Mighty Samson #1

Mighty Samson #1

Writer: Jim Shooter Artist: Patrick Olliffe Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: December 15, 2010 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 3
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Five--hundred years after the end of the world, amid the ruins of a once--great city scourged by mutated monsters, marauders, and savage subhuman predators, the primitive N'Yark tribe ekes out a meager, fragile existence. But from among them rises a champion, gifted with prodigious strength--a warrior who can strike dead the most fearsome beast and stand alone against an army. Singlehandedly, he holds at bay the ravaging barbarian hordes of Jerz, thwarting the dark ambitions of beautiful, ruthless Queen Terra. At stake is the future of the world. Mighty Samson is the last, best hope of humankind.

For the first time in a quarter century, Mighty Samson returns to comics, reimagined by legendary writer Jim Shooter and illustrated by Patrick Olliffe (Untold Tales of Spider--Man, Spider-Girl, 52).

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Dec 23, 2010

    So let's talk opinions. What an amazing book. There was action and excitement from the first page. The story was amazingly solid and the characters felt familiar and relate-able. Jim Shooter is doing a much better job with Samson that he is with Solar or Magnus. Or maybe my opinion is biased because I read the Valiant version of those characters and think these re-imaginings are slightly inferior. The art was great. Clean, dark when necessary. Reminded me of old school Conan art that Barry Windsor Smith used to do. So far this book is awesome. There's drama, betrayal, conniving, war. Everything that makes a book a page turner. The reprint was a nice added bonus as well. I'm definitely going to keep this one on my pull list for a while. That's my opinion folks. Take it or leave it. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 20, 2010

    I'm sorry now that I missed the original series - it's a good, post-apocalyptic setting with characters that show a lot of promise. Hopefully this will do well and the original stories will get the reprint treatment they've afforded Magnus, Robot Fighter and Doctor Solar. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 16, 2010

    Last but not least, Samson himself? Not an interesting character. He goes from infant, to gleeful muscleman, to the guy telling his two brand-new slaves, "Silence, chattel," when one tries to introduce himself to Samson. Maybe down the line he'll develop a personality, and perhaps treat his slaves a bit better and free them, but after this wooden first issue, I can't see myself sticking around to find out. Read Full Review

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