Superman – Action Comics, Volume 3: At the End of Days

Superman – Action Comics, Volume 3: At the End of Days

Superman – Action Comics, Volume 3: At the End of Days [EPUB] ✰ Superman – Action Comics, Volume 3: At the End of Days By Grant Morrison – Polishdarling.co.uk The New York Times best selling creative team Grant Morrison and Rags Morales landmark run on Action Comics ends here in Superman Action Comics, Volume At the End of Days Five years ago, Clark Kent m The Action Comics, Volume 3: eBook ✓ New York Times best selling creative Action Comics, PDF ↠ team Grant Morrison and Rags Morales landmark run on Action Comics ends here in Superman Action Comics, VolumeAt the End Superman – Epub / of Days Five years ago, Clark Kent moved to Metropolis Alone but hopeful, he donned a simple t shirt laden with a giant S, beginning the career of – Action Comics, PDF ↠ one of the greatest heroes this or any other world has seen Superman has grown with the city around him, and though he is feared by the public, there s no doubt they need him to protect them from this universe s gravest threats But when the multiverse sends it s deadliest villains against the Man of Steel, can even he turn them back Collecting Action Comics.


10 thoughts on “Superman – Action Comics, Volume 3: At the End of Days

  1. Jayson Jayson says:

    B 73% More than Satisfactory NotesIt warms your heart and pains your brain in equal measure too clever by half, it demands too much effort for leisure.


  2. Anne Anne says:

    GoodBadDecentWackyHuh DecentBadUmWTF Good Yep It s Grant And I can t work up any righteous anger over this crazy mess.Some of it is really good, like the opening story about Superman and Krypto Awww A boy and his dog Gets me every timeBut then it degenerates into the classic insanity that Morrison is known for And even some of those stories are pretty good, even if they don t always make sense.Morales art is a high point, so at least your eyeballs are goi GoodBadDecentWackyHuh DecentBadUmWTF Good Yep It s Grant And I can t work up any righteous anger over this crazy mess.Some of it is really good, like the opening story about Superman and Krypto Awww A boy and his dog Gets me every timeBut then it degenerates into the classic insanity that Morrison is known for And even some of those stories are pretty good, even if they don t always make sense.Morales art is a high point, so at least your eyeballs are going to have a good time Your brain, however Well, that all depends on your own personal Trippy Tolerance It s Morrison writing MXYZPTLK, so there s really no way to avoid a headache Sometimes, you ve just gotta take the bad to get to the good.Oh, and there s also quite a bit of time travel.Recommended for fans of Uncle Grant, Superman, and dogs.P.S See, Gavin You said the only book that Sam and I agreed on was Superman Secret Identity You can now add a second book to that list Ta da


  3. Shannon Shannon says:

    Finally pushed through this one I kept starting and stopping because the writing is atrocious The plot is convoluted, uninteresting, and honestly not something anyone has to read even for completion s sake Earlier thoughtsBuurrrnnn rekt Seriously, Supes view spoiler hide spoiler tf am I reading although to be honest I d love to readabout Superturtle of Jazuur I m sorry, I just thought the giant octopus being named Erik was hilarious br br Finally pushed through this one I kept starting and stopping because the writing is atrocious The plot is convoluted, uninteresting, and honestly not something anyone has to read even for completion s sake Earlier thoughtsBuurrrnnn rekt Seriously, Supes view spoiler hide spoiler tf am I reading although to be honest I d love to readabout Superturtle of Jazuur I m sorry, I just thought the giant octopus being named Erik was hilarious


  4. Artemy Artemy says:

    A wonderful, heartfelt finale to Morrison s run on Action Comics Morrison channels both his own signature kind of crazy, and the crazy that is the inherent part of Superman s mythology, like the fifth dimension, mr Mxyzptlk, Superman Red and Blue, the multiverse and so muchIt s impossible to comprehend everything he was going for with this volume, but if you re at least somewhat familiar with Superman s deeper lore, it s a lot of fun Once again, Sholly Fisch s backups are outstanding a A wonderful, heartfelt finale to Morrison s run on Action Comics Morrison channels both his own signature kind of crazy, and the crazy that is the inherent part of Superman s mythology, like the fifth dimension, mr Mxyzptlk, Superman Red and Blue, the multiverse and so muchIt s impossible to comprehend everything he was going for with this volume, but if you re at least somewhat familiar with Superman s deeper lore, it s a lot of fun Once again, Sholly Fisch s backups are outstanding and worth reading just as much as the main issues full of heart, emotion and sentimentality, these stories show a lot of love for the character That, and you get to see Superman team up with Neil DeGrasse Tyson, which is cool Overall, while not the most accessible, this is still an excellent volume and a great conclusion to this run


