Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton #3

Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton #3 (DC – Robinson / Gates / Woods )

LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON ships twice in April as the biggest Superman story in years rockets towards its mind-blowing conclusion!

Things look bleak for the Kryptonians as Brainiac reveals his trump card for destroying the planet, leaving Zod grasping at straws as to how to defend his people. But Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes have made it aboard Brainiac’s ship, determined to stop the tyrant at any cost!

Over a year’s worth of stories builds to the final page of this series, and you don’t want to miss it!

I know this book came out two weeks ago, which kind of leads me to the point of my review: What the hell is happening to Superman?

For months now we’ve been reading about the development of a new planet in the solar system. New Krypton, and the books related, started strong with Geoff Johns, Greg Rucka, and James Robinson knocking each issue out of the park.  Then something happened.  Geoff Johns had built up his run on Superman as one of the best in recent memory, then he went off to do Blackest Night and secure a new title at DC.  Then the wheels stated to wiggle and eventually fall off.  Rucka has moved on leaving Robertson with the duties of finishing up this whole New Krypton mess.  Couple that with the decreasing quality of artwork and you have a book that sit at the bottom of my pile of comics for two weeks.

That is not to say that Robertson is a bad writer.  His Starman was one of the first series I followed in my adult life.  It was my first “grown-up” comic after I grew out of my Rob Liefield stage. Don’t laugh, we all had one.  I think he’s doing the best with what he’s being given.  Which then turns the blame to Superman’s editorial staff….come on guys, get it together!  You had a great kick-off to a fresh Superman story, but have let it wither to flaccid version of its former self.

I’m not even going to go into the events of this issue, because frankly nothing happened worth talking about.  I want my money back! All Superman readers are doing now is waiting for JMS to come on board and give up hope again.

Grade: D

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Updated: November 2, 2010 — 11:04 am

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