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COMIC REVIEW: FTN reviews Superman Unchained #5

January 4th, 2014 by Sarah Barclay Comments

Writer: Scott Snyder

Artists: Jim Lee & Dustin Nguyen

Published by DC Comics

And for a few brief moments, it seems, the threats are gone, and everyone can take a breather to figure out just what, exactly is going on, and what they’re all going to do about it.

With no real action, it’s nice to see a story still be compelling, but of course it’s that kind of thing that Scott Snyder is so good at, and makes him one of the best in the business. I think it was a good slow, helped the reader get their bearings to figure out who the enemies are, and how royally screwed the situation seems to be. I’m finding myself really enjoying Wraith. I just find him interesting, and a character that weirdly grounds the whole situation. And I love Clark’s caution, and Lois’s fierceness.

Lee and Nguyen are two of my favorite artists in comics, so it was awesome to see their work complement each other. There’s a bit of whimsicalness to Nguyen’s stuff, and I think it worked fantastic with the flashback scenes. And I adored Lee’s Fortress of Solitude. Supes’ crib is NICE, guys. And those ‘imagine the future’ scenes were stuff of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’-type goodness.

So, the world is going to explode and everyone’s pretty upset about that. What are an alien and all his friends to do?

4.5 out of 5 nerds


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Self proclaimed as hilarious, Sarah is a strange mixture of weird human and sports fan. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA (but currently studying photography in Ohio) she spends most of her time running into tables and tripping over herself while waiting for a TARDIS to show up in the courtyard. If not in a tree or receiving medical attention, she can be found on the tweeter-box (@alfredthebatcat) ranting about ice hockey, baseball or her undying love of Dick Grayson.