  5. Sam Quixote Sam Quixote says:

    The cover gives you a very good idea of what to expect from the book with bits and pieces that are clearly fragments making up aor less coherent whole That s basically what reading the final volume of Grant Morrison s Action Comics series feels like If you know anything about Grant Morrison, you ll know he has a bit of a reputation for mixing in avant garde, experimental storytelling techniques into his comics that continually divides readers some hate being confused at all when readin The cover gives you a very good idea of what to expect from the book with bits and pieces that are clearly fragments making up aor less coherent whole That s basically what reading the final volume of Grant Morrison s Action Comics series feels like If you know anything about Grant Morrison, you ll know he has a bit of a reputation for mixing in avant garde, experimental storytelling techniques into his comics that continually divides readers some hate being confused at all when reading and some enjoy the twists and turns Arguably the most suitable characters in the DCU for Morrison to write are the 5th Dimension Imps, like Mister Mxyztplk, which is why Action Comics Vol 3 At the End of Days is one of the best suited mainstream Morrison books ever because it s all about those characters but it s also why the book disappoints Simply I don t care about Mister Mxyztplk I get that he s an interesting oddball of a character who s not your usual Superman villain in that he s not super strong with a plot likely to end with a dull beat em up fight scene, and that s fine but to put him and another imp, Vyndktvx, as, not just the main villains of this book, but the main reason behind everything in Morrison s Action Comics run it doesn t feel epic, it feels very small and underwhelming Basically this whole series is about a feud between the two imps and Superman is their battleground The way the book is structured is really smart but super frustrating to read The 5th Dimension Imps distort reality so time no longer becomes linear, events that happened become undone, dead characters momentarily come back to life, and characters from other dimensions show up in our dimension it s a very disorienting experience and Morrison reflects Superman s feelings of confusion in the book s structure with panels and events skewing every which way, so the reader feels disoriented as well It s typical of Morrison s brilliance that he would take this creative and enormously imaginative approach but it s hell to read I had to keep going back and re reading pages just to figure out how we made it to certain scenes, even going back to the previous two volumes to see how the series as a whole synced up Look I love the creativity here but and I know how dim and unadventurous this makes me sound in the face of Morrison s genius when I pick up a comic, I prefer to read a comic, not a piece of performance art and or abstract art project that is disguised as a comic but is really something else I appreciate the effort but it made the book very easy to put down.Which isn t to say the book is a wash there s lots of great stuff outside of the arty framework The opening story of Superman going into the Phantom Zone to get back Krypto, his dog, was my favourite part of the book I think Krypto s a great character and gives Superman this relatable quality to readers everywhere as a pet owner, but it s also a great Superman Halloween story with ghosts Sholly Fisch and Chris Sprouse deserve a big mention for their contributions to this series They did the backups to these issues and I found myself enjoying Fisch s storiesthan Morrison s, in part I mean, Neil Derasse Tyson meets Superman in this book This wonderful story sees Superman on his annual NASA visit to watch a planet 27 light years away Krypton before it exploded The distance to Earth means the images we get from our satellites show it still there prior to explosion And, in keeping with the time travel weirdness in this book, present Clark goes back in time to the past for a brief chat with Jonathan Kent in a very sweet story I wish Sprouse had drawn the whole book as I m not a big fan of Rags Morales work which is just ok in this book fine for what it is, but nothing exceptional, though seeing Lion Head Superman and Ant Head Superman was a funny surprise I do miss t shirt and jeans Superman from the first volume whose look was one of the highlights of this series.I can t fault Morrison s ambitious, complex storytelling I wishwriters were like Morrison, but then his unique talent is what makes him so darn special, right but I have to be honest as well and, while I see what he s doing and I m probably missing a whole lottoo , it was so disjointed and manic so often that I had no problem setting the book down and picking up something else I got through this, and it s got a great ending, but for long stretches of the book I found myself not caring what was happening I wouldn t say I was bored because, if nothing else, Morrison is never boring, but I wasn t as engaged as I usually am with his work with this book still, it was an interesting finale to an uneven but above average Superman series 3.5 stars


