A group calling themselves “The Gatherers” is rounding up Supermen across the multiverse. Superman knows this because he witnessed the abduction of such Supermen himself. The Gatherers are not interested in him, for some reason. The Justice League Incarnate (that which monitors multiverse threats such as these) is on the case, and Superman joins them to save his counterparts, hopefully grabbing them before The Gatherers can. Eventually they find out that they are being held by a being named Prophecy. Superman allows himself to get captured in order for the Justice League Incarnate to track him to his lair. Can they do it, and free the Supermen in time?
This volume also featured fun short stories with Swamp Thing, and Jon helping a neighbor in need.
Man, I can’t get enough of this run. It’s just so much fun and it doesn’t require a lot of brainpower, which I really appreciate right now =P
The most interesting part for me was seeing all the different Supermen. There was a good array of representation that I wish was more present in the main series. In any event, it’s very encouraging to see so many different Supermen who all stand for the same thing: truth and justice! Because it’s a multiverse story, there is a Flashpoint-esque moment, because of course there was, but it didn’t bother me enough to put it down.
The art style was pretty standard for a comic book. Something I did appreciate was the art style changed from Earth to Earth, which was pretty cool.
Looking forward to the next volume!
Tomasi, Peter J., Patrick Gleason, Jorge Jimenez, Ivan Reis, Ryan Sook, Tony S. Daniel, and Sebastián Fiumara. Superman (Rebirth, Vol. 3): Multiplicity. 2017.
January 5, 2021 at 2:33 pm
Sounds really super, man. I think DC had the multiverse before Marvel, right? Fun to see different incarnations.
On Mon, Dec 28, 2020 at 10:30 AM Graphic Novelty² wrote:
> Kathleen posted: ” A group calling themselves “The Gatherers” is rounding > up Supermen across the multiverse. Superman knows this because he witnessed > the abduction of such Supermen himself. The Gatherers are not interested in > him, for some reason. The Justice League Incarn” >
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January 12, 2021 at 5:59 pm
Sorry I missed your comment! I don’t know who came up with the multiverse first, actually. DC certainly utilizes it a lot, though I’m not the best person to comment on Marvel’s usage =) Good question!
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January 19, 2021 at 9:21 am
They all have their own.