Superman: Action Comics Volume 3: Men Of Steel Review

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Superman: Action Comics Volume 3: Men Of Steel

By Dan Jurgens, Tyler Kirkham (Artist), Patrick Zircher (Artist)

I received a free copy of Superman: Action Comics Volume 3: Men Of Steel from DC Comics in exchange for my honest opinion.

Click here to read my review of Volume 1: Path Of Doom.

Click here for my review of Volume 2: Welcome To The Planet.

Superman must team up with his arch-enemy Lex Luthor in Superman: Action Comics, Volume 3, as a part of DC Universe: Rebirth!

Lex Luthor is under attack–and only Superman can save him! When the world’s most ingenious scientific mind took on the mantle of Metropolis’ new Man of Steel, the world took notice–and so did the mysterious Godslayer! But are the Godslayer’s actions justified? Will stopping Lex Luthor prevent catastrophe later?

Writer Dan Jurgens (The Death of Superman) continues his return to the Man of Steel along with illustrators Tyler Kirkham (Deathstroke) and Patrick Zircher (Green Arrow) for the next great Superman chapter in Superman: Action Comics, Volume 3!

Collecting: Action Comics 967-972

Summary from Goodreads.

With this being the first time that I have been able to follow an storyline for more than a single volume, I have noticed the character development and how the overall storyline is going. I now have a better understanding of why the characters act as they do and am now starting to understand their motives.

The art style was very similar to the previous two volumes. The new characters seemed to be suited to the art style but both Superman and Lex Luthor did not seem to be the centre of attention in this volume (even though they should be). This seemed quite apparent in how each character was drawn, with me constantly being drawn to these new characters and not Superman and Lex Luthor.

What really worked in this volume was the storyline. A lot was explained that furthered both Lex Luthor and this new Superman. The God Killer has deemed that Lex Luthor is dangerous enough in the future that to stop his future crimes, he is to be executed. Whilst Superman understand where the God Killer is coming from, he does not agree with punishing the victim before the crime. This volume seemed to delve into both Superman’s and Lex Luthor’s psyche and why they both do what they do.

With this being the third volume, I would recommend that you read the first two too get a full understanding of the conflict that comes to heat in this one.

4/5

Have you read Superman: Action Comics Volume 3: Men Of Steel? Do you agree with my review? Let me know your opinion in the comments below!

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