  6. Emmett Spain Emmett Spain says:

    I can see why this volume would annoy people Taken on its own, it sof that good old Morrison wackiness, including fifth dimensional pixies, non linear narrative, and a throw my ideas up against a wall and watch them slide off approach to storytelling But here is the secret to loving this trade Read all 3 trades in Morrison s New 52 run in one session.It s a fair whack of time to give up, but it s worth it You see, Morrison plans out his runs in advance meticulously so, I believe , so I can see why this volume would annoy people Taken on its own, it sof that good old Morrison wackiness, including fifth dimensional pixies, non linear narrative, and a throw my ideas up against a wall and watch them slide off approach to storytelling But here is the secret to loving this trade Read all 3 trades in Morrison s New 52 run in one session.It s a fair whack of time to give up, but it s worth it You see, Morrison plans out his runs in advance meticulously so, I believe , so you can only really appreciate his work if you take it as a complete volume Things that really did piss me off in Volume 1 Nimrod the Hunter is hired to shoot Superman, and then somehow it s already happened and Superman didn t notice that he was shot in the head are explained in Volume 3 It s all about the warping effect a particular entity is having on time, that is causing Superman and the reader to experience certain events past, present, and future out of sequence It s confusing It s maddening It requires a big investment and tremendous patience on behalf of the reader.And it s brilliant.It s fair of all Morrison s work to say this isn t for everyone He s too divisive and stylistically unique to please everyone But this is a work of genius, in my humble opinion Superman is a sympathetic and heroic figure here it s so funny to me that a writer noted for his convoluted approach to narrative should convey such a clear eyed look at what makes this character great.Taken as a complete volume, this is a fantastic addition to the Superman pantheon I admit that volumes one and two annoyed me as much as I enjoyed them, and have stated as much in previous reviews but having decided to read all 3 volumes at a run when I bought Volume 3, I realised that Grant had a plan all along, and it plays out in the convoluted, complicated, exciting, and wonderful way that only Grant seems to be able produce.But taken on its own Yeah, I could see why it would annoy the heck out of you


  7. Mike Mike says:

    SooooLong time fans of Supes and I probably mean really long time fans will probably begin to catch on as they see little person with an evil leer and a touch of mysterious powers begin to bargain with various failed villains They might think they know the what and the up And they might think they knowwhat andup when some folks start to show multi dimensional behaviors Fifth dimensional, impish behaviors.But then, it starts to get twisty, as we start to hear names like Vy SooooLong time fans of Supes and I probably mean really long time fans will probably begin to catch on as they see little person with an evil leer and a touch of mysterious powers begin to bargain with various failed villains They might think they know the what and the up And they might think they knowwhat andup when some folks start to show multi dimensional behaviors Fifth dimensional, impish behaviors.But then, it starts to get twisty, as we start to hear names like Vyndktvx almost sounds vindctive and the five dimensional puzzle pieces begin to fall into place, across all of time and space.I particularly liked the dialog STEP ASIDE Nobody kills Superman but LEX LUTHOR


  8. James DeSantis James DeSantis says:

    So much rage after reading whatever the fuck this garbage of a volume was It again, had one really solid first issue but then went to complete shit Morrison gives little fucks how confusing, LCD, mind numbling stupid his stories get He feeds off this confusing mix of horseshit I never understood why people love this guy, because not a single thing I read from him has been Great ever Good Sure Great Hell no This volume is evenconfusing than the past, the villain is a imp, and he So much rage after reading whatever the fuck this garbage of a volume was It again, had one really solid first issue but then went to complete shit Morrison gives little fucks how confusing, LCD, mind numbling stupid his stories get He feeds off this confusing mix of horseshit I never understood why people love this guy, because not a single thing I read from him has been Great ever Good Sure Great Hell no This volume is evenconfusing than the past, the villain is a imp, and he s over the top silly onceand it s so confusing on how Superman even gets out of the Phantom zone The backup fighters and theoh screw it Why waste my time Fuck this book


  9. Jesse A Jesse A says:

    Man, I think I was wrong about this series This was a much, much better entry Someone still needs to give Morrison some ADHD medicine but it was very good One crazy positive is that this is the first time I didn t detest Krypto Color me surprised.


