Superman Unchained

Superman Unchained

Book - 2014
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"As the Last Son of Krypton, Superman's always been alone on this planet ... and rare are the times that he's ever encountered someone who understands who he is and the choices he's had to make. But hidden away in the darkest corners of the Earth, rarely allowed into the light, there is another who sees right into his soul-someone who will force Superman to question everything he thought he knew about his life, his role, and the future he'd hoped to build! But with Lex Luthor on his trail and the mysterious cabal known as Ascension tearing the planet apart, he'll need to answer those questions fast because his adopted home is running out of time!"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : DC Comics, [2014]
Edition: Deluxe edition
ISBN: 9781401245221
1401245226
Branch Call Number: Teen Graphic Novel DC
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm

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pcfalci
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.

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mexicanadiense
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!

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Keogh
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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