Superman and the Authority #3

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Travel Foreman, Mikel Janin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 15, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 35
8.6Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

Superman put the Authority back together, but why? What threat is out there that only this group can contend with? The Ultra-Humanite, of course! This fearsome foe is forming a team of his own, one designed to go fist-to-fist with the Authority. It will be their baptism in battle to prove if Superman is right that regardless of who we are, there is a hero lurking inside even the worst of us. This penultimate issue is an important chapter in the new Superman mythos, helping to set up where Clark Kent goes next…and who he goes there with.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Sep 14, 2021

    Buy this book. I mean…I have a lot of OPEN questions posed here in this review. However, the art is worth the price of admission. We get the Ultra-Humanite that can now inhabit Solomon Grundy as well as a plan to inhabit the Man of Steel himself. That Supermobile though….in the words of Jack Nicholson as the Joker…”Where does he get all those wonderful toys?” Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 20, 2021

    Writer Grant Morrison is telling a story of an aging and weakening Superman forming a team to act on his behalf. But as I have said in the past, Morrison is also weaving in comic history, commentary on comic fandom, and a surprising amount of humor. I think Manchester Black is almost a stand-in for Morrison, calling it like he sees it at times. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 16, 2021

    Overall, this is a great book and I am enjoying it very much indeed. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Justin Harrison Sep 16, 2021

    Mikel Jann, Travel Foreman, Grant Morrison, and company offer up joyously sharp, beautifully illustrated commentary on certain trends in contemporary cape comic writing and reading that is as funny as it is insightful. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 14, 2021

    This feels like another very entertaining DC book that is ended prematurely. Hopefully theres already plans in motion for an ongoing series as this team definitely warrants monthly status. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 14, 2021

    With two top artists splitting duties on this issue, it's a Morrison book through and through in the best way. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Sep 14, 2021

    SUPERMAN AND THE AUTHORITY #3 as a stand-alone issue was exciting, explosive, and extremely entertaining. Morrison's story mixed with Janin and Foreman's outstanding illustrations makes this issue, as well as the series, a must-read. However, I can't help but wonder if one issue is not enough to wrap this story up and point fans in the right direction. If I'm right and this series continues into something more, I hope Morrison sticks on the series as well as Janin and this creative team. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Sep 15, 2021

    For the most part, Superman and the Authority #3 avoids the “middle chapter” issue in serialized comics as Grant Morrison, Mikel Janin, and Jordie Bellaire bring out the team's opponent, show an aging Superman using his mind instead of his powers and playing the role of strategist instead of tank, and give a glimpse of the actual Authority team in action. It hits that sweet spot between light and darkness kind of like June Moone/Enchantress and her fun new look. (Her attempts at flirting with Apollo are pretty pathetic though.) Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Sep 15, 2021

    All of these characters are bound to history and readers are reminded of this in references to past stories and historical incidents alike. The past is clearly never past in Superman and The Authority, which makes the present story a thrill to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 18, 2021

    We finally get the immediate story that's going to carry us through to the end, but this comic is such a treat to read that I'm rather bummed it's going to end so soon. Morrison has put together a solid crew and he writes everybody so well, especially this version of Superman. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Comic Watch - Jeff Brister Sep 14, 2021

    Its well-illustrated and fast-paced, much more than necessary. In trying to pack more plot into a smaller space, it loses the nuance that the beginning hinted at. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Sep 20, 2021

    Another solid issue of this miniseries. It looks good and it's full of interesting characters and concepts. Really, the only strike against it is that it is largely set-up for everything to happen next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 14, 2021

    Superman and the Authority #3 was a down issue for me.  I am now worried that there won't be enough space for Grant Morrison to tell his story properly with just one issue left.  It's a shame because the art is terrific and there is something here. But, boy, I hope I am wrong. Read Full Review

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