Superman #14

Avatar image for gmanfromheck
Posted by gmanfromheck (42524 posts) - - Show Bio

One of the fascinating things about the DC Universe is the concept of a Multiverse. We've seen many different versions of characters, and it's always interesting to see the different takes on certain concepts. With Superman, we've seen a pretty wide variety. Now, some of the different versions are crashing together as a new threat has targeted them.

Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason are kicking off the New Year with a high-octane new story arc. With all the recent Multiversity titles, it's felt like they've been ignored lately. Tomasi and Gleason are bringing back some of the characters, including the Justice League Incarnate led by President Superman of Earth-23. If that wasn't enough, who would've thought we'd actually see Superman meet Red Son Superman?

Ivan Reis and Joe Prado do their usual magic in the art department. There's a great classic look to Superman and the look of the new threat is pretty fearsome. Marcelo Maiolo's colors gives the classic look a modern feel with the color palette he uses.

The classic feel to the story felt a little out of place with the previous issues. Superman now is a family man. He has a wife and son. Of course he is the type of hero to drop everything for those in need. Rushing off to deal with a threat involving beings able to go outside the Multiverse without letting Lois and Jon know could cause them to worry. It's possible there just wasn't time to stop and contact them. Kenan Kong also felt a little different, but that could just be the result of artistic interpretation.

Tomasi and Gleason are heating things up with a bigger threat than we've seen lately. Bringing in the concepts of Grant Morrison's Multiversity is an intriguing move. With Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, and Marcelo Maiolo, we're in for a treat with the arc. Too often the beginning of a new story ends up being a little slow with all the set up. That isn't the case here. The story hits the ground running. You won't want to miss out on this. This arc has the makings of a definite must-read for Superman fans.

Avatar image for mattydavehalpeo
#1 Posted by MattyDaveHalPeo (665 posts) - - Show Bio

I hadn't picked a Superman issue up in months, but this one was on my radar as a Multiversity sequel. I picked up Batman for the first time in months too, since I ship Catwoman and Batman. I was pleased by both.

Avatar image for spitfirepanda
#2 Posted by SpitfirePanda (2573 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm gonna grab this if I can.

Avatar image for epyon007
#3 Edited by Epyon007 (302 posts) - - Show Bio

In my mind, Superman has benefited the most from Rebirth! It's back to making the character fun!

Avatar image for druzzie
#4 Posted by Druzzie (571 posts) - - Show Bio

@epyon007 said:

In my mind, Superman has benefited the most from Rebirth! It's back to making the character fun!

He;s a dad now, as far away from fun as you can get.

Avatar image for holyserpent
#5 Posted by HolySerpent (13762 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm so glad there continuing multiversity

Avatar image for laabitres
#6 Edited by laabitres (801 posts) - - Show Bio

wow since rebirth no issue of the Superman comic has been bad, keep it up DC

Avatar image for life_without_progress
#7 Edited by Life_Without_Progress (24635 posts) - - Show Bio

@druzzie: He makes being a dad look fun. The dude fights dinosaurs with his son!

Avatar image for entropy_aegis
#8 Posted by entropy_aegis (20855 posts) - - Show Bio

No Captain Carrot NOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

Avatar image for tensor
#9 Posted by tensor (8502 posts) - - Show Bio

Cannot wait to see this new villain

Avatar image for ready_4_madness
#10 Posted by Ready_4_Madness (16510 posts) - - Show Bio
Online
Avatar image for thatlyn_yoaeg_ill_rymmin
#11 Posted by Thatlyn Yoaeg'ill'rymmin (4225 posts) - - Show Bio

Rebirth have made Superman really interesting!

And also: Red Son? GREAT, I love Russian Kal-L :)

Avatar image for carnivius
#12 Posted by Carnivius (34 posts) - - Show Bio

Was a fun read though couldn't help feeling this is Spider-Verse with Superman. Though if it's all as fun as this issue I'm all for it.

