Review by: player1

What did the
community think?

Avg Rating: 4.5
Users who pulled this comic:
Story by Mark Waid
Art by Paolo Rivera & Joe Rivera
Colors by Javier Rodriguez
Letters by Joe Caramagna
Cover by Paolo Rivera

Size: 0 pages
Price: 2.99

Buy this. Read it. Thank me later.

Outstanding. Lovely. Superlative.

Well-paced, with a great rhythm and nice story beats. Top drawer.

Beautifully illustrated. Loving drawn, embellished, colored and lettered.

This is what comics books can and should be.

Just great storytelling from the entire team.

iFanboy only allows for whole number ratings, but my final scores would be:

Writing: Very Good to Excellent = 4.5
Art: Excellent to Award-Winning = 5.5

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 5 - Excellent


  1. Oops: I meant “Lovingly”.

    *grumble-mumble lack of edit feature moan-whine*

  2. I came into the new DD title a lit late in the game (a necessary evil in having to trim down some titles due to budget constraints), but caught up by way of the hardbound trade of issues 1-6 and the crossover with Spider-man. So… do I get DD#9?

    player1, if I were to base it on your review alone, I’d get my answer at your first sentence… however, having read through the rest of what can be described as a laundry list of praise, I get second thoughts – not because of the issue or its merits – but because of the seeming ‘unfocused to the issue?’ overall comment. I mean, what exactly was different here than with the last issue? What makes this unique?

    As a comparative point, let me mention that your review of Captain America #8 was better in this department – though it was still, a bit vague too (owing to non-spoiler concerns?), at least it covered some comments that made me think about the issue itself.

    That said, I’ll take your word for it and proceed with getting DD#9. After all, your excitement did ooze from the above review.

  3. (sigh) I meant a ‘bit’ late… not lit.

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