun? But those questions can be answered another day. For now, I’ll just bask in this ending.

  • 100

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 96

    Women Write About Comics - WWAC

  • 95

    Geek Dad

    This story took a lot of beats from Johnson’s brilliant The Last God, but the last chapter reminds us that it is a Superman story through and through, with a stunning last few pages that make me hope he’s writing Superman for a long time to come.

  • 93

    Comic Watch

    A truly satisfying conclusion to one of the best Superman arcs in recent memory… made all the more intriguing for the roads that it opens going forward as for the roads closed by the last page. Superman: Warworld Apocalypse has me anticipating future developments and wondering what is in store for these characters, and what could become of Warworld from this point on.

  • 90

    First Comics News

  • 85

    Lyles Movie Files

    It didn’t seem to be a popular decision with readers when it was announced, but Johnson’s commitment to the concept won over most naysayers to create a well-respected and enjoyable arc.

  • 80

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Superman: Warworld Apocalypse #1 delivers the epic conclusion to the entire Warworld Saga set up all the back in DC’s Future State. The comic gives the big rematch between Superman and Mongul while resolving various other stories introduced in earlier issues. While not everything lands well, the Warworld Saga ends on a strong and wholesome note that Superman fans can enjoy.

  • 80

    Superman Homepage

  • 75

    Multiversity Comics

    Despite being derived from an ongoing run, this finale works well for new readers to drive them into the next stage of Superman’s story.

  • 73

    Weird Science DC Comics

    We’ve got a lot of artists on this book, but thankfully it doesn’t hinder the overall final story of Superman Vs. Mongul. The only thing to really hinder it is a feeling of being rushed to the finish and while some obvious cracks in the storytelling show, the overall product was still enjoyable and I look forward to seeing where and when we continue on some of the future stories that were set up here.

  • 60

    The finale of the “Warworld Saga” is a bit of a mixed bag. While it was always a story of many moving parts, it had largely narrowed its focus in the run up to the end, but Superman: Warworld Apocalypse reverses course hard and goes back to that numerous moving parts approach as it wraps up the battle in a somewhat tidy bow. The actual ending is somewhat predictable: Superman does win the day, mostly on the merits of his humanity and goodness, the Phaelosian who betrayed him in the end goes on to seek his own form of justice for his lost loved ones and people, and the other characters who were in play all do their part. It’s a little messy and at times crowded, but it is decent enough. But there are also a lot of artists on the book and that makes for a lot of visual switching which only exacerbates the weakest parts of this story. The net result is a book that doesn’t feel like it has the significance that it should while also feeling a bit rushed. Still, if you’re a Superman fan, it leaves the reader with a lot of possibilities and that’s a big win.

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