Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Superman Unchained #7 Review

Written by: Scott Snyder
Art by: Jim Lee
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 2, 2014

Batmobile Attack!

An issue of Superman Unchained?  Holy Shit!  It's like going to your Uncle's funeral and during the eulogy, in walks...your friend, Chad from college.  Man, I haven't seen Chad in years and even though I heard he was doing okay, I never thought I'd see him again.  While I'm horrible with metaphors, I hope you get my drift.

Last issue of Superman Unchained (I think it came out sometime in 1845) ended with General Lane threatening to bring down Hell on Superman and the Fortress of Solitude. That's where we pick up here.

General Lane wants to bring down Superman.  If Superman doesn't agree, tough.  What the General doesn't know is that his daughter is hanging in the Fortress and holds in her hand the key to ending it all.  That is not a metaphor, by the way.

Meanwhile, Wraith and Batman are having a "discussion" in the Batcave.  This may be one of the coolest scenes I've seen in quite some time.  If you can picture a hundred Batmobiles attacking Wraith then you know what I mean.  If you have no imagination, buy this issue and look at it.  It's awesome.  Don't get me wrong, though, Wraith is kicking Batman's ass, until...

Lois ends the fight between her Father and Superman and Superman heads off to find Wraith.  Wonder Woman may already be helping Batman, but it still doesn't look good.  Then Superman makes his entrance.  DO you remember in the "Man of Steel" movie when Kal-el says the "S" stands for hope?  Throw that out the window.  Then close the window and read this issue to see what it really stands for. Well played, Scott Snyder, well played.

I really, really liked this issue.  The dialogue was great and the action was intense.  However, what I liked best was that it just felt right. This issue features a Superman I can get behind.  he's a good guy, but he can only be pushed so far before he pushes back.  I can't wait for the next issue (probably sometimes around April of 2021) to see him push more.

The only real problem with this issue is that I can hardly remember what happened in all the past issue.  I know I should get off my lazy ass and read them, but I don't like having my comics dictate my workload.

Jim lee has received most of the blame for this book ending.  I forgive you, Jim.  The art in this issue is awesome.  Best in comics awesome.  If only he could hit those deadlines.

Bits and Pieces:

It's hard to say if something is worth the wait, but Superman Unchained #7 is a really good issue.  The dialogue and action are great, but Jim Lee's art steals the show.  This issue just shows what this series could have continued giving us if it was ending in a couple of issues. It may take some back issue reading to remember what the hell is going on, but it's worth it.  Highly Recommended.


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