Byrne has a clear aim with Next Men #1--to reintroduce the team and set up the current story. He succeeds in both, making for a promising first issue of a series that will hopefully allow Byrne to finish the story he started in 1992. I cannot tell you how a die-hard fan will appreciate it, but as someone who until this very moment knew nothing about Next Men, Im intrigued enough to want to catch up on Byrnes original run. Read Full Review
The return of Next Men to the world of publishing was something of a surprise considering how long it has been off the market and even more so that it picks up like it does here. For longtime fans, you definitely want to go and grab all your old issues and burn through them and roll into this to see what little changes by perspective you can see from Jasmine's story. For newer readers, I'm hard pressed to recommend this unless you want to spend some time really working at it since it has a rich history to it. I still think that IDW Publishing made a mistake by going with this as the first issue rather than a special or introductory piece, but the ball is rolling and John Byrne has brought back a title that I've always wanted to see continue. It's a rocky start for both fans and new readers, but the payoff in the original was substantial so I have high hopes here as well. Read Full Review
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