Writer: Grant Morrison
Art: Travel Foreman, Mikel Janin
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: September 14, 2021
SUPERMAN AND THE AUTHORITY #3 continues with the penultimate issue as Grant Morrison continues to keep the readers guessing while inaugurating some new ideas and fellow teammates. SUPERMAN, along with his new “Authority”, dive headfirst into a rescue mission of June Moon and the Enchantress. Things heat up throughout the issue through flashbacks and fast forwards that keep readers fully engaged until the very end. Let’s soar into SUPERMAN AND THE AUTHORITY #3 to find out more!
One of the stand out characters of the issue/ series has certainly been Manchester Black. Morrison has done a spectacular job providing readers with a unique take on the character that’s been wildly inviting as well as amusing. Plus, the team chemistry Morrison continues to infuse throughout this issue of SUPERMAN AND THE AUTHORITY is incredibly strong and appealing. This series has been truly a gem from DC COMICS and I find myself hoping it never ends.
Furthermore, we finally see the villain reveal as well as a new team member that really pads out the lineup well. However, I find it difficult to see how Morrison will wrap everything up with only one more issue of SUPERMAN AND THE AUTHORITY to go. Truly, very little story development unravels throughout the issue causing me to be concerned as to how this story will come together before it ends. I hope that this series is like the MAESTRO series from Marvel Comics that spun out three different mini-series in a row. However, if that’s the case, we need Morrison to continue the minis to keep this train going.
The two artists of Mikel Janin and Travel Foreman work together nicely to blend their respective talents with ease. It looks as though Foreman’s focus was mainly centered around the flashbacks while Janin handle the rest of the heavy lifting. The linework and detail involved throughout this issue of SUPERMAN AND THE AUTHORITY continued to clearly tell the story captivating this reviewer through each reread. The colors were incredibly vibrant and made the story leap off the page making the art one of the strongest appeals of this issue.
SUPERMAN AND THE AUTHORITY #3 as a stand-alone issue was exciting, explosive, and extremely entertaining. Morrison’s story mixed with Janin and Foreman’s outstanding illustrations makes this issue, as well as the series, a must-read. However, I can’t help but wonder if one issue is not enough to wrap this story up and point fans in the right direction. If I’m right and this series continues into something more, I hope Morrison sticks on the series as well as Janin and this creative team. SUPERMAN AND THE AUTHORITY has really turned into something special and deserves a monthly series. Let’s keep our fingers crossed shall we? Thanks for the read, have a great week, and God Bless!