Highlander: American Dream #1

Highlander: American Dream #1

Writer: Brian Ruckley Artist: Andrea Mutti Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: February 22, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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The cult-classic franchise makes its triumphant return! In the thirty years since its release, Highlander has inspired a cult following and numerous spinoffs with its epic clashes between powerful immortals. Now, The American Dream follows Scottish swordsman Connor MacLeod as he navigates through the American Civil War and 1950s Manhattan toward The Gathering in 1986. Reunite with familiar faces, such as Connor's secretary Rachel, and meet new immortals, such as Osta Vazilek, but remember... There can be only one!
•   The cult phenomenon returns!
•   Written by Scottish fantasy novelist Brian Ruckley (The more

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Alex Henning Mar 7, 2017

    As a first issue for the series, it does its job well and is actually a pretty good read. I'd recommend this book and say give it a chance, it may just surprise you. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Mar 13, 2017

    That said. I'd rather IDW have done a comic book based on the character from Highlander The Series. But maybe that is one that they can do in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Feb 22, 2017

    The issue does keep the feel of the franchise in which it would bounce to the past to show how to immortals meet previously, only to not kill each other. The problem in this comic is that it felt more like the TV show and less like the movie. That is to say, filler over substance. It's okay, and after a shaky start it comes out okay, but it could have been smoother. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Wesley Messer Feb 24, 2017

    I wish this book didn't leave me so conflicted in the end, but Highlander: The American Dream has that effect on me.Highlander: The American Dream is built for the hardcore fans of the franchise. If I didn't know the first movie and the franchise as well as I did, I would be lost. It's not a particularly bad comic, but it's a little rough even for the hardcore fan. It's worth checking out at least; not a high recommendation, but I can see some really digging it. As for me, I'm left conflicted by the whole experience. This comic is one that I can easily say, your mileage may vary. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Feb 21, 2017

    Its a solid enough story, and new face Vazilek is definitely an intriguing addition, but it all just feels like Ruckley is playing things a little bit too safe for the time being, proving an affectionate but ultimately underwhelming addition to the Highlander lore. Theres potential here for sure, but unless youre a die-hard fan of the franchise, your fantasy itch could probably be scratched far more satisfyingly elsewhere. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Feb 22, 2017

    Back in the day, I loved the TV show. To me Duncan Macleod works better than Connor. With a TV show you get to immerse yourself in the characters rich history, being as you have 22 episodes to cover rather than just 90 minutes. With this comic book, it seems that there is still life in the old Immortal. But in this particular case “There can be only one”, may turn out to be just one step too many. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Feb 21, 2017

    Highlander: The American Dream #1 has some good parts and some bad parts. The fact that Connor MacLeod looks nothing like Lambert was extremely distracting and detracted from the issue. There were also issues with the dialogue and some major questioning of Highlander staples, including its own tag line and even MacLeod's upstanding character. However, the introduction of the two new characters was definitely intriguing and very well done and the story had some depth to it. Hopefully, the art and the story improve from here. Read Full Review

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