"Superman: Unbound" Animated Movie
Superman battles Brainiac in order to save his home planet's city of Kandor which has been miniaturized on Brainiac's ship. Based on Geoff Johns' mini series.
Superman: The Unauthorized Biography
Glen Weldon (Author)
A celebration of Superman's life and history - in time for his 75th birthday. How has the Big Blue Boy Scout stayed so popular for so long? How has he changed with the times, and what essential aspects of him have remained constant? This fascinating biography examines Superman as a cultural phenomenon through 75 years of action-packed adventures, from his early years as a social activist in circus tights to his growth into the internationally renowned demigod he is today.
Hardcover: 352 pages
Rating - 2 (out of 5): I disliked this quite a bit because it spent an entire episode setting us up for a reveal that we've known about for a while, that the Reach are trying to use the metagene for their own purposes. It wasn't much of a reveal. At all. It was a waste of time when they could have been developing other side plots. They're spending precious time we don't have because they keep messing around with the airing schedule. They could have even delved more into what exactly the Reach plan on doing once they unleash the metagene. But they didn't.
On the positive side we got to see Despero (much more sedated than what he is in the comic, where he's a fairly regular nemesis of the League, and a very powerful foe). And we got to see the world plunge even deeper into darkness, which is clearly the goal of the writers. All the hero teams are being devastated physically and psychologically. Godfrey is amping up the media against all the heroes.
It is my hope that we start getting some sense of order as we progress. I hope they don't abruptly cancel this show, so I wait eagerly for one of my favorite animated series to get back to where we all want it to be!