However, the biggest problem with HERO is that no attempt is ever made to explain the HERO device itself. The closest Pfeifer gets to an explanation is the mysterious old lady who was apparently the previous owner. But she doesn't lend any insight beyond whining about how great it felt to be young again. Brian Azzarello's "100 Bullets" is perhaps the closest comparison I can draw to HERO. It too is an anthology series built upon a simple premise. The difference between the two is that Azzarello weaves a thread of governmental conspiracy into each story, which lends situations and characters additional, sometimes broader meaning. In HERO Jerry is exactly what he appears to be: a loser who doesn't even have Walter Mitty pretensions. HERO is well written and expertly drawn, but it appears content to tell solitary "Twilight Zone" stories in the DC universe. Read Full Review
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