Superman, Volume 6 by Peter J. Tomasi

Superman, Volume 6

Superman and Lex Luthor are beamed to the fiery hellscape known as Apokolips to see who will take Darkseid's throne in SUPERMAN VOL. 6: IMPERIUS LEX!It's a game of thrones on Apokolips as the lords of the dreaded world battle each other to claim its rule. Lex Luthor is summoned back to the warring planet, and he will need Superman to help him reclaim a crown he did not ask for. As the conflict continues, a new warrior enters the battlefield: Lois...

Details Superman, Volume 6

TitleSuperman, Volume 6
Release DateAug 7th, 2018
PublisherDC Comics
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Superheroes, Dc Comics, Superman, Graphic Novels

Reviews Superman, Volume 6

  • Chad
    Imperious Lex picks up the story that started in Darkseid War towards the end of the new 52's Justice League run. It's been a long time coming and ultimately caps Superman and Lex Luthor's relationship. It could have used another episode or two to fully flesh it out. Then there's a very emotional issue where the Justice League spends the day with some kids with serious illnesses. Having friends whose son went through the whole Make-a-Wish thing, ...
  • Scott S.
    3.5 starsWhile the colorful 'Imperious Lex' / Apokolips opener runs a little long, it was sort of worth it for the scenes of armor-clad Lois joining forces with / jumping into battle alongside the Furies. Lots of action here, and a few scenes that echo Shakespeare's "Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war!" line.The latter half of the book features two stories that are more down-to-earth in nature. Superman practices his own style of the 'Make-A-...
  • Wing Kee
    A bit rushed, a bit simple but still quite good.World: The art is fantastic, so far this series has had a couple of artists and I will say that the art has been able to set the hopeful tone for this series since Rebirth. The world building here is also quite good with tied all the way back to Darkseid War and Superman’s past. The pieces were all there to play with and I will never say no to a trip to Apokolips. The ties to the past and the ties...
  • James DeSantis
    Superman, Superman, he can do what...Oh wrong hero. Wow I'm bored. Okay, so this is getting very close to the end of Tomasi run on Superman! A run I mostly loved despite a drop in quality for last volume (Which half wasn't even done by him) but this volume we have Superman heading to Apolopik or however spell it, after Lex comes clean that he is not a god to these people. So instead they want Superman to replace Lex but of course Superman decides...
  • Kat
    Basic plot: First, Apokolips kidnaps Lex Luthor because they think he is their savior, and then Superman is kidnapped by Lex to set things straight. Then a couple of other shorts show Superman showing a good time to a kids cancer ward and attempting to save a planet from destruction.The Apokolips story had some cool moments in it. Lois as a Fury was pretty damn cool. I really liked the shorts, though, as I felt they really captured the heart of S...
  • Travis Duke
    (3.5) solid superman series contiues right along. This volume had 3 stories but they all worked well together. The Lex story about the planet Apokolips was fun. The mid story about the supers taking the kids to space was silly and lighthearted. The last story with Clark and John saving a distant plant was great. Art was great. Ill keep reading
  • Chris Lemmerman
    [Read as single issues]There exists a prophecy on Apokolips of the one who will replace Darkseid, killed in the event known as the Darkseid War. It is time for that prophecy to come to fruition. But when Superman, Lois, Jon, and Lex Luthor are all transported across the universe to fulfill it, the true heir apparent might not be quite so apparent after all. Plus, Clark and Jon travel to a planet dying in a way very similar to Krypton, and find th...
  • Malum
    Preachy, silly, and ultimately pointless.Last volume we got an American history lesson. This time we get to hang out with sick kids and find out that *gasp* a scientist can also believe in god. The only two things of note that happen is (view spoiler)[Superman becomes emperor of Apokolips, which isn't as cool as it sounds. He just says "Be good to each other like Ma and Pa Kent taught me" and then leaves (hide spoiler)]. And Lex throws a hissy fi...
  • Aldo Haegemans
  • Christopher (Donut)
    Some very good art (mostly Mahnke), and some OK stories.A little cutesy,- Jon Clark (Superboy) is all over the place here.Very middle of the road.This is a side note, but I thought that Jack Kirby meant for "Hunger Dogs" to refer to the oppressed people of Apokolips.. Here, the term is applied to actual dogs.
  • Scott Lee
    This one was frustrating...The actual "Imperius Lex" storyline which opens the volume is all right. It wraps up the situation on Apokalips post Darkseid's fall...of course as I just saw him over in Wonder Woman he seems ready to come right I'm a bit confused by the ending. The denizens of Apokalips, who were willing to boomtube Luthor and Superman over to force them to tae the throne of Apokalips as the new dictatorial power now ...
  • Christian Zamora-Dahmen
    It was up and down.Apokolips was amazing and kept me on edge. The other half barely kept me asleep...
  • Sarah
    Another great installment from Peter J. Tomasi. The "Imperius Lex" story alone was fantastic: solid action alongside phenomenal characterization as it allowed each member of the Kent family to shine in their own way: Superman, Lois, and Jon. The strong family themes that were interwoven were done perfectly, but even more interesting were the dynamics explored between Lex Luthor and Superman. I am fascinated by this "good" Lex Luthor, and the rela...
  • Kay
