Superzero #1

Superzero #1

Writer: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: Rafael de Latorre Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: December 16, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
7.5Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

With great power comes a bit of insanity, anxiety, and a dash of social alienation! Have you ever fantasized about being a super hero? Well Dru Dragowski does; that's all this nineteen-year-old, comic book obsessed, high school senior thinks about. She needs to escape the normalcy of suburban life! Her plan? To become a real-life superhero by recreating the origins of her favorite comic characters! Hopefully then, she can become a hero not only for herself - but to protect everyone around her! If only that plan went just the slightest bit right... This fun, teen-agnst filled monthly series is created by the sensational writing duo that brings you Harley Quinn and Starfire - Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner.

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Dec 19, 2015

    If you're a fan of Conner and Palmiotti's work at DC, or their other creator-owned projects, and have not already secured a copy of this book, ask your shop for a copy. They can order one for you from Diamond if they don't have one on hand. Similarly, ask for this if you'd like to read about a girl who dreams of being a super-hero while living in a world where she thinks she is a super-zero. I'm on board for this series, I'm looking forward to seeing where it will go in #2. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Hub City Review - Matthew J. Theriault Jan 22, 2016

    Dru Dragowski is essentially the female Dave Lizewski: an every-nerd relegated to reality with heroic aspirations far more fantastic. As such, she's preeminently relatable to exactly the type of reader who'd be picking up a superhero comic. Combined with the writing of superstars Palmiotti and Connors and the art of de Latorre, SuperZero could easily prove every bit the masterpiece as Kick-Ass before it. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 19, 2015

    I'm going to pass on the next issue. There's comedy, but too much came off as sad and I don't want that in a comic book. Kudos to the writers for making this come off as real, but it was so real it depressed me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Dec 17, 2015

    With stunning " stunning " visuals from Rafael De LaTorre, wonderful characterization from Conner & Palmiotti, and an infectious sense of fun and wonder,Super Zero is another slam dunk from AfterShock. It's a Morrison-ian bundle of reality-bending vigor, brought to us by the best in the business. Buy this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Dec 17, 2015

    This issue is an amazing start to a really interesting series. Aftershock Comics have put out quite a few successful titles, and I can’t wait to see where this series goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Dec 23, 2015

    Hardly the straight comedy I expected, Superzero #1 reads like the brainchild of some kind of irreverent Bizarro-Grant Morrison. Conner and Palmiotti imbue our nineteen-year-old high school senior supernerd protagonist with legitimate angst, an honest ridiculousness, and just a hint of horror while populating their take on Tampa with an odd but lovable cast of characters. The art and writing are distinctive to say the least and the colors have a strange beauty to them. Though I could see some readers being turned off by the heavy, if not necessarily weighty, themes and bold colors, this issue lays a sturdy foundation for the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    First Comics News - Giovanni Aria Jan 2, 2016

    Dru wants to be a superhero, don't we all? There is a mix of Dru daydreaming about being a superhero and living the life of a teenager. It has a sort ofSecret Life of Walter Mitty feel for all the Ben Stiller fans out there. It was a fun and interesting start. This was my fourth Aftershock comic in a row. They all have a different flavor and this is the only superhero comic in the bunch and it is a comedy. If you like lighthearted superheroes this is really the comic for you. I suspect that there is more to Dru then meets the eye, but that will unfold in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 25, 2016

    Right now there's not a lot to go on with it but I'm definitely curious about it and want to know more as Conner and Palmiotti do some interesting work and when they step outside of the mainstream books it could go anywhere. With Rafael de Latorre on board they definitely have a great artist bringing that vision to life. But what is that vision? I'm not sure at the moment and that's keeping me from hitting the subscribe button just yet and taking a more cautious approach. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Andrew McGlinn Dec 16, 2015

    I know that Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner can deliver so I'm going to put this issue down as finding their feet. They've laid a lot of background down in this issue, going forward they can have fun with it. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dawn of Comics Dec 24, 2015

    The story itself drags along at a pace that feels like the book is 50 pages long when it's only 21. It's dull and even the fantasy superhero scene is boring. It pains me to say this as I'm a big Amanda Connor fan but this is not her best work. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    CriticWithNoName Sep 9, 2016

    I really couldn't get into this series. The premise is strong but the execution is kind of weak. Kind of a shame when you see who's involved.

  • 8.5
    SwampyCA May 21, 2016

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