JSA Liberty Files: The Whistling Skull #1

JSA Liberty Files: The Whistling Skull #1

Writer: B. Clay Moore Artist: Tony Harris Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 19, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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A new series from acclaimed creators B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick) and Tony Harris (EX MACHINA, STARMAN)!

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Dec 19, 2012

    JSA LIBERTY FILES: THE WHISTLING SKULL 1 is a very cool book. It has this very unique sense of style in the art and in the story. Harris' art is something that will keep you coming back for more, as well as some of these characters. The downside to this issue is that you may have to give it a couple read throughs to fully capture this story, since it is a first issue and there's a lot being thrown at you right away.Overall, I loved this issue and I highly recommend it.JSA Libery Files: The Whistling Skull gets 4 Whistling Skulls out of 5 Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov Dec 20, 2012

    It should go without saying, but if you've ever had interest in pulp adventure comics like the Mignolaverse's '1940s' stories in "BPRD" or "Lobster Johnson," "Whistling Skull" is not a book to miss out on. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 19, 2012

    The good news is that the art is swell. Harris tends to rely on photo referencing for his comics, which can sometimes be a problem when all the male characters start to resemble one another. But with Whistling Skull, Harris' style shifts to a more stylized, less photo-realistic approach. The facial work is endlessly expressive, and the figures and general look of the world are distinctly different from anything else DC is currently publishing. The pulpy, retro setting is a welcome breath of fresh air as well, but the storytelling still has some significant hurdles to overcome. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 21, 2012

    While art and story are not truly synchronized in "JSA Liberty Files: The Whistling Skull" #1, there is reason for hope. It appears as though Harris is drawing what he wants to draw, given the energy on the page, and there remains plenty of story to be told in the remaining five issues, including the power set (or lack thereof) that the Skull possesses, and how he goes from trying to solve a mystery in Switzerland to fighting alongside the JSA in Japan. Hopefully, as those threads get addressed, art and story will merge together. Read Full Review

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