Superman Smashes The Klan #3

Writer: Gene Luen Yang Artist: Gurihiru Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 19, 2020 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 18
9.6Critic Rating
9.6User Rating

The Daily Planet is under attack! When the Klan invades the newspaper's office, they kidnap Lois Lane, Perry White, and Inspector Henderson. The Klan's attacks have separated our heroes, forcing Roberta and Jimmy Olsen to step up and help save the Daily Planet staff.  
But the Klan has one more surprise to reveal. In order to save his friends and stop the Klan once and for all, Superman must face his own identity to unleash his full potential and ultimately accept who he really is.  
Inspired by the 1940s Superman radio serial "Clan of the Fiery Cross," New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang (American Bor more

  • 10
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Feb 19, 2020

    Fantastic conclusion and showcase of the moments you've been waiting for, including lots of firsts for Superman. The children in this story also are very strong characters and you care about their struggles as well. If you want an adventure with growth along with positivity and hope, here is an adventure worthy of Superman. Read Full Review

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    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 19, 2020

    Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru have put together what's destined to be a DC classic, a story that ends perfecting in Superman Smashes the Klan #3. Read Full Review

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    DC Comics News - Alex McDonald Feb 19, 2020

    This is one to read. If youre a Superman fan then great, but if not you should definitely still read it. Yang and Gurihiru have created a new classic that deal with hate, identity, acceptance and community. The book reminds us why Superman was our favourite hero and makes us feel like the Lee children as we rediscover the wonder of Superman. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Feb 19, 2020

    I've always loved Superman, but Superman Smashes the Klan reignited that love in a very particular way. There was catharsis. There was joy. There was a moment at the end I damn near wept over, because it was the perfect way to end the story, and I'll leave it at that. Whether you're a longtime fan of Superman or know a kid who you think would love comics, you should get the complete series the next time you see it. It'll be money well spent. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Chase Magnett Feb 19, 2020

    Superman Smashes the Klan is a powerful story of hope and unity, and one that doesn't ignore the tremendous challenges facing anyone who seeks to do the right thing. Embracing that complexity is what makes this issue and mini-series one of the best Superman stories of the decade. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Feb 24, 2020

    Either way, this series is well done and completely worth taking the time to read it from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Alexander Cole Feb 25, 2020

    I wish more comics were as good as this issue. The artwork is absolutely amazing, the story and the characters within it are well-written with a great amount of depth to them and despite tackling the dark subject of racism in a mature manner it still manages to make you feel optimistic. I think this series, in general, is going to go down as one of the best Superman stories ever created. Read Full Review

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    But Why Tho? - Lizzy Garcia Feb 19, 2020

    At the end of the day, considering the state of the United States, Superman Smashes the Klan Part Three is a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Ryan Jan 28, 2021

    I wouldnt go so far as to say that this is the best Superman comic since All-Star, but Luen Yang and Gurihiru definitely deliver an all-time classic with Superman Smashes the Klan

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    Venom Mar 1, 2020

    Excellent.Great Story. I really enjoy it.

  • 10
    davepete Feb 24, 2020

    One of the best Superman stories of all time. Really hope this team makes some more Superman stories.

  • 10
    M1sf1r3 Feb 21, 2020

    Superman Smashes the Klan has been phenomenal so far. Let's see how Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru wrap it up.

    The Good:
    Flying Graysons.

    Love the start of the issue, dealing with early Clark and him becoming Superman. Also great homage to the original inspiration for Superman's design.

    The characters are all great and make sense.

    Some good comedy which isn't what you would expect from a story like this.

    Really interesting look into the KKK and for those seeking to make money off their hate.

    Wonderful look into Superman and how he fits into the times.

    I love how we see the transition from Golden Age styled Superman into the Silver Age one especially more

  • 9.5
    Nihilist Feb 19, 2020

    Strong stories evoke strong emotions, and stay with you for good. They don't age, they always manage to immerse you and make you feel like an integral part of their worlds, no matter your age. I have no doubts Superman Smashes the Klan is exactly that kind of story. Adapted from 80 year old radio material, it manages to be as relevant as during the war time, and on top of that, uses decades worth of comic book writing evolution to delve deeper into the main characters psyche, flesh them out and give each of them unique personality and purpose in the plot. And it also, aside from closing the Klan arc, serves as a brilliant retelling of Superman's origin tale, omething that Frank Miller miserably failed to narrate jut a year ago, with his Yea more

  • 8.5
    I Review Comics Sep 3, 2020

    Superman Smashes the Klan has been a surprisingly good Young Adult reading experience. I'm clearly older than the target audience but I found the story to be poignant and primed to be adapted into a streaming series.

    This issue wraps up the mini-series and opens with a flashback to Pre-Superman Clark at a circus with Lana Lang. The circus tent is struck by lightning which causes an uproar amongst the crowd and the animals. The strongman, Samson who doubled as the ticket counter on the opening page slips into action but is overwhelmed and almost eaten by a lion before Clark intervenes.

    After getting things under control Clark and Samson have a conversation in which Clark reveals his reservations about using his abilit more

  • 8.5
    Spacey Medicine Apr 21, 2020

    The villain’s speech was a little bit on the nose there, but I thought that this issue really hit a home run ;D

  • 8.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Mar 1, 2020

    This is a genuinely good issue. I liked how this issue injected some nuance into things, and that's probably why the first two issues didn't work as much for me. The KKK was a huge marketing scam, but most people seem to forget that in favor of the more openly terrible aspects of the group. I didn't expect that to be explored at all here. Superman accepting who he is is where his subplot finally works in this story. I just think this was the most well-written issue of the series.

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    GMan97 Feb 20, 2020

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    ed1138 May 13, 2022

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