The issue's biggest problem plot wise is feeling a little bit compressed on the whole. There are a few things they don't get around to explaining and are just dropped on us with no explanation like "the alpha strand" which really demands some explaining while other questions such as what happened to our protagonist's consciousness now that he has become E.P.I.C. are best left for future installments to explore. I've said before that concept trumps execution when it comes to first issues and in that respect I'd say E.P.I.C. is a surprising triumph that manages to walk the tightrope of taking some strong inspiration from other sources while remaining uniquely its own and not just a watered down version of what it draws inspiration from, recommended. Read Full Review
Epic's hook is what will draw readers in. Tyler James has come up with an entertaining and humorous concept that is sure to please fans of the superhero genre. It also succeeds in showing the awkwardness that comes with being a teenager. While the issue starts wonderfully, it's hindered by the familiar origin story. The end revelation is spoiled by the very premise that is needed to draw readers to the indy title. The opening pages do promise much more original ideas to come and there are such fun and interesting things going on that I very much want to read more. Read Full Review
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