Trio #1

Trio #1

Writer: John Byrne Artist: John Byrne Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: May 9, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 15, 2012

    This is what a super herobook should be: big, bold, loud, and fun as can be. John Byrne may be on to something"again! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 15, 2012

    But I prefer to think he just enjoys working with this kind of primal superhero format. I certainly had a heck of a lot of fun reading it! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson May 14, 2012

    The art, also from Byrne, is exceptional as always. I love that Trio is published on card-stock paper instead of glossy. The panel layout is very traditional, but still great to look at. Byrne’s art is larger than life, a great mix of ability, ego and experience. He doesn’t waste any space on superfluous backgrounds or details. Everything is focused on the characters, which affords Byrne the ability make every panel a rich and highly detailed portrait. There’s simplicity to this kind of art, a love of drawing without being “edgy” that’s lost on a lot of modern artists. Trio isn’t the greatest book I read this week, but it is a good one. If you love Byrne or his era of comics, I highly recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Keith Callbeck May 10, 2012

    The Fantastic Four analogue stretches a bit too far though as they fight a Namor analogue. I hope Byrne drifts from early F4 stories quickly or this will be an expensive way to get stories that are much more affordable in an Essential collection. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 10, 2012

    It's not a perfect kickoff for a new series, but this issue has some fun with the idea of a classic creator returning to somewhat familiar territory, and it's a great looking book from beginning to end. I'll be interested to see if this series is designed to remind us of what comics used to be like or to completely deconstruct the Bronze Age formula, but either way this first issue has earned enough goodwill for me to give my usual six-issue pickup guarantee. Trio #1 has a nice mix of retro and contemporary, nice art, and a character concept that I'm amused by, earning a well-done 3.5 out of 5 stars overall. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye May 14, 2012

    Trio #1 is a fun first issue, but seems to value style over substance to some degree. Hopefully the second issue will improve upon the balance. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 9, 2012

    As a huge fan of Byrne's art, it's great to see it but there are moments where the action feel a little empty. The coloring is nice but the overuse of blue and a lighter blue for the sky makes the art sometimes look a little bland. That's not something I normally associate with Byrne's art. Because the characters were all created by Byrne, he can do whatever he likes with them. That adds more suspense, especially when we see one member of the team injured. I now have high hopes for this series and want to be won over even more in the next issue. New and different is good and this is our chance to have more comics from Byrne. I can't wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 10, 2012

    "Trio" stands out on the new comic racks largely due to the fact that this, like his "Next Men," is John Byrne doing what John Byrne wants to do. In a time of infinite crossovers and unnecessary reboots, John Byrne's latest comic book is a twisted interpretation of previous works polished up to seem new. That apparent newness is enough to bring eyes to the book, but it might have to work on being legitimate newness in order to keep them here. I'll be back for the next issue, but I honestly am uncertain if that's because of the creator's name on the book or the fact that this story actually interests me. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicosity - Brett Monro May 10, 2012

    I am a huge fan of John Byrne, but this book feels very dated to me. There is plenty to like within the book, but so much of it seems like a rehash of older work, that I really struggled to get into it. The lack of character development also impacted my ability to care; Im all for starting out of the gate fast, but without something to latch onto, the book suffers. Perhaps it is a slow-burn book that will get better in the future, but for now… Read Full Review

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