Superman Unchained #7 Review

Variant Covers:

Superman Unchained #7 Cover by Jim Lee

Specs from DCComics.com:

Art by: Scott Williams, Jim Lee

Cover by: Scott Williams, Jim Lee

Variant cover by: Andy Kubert, Dustin Nguyen, Jim Lee

Written by: Scott Snyder

U.S. Price: 3.99

On Sale Date: Jul 2 2014

It’s a rampage in the Batcave! It’s come to this: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman against Wraith! Alone, they wouldn’t have a chance – but they don’t have much of one together, either! And all the while, Lex Luthor’s machinations are clicking into place…


Score: 10 out of 10

I cannot stress enough how great this series has been!  The only downside has been that the issues are usually delayed but wow! Worth the wait!  We we left the Man of Steel, he had royally ticked off Wraith by introducing a Kryptonite substance (with the help of Batman) that drains Wraith just like normal K does to Big Blue.  Then at the tail end of the issue, General Lane has an Army prepared to take Supes down if he won’t hand over the Earthstone (crystal that can control many different mechanics).  Superman struggles with questions raised during this series of what it means to be a hero and what it means to be a patriot.  He and Lois have great conversation about doing whats right and that He’ll do what he thinks is right till the very end.  Love when these two get together, it’s destiny (sorry Wonder Woman) and they make each other better, not only as Superman, but as Clark Kent as well.  Superman tries to make Lois leave but she’ll have none of it and in putting her somewhere safer (albeit still in the middle of the action), donning alien armor stored in the Fortress, Superman makes his stand.  All the while, Wraith finds Batman desiring his death for the embarrassment he suffered from the Wraith-Kryptonite, but Batman has a few tricks up his sleeve, every vehicle and toy he’s got!  Wonder Woman jumps in when all these run out and then it’s beautiful brawling!  Back at the Fortress, when it looks as though all the otherworld gadgets designed specifically to take Superman are hammering him down, Lois uses the Earthstone to pull a last minute save, leaving Superman enough time to have words with General Lane (Lois’ father if you didn’t know) to find out where Wraith is.  The Earthstone is somehow very dangerous (sure it’s going to come up as to why) and Superman needs some answers.  Just as it seems Wraith has gotten the upper hand and derating Batman before slaying him, Batman laughs as Superman appears, challenging Wraith once again.  Can’t wait for the next issue!

The Good:

Everything! The story, the action, the art, the Batman!  Love how Batman really is a good friend of Superman and they count on each other in big super-struggles like this.  Superman and Lois of course have great chemistry (been built on for 75+ years now) and I love how Superman’s greatest concern is always for doing the right thing.

The Bad:

Absolutely nothing. Every panel had a reason and rhyme.  I had a word bubble that seemed to have run low on ink in one panel on a single page where Gen. Lane spoke to Superman (that happen to anyone else? Maybe just me) but I could still read it though.

Other Thoughts:

Don’t know how anyone can hate Superman, especially when he’s written like this.  A man who stands for Truth, Justice, and the American Way.



2 comments on “Superman Unchained #7 Review

  1. The Most Bad Ass Superman issue in a long time. Along with Jonhs and JRJR on The Superman title D.C might be getting their act together.

    • This series has definitely been been my favorite so far. Hopefully we’ll see more heart-pounding, action Superman issues like this in other titles too.

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