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Superman: Space Age #3 (of 3)

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Universal acclaim

Based on 8 critic ratings.

The end is nigh!

As red skies reign, Superman does what he can to make the world a better place for as long as it continues to exist.

But money is power in the greed-driven decade of the ’80s, and villains like Lex Luthor seem poised to win in the end.

Little do they know, there are bigger things to worry about and the hero they’ve grown to hate is their only hope against this crisis!

Don’t miss the thrilling finale of this soon-to-be classic miniseries!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
82 pages
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Cover Artists
Variant Cover Artists

8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Superman: Space Age #3 is a fantastic finale that’s filled with humor, heart-breaking moments and grand adventure. This is the best Superman story I’ve read in a long time, a beautiful tribute to the classic stories of years gone by, and I’ll be re-reading and visiting this Earth many more times to come. Highly recommended.

  • 100

    Superman Homepage

    This was a phenomenal ending. This book gave the thrill I used to get thirty or forty years ago when I picked up a Superman comic. Whether it was a comic that was coming out at the time or some silver or Bronze Age comic I bought at a Flea Market picking up that Superman comic made me happy. Made me smile. And that’s what this comic book series did. I wasn’t sure where it was going. Each new page was a surprise. While we knew that the crises was coming and we may see the end of this world the journey was well worth it. The versions of these characters were spot on. But Russell and Allred also gave us something new. These are the characters we love but they were just different enough, unique in their own way that they felt fresh. I loved this series! Almost 240 pages that I will reread many times. I know my synopsis gave away most of the story but if you’re just reading the review and haven’t read the book for some reason the synopsis just doesn’t do it justice. Read these books and I hope you get the same thrill I did reading and reviewing this epic.

  • 100

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 95

    Geek Dad

    It’s been over six months since the second issue of this epic trilogy, which means the entire thing calls for a reveal. I thought the first two issues were among the finest DC comics since Kingdom Come and The New Frontier, which meant this final issue had an enormous barrier to meet in order to finish the story. Does it pull it off? I’d say yes… almost completely. This is a Mark Russell comic, and maybe the finest of his career. I said that the first two issues largely eschewed his pointed political commentary, instead making a more subtle point about how to make the world a better place. This issue definitely has some more of his trademark angry satire about the state of the world and how we got here, primarily in the character of Lex Luthor.

  • 90

    Superman: Space Age always possessed great ambitions featuring three eighty-page issues written by beloved modern satirist Mark Russell and drawn with the inimitable charm and style of Mike Allred – so it’s really something to see Space Age #3 stick the landing. The sprawling scope of the three-decade story filled subplots results in a finale that sometimes indulges its detours too much, but the last 20 pages of the issue (and most of what precedes them) is darn close to perfect Superman comics.

  • 90

    Graham Crackers Comics

    Holy Cow! Dark, depressing, and not at all what I had expected from Mark Russell and the Allreds! With more guest appearances than you can shake a stick at (including some great JSA cameos!) The Justice League has grown in strength and number. But Superman’s visions are still becoming more frequent. So much so that after the death of Pa Kent, he takes a hiatus to complete his master plan. And amazingly he need the help of multiple Brainiacs. Who lives? Who dies? Who lives again? The final fight is upon us but will it end in success, failure, or both. This one is brutal!

  • 70


    It’s just a damn good story, and one that will have you believing in the power of heroes and the singular weapons that are love and hope. If it could’ve been much more is a question best left for the denizens of other universes.

  • 55

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Superman: Space Age #3 ends the bizarre mini-series with Superman doing what he does best – making a miracle happen. Unfortunately, Superman’s best moments take up the beginning and the end. At the same time, most of the middle is composed of poorly constructed social commentary, a series of Batman v. Joker vignettes that have nothing to do with Superman’s quest, and a bizarre death scene that doesn’t make a lick of sense. This mini-series had the seed of a good idea, but the creators and the editors failed to realize its potential.

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