The Hypernaturals #1

The Hypernaturals #1

Writer: Andy Lanning, Dan Abnett Artist: Brad Walker Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: June 27, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11
6.7Critic Rating
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> It is the far future; the human race has finally colonized the galaxy, preserving an era of prosperity that's only possible because of The Hypernaturals. They're a celebrated, galaxy-wide superhero task force that keeps the peace. That is, until they all mysteriously vanish. Now, as the galaxy teeters on the brink of chaos, it's up to a group of retired and long forgotten Hypernaturals -- and their novice recruits -- to save the galaxy from complete destruction. Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, the superstar writing duo behind ANNIHILATION and THE LEGION, launch an all-new original series that takes cosmic super-heroes to a new frontier.

  • 10
    Comics Crux - Jessica Tarnate May 10, 2013

    Since Abnett & Lanning are favorite writers of mine (see: The New Deadwardians, Resurrection Man) and I was intrigued by the FCBD preview, I was sure Id like The Hypernaturals #1. Spot-on prediction; I loved it. If you like new stories like Saga, or Valiants Harbinger or X-O Manowar, I highly recommend The Hypernaturals #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jun 28, 2012

    The concepts are cool and intriguing, the art is fairly snazzy and DnA do know how to work in large-scale interstellar settings. The Hypernaturals #1 is far more approachable than any Legion of Super-Heroes book I've ever read, and it already seems to have an undercurrent of compelling drama that tends to be lacking from LSH (at least what little I've read in my attempts to get into it). These heroes aren't quite shiny and happy, but they're aspiring to it, as far as we know now. Definitely worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jun 28, 2012

    All told, this is a great start to a series that could be a huge hit with cosmic-book fans. Great concept, great creative team, and a very fun read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekality - Patrick Halpin Jul 27, 2012

    This is what happens when youlet talented writers run with a stale concept, them make it interesting without the aid ofgimmicks. I honestly hope they don't attempt some sort of post-modern genre twist; thisbook is good as it is and I'd like to see it play out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Jun 29, 2012

    After so much goodness in their Marvel Cosmic work, I shouldn't be as surprised as I am by how successful DnA are at bringing a new, original cosmic series to life. But Hypernaturals works, and works incredibly well. Fans of Legion of Superheroes, Guardians of the Galaxy and superheroic space opera take note. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Jun 27, 2012

    Although if I'm being honest, I'm pretty sure most people that read Hypernaturals #1 will be entertained. Because I was. I wasn't challenged. I wasn't blow away. But I was entertained, and if that's all Abnett and Lanning want to create, that's fine. Still, I was really hoping for more from them. I wanted "Can't take my eyes away" programming, what I got was "Ugh, the remote is all the way over there." Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Kevin Beckham Jun 27, 2012

    Oh and I love Cover C BTW! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jul 2, 2012

    Overall, this was a nice first effort that left me curious to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Jun 27, 2012

    "The Hypernaturals" #1 starts off a futuristic superhero story that also drops a major mystery at its center that will surely play out against what we think so far. There isn't enough here so far to make this stand out against most superheroic books -- the ghost of "Irredeemable" from BOOM! still looms over what this feels like it wants to be -- but there's enough here to hope it'll continue to build into new areas. The magazine-style back up pages are a lot of fun and will hopefully continue in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jun 27, 2012

    It's not unusual for two artists to split up a book. Usually it's because one of the artists simply cannot finish their pages before deadline. It is unusual for two artist to split a first issue. In fact, The Hypernaturals has a total of four people credited with the art of the book. Brad Walker and Andres Guinaldo are given top billing, with Walker taking the first six pages and Guinaldo handling the rest of the issue. Guinaldo also has two other artists listed as assisting him. The end result is that the book looks weird. Not bad, but weird. The fact that this all happened in the first issue is even weirder. This series really needs to figure out what it is doing and fast, or they won't have very many readers showing up for future issues. Read Full Review

  • 3.3
    Multiversity Comics - Walt Richardson Jun 29, 2012

    Those who are just looking for DnA on a “cosmic” book will get what they came for in “The Hypernaturals.” Those who are looking for a decent read above all else, though, should look elsewhere. “The Hypernaturals” is not hyper-anything, but half-hearted on Abnett and Lanning's part, and while Andres Guinaldo does his job well enough for any other circumstance, it isn't enough to counteract the writing end of the deal. Read Full Review

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