Review by: hakaider

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Avg Rating: 3.7
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WRITER: Mark Millar
PENCILS: Steve McNiven
COVER BY: Steve Mcniven

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

I hate to admit it, but I actually enjoyed this opening salvo of Millar’s latest attack on complex plot. Supervillain bad. Supervillain kill. Supervillain (who is bad) comes to America (to kill). Not exactly deep stuff, but this first issue was a damn fun ride. The only downside is that you can almost see Millar saying “and here’s the page-10 action beat for the script…,” but I think that any comics reader knows what they’re getting into when they see that Millar’s writing. Millar doesn’t write for the trade, he writes for the film deal.

McNiven’s art is rougher than his previous stuff, but it’s a good thing. It’s got a sketchy, line-filled quality fit for this anti-Batman and Robin book. McNiven has that Hitch-like ability to draw mass carnage while not losing definition on the main characters and points of interest.

I doubt that there will be a big mystery or reveal, but I’m in for the four issue ride on this one, so I guess we’ll see how I like the fourth issue when it arrives in Feb 2011.

Story: 3 - Good
Art: 4 - Very Good

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