DC Comics & Superman & The Authority #3 Spoilers & Review: Off On A Tangent?!


DC Comics & Superman and The Authority #3 Spoilers and Review follows.

Off On A Tangent?!

Do you remember her or them?

Well, in this issue the team plans to “recruit” Lia Nelson.

She goes by Lightray and is quite formidable; so much so that Superman needs a few of his team to “recruit” her.

We then get a look at Lia Nelson’s origin…

…on mars making her…

…making her 20 years old in 2021, but older in this “near-future” limited series.

However things are not so bright for Lightray who is taken advantage of by Eclipso!

The Authority get to Lightray’s home late and…

…are attacked her “bodyguard” (Superman’s words” OMAC.

Elsewhere, with another part of the team, a new Authority challenges for the team name.

The book ends with an Solomon Grundy controlled Ultra-Humanite taking out Superman; looks like Ultra wants his brain in the Man of Steel!

Next up is the series conclusion in Superman and the Authority #4 on shelves on October 12, 2021.

So, Tangent Comics was a DC Comics publishing initiative in 1997 and 1998 that was revisited in Superman’s Reign in 2008; all of these issues have been collected in trade paperback form.

In Grant Morrison’s Multiversity the characters of Tangent Comics resided on Earth 9.

Here’s a bit of a Who’s Who on the OG Lia Nelson as the Flash.

The cast of Grant Morrison’s Superman and the Authority are an eclectic group.

The OG blonde Lia Nelson was last seen in 2020’s Flash #761 (full spoilers here).

The Pulse:

This penultimate issue of Superman and the Authority seems to had a mix in art teams which was jarring despite the use to contrast past and present. Still an intriguing and compelling story with solid art on the present times. 7.5 out of 10.

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