The Superman and New Gods mini-series by Neal Adams wraps up in Superman: The Coming of the Supermen #6.
Where to read Superman: The Coming of the Supermen #6:
- Hardcover collected edition of issues #1-6 – (my review here)
- Digital comics – available on Kindle and Comixology
Previously – Superman: The Coming of the Supermen #5
This issue concludes the story in a reasonably satisfying way, even if this won’t go down as a classic by Adams. The series mostly wraps up neatly, although there is room for a potential volume 2.
I would be willing to read more of this if Adams came up with a sequel, but I wouldn’t go banging down the door for it.
The problems with this issue are the same as the rest of the series. The character’s dialogue can sometimes seem off and the plot at times feels aimless. It is very fun to see this mix of characters together and the artwork is usually very good.
I’m also not sure how I feel about the Lex Luthor and Darkseid dynamic in this issue. I think seeing those two together is great in theory, but it doesn’t always work out. Darkseid can sometime come off as a weaker character when in Luthor’s prescence.
There is nothing groundbreaking or revolutionary in this series. If you don’t like an angry Superman, this isn’t the series for you. Kal-El often appears quick-tempered. That does allow for some fun action for him, though.
The entire idea of three Supermen concept that this series is named after never felt like it was the main story. They had reasonably important roles throughout, but they were normally in the background. There was also little effort made to differentiate the characters. We learned their names a few issues back, but we still don’t know their unique personality traits.
If you are a fan of the New Gods characters of Neal Adams’ work, this is worth tryin out. If you aren’t crazy about either of those things, this isn’t a must-read story.