A mysterious super-terrorist has devised a plan to bring the world to its knees. By using the planet’s own weather as a weapon against Superman and the Justice League, he plans to take on the heroes by setting storms on the hometowns of the Justice Leaguers so that they are distracted by protecting their own citizens.
Once again, I was treated to a Graphic Audio performance that really brings you into the story. The combination of sound effects and artistic vocal performances creates what Graphic Audio calls a “Movie in your Mind,” and that is truly what Superman: The Never Ending Battle is.
As the JLA are protecting their hometowns, Superman is worked to his limit by rushing around the globe, struggling to divert other disasters on the ground and at sea. Inch by inch he is wearing down, but even he doesn’t realize it.
Batman, through a small fluke, runs across the operation of Naja-Naja, and it is only the last second salvation by Aquaman that saves him from his death. Batman then realizes that Naja-Naja thinks him dead, and he is now able to move in stealth.
When the JLA begin to compare notes, they find some disturbing trends and begin to figure out who is behind this. The question is: can they figure out how to stop it? You will have to get the Graphic Audio program to find out!
While the first quarter of the book is at times slow and introspective, it does pick up. Once it gets going, Superman: The Never Ending Battle is very entertaining. I like the fact that this really focuses on Superman and gives more insight into his personality. I also like how there is enough background for those who are new to the JLA to learn about the characters. And, of course, there are the performances.
The quality of the story and performance are the reason that I will be coming back to Graphic Audio products. By using a whole cast, over 20 performers, you don’t get one person trying to sound like many different voices. You get unique individual characters. It is this that makes it great.
You can also check out some of their other series as well. If you want, you can listen to a sample, or purchase the Graphic Audio Book from their on-line store. The story comes three ways: standard CD (the version I reviewed), MP3 CD and downloadable WMA with digital rights management.