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‘Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent’ #3 puts Superman in an impossible situation

‘Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent’ #3 reveals the truth behind the world of Injustice.

It’s hard to believe, but the Injustice video game universe is crashing into the main continuity comics with Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent. Writer Tom Taylor has been exploring interesting aspects of both the Injustice characters and the ongoing adventures of Jon Kent. It’s the best of both worlds as we get to see exciting dynamics at work. After Jon came face to face with Superman in the last issue, things become clearer for him in Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent #3.

The third issue does a lot to get Jon up to speed but also layers in familiar characters like Batman and Damian. Taylor catches us up to speed on these characters while also playing around with the topsy-turvy things going on in the Injustice universe. That includes Wonder Woman and Superman’s relationship, as we see Diana isn’t liking how Jon is affecting Superman. Seeing what would have been his son if Lois and his unborn son weren’t killed is changing him.

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That doesn’t mean the world is changing any time soon. In a world where Lex Luthor is a thoughtful and seemingly kind guy, is probably a really bad sign. Jon gets to interact with him early on, and there are interesting nuances in Lex via the character acting by Clayton Henry. In general, Henry gives you the sense Superman is in control and calm, but knowing this version of Superman, he’s likely going to pop off when things get hard.

Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent #3

Lex seems like a chill dude.
Credit: DC Comics

Speaking of Superman, it’s a little surprising he’s not losing his temper more or acting more fascist. He’s likely putting on a good face to keep Jon appeased, but it seems like they’re keeping the angry side of him at bay to shock and surprise later in the series. Another gripe is a slower-moving plot, but the character work makes up for that mostly.

Fans of the Damian and Jon relationship will enjoy the brief scene they get in this issue. This is a different version of Damian, who we learn is racked with guilt. Given the impossible odds against Jon in a world that is deeply fearful of superheroes, it’s exciting not to know how things will play out as the series goes on.

You’ll enjoy Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent #3 thanks to the interesting character work and the impossible odds Jon Kent is facing. Often in superhero comics, it’s fairly easy to guess how things will play out, but with the stakes so high and Jon seemingly all alone, this Injustice crossover couldn’t be more exciting.

'Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent' #3 puts Superman in an impossible situation
‘Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent’ #3 puts Superman in an impossible situation
Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent #3
You'll enjoy Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent #3 thanks to the interesting character work and the impossible odds Jon Kent is facing. Often in superhero comics, it's fairly easy to guess how things will play out, but with the stakes so high and Jon seemingly all alone, this Injustice crossover couldn't be more exciting.
Reader Rating1 Votes
8.9
Great fun seeing Jon interact with Injustice characters and discover the truth of this world
Clean art with character acting that's on point
Superman seems oddly calm given what we know about him
Plot doesn't move forward too much
8
Good
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