Has the U.S. government secretly created their own Superman? Or has Lex Luther created his very own “Man of Steel”? Could I continue to ask questions without giving away any spoilers? Not really, so let’s just cut the synopsis short on this one.
The brand spanking new Superman Unchained from the dynamic duo of Snyder and Lee bring you a pretty damn good Superman book. This comes from a guy who’s not a big DC fan, and then really tends to stray away from anything with Superman in it. Of course with the team they have working on the book, you’d almost expect it to poop diamonds.
Sadly though, it doesn’t poop diamonds, but it does have a really slick and shiny cover that I’m sure Scott Snyder and Jim Lee just love signing for autographs. My sarcasm leaps from this post like Superman bounds over the tallest buildings. The book would also be without fault had they not put a POSTER IN THE MIDDLE OF IT! That poster actually goes with the story, and since any comic book collector in their right mind wouldn’t dare pull it out, those three or four pages of pertinent story will forever go unread.
Let’s not digress too far and just say that Scott Snyder does a bang up job writing for ol’ Supes. I really enjoyed seeing what was going through his mind, where he was going to next, so on and so forth. As for Jim Lee’s art, you don’t speak poorly of comic book legend, his art is stellar. Plus the book is Jim approved, so that has to say something.