Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Review - The Man of Steel: Superman vs. the Doomsday Army

The Man of Steel: Superman vs. the Doomsday Army
By: Laurie S Sutton
Illustrator: Luciano Vecchio
Publisher: Stone Arch Books
Pub. Date: August 1, 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1434248275
Pages: 88


The recent Superman movie "Man of Steel" broke the June box-office opening weekend record. Stone Arch Books, along with DC Comics, are releasing superhero chapter books for a whole new generation.

In The Man of Steel: Superman vs. the Doomsday Army, an alien race of snails (yes, I said snails!) from the planet Mullvooska are commanding a feet of spaceships to invade Earth and take control of its natural resources. Superman is the only one that can stop the invasion, but he is in for a major surprise. The snails have an army of armored soldiers.

Superman battles the soldiers in space and unmasks one of them. He discovers that each solider is a clone of his deadly enemy Doomsday. What is even startling is that Doomsday himself may be in one of the spaceships? Superman must use all of his power to try to stop them.

I had received an advanced copy of the book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest thoughts. I recall Doomsday being the bad guy who defeated The Man of Steel in the early 90s in the death of Superman storyline. In this version, the Doomsday army is weaker clones of the original and Superman can easily destroy each one. The plot is pretty thin, but there is plenty of action to make up for it. Overall, The Man of Steel: Superman vs. The Doomsday Army is a fast-paced and action-packed chapter book that kids will enjoy reading.

1 comment:

  1. I loved Man of Steel and I'm so interested in this now! Great review! :)

    Sarika @ The Readdicts


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