New Superman #3

Writer: Gene Luen Yang Artist: Richard Friend Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 14, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 28
7.9Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

"MADE IN CHINA" part 3! When Kenan Kong decided to out the Justice League of China to the world, he was just trying to impress people, not start a revolution! But the damage is done, and the fallout turns deadly as these heroes come face to face with Flying Dragon General and the Freedom Fighters of China!

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Sep 17, 2016

    Having revealed his secret identity to reporter Laney Lan and, through her Primetime Shanghai broadcast, to the entire world Kenan proceeds to expose the existence of the Justice League of China before Baixi and Deilan rein him in and depart. The three heroes deliver the captured Sunbeam to the Crab Shell, an underwater prison specially designed to house metahumans. Meanwhile, Kenans father, Zhongdan, sees his sons televised confession, and, spotting the octagon on the boys chest, resolves to move quickly into action. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 21, 2016

    I am loving this. I guess Yang is creating an Eastern DCU! That explains the Blue Condor (like Black Condor). Are they heroes? Villains? Is the Ministry 'good' or 'evil? Why does Kenan's father not trust them? So overall a very full issue of character moments, action, and plot progression. Nothing wrong with that trifecta! Hope everyone is getting this book! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Sep 14, 2016

    Made in China Part Three is the best issue of New Super-Man thus far. I highly recommend it, though, you should probably read Part One and Two first. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 14, 2016

    New Super-Man is one of those new Rebirth titles I wish were bi-weekly. Waiting a full month for the next installment seems way too long. But if it continues at this quality, it'll always be worth the wait. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Sep 18, 2016

    With the addition of many new players on the scene, both the Great Ten and The Freedom Fighters of China, and all the allegorical goodness (as well as super powered super heroic action and adventure) that should follow, DC Comics' most interesting Rebirth title, New Super-Man, should stay a great and interesting reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Robert Reed Sep 15, 2016

    New Super-Man#3 is the best entry in the series thus far. Between Gene Luen Yang's humorous script and the thrilling artwork by Bogdanovic, Friend, and Hi-Fi, the issue is the most exciting to read and the most human. And with a few subplots developing,New Super-Manfeels like a series that has found its stride after getting off the starting blocks. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jody Cardona Sep 16, 2016

    Once again, The New Super-Man continues to soar with the rest of the Rebirth titles. It has great humor, action, and continues to develop the character of Kenan extremely well. That being said, it also feels like Gene Luen Yang is holding down the fast forward button on the story, not giving us time to take it all in. If the pacing can be fixed as the series continues, along with reining in some of the sillier aspects, I think this series could be as good as any main Justice League book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant Sep 19, 2016

    Very solid issue, capitalizing on characters and plot development with still just enough action to keep things energized. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Sep 15, 2016

    Kong Kenan may be one of the most unorthodox superheroes in DC's long history, and that's all part of the fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Sep 14, 2016

    The Superman books have largely been in a strange place, but when they try reaching out towards something new, the results are interesting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ian B Sep 14, 2016

    Ultimately, this may have been one of my favourite issues so far and the main reason for that is the extra time that was devoted to the League members while outside of their League persona. This scene was sorely needed and gave us a better look at the other League members personalities, also giving Kenan a chance to grow as well. While I'm fairly sure I already know who The Freedom Fighters of China will turn out to be, I continue to be interested in the series and would recommend it to anyone looking for something both a little different and a little familiar at the same time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Konrad Sep 14, 2016

    Overall, this issue was a good read and it is setting up lots of new information and stories for the reader to enjoy in the near future! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 16, 2016

    While there's a good bit of action that comes later, some nods toward Kenan's father, and the introduction of the Freedom Fighters of China, the core of what made this installment work for me was just the downtime that we get. The first two issues were a constant bit of movement and reveals that really felt like it needed more time and spacing so that wasn't as rushed as it was. While it's nowhere near as rushed as the Superwoman series – thank goodness! – it still makes out really well here by having time for the characters to just shoot the breeze. It's a better paced issue that continues to pique my interest and has me on board for a good bit more to see what they'll do with it all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Tony Black Oct 3, 2016

    Right now the biggest stumbling block to you enjoying New Super-Man could well be the main guy himself, with Kong remaining a very marmite character, but that's very much the point – he's growing into becoming China's Clark Kent and he continues to need time. The constituent elements around him right now are worth the investment. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 14, 2016

    The series continues to be an interesting comic and one I'm digging more and more. Yang seems to really be focusing on a fun tone for it all and the mix of that humor with Bogdanovic's art is a solid combination and rather unique. I said it with the first issue, this is a series to keep an eye on and that remains true. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Sep 14, 2016

    Third issues suck to review. You'll see a lot of sites drop them because of all the reasons I listed. I bother with them because that's how a series is forgotten. We have so many comics competing for our attention now and whether the industry wants to admit it, a limited number of people buying them, meaning a limited budget to be spent. Every bit of exposure helps, even if it's just an average scoring review for an average issue for one of the boldest comics DC's publishing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The GCRN - Daniel Clark Oct 7, 2016

    There has been a novelty aspect of this book that has made it work for these first few issues. As this story continues it is going to need to step up its game in a major way. It is already suffering from a case of diminishing returns as each issue becomes less memorable. Read Full Review

  • 2.4
    Comic Crusaders - Lead Sharp Sep 26, 2016

    I'm not even sure what the point of this is, my eyes started glazing over towards the end of virtually every page, I did get a sort of Archie with powers vibe off what I could get through though so if that's your thing and you have a long wait for a short bus and there's absolutely nothing else to read, take up thumb twiddling, you'll get more out of it. Read Full Review

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