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

Superman Action Comics Volume At the End of Days 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

  • Title: Superman: Action Comics, Volume 3: At the End of Days
  • Author: Grant Morrison Rags Morales
  • ISBN: 9781401242329
  • Page: 490
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 3 At the End 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 one of the greatest heroes this or any other world has seThe New York Times best selling creative team Grant Morrison and Rags Morales landmark run on Action Comics ends here in Superman Action Comics, Volume 3 At the End 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 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 13 18

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    1. GoodBadDecentWackyHuh?DecentBadUmWTF?GoodYep. 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, h [...]

    2. 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 thoughts Buurrrnnn#rekt Seriously, Supes? (view spoiler)[(hide spoiler)] tf am I reading???(although to be honest I'd love to read more about Superturtle of Jazuur) I'm sorry, I just thought the giant octopus being named "Erik" was hilarious.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]> [...]

    3. 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 much more. It’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 [...]

    4. 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 a more-or-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 whe [...]

    5. I can see why this volume would annoy people. Taken on its own, it's more of 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 [...]

    6. 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 even more confusing than the past, the villain is a imp, and he' [...]

    7. 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.

    8. If you've read my review of Vol. 2, well, this is even more all 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 [...]

    9. This is the best volume of the 3 in Grant Morrisons Action Comics run. 4 stars is probably a little over generous, since the last couple of issues don't come together all that well, but there's some really cool and nice moments in this volume. The high point is the first part, which is focuses on the phantom zone and Superman trying to free Krypto from it. It's a nice story about a guy and his dog with some great art by Travel Foreman. There's also some flashbacks throughout the run, which were [...]

    10. UghWhy? Why do people love Grant Morrison? It's one of those things I just don't get? Actually I will say that I did enjoy hearing him talk on Kevin Smiths 'Fatman on Batman', but this a train wreck! Holy moley this was hard on the eyes, ears, and most of alle brain! What part of any of this makes sense?The first story Superman got trapped in the Phantom Zone, which is a great story in itself but he got out in one issue basically and it's not quite clear how he did it? Krypto the Ghost Dog, an e [...]

    11. I'm not even really sure of where to start with this review. I guess I have to go back to the end of volume 2. That book ends with Superman's landlady telling him she's a being from the 5th dimension and she's married to Mr. Mxyzptlk. I expected this volume to pick up there, but what we get in issue #13, the first in this volume, is a story that reunites Superman with his dog Krypto, has Superman getting trapped in the Negative Zone because of some villain I've never heard of, and the Phantom St [...]

    12. Every time I read a Morrison title, I feel the need to come up a new simile to describe his writing. SoRemember those bright red, hard rubber balls that would bounce twice as high as how hard you threw it? Picture yourself in a concrete room after you have thrown that red ball as hard as you can so that it continues to ricochet dozens of times around the room. Now, if you were to use your eyes to attempt to follow the path of that ball as it bounces speedily around the room well, that is a simil [...]

    13. I find Morrison's superhero stuff is always kind of an odd duck - he gets tonnes of credit for how "crazy" and "original" his ideas are, but what he really does is take old ideas, dust then off, and give them a psychedelic coat of paint. The result is still good stuff - not only here, but in his X-Men, for example - but I usually end up finding his superhero work lacklustre compared to the rest of his material.The problem with that here is that the ideas he's dusting off are all fairly silly - I [...]

    14. Well I really wanted this to be great. Grant Morrison is a really good writer and Superman is a great character. The story in Vol 3 never really rose to the heights I expected. The turning of Mr. Myxlplytz into a semi-sympathetic character is new to me. But, I think in the end the execution of the tale never achieved the potential. I read the story and thought "Not bad". But compared to other GM tales I did not think "wow!". So perhaps my 3/5 is harsh in retrospect, but I don't think this story [...]

    15. Some of these core DC titles I keep coming back to the question: If I showed this to a kid or teen, would they like it, and like the character? Too often, the answer for both is no.This book is messy, both in art and story. Rarely does a book make me stop in disbelief at how poor the artwork is: this being Superman may have made me expect be a higher standard though. Clark looks like he ages between Billy Batson and Deathstroke in this.The plot is a typical Morrison hodgepodge, which sometimes I [...]

    16. Morrison's run on Action comics started off a very grounded take on Golden age Superman that introduced all the usual suspects, and then veered off into super creative territory.At the End of Days is a creative, wacky and wonderful conclusion that all of Morrison's run on Action comics has been (secretly) building to. I myself loved its nontraditional story telling, with its several interweaving plot points and non linear structure, which I felt perfectly fit the story. However, that is the type [...]

    17. Okay, a lot of people complain about Grant Morrison's run on action comics to be too confusing; for the first 2 volumes i disagreed with them, but now with this volume i'm switching sides! I wish Grant Morrison would stop bringing in the multiverse into everything, its just too confusing! I read this and didn't understand most of it!

    18. Meh. The plotting is messy and indistinctd there are so many characters that the uninitiated won't know that it feels confusing. This is not a book for the novice Superman reader.

    19. Unfortunately, worst fears realized. This storyline is incoherent, abrupt and downright confusing in all the same ways that made me dislike the trade collection of Final Crisis. Utterly devoid of character development, Morrison again relies on impressing the reader with his complex management of multiple stories happening at multiple times and in multiple realities in a sort of LSD-driven misinterpretation of quantum mechanics and basic physics that tries really hard to come together in the fina [...]

    20. This volume has the distinction of being the only Mxyzptlk story line I've ever read in the actual comics. Guess that shows that I've not read a ton of Superman. Grant Morrison is an interesting case of someone who I know is a great storyteller, and incredibly original in dealing with classic characters and concepts, and yet I have a hard time with his work at times. His JLA run in the nineties was fantastic. I haven't loved anything he's done since then, but there's always something about his w [...]

    21. Oh Grant Morrison I read and hear about how great a writer you are. I hear people call your writing legendary and epic. So I keep giving you chance after chance to show me something. And you keep letting me down. Now maybe I am just a dummy but your stories are so hard to follow with little or no explanation of events combine that with characters that appear that I am not familiar with and this makes for a confusing read. Now I did enjoy his New Xmen run because I knew a lot of the back story, b [...]

    22. !BREPUS writing from Morrison. This volume (3) concludes an 19 (0-18) comics story arc (collected in 3 TPB), and ties up most of what was left unexplained in volumes 1 and 2. Grant Morrison argument is never a commonplace, so don't expect a straight and traditional storyline. It's actually a genius writing, with an imaginative solution to give the Man of Steel a new beginning. The dialog with Alan Moore's "Whatever happened to the Man of tomorrow?", and with other great moments like "Death and R [...]

    23. What s truly, truly horrible mess this book was. I get the feeling the author was trying to be extremely clever with this book and thought he was extremely witty with this book. Crafting a great take which would be an extremely complex, challenging and rewarding read. Well it certainly was challenging, maybe such complexity would have worked in a novel where the ideas could be espoused upon. As it was it just cane across as a poorly put together shambles. Art was generally good but overall a poo [...]

    24. It only took 3 trades to figure out what was going on in this book. This one kind of actually explains all the time jumps that have taken place since Action Comics started over in the new 52. That being said, Morrison's take on Superman just is not on par with his previous efforts. I would however love to see him write the Legion of Super-Heroes after reading this.

    25. My favorite Action Comics set so far. A good mostly cohesive story. It was fragmented at times and tough to follow, but what do you expect from a story about the imp from the fifth dimension.

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