American Legends #1

American Legends #1

Writer: Bill Schwartz, Zachary Schwartz Artist: Studio Hive Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 5, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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AMERICAN LEGENDS #1-5 – WEEKLY THROUGHOUT NOVEMBER! Depicting the extraordinary exploits of the legendary pioneers DAVY CROCKETT, MIKE FINK, and SALLY ANN THUNDER on a quest to save the Lewis & Clark expedition and thwart a conspiracy hatched by Napoleon to destroy the promising future of a young American nation. Featuring a unique look at the Hatfields & McCoys, Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, Sacagawea, and many, many more! These are the stories of the great frontiersmen who explored the magical and savage frontier before becoming mythical heroes in American folklore. These are the tall-tales of our youth, known and loved by all. These are the American Legends.

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Nov 5, 2014

    "American Legends" #1 takes many legendary characters that readers might have thought they didn't care about and puts them into a story that will change that. There won't be a daily dose like in history class, but a weekly fix will deliver the next best thing. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Nov 4, 2014

    The remainder of the five-part weekly series promises to bring in even more folk heroes of the North Americas, some of which don't even have beards. Yet with an already fully-loaded complement of legends, it is difficult to see how this expansion won't simply compound the problems evident in this first issue. It's a shame, because this has such great potential to be a modern retelling of some of the best tall tales in America's history. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Nov 6, 2014

    Visually, the book's painterly art is provided by the appropriately named Studio Hive. A group effort will undoubtedly have its faults, yet those involved do a solid job of generating a mostly consistent visual quality. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of the characters themselves, faces and likenesses changing noticeably from page to page. Much like the writing, the art tends to even out the further in you get, but again, it may be too little too late. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    TheCultDen - Reece Morris-Jones Dec 5, 2014

    All in all, I think perhaps Americanreader would get more of a kick out of this. But even from where I'mstanding, there's not too much to recommend I'm afraid. Hopefullythis is just the opening issue and we'll be on firmer ground nextissue. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    AiPT! - John F. Trent Nov 5, 2014

    American Legends #1 struggles to find its legs. It jumps around from story to story and characters will be in one place and then all of a sudden be in another, with no explanation of why they are there. The artwork also struggled in the beginning especially with depicting action sequences but improved and even had a change of style altogether towards the middle of the book. A lot of the dialogue between the characters was cheesy and the coloring of the lettering becomes more and more irritating the more you see it. Read Full Review

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