Superman Unchained #8

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Jim Lee Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 10, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 12
8.0Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Its all going to hell as cosmic-level war breaks out! The full truth of who or what Wraith is finally comes to light!

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 10, 2014

    Superman Unchained #8 is another great chapter in Scott Snyder and Jim Lee's never on time series.  Because of the delays, this book seems to have slipped through the cracks, but believe me, it's still great.  I love Snyder's Superman and Lee's art is just awesome.  If you've fallen off the book (I really couldn't blame you), jump back on and finish the ride.  Hopefully we won't have to wait too long. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Joel Raivid Sep 11, 2014

    The major difference between this book and any other book on the DC shelves is the visuals. Never has a DC book looked so good. The art of Jim Lee is always incredible and consistent and this series has showcased that powerfully. But what makes this book stunning are the colours of Alex Sinclair. Some of the action scenes just literally pop off the page and it completely compliments, and furthermore, enhances Lees art which combined is just breathtaking in places and makes the purchase of this book worth it just for the way it looks. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Sep 15, 2014

    Scott Snyder and Jim Lee get it, and they did a wonderful job giving us a fight, one year in the making, that exceeded expectations across the board. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Sep 12, 2014

    Superman Unchained #8 is a comic book that's easy to grade. As a penultimate issue it perfectly sets up the final test for our hero while highlighting how far he's come. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Sep 10, 2014

    For 3.99, I truly feel like I'm stealing this book. I can't wait to see what's next, but I guarantee it will be captivating as Snyder brings us this humanized version of Superman that makes all the right moves. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 12, 2014

    But it's a bad sign when I really don't remember enough about the story to care. A strong fight sequence, though, and nice to see it didn't end up with Metropolis in ruins, like a certain big-budget movie I could name. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Sep 11, 2014

    If youve enjoyed Superman Unchained so far, then youll get a lot of enjoyment out of this issue. Its not a perfect comic, but its still a pretty good one. There are problems, some minor, for example, the other characters are largely sidelined until the end, and the action may be too heavy for some, but if youve been enjoying the first seven issues so far then you wont be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 12, 2014

    As I said, I shouldn't damn this issue for preconceived concerns. I thought this issue's fight, particularly when you heard Superman's praise of his friends, was very good. But I have usually been extremely happy with this book. And it is a shame that we won't be reading more Snyder Superman and Snyder Lois. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Yonatan Ol Sep 12, 2014

    Overall this was a very successful comic. There were a few lost opportunities and some minor design errors but overall both the art and the storytelling exceeded the already high standards of Superman Unchained. I would definitely pick it up and give it a read through. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 16, 2014

    An issue that restores Superman's reputation as a man of action, even if the pacing and message are a touch clunky. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 10, 2014

    "Superman Unchained" #8 brings all of the plot threads back together and adds in a few wrinkles. The issue ends on a cliffhanger, but the story's flow makes it seem like a down note or an interruption. Snyder and Lee exceed the standard-issue twenty-page story, but not before expanding the threat and bringing Lex Luthor back onstage. With one remaining issue, the creative team seems to have a lot of ground to cover and a whole lot of action waiting for readers, but if there's any writer that can pull it all together, it's Snyder. Lee's artwork is detailed enough to jam in a ton of story, but he truly excels in storytelling big, violent scenes, like the ones in "Superman Unchained" #8. This is a decent penultimate tale, a bombastic Superman story and a rollicking fun adventure. Through it all, Snyder makes it very clear that Superman sees this as his battle, and while he'll accept help from his allies, he's the one with the most to lose. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 10, 2014

    The final segment suffers somewhat because it offers such an abrupt change of tone and focus. While it's nice to finally see the book's missing players brought back into the fold, this sequence also results in an overload of exposition as Snyder sets up the last leg of the conflict. The final issue looks to be a memorable one, but the road there hasn't been without its bumps. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Gilad Levin Sep 16, 2014

    If you've stuck with Superman Unchained after all this time, you're going to likely read this last issue just to see how it ends. It didn't blow me away, but it somehow did its job in wrapping up all the plot threads from the series, albeit in a rushed fashion. As a single satisfying issue, this didn't do as well for me. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Sep 12, 2014

    While the issue is a lot of fun, the snail like shipping schedule ultimately hurts this book Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Sep 11, 2014

    With Superman presently facing three separate crises in his own books– Doomed, Men Of Tomorrow, and (still) Unchained – it's difficult to place any serious drama onto the contemporary adventures of Superman. Perhaps once Unchained‘s saga has met its end , Super-editor Matt Idelson will take the time and care necessary to join all of the Man of Steel's adventures into one cohesive Neverending Battle. With a solidified status quo, Superman's fans may finally have something to look forward to, maybe even something worth waiting for. Read Full Review

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