Flashpoint: Project Superman #3

Flashpoint: Project Superman #3

Event\Storyline: Flashpoint Writer: Lowell Francis Artist: Gene Ha Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 24, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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  • 10
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Aug 31, 2011

    As much as I like this Superman origin story, Im glad it wont be archived into the Supermans canonized history. But, as a stated above, Elseworlds would do well to continue with this awesome storyline! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Aug 29, 2011

    In the past DCU, it's Ma and Pa Kent. In the new DCnU? Dan Didio says he has no 'human tether'. So what will we see? Snyder and Francis do a great job showing us enough snippets of Kal's life and Sinclair's devolution to give us a strong sense of who they are, what their motivations are. And it leads to a prefect denouement, with Kal suddenly thrust into the role of world saver. And Gene Ha's art complements that script seamlessly. This miniseries was a bright spot in the Flashpoint universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Aug 29, 2011

    Much like its counterpart in Batman " Knight of Vengeance, this tie-in strives for the unpredictable, and scores big because of it. Congrats are in order for Francis and Ha; not many could have pulled a story like this off with such taste and integrity. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 25, 2011

    "Flashpoint: Project Superman" is definitely a comic from which you'll get your money's worth. Francis, Snyder, and Ha have created a curious little bubble of world within the greater "Flashpoint" universe. It ties into other titles, but at the same time works well on its own. While "Flashpoint: Knight of Vengeance" may have been the top-ranking "Flashpoint" story these past few months, "Flashpoint: Project Superman" is my vote for an easy second place. Nicely done from all parties involved. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Aug 29, 2011

    The story is solid, the artwork by Gene Ha is good, but not great. There are interesting effects in the book, mostly in the "x-ray vision," and it's nice to see an in-panel homage to the classic Action Comics #1 cover, but in the end the book looks a little too rough for Superman" even a Superman that really isn't. I liked it, overall. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 24, 2011

    Project: Superman is a book that I wasn't sure what to make of in the first installment but came to like a lot in the second as we saw Kal's story more. With the third issue, it spends a mix of time between Kal and Sinclair but lacks a distinct and consistent voice to tell its tale, though Sinclair does largely dominate it. The quiet scenes are really good to see as Kal heads overseas and things hit him personally but the big action scenes are what makes the book at this point as we want to see some action, some real pounding going on and to see Sinclair and Kal duke it out. And we do get it, with consequences on ramifications on a couple of levels. It's just an uneven piece, largely dealing with multiple things that have to hit at a certain point with the Lois Lane miniseries and Flashpoint itself, so that undercuts part of it. But there are some fun ideas to be had in here. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Aug 24, 2011

    Project Superman #3 is a failure more for its lack of proper setup than what's actually present in the issue. A giant brawl is fine and good if it means something. But it doesn't, because these characters are simply strangers to us and I could care less about the outcome either way. Gene Ha's art is satisfying, but there's no way around the fact that the book borders being pointless. Between the disappointing endings to this book, Action Comics, and Superman, it's no wonder that such a vastly different approach is being taken for the Man of Steel come September. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Aug 24, 2011

    While it is a fun book, it's not really a great one. If you've been reading a lot of the Flashpoint mini-series, then you're probably also noticing the Flashpoint Mini-Series Formula by now. While the character of Superman is really cool, I felt like I've read this before because I did when I read The Outsider, and that book was a lot better at hiding the fact it follows the formula. Maybe I just have event fatigue, but I could really go for a two-part story that has no effect on other books. Read Full Review

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