Review: Superman #3

SM_Cv3_dsA touch that means death, the Eradicator proves he’s a match for Superman, but his super-powered offspring may be more than anyone can handle—including the Man of Tomorrow.

With the end of the second issue we were being teased with the return of the Eradicator, a villain that has some fond memories for me as I was at a prime age when he was front and center with the death and return of Superman.

This issue packs a hell of a lot in as we get a lot of history as to the character is given a background (that weirdly fits and makes sense) and we get some more info on Superman and Lois’ son, and action to boot! There’s a moment here that’s a shocker actually and had me gasping. Whether it’s something that’s permanent I’m not sure, but it caught me off guard and could be signaling some intentions of where writers Patrick Gleason and Peter J. Tomasi are going with this.

Gleason and Mick Gray on art is a hell of a combo that deliver. The action, the quieter moments, it all looks stunning with a beautiful art style that really works. You can feel the coldness of the Fortress of Solitude and the Eradicator has been updated and looks really cool, while at the same time being a nod to the classic look of the character.

This creative team is absolutely delivering with every issue and packing so much in to do it too! Superman has new life and it’s partially thanks for looking back and embracing his past.

Story: Patrick Gleason, Peter J. Tomasi Art: Mick Gray, Patrick Gleason
Story: 8.4 Art: 8.4 Overall: 8.4 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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