Grounded. [Volume One]

Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Random House, Inc.
After the devastating events of WAR OF THE SUPERMEN, Superman looks to reconnect with the roots of his battle for Truth, Justice and the American Way. “Grounded” begins as Superman visits Philadelphia – on foot – then continues in a small town in Ohio where, as in many towns, a number of its residents are from other places. But when The Man of Steel discovers that there are also a number of residents secretly from other worlds, he unravels a mystery that may have grave consequences for Earth.

Baker & Taylor
Distressed after the destruction of New Krypton, Superman sets out on foot across the United States to reconnect with his roots, using his powers only to help people in need, one by one or a few at a time.

Publisher: New York, NY : DC Comics, c2011
ISBN: 9781401230753
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC GN FIC S
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Alternate Title: Grounded. [Volume one]


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List - The Annotated Superman by: nypl_mid_manhattan May 23, 2013

Disenfranchised with his heroic life and the loss of his people, Superman takes a "walk" across America to reconnect with the common, everyday man.

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Jan 21, 2014

Excellent story on Superman. A different take and worthwhile read for anyone. I would buy this book.

Nov 13, 2013
  • rishikanta_p rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this, a very different take on Superman. I always imagined how it would be if Superman acted as a normal human being besides being Clark Kent and this was exactly what I hoped for. Superman's walkabout also reminded me of Forrest Gump even.
The small interlude stories in between are very good too. And the art is beautiful

Sep 13, 2013
  • cvandrh2o rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Better than I thought it would be. Not a ton of action but a very entertaining human interest piece

Mar 25, 2013
  • duane767 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

For what it's worth, I enjoyed this story more than I thought I would. Eddy Burrows' art makes me think he is a Bryan Hitch wannabe, but it's still good nevertheless. The negative hype that I read about this story was simply not matching to what I read. Worth your time as it shows a Superman who is touched with the everyday needs people today go through.

Oct 03, 2012
  • Keogh rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Interesting take on the character. In the wake of coming back to Earth following the destruction of New Krypton, Superman finds himself not exactly welcome in all quarters. He sets out on what's basically a vision quest, trying to get back in touch with humanity on a personal basis. The character is admittedly something of a boy scout, and hence will never be as interesting as other characters. Still, JMS has a good sense of developing character, and the way he interacts with people he knows and doesn't know feels true to form.

Mar 02, 2012
  • MrsIcarusPain rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I like how it has the feel of a Greek myth. As a person of mixed race I found this book slightly racist. Without trying to spoil the story, there were drug dealers and 'gangsters' wearing baggy clothes that look like caricatures. With their poor execution of the English language; this is a perfect example of why people of colour have minimal interest in reading comics. Also I am not entirely sure if there more to this story but it feels like there should be more. There was one character, a female that kept messing with superman throughout the novel, who is she?


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Mar 02, 2012
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