Superman #3

Writer: George Perez Artist: Nicola Scott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 23, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 8
5.9Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Superman finds himself beset as a TV reporter at the new Daily Planet makes a case that Superman brings Metropolis more harm than good, while a vicious new foe attacks those nearest and dearest to Clark Kent! Who are all these new villains attacking Metropolis lately, and what deadly secret connects them? Superman's not going to like the answer!

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Nov 28, 2011

    The undercurrent of a gloomy Clark and a distrusting city populace is the part I am not that interested in. Think about the last Superman reboot, the Byrne stuff. Those earliest stories had Superman settling into his new history, meeting and defeating his rogue's gallery, acting heroic and being accepted. I thought the energy in those issues was palpable and Byrne made Superman exciting and meaningful again. I don't know if playing up this element of Superman is the way to go. We are halfway through this arc and I seem to be enjoying it more as it progresses. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboy Buzz - TommyZimmer Dec 16, 2011

    George Perez is doing an above average job on the writing. This certainly was not his best issue but still an above average one. Nicola Scott fills in the art duties, and does a usual fantastic job. She can pretty much capture any character, and tell a story through her great sequential art. This series continues to be doing good but I hope more issues are not overly long like this was. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 29, 2011

    While I'm hoping that things start to move forward a bit more clearly soon, I'm still quite enjoying watching this version of Superman deal with some threats that have a Krypton flavor to them. There's an uncertainty about him that's enjoyable to read and I like the younger feel about him that's plainly evident with a lot of his facial expressions. He's good at what he does, but as we see from the documentary piece, he's still struggling to be accepted and has a pretty mixed reaction from residents of Metropolis about his presence there. Clark himself is on the slim side here unfortunately, which is an area I want to see more of since I'm enjoying the version of him in Action Comics as well. But getting a lot of title material here with Superman himself, as well as all the back story, I rather liked this issue though it's getting to the point where I definitely want a little more meat now. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    A Comic Book Blog - T. A. Ewart Dec 7, 2011

    The New 52 has not been very well thought out, and what is worse, it's been even less thought out regarding Superman. So far Perez and Merino have offered readers what they can, but it's not what's needed to justify the drastic reboot that has happened. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Nov 28, 2011

    Nicola Scott substitutes for Jesus Merino this issue, but she's only finishing what George Perez starts, and the overall presentation ultimately looks like rushed Perez. Scott very rarely breaks from the pattern. So I really can't judge her style. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Nov 23, 2011

    When the defining characteristic of your latest comic is a recap of another ongoing title in addition to decades of Superman tales, you know you're in trouble. It's pretty apparent that Perez is building up to something in the near future, but Superman #3 is really just a necessary means to an end that needs to be tolerated. Check out a recap before next issue or just let Perez do it for you in issue #4; I don't see a convincing argument for adding this book to your week's purchases. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Nov 28, 2011

    The sheer talent present on this title right now should be able to give us a great book, but this issue is far from great. It's readable and enjoyable, but it needs a little bit more to truly be "Superman." Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Nov 25, 2011

    Prez offers a title that's merely functional, but completely inert of true life. It offers drama without genuine emotion, action without energy, conflict without suspense. Worst of all, it puts an A-grade artist on strictly C-material, which is very poor sport indeed. Consider this title also Dropped. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Nov 23, 2011

    Superman's been a tough sell for comic readers ever since they started leaning towards the darker and edgier or even funnier superheroes. SUPERMAN has the potential to be a great comic for readers but there's something missing. We're only three issues in and it could be said that we need to give the story a chance but the idea of a big overall threat is wearing thin. We're just getting small attacks by nameless threats. Where are all the major Superman villains? Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Dec 12, 2011

    By the way, this is the infamous butt cover issue. For the final cover version of this issue, Perez and Buccellato highlighted Supermans ass for me with a thin read line. This little bit of butt lining wasn't visible in the original promo cover art. Thanks guysthat's just what Superman's costume and fans needed. Read Full Review

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