Captain Kid #1

Captain Kid #1

Writer: Mark Waid, Tom Peyer Artist: Wilfredo Torres Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: July 6, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 4
7.5Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

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Chris Vargas is a middle-aged man with a hacking cough, an obsolete job, and a bombastic secret: whenever he likes, he can transform into the teenage superhero Captain Kid! In this, his first recorded adventure, he encounters Helea, a mystery woman who knows more about him than he does, and Halliday, a mad businessman with a catastrophic weapon!

  • 9.5
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Jul 27, 2016

    The bar has been set high for the first comic of this series; I can't wait to see how they raise it! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Jul 27, 2016

    It's also a book that may or may not have something to say about the old guard making way for the new. Whether or not that insinuates something about the comic industry today, well. That's for another review, I suppose. In the meantime, get your ever-lovin' mitts on Captain Kid. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Jul 22, 2016

    Who told Mark Waid and Tom Peyer my fantasy about being able to turn into a superhero? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 22, 2016

    Blending in some 80's fun with Helea just makes for an even more amusing piece of the puzzle and I'm definitely curious to see what the bigger goal is here, at least with the opening arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jul 28, 2016

    Books that throw a curveball into recognisable formats have been a bit of a mainstay in comics since Kick-Ass. As such, they run the risk of becoming as part of the community as the books they are trying to either emulate of take apart, before putting the pieces back together to make a new whole. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Aug 3, 2016

    With more time, I'm confident that Waid and Peyer will tie everything together and have it all make sense. But I just didn't like the characters enough to offset the odd choices in storytelling and don't want to wait it out until things start to gel for me. I won't be back for the next issue which is sad since I usually enjoy this creative team. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Multiversity Comics - Liam Budd Jul 28, 2016

    A wholly disappointing read with a whole lot of potential, but none of the payoff. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Aug 2, 2016

    I didn't think I'd like Captain Kid, but Mark Waid writes with a certain charm that makes this reverse Shazam character rather engaging.

  • 7.0
    Briton Jul 31, 2016

    A promising enough start. The dialogue in the bar scene was odd, and I kept wondering if I'd missed something.

  • 6.5
    BARKING PUMPKIN Sep 4, 2016

  • 6.0
    EggMath Aug 13, 2016

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