  10. Gavin Gavin says:

    If you ve read my review of Vol 2, well, this is evenall over the place literally and figuratively.The reveal is that Mr Mxyzptlk is in human form, in a coma, married to Clark Kent s landlady who revealed herself in Vol 2 and they re trying to fight off Vyndktvk Vindictive as in having or showing a strong or unreasoning desire for revenge PERFECT name for a bad guy from the 5th Dimension That part just made me smile once I actually tried to say his name out loud.Ya, confused ye If you ve read my review of Vol 2, well, this is evenall over the place literally and figuratively.The reveal is that Mr Mxyzptlk is in human form, in a coma, married to Clark Kent s landlady who revealed herself in Vol 2 and they re trying to fight off Vyndktvk Vindictive as in having or showing a strong or unreasoning desire for revenge PERFECT name for a bad guy from the 5th Dimension That part just made me smile once I actually tried to say his name out loud.Ya, confused yet Me too Since he s 5D, he s been setting up attacks on Superman for all his life, past, present, and future You also find out that he s been the mysterious figure in the earlier volumes, with brown hair and glasses He can attack Superman anywhere, anytime, and is doing so because the only person who ever stopped him before was Jor El, Superman s father But it was impossible to stop him, soSuperman must do the impossible This seems to be the gist of the whole book, that Superman CAN do the impossible, and we need to remember that I agree with Grant Morrison, that our Superman needs to be smart to go with his brains, which many people have forgot over time As for specifics, shit gets weird So that s why I try to highlight the good intellectual philosophical focuses of Morrison s work before I tell you how utterly batshit it gets at points lol.YE BE SEEING MILD SPOILERS BELOWbut I don t think it will ruin it.Superman gets stuck in the Phantom Zone, by a dude Jor El sent there the first one actually and who s now escaped There, he runs into Krypto, and a Stranger A Stranger in the Phantom Zone.await for itPhantomStranger Not THE Phantom Stranger Why yes, once he gets his sweet hat Clothes make the man as he says That was actually cool Then he gives Superman the clues he needs to get out.A Mars mission is attacked by a multitude of Angelsand they all seem to die, as Superman cannot save themSmallville, Lana and Clark at prom, cops arrive to tell himsomeone is dead.Current just future world a posse of Kryptonite powered people I thinkgo after Superman and hunt him down.His landlady princess of the 5th Dimension and love of Mystic Mister Triple X explains what the hell is going on, just in time to seemingly bite it.The 31st Century, Legion of Super Heroes has to figure out a way to break into the last time machine, where they plan to go back in time to figure out how to a stop their future from happening, and b save Superman, and c look epic.Krypto kicks the shit out of people trying to hurt Supes That s why I m a DOG person Super Cat would probably be busy asking to haz cheezburger Remember Vol 2 Calvin Ellis The Baddie that showed up in his world Well, the baddie arrives in our world thanks to Lex Luthor.Superman gets ass handed to him by evil Superman Robot, who turns out to be Doomsday as wellonly to be saved byLex Luthor in a Lex suit ONLY I GET TO KILL SUPERMAN Then, the Comet Crew remember Captain Adam Blake and his team of wacky super brained galactic kiddie kidnappers Me eitherlol jokes return to help out, along with 6 year old Susie, Lois niece, who now has the touch of her badass powers too.Then, what was predicted to happen in Vol 2 ends up happeningby the way the Robot Doomsday also now seems to be Vyndktvx as wellso yay All is good Maybe Superman has done the IMPOSSIBLE Best story is about Krypto following Clark around in his Phantom Zone form Then there s somerandom shit at the end JL fighting monsters, then Supes has to go meet Neil DeGrasse Tyson to look at Krypton in a telescope we see about the Imps on Earth, we see some foreshadowing for the Legion of Super Heroes, and we get a touching goodbye between time travelling Clark and Jonathan Kent.Whew Thus endeth the Grant Morrison Action Comics Superman Reboot Not Epic, but not boring either If you made it this far, congrats, you winnothing but the satisfaction of having finished Of the 2, I d recommend Vol 2than 3, because it summ grounded in ridiculous as opposed to insane Either way, very creative man, Mr Morrison But lots of drugs


