Superman: Unbound is the latest DC Universe Animated Original Movie based on an Action Comics arc written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Gary Frank. Though not bogged down by New 52 continuity or pre-Flashpoint Superman Family architecture, the movie does a fair job at retelling the story of the five part Superman: Braniac in 75 minutes. Rumors are that this could be the last DCAU movie set in the old timelines, so continuity buffs and those wishing to celebrate Superman’s 75th birthday this year should give this a chance if you have not already. Since the story references Silver and Golden Age Superman subjects like the Bottled City Of Kandor and Collector of Worlds, this is both a movie for new fans anticipating Man of Steel and those with the House of El’s shield tattooed on their arms. Speaking of which, Supergirl is in for the action too.
Batman has once again had his origin and motivations realigned for a modern audience. Geoff Johns (DC Comics Chief Creative Officer) and frequent partner Gary Frank deliver a new classic Batman tale that is sure to fit on your self next to classic stories from Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns and Year One or Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s twisted The Killing Joke. Yes, Batman Earth One is on that level. Continue reading