Blackest Night: Superman #3

Blackest Night: Superman #3

Event\Storyline: Blackest Night Writer: James Robinson Artist: Eddy Barrows With Allan Goldman Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 21, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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Black Lantern Psycho-Pirate shares his pain with the citizens of Smallville! And having your face shoved through the back of your skull can create quite a bit of pain. Will any Kryptonians come to the rescue? And could the key to taking down this menace lie within the Medusa Mask? Find out in the finale of this terrifying 3-issue epic from writer James Robinson (SUPERMAN, STARMAN) and artist Eddy Barrows (TEEN TITANS, ACTION COMICS)!

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Oct 24, 2009

    Blackest Night: Superman has been the most enjoyable of the Blackest Night mini-series thus far. Great storytelling, and great art bring to life the great characters who we only can hope to see play more of a role in saving the universe from the threat that is The Blackest Night. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comix 411 - David Torres Oct 24, 2009

    Great story with a lot of great comic book action. Artist Eddy Barrows did a amazing job here, and I look forward to more of his stuff down the road. Next week it's back to the main series with Earth being evacuated and the secrets of the Blackest Night will be revealed. See you then! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Oct 26, 2009

    While I thought the use of the Medusa Mask as a weapon against the zombies was inspired, I thought the New Krypton shielding seemed a little too easy of an answer. I remain hopeful that Supergirl isn't kept on the bench of the biggest DCU crossover in several years because James Robinson stuck her there. And the art work was tremendous in those pages Barrows did. I believe he is scheduled to be the artist on Blackest Night:Wonder Woman. Hopefully he can keep up on his deadlines there. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Oct 21, 2009

    Robinson, Barrows and team brought this miniseries to a satisfying conclusion that will tie effectively into the larger Blackest Night book. A lot of fun. I'm looking forward to the other Blackest Night minis, especially Wonder Woman's. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Oct 21, 2009

    If readers expected to see Kal-El or Kon-El die again in this issue, then you're going to be really disappointed. However, if you want to read a story of how the two strongest beings on Earth deal with guilt trips coming from all sides, and fly off into the rising sun in a somewhat happy ending filled with will, love, compassion, and hope, then this is a great closing chapter to this Blackest Night tie-in. Blackest Night: Superman #3 earns 4 out of 5 Stars for the effort. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Oct 21, 2009

    I have no doubt these projects seemed like strong ideas when they were first conceived. With so much great stuff going on in Blackest Night, Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps, surely it seemed like there was enough room to explore certain A-listers as they reacted to their undead loved ones. But again, it wasn't enough. I don't care how well Robinson writes these characters or how far Eddy Barrows has come in his portrayals of dynamic, over-the-top action scenes. What we were given with Blackest Night: Superman wasn't enough to fill or even justify three issues. To paraphrase Jesse's review yet again, let's hope the next batch of tie-ins does a better job living up to the quality of the event's three flagship books. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Oct 22, 2009

    Blackest Night Superman #3 was simply not worth the cover price. I would recommend passing on this issue. I would only recommend getting this issue if you are a huge Superboy fan. After all, your boy gets to strut his stuff in this issue. However, outside of die-hard Superboy and Superman fans, I just do not see who else this issue would appeal to at all. Read Full Review

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