Anchor #1

Anchor #1

Writer: Phil Hester Artist: Brian Churilla Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: October 14, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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THE ANCHOR. Holy warrior, unholy war.
Freak of nature, beast of burden, hulking outcast, medieval prize fighter, Viking raider... God's own leg-breaker.
One thousand years ago a hulking outcast sought refuge in the crumbling ruins of an ancient monastery and offered in return the one thing he had to give - his fists. Transformed into an immortal warrior monk standing at the gates of Hell itself to keep our world free from its invading armies, The Anchor is mysteriously tricked into centuries of slumber. But today, this holy warrior rises to battle all the unholy monsters unleashed during his slumber. Cataclysmic action, quirky humor, and profound pathos for fans of HELLBOY and THE GOON. A new BOOM! ongoing series, brought to you by Eisner Award-nominated writer/artist Phil Hester (GREEN ARROW, SWAMP THING, THE COFFIN, FIREBREATHER, THE DARKNESS) and fan-favorite artist Brian Churilla (REX MUNDI, THE ENGINEER, CREEPY).

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - James Miller Oct 15, 2009

    This is a great read, quick to get through, yet immense in its imagery. BOOM! Studios has been putting out some quality work, which, for being such a young company, is awesome. Ive begun to look forward more to what theyre putting out next than what larger companies are doing with their established characters. Keep it coming! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Oct 19, 2009

    Churillas artwork is rather light in tone, which makes for an interesting contrast with the more gruesome aspects of the story. Its quite effective, though. He conveys the raw power that the title character possesses, and colorist Matthew Wilson does an excellent job of reinforcing the depth of the wounds that the Anchor sustains, as well as how that pain is channelled into power. Churillas designs for the demons in hell are rather simple and uninteresting. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Oct 15, 2009

    I think that Phil Hester has a cool concept here that could be really interesting once it is fleshed out a bit more. Unfortunately, there aren't enough specifics of the plot of the series in this issue to really suck the reader in and, quite frankly, the art just isn't that good. This book has potential, but it just isn't living up to it in this issue. Read Full Review

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