    I don't really have what to say on the Imperious Rex storyline... I don't know why or how Lex got the S on his chest, how long he and Superman have been working together, or how Lex ended up as the pretend savior of Apokolips for a bit...Though I didn't like the art, there are two aspects of the story I really liked: 1. How Lois and Jon are independently smart and strong...How they each held their own and were able to find a way back to each othe...
  • SSShafiq
    Overall, an enjoyable story which completes the Lex Luthor arc and adds a few little side adventures. Superman comes across a little too holier-than-thou which is a shame but I still enjoyed it. The story set on Akropolis was fun - even if Lex is reverting to being a megalomaniac. I liked seeing the Superfamily get their own little adventures in the big arc ((view spoiler)[ Truly loved loved loved the scene of Jon with his (mutant) dog patrol (hi...
  • M
    A host of talents unite for this hope-infused Superman collection from the DC Rebirth era. The opening arc sees Lex Luthor abducted back to Apokolips to once again rule the desolate planet. Refusing the responsibility, Lex uses a contingency plan to try and locate Superman as backup. While the Man Steel is found, the entire Kent family finds themselves separated on the hostile alien world. Though Superman manages to end the civil war with a new d...
  • Adam Fisher
    An overall nice, complete graphic novel with several really good lessons!The story here is divided into 3 parts:- With Darkseid gone (see Darkseid War AND Dark Nights: Metal to find out where he really is!), the throne of Apokolips is empty. There is a prophesy about who will reign next, so the denizens of the planet take it upon themselves to abduct Superman, Lois, Jon, and Lex Luthor and see who really should be in charge. A cool story involvin...
  • Norman Cook
    In issues #33-36, written by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason, with art by Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza, Ed Benes, Jack Herbert, Travis Moore, Stephen Segovia, and Art Thibert, Suprman, Lois, Jon, and Lex Luthor are transported to Apokolips where Lex is mistaken for Darkseid's successor, but soon realizes Superman is the prophesied one. Superman meets his match in the denizens of Apokolips, something that's been missing in many of the recent iss...
  • Matt
    Collects Superman issues #33-36 and #39-41The opening four issues deal with some fallout from the "Darkseid War" event of 2016. Lex Luthor is the main focus, and while I didn't love this story, it does move Lex into the next stage of his villainy.At first I thought Issue #39 was too cheesy, but by the end it was my favorite issue of the collection. A true "Superman being Superman" story.In the final two issues of this collection, Superman and Sup...
  • Chris
    The main thrust of this story is about Superman and Lex Luthor on Apokolips, arguing or fighting or something. The more alien and exotic the Superman stories get, the less interested I am in them. I had a similar issue with Action Comics Volume 6, a big time travel story that I found less interesting than Lois trying to track down her Dad.So, while I enjoyed seeing Jon riding around on the back of a giant dog monster, the highlight for me was see...
  • Fraser Sherman
    Jack Kirby managed to infuse New Gods with a sense of the cosmic that set Apokalips and New Genesis apart from other alien worlds. Unfortunately nobody in the New 52 era seems to have a clue: the main story of Superman and Lex intervening in the post-Darkseid era on Apokalips might as well have been a visit to Flash Gordon's Mongo. It's lost the specialness.The reason this doesn't get one star is the the final two-parter has Superman and son Jon ...
  • Doctor Doom
    Plenty of other reviewers to fill you in on the 3 story lines. My concern is that in the last story faith is under attack-basically a straw-man argument against having too strong a faith. Some faith is finally conceded to be okay but don't be strong in your faith. Since no faith is specifically stated one supposes that all faiths are equally good or equally bad... except faith in "science" that seems to be okay. All in all I would suggest super-h...
  • Sesana
    The actual Imperius Lex story is ok. It picks up and apparently settles a couple of old threads related to Luthor, so I guess that's good. The other three issues are really good, though. First there's the Make a Wish inspired story with the entire Justice League that's sweet, heartfelt, and minimally manipulative. I have no problem to admitting it made me tear up. The last two issues are a father-son story that intentionally mirrors the destructi...
  • Michael
    Tomasi and Gleason continue a fun run of Superman stories. The Super family on Apokalips was a blast (even if a single speech isn't possibly enough leadership to turn Apokalips around). No clue what's up with Darkseid or Lex's connection to the it all, but it was fun.The hospital story may have veered a little schmaltzy, but in the best sense. And James Robinson's "end of world" parable echoed Superman's origin nicely while commenting on current ...
  • B
    The Apokolips stuff was pretty shocking. If they had stuck with it for a while, it could have led somewhere. I think I missed where all of this came from, though. Did it spin out of Action Comics?
  • Daniel Butcher
    3.75 Really 2 storylines, with apparently a third wedged in the middle that we don't get printed here.I liked the Lex storyline better than the Last Days story...but really even that one reminds me of the spirit of Superman.
  • Emmanuel Nevers
    The Downfall of reformed Luthor!!! Nuff Said...also Lois, a female Fury!?
  • Diego López Ocón
    I need a break each I read one of these Superman volumes, they're fully packed with action and with a lot to take it at once. Totally worth to read.
  • José
    60/100.Por fin una trama que abarca más que historietas. A mí no me ha gustado demasiado porque no leí la anterior etapa del personaje, aunque al parecer, la cierra. No está mal.
  • Iris Nevers
    Finally Lex is caught being evil!