Star Slammers #1

Star Slammers #1

Writer: Walter Simonson Artist: Walter Simonson Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: March 26, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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Walter Simonson can honestly be described as a living legend. Besides co-creating Manhunter with the great Archie Goodwin, in the early days of his career, Simonson has written and drawn nearly all of the Marvel and DC characters at one time or another. Highlights include The Fantastic Four, Batman, Orion, Elric, and his groundbreaking run on The Mighty Thor.

But before all of these, there was Star Slammers, a series first devised by Simonson during his college days. The Slammers would later be resurrected as a Marvel Graphic Novel, and then a mini-series. Simonson describes it thus: Once upon a time, there was a race of men who could out-shoot, out-fight, and out-kill anybody. They were paid fabulous sums to act as mercenaries. The practice became so lucrative, they decided to go into business. They became the most successful businessmen in history, and they called themselves...The Star Slammers!

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 26, 2014

    School's in session. Masters at work here! Read this and fall in love with space adventure all over again. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Guy Copes III Mar 31, 2014

    This is a must-have read for all comic fans who love a little rough edge sci-fi fantasy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Neil Rodriguez Mar 26, 2014

    Overall, I recommend picking up Star Slammers it's a great book for Simonson fans and Star Slammers fan that want to reminisce on the old series or for newer readers that want to experience something new from one of comic's best. The story is not too slow, it balances itself well between story and action, and the art is superb in the book. I will give issue two a shot just to check out some Simonson art. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Wesley Messer Mar 25, 2014

    The big plus going forward in Star Slammers Re-Mastered is the fact that fans are getting to read long out of print material from Walt Simonson. Star Slammers Re-Mastered is worth reading if you are a long-fan of Simonson's work. If anyone is going to just buy this book at random on the shelves, your mileage may vary. UltimatelyStar Slammers Re-Masteredis imperfect but hopefully a good beginning to a saga I've been curious to read for a long time. 7.5 out of 10 Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Gregory Paul Silber Mar 31, 2014

    There's a bit too much going on for Star Slammers Re-Mastered #1 to work as a first issue, but the exciting premise combined with spectacular art should still be enough to make readers want to come back for more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Word Of The Nerd - William Mercado Mar 26, 2014

    Overall, Star Slammers #1 is a fine book with real potential. And my original impression holds true, it should lead to some seriously great stories as more and more people band about not only trying to destroy one thing or another, but also more likely trying to be Starf*ckers too! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Apr 16, 2014

    Star Slammers is both a blast from the past and an entertaining book. The big turn off for readers could be the antiquated art style, the jam packed panels, and general attitude of the adventure. However, more veteran comics readers will enjoy a book that cost $4, and delivered what felt like two books-worth of comics storytelling by a man who is a titan in the industry. Read Full Review

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