The Man of Steel by Brian Michael Bendis

The Man of Steel

The Last Son of Krypton is about to meet his home planet's nemesis. After revolutionizing superhero storytelling in such classic titles as Ultimate Spider-Man, Daredevil and New Avengers, acclaimed comics author Brian Michael Bendis brings that same magic to the DC Universe with this explosive new Superman saga. Featuring the work of artists including Jos� Luis Garc�a-L�pez, Ivan Reis, Jason Fabok, Evan "Doc" Shaner, Steve Rude, Ryan Sook, ...

Details The Man of Steel

TitleThe Man of Steel
Release DateNov 6th, 2018
PublisherDC Comics
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Dc Comics, Superman, Comic Book

Reviews The Man of Steel

  • Khurram
    Wow, what did Superman do to upset Bendis. Ok I will admit I am not a Superman fan, but I got hooked by the hype of Michael Bendis writing Superman. Unfortunately this book just reinforced my opinion of Sups, but even I felt sorry for the "Man of Steel". Short of what the Joker did to him in Injustice this total dismemberment of every aspect of Superman's life is pretty much all he need for a villain turn.3 major event are happening devouring Met...
  • Sam Quixote
    Here it is: Mister Marvel himself, Brian Bendis, finally made the move over to the enemy, DC, after years of writing for Marvel, and this is his much anticipated first DC book, his big debut - with the most iconic superhero of them all, no less, Superman - in The Man of Steel. Ohhhh boy! Ohhhh… crap. Unfortunately we got Blandis. I was severely unimpressed with this one. Give Doomsday an axe and you’ve got the big bad of this woefully dull st...
  • Sean Gibson
    Given that Brian Michael Bendis is like the weird lovechild of Stan Lee and a less misogynistic David Mamet, it seems sort of strange to be commenting on Bendis’s first foray into tackling iconic characters at the Distinguished Competition as we mourn the passing of The Man.Bendis had such a long and storied career at Marvel precisely because, generally speaking, he was so good at getting to the core of the human side of the company’s flagshi...
  • Artemy
    HOT. DAMN.In a stunning turn of events, Brian Bendis swoops in and single-handedly (well, with a little help from six of DC’s most talented artists) saves Superman from years of stagnation and trash storylines one after the other. Now that’s a nice present for the character’s 80th anniversary! And look, I am not some mindless Bendis fanboy — I fully and openly admit that his last few years at Marvel were not good. His stories felt mediocr...
  • James DeSantis
    Here it is. The first major book in the DC Universe made by Brian Michael Bendis! Is it good? Actually, yeah, it's pretty fun. So this Man of Steel Mini-series starts with Superman being the hero we all know and love. He goes around the whole city, protects everyone he can, and fights for the greater good. I know after the shitty man of steel and batman vs superman movies you might have forgotten that Supes is heroic but Bendis gives a nice remin...
  • Chad
    Bendis brings his characteristic dialogue and twists to Superman and DC for the first time. I like the voice he gives Superman, strong and caring without treating him as a Boy Scout. My favorite scene was his interaction with Batman and the fire chief. The story though needed to be streamlined. A miniseries should stand on its own. There's the introduction of 2 new reporters. One, Robinson Goode, as having ulterior motives. The other, a replaceme...
  • Jedi JC Daquis
    While not the most mind-blowing, memorable start, Brian Michael Bendis debuts his DC career with freshness and optimism that is clearly reflected in The Man of Steel.The main villain in this mini-series is just one of those "destroy because it is the right thing" brutes whose personality isn't that carefully fleshed out, but hey, Superman is the main man anyway.Tomasi really did well in his Rebirth Superman run and I really didn't see the the poi...
  • Donovan
    Refreshing in its humanity and grimness, this Superman tale contains genocide, violence, and abandonment, but is not without its humor and upstanding morals. Those looking for repeats of tropes need not apply.
  • Malum
