HEROIC AGE ONE MONTH TO LIVE #1 (OF 5)
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PENCILS: Mike Del Mundo, Andrea Mutti & Koi Turnbull
INKS: ANDREA MUTTI
COLORED BY: ANDREA MUTTI
Size: 32 pages
Someone at Marvel is finally catching on to how to successfully market a new book. I’m not sure why the solicit reads The Heroic Age, as this book doesn’t have that banner on it, and it shouldn’t.
They also didn’t put the creators’ names on it. So I picked it up completely blind. And, to be honest, if I’d seen Remender’s name on it, I might not have picked it up. I love Fear Agent, and the first three issues of his Punisher run. When he switched The Punisher from being a would be Osborn assassin to miring him in weirdly convoluted continuity, I was put off. I thought FrankenCastle was a good Elseworlds idea, but I remember when they turned Frank into an avenging angel. Punisher is at his best when he is alive and has guns.
This is the story of a guy who, through some circumstances involving some Marvel superheroes receives powers, and is given one month to live (it’s not a spoiler, it’s the name of the book).
This issue didn’t change my life, or make me weep like a five year old boy whose puppy just shit on his birthday cake. But it puts an interesting spin on the Marvel U, not as successfully as Marvels, but much more successful than Marvels: Eye Of The Camera.
As good as the story was, though, the art made me google Andrea Mutti. I remember seeing his artwork on another title I liked, and he’s now on my list of artists whose work I will buy no matter what title they’re on. Even X-Men Forever 2!
Art: 5 - Excellent