Superman: Year One #3

Writer: Frank Miller Artist: John Romita Jr, Danny Miki Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 16, 2019 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 24
4.4Critic Rating
4.1User Rating

It's the jaw-dropping conclusion to Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.'s blockbuster reimagining of Superman's origin! In this final chapter, Clark Kent arrives in Metropolis, the city where he will fulfill his heroic destiny. Witness the first meeting between Superman and Lois Lane, the beginnings of Clark Kent's career at the Daily Planet, and the birth of his rivalry with Lex Luthor. But when The Joker arrives on the scene, the Man of Steel must enlist the help of his two strange new friends: Wonder Woman and Batman!

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Oct 16, 2019

    The conclusion to Superman's First Year rushes to the end by adding a little too much story. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 16, 2019

    John Romita Jr's art is great and there are several beautifully detailed and vibrant moments throughout the story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 16, 2019

    Superman: Year One started with promise but has slid downhill from there. While the finale isn't quite the cringe-worthy wtf release that was the second issue, it's also choppy enough to make you wonder if you're missing pages. One step forward, two leaps back. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Oct 16, 2019

    The final issue of Superman: Year One is an odd mishmash of decent ideas, never becoming greater than the sum of its parts. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 16, 2019

    This series is a confusing mess, but it's also a fascinating one that raises a lot more questions than it answers. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 18, 2019

    I'd say Superman: Year One is for completists only, but given the looseness and weirdness of much of its storyline, I'm not sure I can even make that endorsement. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Oct 16, 2019

    Superman: Year One #3 reads like a checklist and never offers the slightest bit of stylistic flair or originality to justify this exercise in the repetition of superhero tropes. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Oct 16, 2019

    This issue and the series as a whole is a hollow cash grab banking on the name of its famed author. Read Full Review

  • 1.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Oct 16, 2019

    With Superman Year One #3 on the stands, Frank Miller has completed his statement on Superman. Unfortunately, its clear that that statement is Frank Miller doesnt understand Superman, either as a character or as a symbol. The book ends with Superman leaving Earth on another quest, possibly foreshadowing a Year Two; lets hope that that never comes to pass. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Nihilist Oct 16, 2019

    The only good thing I can say about this comic is, it ended. 3 issues of plot gibberish, jumping from one thing to another, from one character to the next. There's no depth to be found here, just things that Superman must see before he becomes Superman, all condensed o much, you can't possibly think they'd be relevant to Clark. These are one offs, as important to one's life as meeting a random person in a coffe shop and talking for two minutes, before you get your cofee, leave the building and never see this person again.

    The entire 3 book long origin was a total waste - Miller failed in everything, I think. His story is uninteresting, characters are flat, have zero development, obstacles Clark faces leave a lot to be desired, to more

  • 8.5
    Ryan Oct 25, 2019

    I hated last issue, but I really really liked this finale. This was by far the best issue and the part where Superman saves the hostages was just plain perfect, easily the best part of the series. This isn’t the Frank Miller we know and love, but this may be as close as we’ll ever get to classic Frank Miller again.

  • 1.0
    GammaBurst Oct 16, 2019

    Absolutely crap story by a mediocre creative team. The boring characters don't help it.

  • 1.0
    YourGreenMuse Oct 21, 2019

    This is trash and everyone should be ashamed of themselves.

  • 6.0
    Alloy Press Mar 22, 2020

    Intro totally disregarded the last issue which was confusing. The crime spree pages are drawn fantastic and was a really fun take on this new smart ass Kent. I like the way Miller writes him I just feel like Miller made a really boring story here. It was pointless and it ended without anything to really ever make you want to go back and read. Still some amazing artwork tho.

  • 4.0

    Really not good. My only praise would be that I like how the narrator talks about Superman in absolutes.

  • 4.0
    Liem Duong Jun 20, 2020

    ***Reviews the entire series***

    Frank Miller is one of those writers that you can't deny as a legend in the industry, but also can't deny that he should retire. And this book is an example why. Idk if its fatigue from writing, or he lost his spark, or whatever, but this book, given it costs 8 dollars each, is totally not worth it and is second to worst in DCBL after the Dark Knight one shot also written by Frank Miller.

    In short, I don't understand the end goal of this book. It just goes through his life, which is cool, but doesn't reach a level of why he becomes Superman. All it does is show how superior Superman is to humans and how many girls he can hook up with.

    The Narration is confusing, sometimes it more

  • 3.0
    Watchtower022 Oct 18, 2019

    I really don’t feel like Miller knew what story he even wanted to tell. This was a jarring read with little coherence from scene to scene. And Romita Jr just never seems to work for me as an artist.

  • 1.0
    Azrael Oct 21, 2019

    The retconning was terrible in the first issue and now they take some key moments of Superman’s life like meeting Batman and Wonder Woman and simplify it by rushing through these key moments. And not telling them well or correctly to begin with. So glad this is over.

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    Slay Oct 17, 2019

  • 8.5
    ActionCity Oct 17, 2019

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 Oct 19, 2019

  • 8.0
    Tinman Nov 9, 2019

  • 6.5
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    pablo Oct 23, 2019

  • 4.0
    Dan Jul 16, 2020

  • 3.0
    Justin Ray Oct 21, 2019

  • 1.5
    Reitherschach Oct 17, 2019

  • 1.5
    Críticas Crónicas Mar 15, 2020

  • 1.0
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  • 1.0
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  • 1.0
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