    Blech! I was holding out hope for this after the last few superman volumes have been straight up abortions, but this was really lame. Ok, here we go (spoilers ahead):The villain: A one-dimensional Doomsday knock off with a bit of Lobo thrown in. His motivation starts as "Krypton is a dangerous planet, we must destroy it" and--for no reason--morphs into "I have a racial hatred for Kyptonians". Lets put this into perspective: Lets say there is an i...
  • Wing Kee
    3.5! A solid starts that changes the status quo (some good and bad) and makes me excited for the future of Supes.World: The art is good, there are a lot of great artists in this 6 issues series. That being said, the weekly issues and the deadlines does make the art janky, the reason there’s re so many artists is because of the deadline so the transition is not smooth at all, sometimes in issues themselves there are transitions that just hurt my...
  • Cheese
    Very disappointing. Here was me hoping Bendis was going to revive his now outdated career and produce some of his old genius that he had with Daredevil and Jessica Jones all those years ago. Wrong!This is one of those outdated boring same old stories that Superman gets challenged by a new powerful Alien, do me a favour and just stop right there.What a waste.
  • Sud666
    Strange to see Bendis writing for D.C. Still between his writing and the solid artwork throughout this volume, this is a good comic.Is it brilliant? Nope. It's not even "VERY" good. But it is good. Superman, and Supergirl, run into Rogol Zaar. Zaar says he killed all the Kryptonians. Apparently, he missed two and has come to Earth to rectify that mistake. Meanwhile, Superman is also trying to figure out who is setting random fires.Sounds like a w...
  • Logan
    An okay read. So Brian Michael Bendis has left Marvel to now write for DC. I'll admit I only ever read a couple of Bendis's Marvel stuff, he never really blew me away as a writer, but I was still slightly curious to see what he would do with Superman! So the story follows Superman as he battles against a big brute, alien villain, who hates Kryptonians because...reasons. And in the background Lois and Jon are missing, where are they? To talk about...
  • Roy
    3.5* I read this in single issues. I actually didnt mind Bendis with how he provided his own reworking of superman. However his usual strength of dialgoue was at times pretty cheesy. The change of art style was distracting and I hope they get someone consistent for future Superman titles.
  • Rod Brown
    Well that was underwhelming. I was expecting Brian Michael Bendis to do something new and different with Superman, but instead I get a book that is not dissimilar from what Dan Jurgens and dozens of others have been doing for the last few decades. Super bland.The big, bad villain - who stole Swamp Thing's nose and Lobo's space motorcycle - is a super snooze who hits stuff a lot, but apparently thinks about hitting stuff five moves in advance? Mos...
  • Mike
    Not as good as Bendis’ career highs, not as bad as his lazy/overworked lows. I don’t know what I was expecting - knowing what the man can do, it’s hard to see what he does and not want more of the tight plotting and quippy dialogue that I’ve seen from him.I enjoyed:- Superman doing his best to keep himself from losing control- Supes not being totally aloof and painfully unreachableI rolled my eyes at:- explicit mention of “situations Su...
  • Eli
    2.5 starsI was hoping for a little more with Bendis and DC. I just didn't like his chronology in this, where it skips time in the story with no heads-up. I also didn't like some of the dialogue. It just wasn't what I was hoping for from Bendis or even in a Superman comic. I didn't feel like there was any substance. Just action-packed the whole way through.
  • GrilledCheeseSamurai (Scott)
    So...I've always been a pretty big Superman fan but I have never actually had one of his books as a monthly pull. I mean, sure, I've followed the bigger arcs and graphic novels, kept up to date as best as I could...but I was never heavily invested.With Bendis coming onto the book I figured I should take a peek.Am I ever glad I did as I ended up really enjoying this mini springboard of a series that will lead into the ongoing title. Maybe its beca...
  • Jesse A
    Loved the art. The story takes Superman in a new interesting direction. Lets see what BMB can do with him.
