Superman Unchained

Superman Unchained

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"From the skies above Metropolis to the four corners of the globe to the star-streaked spaceways beyond, one man is synonymous with the word "hero." Since his arrival marked the dawn of the superhero age, Superman has waged a never-ending battle for truth and justice, no matter when or where. But before the dawn came the darkness. When another with incredible power, far more than that of mortal man, fell to the Earth. One who could spell the end for the Man of Steel"--Page [4] of cover.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781401250935
Branch Call Number: SUPERM
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm


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May 08, 2016

Excellent Superman story. It's fun, features cameos by Batman and WW, and involves the ethical dilemmas that make Supes a compelling character. Plus the art is incredible.

Aug 23, 2015

I'm tempted to start a Chain Letter encouraging library users to check out this compilation (Deluxe edition or not) as it represents a pretty effective coming together of Messers Snyder, Lee and Nguyen.

I won't give away too many plot points, but in a nutshell Superman is presented as a superhero with doubts and insecurities, a man who is (in the view of Luthor, anyway) clearly just making it up as he goes along, which means he doesn't actually stand for anything (which I felt was a pretty sly way by the writer to acknowledge the torturous task of reconciling an iconic character with 75+ years of writers and storylines).

Also, due to the enormity of some of the threats he faces, we get to see Kal-El go all-out in terms of using his powers and some choice gadgets from the Fortress of Solitude.

There are some tasty cameos as well, and, Snyder being Snyder, Batman steals one of the coolest sequences with his ludicrous "stealth suit" and a very creative use of iconic Batcave artifacts and gadgets.

On the whole, definitely worth letting this one off the chain!

May 25, 2015

A miniseries that was supposed to be an ongoing series but quickly got reverted to the mini status instead. Snyder is somewhat hampered by the fact that his main character is inherently dull to begin with. The story pits the Boy Scout against a hidden being of great power and brings in other players along the way.

ma1co1m May 17, 2015

Considering the fantastic stories he's been writing on Batman, it's hard to believe this could be written by Scott Snyder. Straight up lousy.

DC387 Feb 06, 2015

Outstanding Artwork by Jim Lee & Dustin Nguyen. An Incredible Storyline by Scott Snyder.

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