Black Plague #1

Writer: Joe Casey Artist: Julia Bax Publisher: Boom! Studios Critic Reviews: 5
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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Egg Embry Jul 30, 2006

    Egg Embry is a writer and editor who has worked on projects such as Ant and Dead@17. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Jul 30, 2006

    There are a fair number of interesting ideas to be found in this issue, but not all of them get a chance to be fully explored, suggesting that elements are being put in place for this title to develop as something more than the one-shot that it first appeared. Whilst that impression is confirmed by the books final page, its also something of a let down, because this issue feels like a glimpse of a bigger story that we havent really been let in on yet. In many ways, thats a good thing, as Im sure theres a market for future issues of this book and its nice to know that the characters universe is ripe for further exploration but whereas a self-contained issue which introduced The Black Plague and his world could have really got people hooked, anyone on the fence about whether to buy into the character for his future miniseries might have hoped for a little more detail and story information in this first issue to ensure that they come back for more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Charles Emmett Jul 30, 2006

    Even the art is uninspiring. Its solid to be sure, but it doesnt pop. And since theres only one real action scene its hard to get any sort of idea of how this is going to translate to a mini-series or even an ongoing series, which is really the whole story with the whole book. I mean, how is a book like this supposed to get readers? Its certainly not a new or terribly exciting idea. Its solidly done but not extraordinary. The only thing I really like about the series is its name, which I picked randomly out of a list for exactly that reason. Though it isnt medieval super heroes dealing with the ravages of an unseen assailant known as the Black Plague (how cool of a series would THAT have been!), it is good, but not good enough to stand out in a crowd of well established Superheroes and villains. Thats why this series will fail. Too bad, since it didnt totally suck. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Jul 30, 2006

    So The Black Plague isnt a bad comic. Its just not a particularly great comic. But theres enough of premise for the story to take a new turn down the road. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Aronson Jul 30, 2006

    Well, here it is: Black Plague. Its a comic book. Its got superheroes. Its got Joe Casey writing as if its still his 1997 debut to comics. Enjoy. Read Full Review

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