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10 thoughts on “Superman – Action Comics, Volume 3: At the End of Days

  1. Jayson Jayson says:

    B 73% More than Satisfactory NotesIt warms your heart and pains your brain in equal measure too clever by half, it demands too much effort for leisure.


  2. Anne Anne says:

    GoodBadDecentWackyHuh DecentBadUmWTF Good Yep It s Grant And I can t work up any righteous anger over this crazy mess.Some of it is really good, like the opening story about Superman and Krypto Awww A boy and his dog Gets me every timeBut then it degenerates into the classic insanity that Morrison is known for And even some of those stories are pretty good, even if they don t always make sense.Morales art is a high point, so at least your eyeballs are goi GoodBadDecentWackyHuh DecentBadUmWTF Good Yep It s Grant And I can t work up any righteous anger over this crazy mess.Some of it is really good, like the opening story about Superman and Krypto Awww A boy and his dog Gets me every timeBut then it degenerates into the classic insanity that Morrison is known for And even some of those stories are pretty good, even if they don t always make sense.Morales art is a high point, so at least your eyeballs are going to have a good time Your brain, however Well, that all depends on your own personal Trippy Tolerance It s Morrison writing MXYZPTLK, so there s really no way to avoid a headache Sometimes, you ve just gotta take the bad to get to the good.Oh, and there s also quite a bit of time travel.Recommended for fans of Uncle Grant, Superman, and dogs.P.S See, Gavin You said the only book that Sam and I agreed on was Superman Secret Identity You can now add a second book to that list Ta da


  3. Shannon Shannon says:

    Finally pushed through this one I kept starting and stopping because the writing is atrocious The plot is convoluted, uninteresting, and honestly not something anyone has to read even for completion s sake Earlier thoughtsBuurrrnnn rekt Seriously, Supes view spoiler hide spoiler tf am I reading although to be honest I d love to readabout Superturtle of Jazuur I m sorry, I just thought the giant octopus being named Erik was hilarious br br Finally pushed through this one I kept starting and stopping because the writing is atrocious The plot is convoluted, uninteresting, and honestly not something anyone has to read even for completion s sake Earlier thoughtsBuurrrnnn rekt Seriously, Supes view spoiler hide spoiler tf am I reading although to be honest I d love to readabout Superturtle of Jazuur I m sorry, I just thought the giant octopus being named Erik was hilarious


  4. Artemy Artemy says:

    A wonderful, heartfelt finale to Morrison s run on Action Comics Morrison channels both his own signature kind of crazy, and the crazy that is the inherent part of Superman s mythology, like the fifth dimension, mr Mxyzptlk, Superman Red and Blue, the multiverse and so muchIt s impossible to comprehend everything he was going for with this volume, but if you re at least somewhat familiar with Superman s deeper lore, it s a lot of fun Once again, Sholly Fisch s backups are outstanding a A wonderful, heartfelt finale to Morrison s run on Action Comics Morrison channels both his own signature kind of crazy, and the crazy that is the inherent part of Superman s mythology, like the fifth dimension, mr Mxyzptlk, Superman Red and Blue, the multiverse and so muchIt s impossible to comprehend everything he was going for with this volume, but if you re at least somewhat familiar with Superman s deeper lore, it s a lot of fun Once again, Sholly Fisch s backups are outstanding and worth reading just as much as the main issues full of heart, emotion and sentimentality, these stories show a lot of love for the character That, and you get to see Superman team up with Neil DeGrasse Tyson, which is cool Overall, while not the most accessible, this is still an excellent volume and a great conclusion to this run