  • Chris
    "He doesn't look like Superman without the shorts."Still not entirely sure how I feel about this. Obviously whenever there's a switch in creative teams it takes some time getting used to the changes, some subtle, some not so much. And that's without the baggage of having Brian Michael Bendis onboard.There are parts of this I feel are a direct response to the Zack Snyder's moody, depressive take on the DC films. There's a definite upbeat, old scho...
  • Shannon Appelcline
    Superstar Brian Michael Bendis comes aboard at DC ... and it's disappointing.I mean, he went straight back to the well of a supervillain whose main resume item is having destroyed Krypton, an idea that's not new, and in fact was used this decade in Superman: Earth One, Volume 1. And, that supervillain is a big stupid Doomsday-type foe, which pretty much never leads to good storytelling. Someone even recognizes the similarity with the Death of Sup...
  • Anthony
    BENDIS FIRST FULL VOLUME OF DC WORK. And it's really good. Very Bendis and you can see he's already trying to shake things up, but I think he has a good handle on Superman. It also doesn't hurt that he's teamed with some amazing artists here.
  • Aidanmark30
    This book was okay. This was about Rogol Zaar has come to Earth to kill Superman and Supergirl to end all Kryptonian life. I found this book useless and only read it to find out where Lois goes. My likes: The art was good. The Cliffhanger ending was good. My flaws: I didn't really care for the flashbacks and the ending was rushed and bad. Rogal Zaar barley developed as we didn't really learn too much about him. Overall meh book. I rate it 3.5/5. ...
  • Blindzider
    Not bad, but Bendis hasn't really changed his methods from his Marvel days. He likes to change what was canon, in this case, modifying Supes' origin, not so much the 'what' but the 'why'. He creates 'mystery' by changing the status quo (Clark and Lois' relationship) but not really telling you what happened until later. He creates drama by introducing new characters as well as repeating dialogue and sequences over and over again, giving you slight...
  • Mitchell Kukulka
    This book took every fear and apprehension I had about Bendis' taking over of the Superman brand and turned them on their head. The signature style of naturalistic dialogue that made Bendis such a visionary of the superhero genre in the first place isn't lost in the setting of Metropolis and its cast of characters, with the Daily Planet regulars Perry White and Jimmy Olson in particular fitting Bendis' words like a glove.Most surprisingly, Bend...
  • Adam Fisher
    DC welcomes Brian Michael Bendis to the fold, and he comes running full force out of the gate with a huge shake up for the Man of Steel!Out the pages of Action Comics #1000, the majority of the Volume focuses on the battle with Rogol Zaar. Revealing his origins as an intergalactic assassin, Zaar was responsible for the destruction of the planet Krypton. When he arrives on Earth, seeking more Kryptonians, he lands at Superman's Fortress of Solitud...
  • Chris Lemmerman
    Sigh. Brian Bendis' first foray into the DC Universe is less than impressive, and full of his usual Bendis-isms that serve little to no purpose. It's very clear early on what he wants to accomplish with this series - shuffling Jon Kent out of the picture, and instead of just doing it, he spends six issues dancing around the point and introducing a mystery surrounding the destruction of Krypton that does not need to exist. The villain of the piece...
  • Georgie
    The man is here. Brian Michael Bendis has made his debut in dc comics by writing this 6 issue miniseries. My thoughts going into this: this better be good because Superman rebirth and supersons were cancelled because of BendisThe man of steel - Rogol zaar comes to earth to cleanse earth of kryptonians and that means killing Superman and his cousin Kara. While this is happening Clark is getting flashbacks of when his dad jor-el ( most recently see...
  • Laura Lawson
    An interesting read with the time jumps. I hope to read what happens next.
  • Robert
    ROGOL ZAAAAAAAAAAAAR!(view spoiler)[Oh yeah, and Jor-El is still alive somehow? What’s the deal with that? (hide spoiler)]