Final Crisis Aftermath: Ink #1

Final Crisis Aftermath: Ink #1

Event\Storyline: Final Crisis Writer: Eric Wallace Artist: Fabrizio Fiorentino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 27, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3
7.0Critic Rating
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In the wake of FINAL CRISIS, the Tattooed Man is considered a hero for the first time in his life. At first, the rewards from his new lifestyle are a welcome change from the rest of what his existence has been, but soon the pressure to stay above temptation and evil start to wear him down. Matters are quickly complicated when he wakes up in the middle of the night to find his body covered in unfamiliar tattoos that seem to have a life of their own. In this 6-issue miniseries from newcomer writer Eric Wallace (TV's Eureka) and artist Fabrizio Fiorentino, the Tattooed Man finds himself in the middle of a life and death struggle with his own powers and the master plan they seem to have for him whether he likes it or not!

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cohen May 30, 2009

    Ink could be the surprise title of the year with a character who has appeared less times than you can count on one hand. His powers are fun and this series promises to fully utilize their potential. I never thought Id say this, but as of right now I would love to see more of the Tattooed Man somewhere in the DCU. This is more than just a story about a villain who kills as he dabbles in the world of heroics--this is a story that will have you rooting for him to overcome himself and the obstacles around him. This will truly be a ride in more ways than one, so pick this one up and learn what it takes to be a hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips May 27, 2009

    Fabrizio Fiorentino's work in Ink is gorgeous. Moody, atmospheric, haunting and brutal when it needs to be, Fiorentino's painted visuals are the biggest reason to give this series a try. The scenes of the Tattooed Man's ink coming to live to serve up violent justice are exquisite to behold, and you won't find another book on the stands that looks quite like this. Even if Wallace falls flat on his face with this story (and I don't believe he will), the series will be worth it just for Fiorentino's art. Give it a try and see for yourself. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett May 28, 2009

    What could be a promising idea, a staunch skeptic of superheroes becoming one himself in a crime-ridden city, is lost in an unoriginal plot and awful coloring. Wallace does manage to raise some interesting points on the downside of being a superhero and how becoming one doesn't happen overnight, so hopefully things will improve as he has a chance to explore those ideas. Read Full Review

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