In the final analysis, this is the perfect starting point for readers who have never touched Jack Staff previously, since it is a nice introduction to the fractured fairy tale that Grist constructs on a regular basis. Trust me, fellow uninitiated: once you finish this Special, youll want to pick up more issues of this fun series. I certainly will! Read Full Review
Jack Staff's seemingly unconnected bits don't come completely together, or at least they didn't for this reviewer. The pages introducing Jack himself didn't seem to be for much other than to watch Jack beat a robo-knight to death with a conveniently placed rock. However, the book has enough going for it that it should be interesting to see if Mr. Grist actually pulls together its seemingly unaffiliated elements. Read Full Review
If I have a complaint about this wonderful comic, it's that the pace of the writing is perhaps just a bit too breakneck. Grist's strengths in plot construction work best when there's a bit more space; his multi-issue storylines come together beautifully, but this issue rushes from a Conan-esque ancient age, through the modern day, and into a dark possible future, and it does feel slightly like the breathless highlights of a wider story. "Slightly" is the operative word there though, and a rushed Paul Grist comic is still an absolute joy to read. Read Full Review
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