Mark Waid has crafted some of the best superhero stories of the past 20 years (Kingdom Come and Tower of Babel are getting buried with me) and Stan Lee is evidently immortal. When dealing with legends like this it is best to give them the benefit of the doubt. Sure the story is a little ambiguous and there are more questions than answers, but these two know what they're doing. If you have a little extra money, be sure to at least give this a try. It's a solid read that gives audiences a change of pace from the overly-gritty superhero tales that come out every month. Read Full Review
I have mentioned that this series of Stan Lee comics feels like a different version of the Pilot Season concept. The true difference is that these comics really are good, and to see the quality continue into the second issue is a great sign. I don't think people were expecting these new Lee creations to really be able to stand up within the current crop of comics but they really are. "The Traveller" is exceptional fun and yet has a little more brain at its core as well. This is a comic that truly has the opportunity to build up a fan base and actually deserves it. Read Full Review
But my real problem with the book is the disconnect between the script and the artwork. Whereas Waid's script boasts a brainy quality that elevates the super-hero genre elements, Chad Hardin's artwork is loud and ham-fisted in nature. He boasts an exaggerated, cartoony style that's inconsistent with the more intelligent, meticulous nature of the dialogue and premise. Hardin's work seems to boast a wide variety of influences, all across the board, from Cully Hamner to George Perez to even Rob Liefeld. It makes for some inconsistencies in the visuals. And the designs for the villains are terribly generic and say nothing about them. Read Full Review
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