Future State: Superman vs. Imperious Lex #3

Writer: Mark Russell Artist: Steve Pugh Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 31, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 18
7.9Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

Could the last days of Lexor be here already? Thanks to Lex Luthor’s greed, his adopted home is on the brink of financial and planetary ruin after leaving the United Planets. Now it’s up to Superman to act as a champion of these people and show them there’s a way through all of this. Will Lex stand down? Or is this the final showdown? The future of Lexor depends on it!

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Mar 30, 2021

    Russell’s comics at DC have been some of my favorites from the company in the past 5 years as his work takes situations from real life, and sometimes, like this series, straight out of today’s news cycle, and superimposes it on the wackiness that the comic format allows. Whether it be everyday modern life seen through the eyes of prehistoric man in The Flintstones or how social media has consumed and runs our lives like Prez, this mini-series showed us how Lex’s quest for glory would always fall short once the populace saw the man behind the curtain. Couple that with Pugh’s outstanding art and you are treated to a grade A comic! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Mar 31, 2021

    Russell writes characters that are multidimensional. He does a great job of making Lex not feel like a caricature. Pugh does an excellent job with the art as well and creates a unique looking Superman book. This is pretty great and I enjoyed this whole series very much. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 30, 2021

    This is definitely not something that fits into the main Future State timeline"it's a Russell joint, through and through"but it makes a fitting capper to these tales of what the future of the DCU could look like. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Apr 5, 2021

    Definitely one of the better Future State reads. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 30, 2021

    While the art remains strong, there are diminishing returns in the enjoyment of the story as we're essentially doing the same things in this issue that we did previously, while forcing Lex to look like a dummy so that the satire can flow. Sadly, there's nothing to this issue and it adds nothing to Future State as a whole and by the end, I'm just left wondering why this was so important that it needed to be released a month after Future State. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Mar 31, 2021

    While not a bad read, Superman vs. Imperious Lex #3 misses the mark, overstays its welcome, and simply leaves readers wondering what the point was. Read Full Review

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