Review: Superman Unchained

Superman Unchained
Superman Unchained by Scott Snyder
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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.

Superman Unchained comes as a breath of fresh air in a time when Man of Steel has exhausted fans of the most popular superhero. Superman being in doubt of what his actions mean has been further extrapolated to some people not in support of him. Particularly General Lane and his faction of Superman haters. They have someone more powerful than Superman in their arsenal and they have basically brainwashed him into submission. While at first threatening, he admires Superman but feels he doesn’t think about consequences. Superman, for his part, is making the best of what he can do. The plotline, and I cannot go into more detail than this, is pretty interesting and layered. It is one of the few graphic novels which felt like having a density in its story. Characters like Batman and Wonder Woman also make an appearance, which is a plus. The artwork is pretty impressive, and is visually stunning. Loved it!

Received an ARC from DC Comics via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

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