Avatar image for raunjisto
#13 Posted by RaunJisto (480 posts) - - Show Bio

I went into this being completely unaware that the Justice League Incarnate would be in this, so when I saw them pop up right after Red Son Superman, I couldn't have been more surprised. It also made it all seem more familiar with Reis being the one on art, since he was also on the Multiversity. This issue ended too quickly for me because it was such a page turner.

Avatar image for comicace3
#14 Edited by comicace3 (12434 posts) - - Show Bio

"Around here the only one making lists is Santa Clause"

Lol wut.

Other than that this issue made me smile.

Avatar image for yarva
#15 Posted by Yarva (2937 posts) - - Show Bio

@tensor said:

Cannot wait to see this new villain

Isn't it just going to be Dr. Manhattan?

Avatar image for NukeA6
#16 Posted by NukeA6 (914 posts) - - Show Bio

Please DC, use the Justice League Incarnate more. Give them a series much like the Exiles.

As for Superman, it just keeps making greatness.

Avatar image for comicace3
#17 Posted by comicace3 (12434 posts) - - Show Bio

No Captain Carrot NOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

Ohh shit I just realized what you were talking about.

Lulz

He's not dead tho, so that's good.

Avatar image for shizzmahh
#18 Posted by ShiZZmAhh (986 posts) - - Show Bio

@druzzie said:
@epyon007 said:

In my mind, Superman has benefited the most from Rebirth! It's back to making the character fun!

He;s a dad now, as far away from fun as you can get.

Seriously. I haven't really been enjoying Rebirth Superman.

Avatar image for eto
#19 Posted by Eto (5297 posts) - - Show Bio

Just read it. We got Red son, Kenan (eeh), Captain Carrot and Calvin Ellis. Hyppeeeeed

Can't wait for the next issue.

Avatar image for emerald_general_jai
#20 Posted by Emerald_General_Jai (2480 posts) - - Show Bio

This is honestly thebest series that DC is putting out to me right now. They're making Superman a must read

Avatar image for gracetrack
#22 Edited by Gracetrack (4677 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, I just read the first six issues of this series. I've not enjoyed a Superman comic this much in a long time. Looking forward to getting caught up.

Avatar image for viral4343
#23 Edited by viral4343 (121 posts) - - Show Bio

@druzzie: He makes being a dad look fun. The dude fights dinosaurs with his son!

Still lame, and thats like Godzookie levels of corny too.

Avatar image for manwhohaseverything
#24 Edited by Manwhohaseverything (3818 posts) - - Show Bio

Late to the party..but. With all the 5 stars CV gives out..this was only a 4? I think Superman is the best title on my pull list right now and this was one of the better issues.

Avatar image for iramency
#25 Posted by IraMency (12 posts) - - Show Bio

I am just glad Superman is back.....Stay calm people. Maybe some crossover or bad-a** collaborations are needed to really get him hip and cool again. Where is Spider-man when you need him?

Avatar image for arthurkerr
#26 Posted by arthurkerr (2186 posts) - - Show Bio

I have not picked up a comic in so long do to the fan stabbing in the back with horrible writing and no direction. All comics have taken up and else world feel and that is not good. You get to liking a comic and they cancel it or simply write the characters in such a way as to make you cringe. Case in point Superman./Wonder Women. I mean great couple would work all day and twice on Sunday yet they never really tried they gave it no effort what so ever. Time and time again this happens. What happened to Ronnie in firestorm and I am left wondering do they even try. The multiverse would have so many ways to a character and yet they all seam bland and like one focus from one point of view. I feel as if even the multiverse is not a multiverse at all just the same universe that is not in sync with itself.

Avatar image for jelenabels21
#27 Posted by jelenabels21 (4 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked it

Avatar image for rahiem9123
#28 Posted by rahiem9123 (1564 posts) - - Show Bio

i enjoyed this issue

Avatar image for proteusxmanrxis
#31 Posted by ProteusXManRxis (4446 posts) - - Show Bio

Wasnt to bad.

This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.