Black Summer #0

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Juan Jose Ryp Publisher: Avatar Press Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Jun 15, 2007

    Black Summer, then, is Civil War done properly: superheroes taking the law into their own hands, actively breaking it in the service of what they see as a morally superior position, and forcing the nation to respond as it sees fit. Many people will probably misconstrue this book, as it's far easier to interpret Ellis' story as a statement about George W Bush than it is to delve deeper into the psychology of the writer's central character: Horus is a flawed hero, condemning the President's illegal actions but finding no other solution than to commit several murders in order to remove a regime that he sees as corrupt. Don't let the heavily politicised premise distract you: this is a book which has as much to say about the superhero genre as it does about the Bush administration, and I look forward to seeing Ellis examine the moral grey areas that are inherent in the concept of a costumed hero who takes the law into his own hands at the same time as he explores contemporary US politics. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bruce Logan Jun 8, 2007

    *Ellis explains his "bet" at the end of the issue. Read Full Review

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