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Superman, Vol. 3: The Truth Revealed

(Superman (2018) #3)

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  185 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Superboy's world will change forever when the Legion of super-hero affairs arrives and offers him a job in the future! A new look debuts for this all-new adventure!

Meanwhile, when the organization that had a hand in destroying Krypton is exposed, Superman is elected to a job he never wanted...president of Earth!

Brian Michael Bendis and all-star artists continue to astonish
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published May 26th 2020 by DC Comics
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Jun 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020, hoopla
Wow! That's quite the bombshell Bendis drops! (view spoiler) Bendis does this so well. I love the moment where Clark talks to the bullpen of the Daily Planet so much. I can't wait to see where this is headed. So far, we only see the good. I'm sure we'll see the repercussions soon enough. ...more
Sean Gibson
Jun 30, 2020 rated it liked it
“Your secret’s safe with me, Superman.”

It’s a hackneyed phrase I use far too often. And now, thanks to Supes outing his own secret identity, it’s been rendered meaningless.

So, thanks for that, Bendis. Now, when I say those hallowed words, I’ll need to refer to some other Superman secret. Unless he covertly subscribes to the fabled Richard Gere method of colon cleansing, I’m not sure there’s going to be anything particularly meaningful remaining. Guy’s an open book. I think we’re stuck with, “He
Shannon Appelcline
Jun 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics-dc, comics
So, the truth revealed. Clark Kent is Superman. It kind of seems to come out of nowhere. Granted, I missed Superman V2, but I'm sure many readers came in just for this event, so it would have been nice if the setup were in THIS story.

And, it really feels like a silver-age story. All the heroes turning out to congratulate him. No real repercussions. Angry villains, but no threats to Clark's friends and family. It feels like a dream or imaginary story ... if not for the fact that we get a major m
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They say the truth is liberating. That it is the best policy to follow. That it soothes the soul and replenishes you with life. At what cost? Individuals often egotistically judge the pertinence of the truth before sharing it with those who are concerned. They ponder the consequences of the truth and act according to their own limited understanding of its impact on others. While some remain convinced in their decision to either tell or withhold
James DeSantis
Aug 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
The truth! AGAIN!

No really. Didn't Superman just get outed like 5 years ago? But that was New 52 Supes. But people still found out he was Clark so....anyway... So now Clark decides to reveal himself personally to the world. And in doing so he expects a "nasty" reaction. But what does he get instead? Happiness? Concern? Well you'll have to read this to find out. This also finishes up the storyline with Jon saying goodbye to Damien before going with the Legion.

I really enjoy when this book focus
Christian Zamora-Dahmen
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm really enjoying this run of Superman, just the same as I'm disliking the Action Comics run. Both are being written by Bendis, but this one is a bit more focused. The whole Leviathan thing in Action and several other places, has just bored me to tears.
Anyway. Without spoiling anything, I love that Superman is being portrayed as an inspiring figure marked by his optimism in the face of adversity. I know this is a common place for this character, but it's well written and well played, it feels
Dec 15, 2020 rated it did not like it
I'm one of the very few that have a problem with this arc... Bendis is obviously a great writer and WHEN he researches the characters he takes on his hands it feels like he understands & writes them better than anyone before. He makes bold moves that (most of the times) take the characters to another level and change the way we see comics for the better.
What i'm saying is, this is a very well written book, but, i can't-for the life of me-get behind the identity reveal. I tried and i hoped he wou
Iris Nevers
Dec 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
[Read in single issues]
Jun 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Well here Bendis's Truth works for the same reason the New 52 Truth didn't. I can't help but think that even the title of the story is deliberate, Bendis doing the story he saw immense potential in right.

