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Superboy: The Man Of Tomorrow #3 (of 6)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 9 critic ratings.

Superboy’s team-up with the Cosmoteers is yielding rocky results. While they’re taking down many of Dominator X’s labs, their team dynamics leave much to be desired. Can this new quartet pull themselves together when Dominator X unleashes his most monstrous creation yet…the hulking Infinity?!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
29 pages
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9 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    But Why Tho?

    Superboy: The Man of Tomorrow #3 is an energetic adventure. Whilst it is full of epic situations and a Superboy space battle in the beginning, it is also an example of masterful storytelling. Misdirections and shifts in the dialogue add layers to the script, taking a seemingly straightforward story and adding a completely separate tone. It provides the next part of this arc with a huge amount of strength to keep it maintained, with an art style that is not only gorgeous but intelligent too.

  • 91

    Comic Watch

    The adventure plot that this series is built on is fun enough, but Conner’s character arc is where the meat of the story lies. Superboy Man of Tomorrow #3 complicates that story and raises anticipation for future issues more than either of the first two entries in the series.

  • 90

    First Comics News

  • 84

    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary

    As a long time fan of Conner, I really am appreciating this book. The story is fun. The character beats for Conner are right on target. And the art is perfect for the story.

  • 80

    You Don't Read Comics

    The specific novelty of Superboy working with a group of adventurers could wear off in a few issues if Porter continues to take a manga-inspired approach to the ensemble. The writer is clearly telegraphing plot points issues in advance…and those plot points don’t seem to be all that interesting. He’s going to have to find a fresh approach to old sci-fi ensemble tropes if he’s going to continue to navigate relatively fresh territory with this particular Superboy.

  • 80

    Geek Dad

    This series has done some good things with Superboy’s characterization, as the first Super-sidekick feels like he’s been displaced by the arrival of Supergirl, Jon, and the Super-Twins and is seeking his own place to make a difference. That’s led him to the Cosmoteers, a rough-around the edges group of teenage renegades fighting against space corruption and a particularly sadistic Dominator reject looking to take command of the empire. The action scenes are a lot of fun, with Superboy using some powers and techniques he hasn’t in a long time. The biggest ongoing plot thread is Superboy’s difficult relationship with the leader of the Cosmoteers, Travv, who seems to be the only one not warming up to him. There’s a good reveal about exactly why that is this issue, but it’s soon undercut by a rather shocking reveal that brings in some major players from around the DCU—and may just put Superboy in the crosshairs.

  • 67

    Superman Homepage

    A strong issue with a good story and good plotting. This issue reminds me of “the good old days” using Superboy’s own words from the issue. Conner believes he has found new friends in the Cosmoteers. The Cosmoteers are successful in bringing the attack to Dominator X and his allies supported by the Boy of Steel.

  • 60

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Superboy: The Man of Tomorrow #3 gives you all the basics of what you want out of a Conner Kent comic. You get big action, strong dialog, plot twists, and great art. Unfortunately, the issue lacks heart, and Conner is the least interesting aspect of this comic.

  • 60

    Superboy: The Man of Tomorrow #3 is functionally a solid comic. Jahnoy Lindsay’s art is good – it’s actually very good in more than a few places in the issue. Kenny Porter’s writing is well paced and puts down the structure for a strong conflict in upcoming issues in a way that moves things along naturally. The issue has a solid frame to build on, there’s lots of action. However, the issue feels a great deal like having all of the right pieces but not being able to put the right thing together with them. The issue feels like it’s missing a lot of its emotional core, something that makes the surprising twist near the end a little hollow where it’s supposed to feel ominous. Conner in particular feels reactive and like life is living him instead of the other way around. While Kara was being transformed by her off-earth adventures, Conner is just sort of… vibing his way through his. It creates for a weird tonal dissonance given that there’s clearly a higher stakes story intended.

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