Review by: ActualButt

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Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Sean Murphy
Cover by Sean Murphy

Size: 32 pages
Price: 1.00

Grant Morrison delivers yet another fun premise, and while not wholly original (there’s actually an acknowledgment of the stereotypes early on in the book), I find myself instantly drawn in and empathizing with the main character. I’m not sure how much of that is because of Morrison, or because of the art, but I can say for sure that it’s rare to see art this finely crafted. Sean Murphy is definitely someone to whom I will be paying attention in the future. A great introductory issue, this sets the bar pretty high for new no. 1’s for 2010!

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 5 - Excellent


  1. If you’re enjoying the new Vertigo series, Joe the Barbarian by Grant Morrison and Sean Murphy, check out the in-depth interview we did with Sean on the Near Mint Comic Show. It’s a great conversation with lots of insight on the series and Sean’s creative process.

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