  5. Sam Quixote Sam Quixote says:

    The cover gives you a very good idea of what to expect from the book with bits and pieces that are clearly fragments making up aor less coherent whole That s basically what reading the final volume of Grant Morrison s Action Comics series feels like If you know anything about Grant Morrison, you ll know he has a bit of a reputation for mixing in avant garde, experimental storytelling techniques into his comics that continually divides readers some hate being confused at all when readin The cover gives you a very good idea of what to expect from the book with bits and pieces that are clearly fragments making up aor less coherent whole That s basically what reading the final volume of Grant Morrison s Action Comics series feels like If you know anything about Grant Morrison, you ll know he has a bit of a reputation for mixing in avant garde, experimental storytelling techniques into his comics that continually divides readers some hate being confused at all when reading and some enjoy the twists and turns Arguably the most suitable characters in the DCU for Morrison to write are the 5th Dimension Imps, like Mister Mxyztplk, which is why Action Comics Vol 3 At the End of Days is one of the best suited mainstream Morrison books ever because it s all about those characters but it s also why the book disappoints Simply I don t care about Mister Mxyztplk I get that he s an interesting oddball of a character who s not your usual Superman villain in that he s not super strong with a plot likely to end with a dull beat em up fight scene, and that s fine but to put him and another imp, Vyndktvx, as, not just the main villains of this book, but the main reason behind everything in Morrison s Action Comics run it doesn t feel epic, it feels very small and underwhelming Basically this whole series is about a feud between the two imps and Superman is their battleground The way the book is structured is really smart but super frustrating to read The 5th Dimension Imps distort reality so time no longer becomes linear, events that happened become undone, dead characters momentarily come back to life, and characters from other dimensions show up in our dimension it s a very disorienting experience and Morrison reflects Superman s feelings of confusion in the book s structure with panels and events skewing every which way, so the reader feels disoriented as well It s typical of Morrison s brilliance that he would take this creative and enormously imaginative approach but it s hell to read I had to keep going back and re reading pages just to figure out how we made it to certain scenes, even going back to the previous two volumes to see how the series as a whole synced up Look I love the creativity here but and I know how dim and unadventurous this makes me sound in the face of Morrison s genius when I pick up a comic, I prefer to read a comic, not a piece of performance art and or abstract art project that is disguised as a comic but is really something else I appreciate the effort but it made the book very easy to put down.Which isn t to say the book is a wash there s lots of great stuff outside of the arty framework The opening story of Superman going into the Phantom Zone to get back Krypto, his dog, was my favourite part of the book I think Krypto s a great character and gives Superman this relatable quality to readers everywhere as a pet owner, but it s also a great Superman Halloween story with ghosts Sholly Fisch and Chris Sprouse deserve a big mention for their contributions to this series They did the backups to these issues and I found myself enjoying Fisch s storiesthan Morrison s, in part I mean, Neil Derasse Tyson meets Superman in this book This wonderful story sees Superman on his annual NASA visit to watch a planet 27 light years away Krypton before it exploded The distance to Earth means the images we get from our satellites show it still there prior to explosion And, in keeping with the time travel weirdness in this book, present Clark goes back in time to the past for a brief chat with Jonathan Kent in a very sweet story I wish Sprouse had drawn the whole book as I m not a big fan of Rags Morales work which is just ok in this book fine for what it is, but nothing exceptional, though seeing Lion Head Superman and Ant Head Superman was a funny surprise I do miss t shirt and jeans Superman from the first volume whose look was one of the highlights of this series.I can t fault Morrison s ambitious, complex storytelling I wishwriters were like Morrison, but then his unique talent is what makes him so darn special, right but I have to be honest as well and, while I see what he s doing and I m probably missing a whole lottoo , it was so disjointed and manic so often that I had no problem setting the book down and picking up something else I got through this, and it s got a great ending, but for long stretches of the book I found myself not caring what was happening I wouldn t say I was bored because, if nothing else, Morrison is never boring, but I wasn t as engaged as I usually am with his work with this book still, it was an interesting finale to an uneven but above average Superman series 3.5 stars


