Ambush Bug: Year None #1

Ambush Bug: Year None #1

Writer: Keith Giffen Artist: Keith Giffen Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 23, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 11, 2008

    This issue was a non-stop series of comic book in-jokes, slowed only by commentary on the current DC Universe, served with a side of snark. If that's your bag, as it is mine, you should enjoy this series. Writer Giffen is joined by Robert Loren Fleming for the first time in over a decade, and the proud parents bring back the Bug in style. There's more narrative than the last couple of times we've seen Ambush Bug (though his cameo in 52 was pretty awesome) and I suspect that the series may have a narrative through-line, even if I (and Ambush Bug) miss the thought balloons. I suspect it's not an easy series to jump on to, as Giffen's art is more normal than his esoteric Trencher days, or the original A.B. series where he was aping Jose Munoz, but it's still not your average comic pictures. I'll tell you this: I loved it, and I think with an open mind (and Wikipedia) you can love it, too. Ambush Bug: Year None #1 earns an impressive 4 out of 5 stars, and I hope that I've bee Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 23, 2008

    Do yourself a favor, put "Uncanny X-Men" #500 back, and pick this thing up. Your funny bone will be thankful for it. And if you don't like it, well, Keith Giffen went thataway! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 23, 2008

    Bad jokes aside, the look and feel of this comic is very similar to past efforts from Giffen and Fleming. Giffen provides pencils, which are a bit scratchy but plenty good enough to show you why DC's weekly books relied so heavily on him for art direction. The man still knows how to lay out a page like no one's business. As much as I know he loves Bug, I can't help wishing he was devoting his time to something a little more important. Or, at the very least, something funnier. Year None is not comedy gold, but for hardcore Ambush Bug fans, it's probably good enough. Read Full Review

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