The organic evolution of the premise should be stated. Since The Man of Steel Bendis has been playing with the idea of lies and secrets with good-intentions turn side-ways. He used Rogol Zaar as a springboard for the real story. Clark as a leader who now has to bring earth into the larger tapest
Adam Fisher
Aug 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Since his introduction, Superman and Clark Kent have always stood apart (divided really only by glasses, but lets not dwell on that). One being the most well known superhero of all time (in fact also the first time the term "superhero" was used) and the other being the second best reporter at the Daily Planet (behind his wife Lois Lane). This man decides that he is always trying to help empower people to stand for truth and justice, yet he himself hides a huge truth. So, in something I never tho ...more
Rolando Marono
Nov 20, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: dc-comics
La idea de Bendis de revelar la identidad de Superman no es mala. En todo el tomo trata de justificarlo con muchas ganas, realmente le pone empeño en Bendis en tratar de explicar por qué tiene sentido que Superman revele su identidad. Lamentablemente en ninguna parte del tomo está de manera directa. Y eso es molesto. Todas las conversaciones con Lois están a medias, Superman nunca explica realmente qué lo motivó, si lo intenta, y habla sobre la verdad, y qué es más valioso tener la verdad, que m ...more
Jaime Guzman
Jul 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
I haven't felt this good reading a Superman comic since Superman for All Things.
Brian Michael Bendis has brought back the Superman we all love. The honor and heroism of the character of Superman seemed to fill me with awe as I was reading the book.
Bendis' writing debut in the DC universe was very underwhelming but now he seems to have the character down and I am so glad that I stuck with it.
Ivan Reis' art reminds me of Neal Adams' art in his prime. Incredible dynamic and kinetic art that seems t
Xavier Marturet
Sep 27, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: comic-book
Sometimes, someone kills Superman.
This time, someone kills his secret identity.
It really doesn't matter.
Superman is a superheroe of DC Universe and his secret identity is Clark Kent. Just like this. As easy as you read it.
I feel like that day I saw a Superman movie with a different Lois Lane: divorced and mother of a son.
I repeat: It really doesn't matter. It's good to experiment arguments like this. But I don't believe the story. I know everything will return to the normal Superman all we know.
John Yelverton
Jul 16, 2020 rated it did not like it
This was just an epic travesty to one of the greatest fictional characters ever created. What made Clark Kent so relevant, was that Clark Kent WAS the disguise. The glasses WERE the mask. It tapped into a basic feeling that everyone has, that I am more than what you see. I may look like a dweeb on the outside, but I'm a super person on the inside. Brian Michael Bendis just threw that all away for a cheap publicity stunt. You'd think that he'd have learned his lesson from the failure and disaster ...more
Sep 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Public library copy.

Outstanding talent across the board on this book, I'm not completely lost with this crossover story event, but I definitely think I'm missing pieces or have read books out of order. Not entirely my fault as I've no control in regards to order from which reserved books I get to borrow are held for me. I'm not convinced the reveal in this title will remain an ongoing publishing effort before it goes back to status quo because surely readers concerned with secret identities aren
Nov 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Collects Superman issues #16-19, Superman: Heroes #1, and Superman: Villains #1

Well, this is it. I heard a lot about this a while back, and I'm finally reading the volume in which...


...Superman reveals his secret identity to the world. Or rather, Clark Kent reveals that he has been Superman all along. This collections shows how his friends, family, coworkers, fellow superheroes, and villainous enemies react to the news.
Jul 28, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: dc, comics
This was so messy, but there really is a good heart at the center of story. Between tackling a few different plotlines and regularly switching artists, this was kind of hard to follow at some points and I just had to keep going and assume I would understand as it went on. I really loved Superman's "coming out" and the emotion that it brought, I just wish the story had been a little tighter. ...more
Joshua Lawson
While I have concerns that Bendis’ welcome but increasing footprint on the DC Universe is interconnecting his stories in such a way that they each individually stand less and less on their own I still love his take on Superman.
May 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thoughtful and fun. Plus, Kent will stop lying in his articles.
Daniel Butcher
Oct 04, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: dc-comics
I really wanted to love this.

But the big reveal really doesn't feel earned but just pushed into for this volume.

And the changing artists and styles feels more distracting than an homage.
May 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5*...back into digging this
Nov 19, 2020 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this, particularly because it wasn't a giant earth-shattering arc. ...more
Jun 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A bold move, well executed. I have not always loved Bendis’s writing, but I am loving his work on Superman.
David Rubio
Jul 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Pues me baje y me arrepentí. Ahora que me he reenganchado veo claramente que Bendis lo está haciendo muy muy bien, Lois es genial y las consecuencias de este número está chulas.
Adam Graham
Dec 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Truth Revealed collects four Issues of Superman and two special issues.

The first issue has a reunion between Jon and Damian as the later considers an offer to join the Legion of Superheroes.

The rest of the book centers on Clark's decision to reveal his secret identity. The topic is one suited to Bendis' style as he loves to do stories with a lot of character conversations and talks from even the man on the street and this is a topic where that fits. So while the entire book is a bit pro for
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A comic book writer and erstwhile artist. He has won critical acclaim (including five Eisner Awards) and is one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For over eight years Bendis’s books have consistently sat in the top five best sellers on the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts.

Though he started as a writer and artist of independent noir fiction series, he shot

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