  6. Emmett Spain Emmett Spain says:

    I can see why this volume would annoy people Taken on its own, it sof that good old Morrison wackiness, including fifth dimensional pixies, non linear narrative, and a throw my ideas up against a wall and watch them slide off approach to storytelling But here is the secret to loving this trade Read all 3 trades in Morrison s New 52 run in one session.It s a fair whack of time to give up, but it s worth it You see, Morrison plans out his runs in advance meticulously so, I believe , so I can see why this volume would annoy people Taken on its own, it sof that good old Morrison wackiness, including fifth dimensional pixies, non linear narrative, and a throw my ideas up against a wall and watch them slide off approach to storytelling But here is the secret to loving this trade Read all 3 trades in Morrison s New 52 run in one session.It s a fair whack of time to give up, but it s worth it You see, Morrison plans out his runs in advance meticulously so, I believe , so you can only really appreciate his work if you take it as a complete volume Things that really did piss me off in Volume 1 Nimrod the Hunter is hired to shoot Superman, and then somehow it s already happened and Superman didn t notice that he was shot in the head are explained in Volume 3 It s all about the warping effect a particular entity is having on time, that is causing Superman and the reader to experience certain events past, present, and future out of sequence It s confusing It s maddening It requires a big investment and tremendous patience on behalf of the reader.And it s brilliant.It s fair of all Morrison s work to say this isn t for everyone He s too divisive and stylistically unique to please everyone But this is a work of genius, in my humble opinion Superman is a sympathetic and heroic figure here it s so funny to me that a writer noted for his convoluted approach to narrative should convey such a clear eyed look at what makes this character great.Taken as a complete volume, this is a fantastic addition to the Superman pantheon I admit that volumes one and two annoyed me as much as I enjoyed them, and have stated as much in previous reviews but having decided to read all 3 volumes at a run when I bought Volume 3, I realised that Grant had a plan all along, and it plays out in the convoluted, complicated, exciting, and wonderful way that only Grant seems to be able produce.But taken on its own Yeah, I could see why it would annoy the heck out of you


  7. Mike Mike says:

    SooooLong time fans of Supes and I probably mean really long time fans will probably begin to catch on as they see little person with an evil leer and a touch of mysterious powers begin to bargain with various failed villains They might think they know the what and the up And they might think they knowwhat andup when some folks start to show multi dimensional behaviors Fifth dimensional, impish behaviors.But then, it starts to get twisty, as we start to hear names like Vy SooooLong time fans of Supes and I probably mean really long time fans will probably begin to catch on as they see little person with an evil leer and a touch of mysterious powers begin to bargain with various failed villains They might think they know the what and the up And they might think they knowwhat andup when some folks start to show multi dimensional behaviors Fifth dimensional, impish behaviors.But then, it starts to get twisty, as we start to hear names like Vyndktvx almost sounds vindctive and the five dimensional puzzle pieces begin to fall into place, across all of time and space.I particularly liked the dialog STEP ASIDE Nobody kills Superman but LEX LUTHOR


  8. James DeSantis James DeSantis says:

    So much rage after reading whatever the fuck this garbage of a volume was It again, had one really solid first issue but then went to complete shit Morrison gives little fucks how confusing, LCD, mind numbling stupid his stories get He feeds off this confusing mix of horseshit I never understood why people love this guy, because not a single thing I read from him has been Great ever Good Sure Great Hell no This volume is evenconfusing than the past, the villain is a imp, and he So much rage after reading whatever the fuck this garbage of a volume was It again, had one really solid first issue but then went to complete shit Morrison gives little fucks how confusing, LCD, mind numbling stupid his stories get He feeds off this confusing mix of horseshit I never understood why people love this guy, because not a single thing I read from him has been Great ever Good Sure Great Hell no This volume is evenconfusing than the past, the villain is a imp, and he s over the top silly onceand it s so confusing on how Superman even gets out of the Phantom zone The backup fighters and theoh screw it Why waste my time Fuck this book


  9. Jesse A Jesse A says:

    Man, I think I was wrong about this series This was a much, much better entry Someone still needs to give Morrison some ADHD medicine but it was very good One crazy positive is that this is the first time I didn t detest Krypto Color me surprised.


