Review: Superman, Vol. 3: Fury at World’s End by Scott Lobdell, Kenneth Rocafort (Illustrations)

Superman, Vol. 3: Fury at World's EndSuperman, Vol. 3: Fury at World’s End by Scott Lobdell

My rating: 1 of 5 stars


Who edited this shit?!

This is one of the worst jobs of pasting several titles together that I’ve ever seen.
HUGE chunks of important information are just…missing.
Why does Supergirl change her mind, and help the Justice League?
You don’t fuckin’ need to know!
Why does Kara hate Superboy?
You don’t fuckin’ need to know!
Why is Superboy suddenly wearing Superman’s suit?
You don’t fuckin’ need to know!
And the list goes on…
Luckily *snort*, I’ve read the VAST majority of this story in other volumes, so I knew the answers to those questions. But if you’ve decided to walk into this, without reading everything pertaining to the He’l on Earth storyline, you’re probably going to want to strangle someone.

Which brings me to another peeve.
There’s only maybe one or two issues in this that are new.
The rest of it has been pilfered from other volumes.
So.
Thanks! Thanks, a lot, DC!

Way to give people their money’s worth, you assholes.

As for the story, itself?
Superman’s one saving grace is Clark Kent.
Yeah, it’s great that he’s this all-powerful alien…but that’s not why people love him.
They love him because he’s (at the core) an immigrant who loves his adopted home. They love him because he doesn’t consider himself an alien. He thinks of himself as a human first, Kryptonian second.
They love him because he’s a mama’s boy, who still flies home at super-sonic speed to take out the garbage for Ma Kent.
They love him, because they know that all Ma has to do is smile at him, and Clark will turn into a mushy little boy who will do anything to make her happy.
So.
What did DC do?
They killed off both of his human parents, and focused on his Kryptonian ones.
Yes, they’re interesting, but they aren’t what makes Kent tick.
They aren’t what we love about him, and they certainly don’t make him relatable.
And now there’s some hairbrained storyline about his biological mother…the military ninja?
And without Lois or Ma to keep him human, all you have is another stupid story about an orphaned alien searching for his ancestry.
An alien who can bench-press planets, move at the speed of light, use his wind-breath, ice-breath, x-ray vision, and lazer-beam eyes to save the day.

And that is why most people won’t give Superman titles a chance.

Is there any chance we can get DC to re-boot this re-boot?
Don’t.
Just…don’t.
It’s not that this is an unreadable volume, but it’s a slap in the face for fans of this character.
Not Recommended.

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