Vol 3: The Treacherous Hope, illustrated by Eric Zawadzki
The culminating fight between Midnight and the military is here, and Sera knows there's something fishy going on. There's also world-shattering quakes happening, and thanks to the data solid, Sera and Zahn know this is spelling the end of their world. Regardless, Sera desperately tries to stop Midnight from attacking the city's structures. She is determined to make the last days of Krypton peaceful and happy, rather than filled with violence and bloodshed. Zod has other thoughts, as he leads the military against the very rebel organization he built up. He's convinced that Krypton needs new leaders, ones who might save the planet, and he has no idea how close their demise is. Meanwhile, Lara and Jor-El welcome their baby boy into the dying world and see him away on his spacecraft.
This was a fantastic end to this series. The end was very frenetic and rushed, but it's likely this is from Gray leaning into the panic that would come with a world ending. I truly appreciated the very end, when it gets to the part we all know is going to happen. As a writer, it must be a challenge to fit a story into something with a fixed ending, but Gray worked some magic and still gave readers something unexpected.
There is some conversation between Sera and her friend about having sex with Zahn, and the two do spend the night together, but the door closes on them fully clothed and we skip ahead to the next morning with them fully clothed again.
Sara's Rating: 9/10
Suitability Level: Grades 7-10
Reviews of previous volumes in the series: vol 1, vol 2
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication Date: February 7, 2023
ISBN: 9781401296094 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 9/10, Suitability: Middle School, Suitability: High School, Comicbooks, Action Adventure, Science Fiction, DC Comics
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