  10. Gavin Gavin says:

    If you ve read my review of Vol 2, well, this is evenall over the place literally and figuratively.The reveal is that Mr Mxyzptlk is in human form, in a coma, married to Clark Kent s landlady who revealed herself in Vol 2 and they re trying to fight off Vyndktvk Vindictive as in having or showing a strong or unreasoning desire for revenge PERFECT name for a bad guy from the 5th Dimension That part just made me smile once I actually tried to say his name out loud.Ya, confused ye If you ve read my review of Vol 2, well, this is evenall over the place literally and figuratively.The reveal is that Mr Mxyzptlk is in human form, in a coma, married to Clark Kent s landlady who revealed herself in Vol 2 and they re trying to fight off Vyndktvk Vindictive as in having or showing a strong or unreasoning desire for revenge PERFECT name for a bad guy from the 5th Dimension That part just made me smile once I actually tried to say his name out loud.Ya, confused yet Me too Since he s 5D, he s been setting up attacks on Superman for all his life, past, present, and future You also find out that he s been the mysterious figure in the earlier volumes, with brown hair and glasses He can attack Superman anywhere, anytime, and is doing so because the only person who ever stopped him before was Jor El, Superman s father But it was impossible to stop him, soSuperman must do the impossible This seems to be the gist of the whole book, that Superman CAN do the impossible, and we need to remember that I agree with Grant Morrison, that our Superman needs to be smart to go with his brains, which many people have forgot over time As for specifics, shit gets weird So that s why I try to highlight the good intellectual philosophical focuses of Morrison s work before I tell you how utterly batshit it gets at points lol.YE BE SEEING MILD SPOILERS BELOWbut I don t think it will ruin it.Superman gets stuck in the Phantom Zone, by a dude Jor El sent there the first one actually and who s now escaped There, he runs into Krypto, and a Stranger A Stranger in the Phantom Zone.await for itPhantomStranger Not THE Phantom Stranger Why yes, once he gets his sweet hat Clothes make the man as he says That was actually cool Then he gives Superman the clues he needs to get out.A Mars mission is attacked by a multitude of Angelsand they all seem to die, as Superman cannot save themSmallville, Lana and Clark at prom, cops arrive to tell himsomeone is dead.Current just future world a posse of Kryptonite powered people I thinkgo after Superman and hunt him down.His landlady princess of the 5th Dimension and love of Mystic Mister Triple X explains what the hell is going on, just in time to seemingly bite it.The 31st Century, Legion of Super Heroes has to figure out a way to break into the last time machine, where they plan to go back in time to figure out how to a stop their future from happening, and b save Superman, and c look epic.Krypto kicks the shit out of people trying to hurt Supes That s why I m a DOG person Super Cat would probably be busy asking to haz cheezburger Remember Vol 2 Calvin Ellis The Baddie that showed up in his world Well, the baddie arrives in our world thanks to Lex Luthor.Superman gets ass handed to him by evil Superman Robot, who turns out to be Doomsday as wellonly to be saved byLex Luthor in a Lex suit ONLY I GET TO KILL SUPERMAN Then, the Comet Crew remember Captain Adam Blake and his team of wacky super brained galactic kiddie kidnappers Me eitherlol jokes return to help out, along with 6 year old Susie, Lois niece, who now has the touch of her badass powers too.Then, what was predicted to happen in Vol 2 ends up happeningby the way the Robot Doomsday also now seems to be Vyndktvx as wellso yay All is good Maybe Superman has done the IMPOSSIBLE Best story is about Krypto following Clark around in his Phantom Zone form Then there s somerandom shit at the end JL fighting monsters, then Supes has to go meet Neil DeGrasse Tyson to look at Krypton in a telescope we see about the Imps on Earth, we see some foreshadowing for the Legion of Super Heroes, and we get a touching goodbye between time travelling Clark and Jonathan Kent.Whew Thus endeth the Grant Morrison Action Comics Superman Reboot Not Epic, but not boring either If you made it this far, congrats, you winnothing but the satisfaction of having finished Of the 2, I d recommend Vol 2than 3, because it summ grounded in ridiculous as opposed to insane Either way, very creative man, Mr Morrison But lots of drugs


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