Last Defenders #1

Last Defenders #1

Writer: Joe Casey Artist: Jim Muniz Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 12, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
5.9Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Mar 12, 2008

    That single page shows why "The Last Defenders" #1 works so well. Casey and Giffen undermine any attempt to take this team seriously, but the characters themselves are trying so very hard. The creative team also does a nice job throughout the issue establishing the personality dynamics within the group and setting up a number of plot points and brief action sequences. This isn't one of those issues that's all talk. It moves. It's an excellent first issue that sets up what will no doubt be a very interesting series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Bryan Joel Mar 12, 2008

    When it comes down to it, The Last Defenders will be greatly helped if you have no prior expectations coming into it. This isn't going to be New Avengers, Jr. There's a good story underneath, just be receptive to it and know what you're getting into. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Mar 29, 2008

    Apparently, "The Last Defenders" is pointedly named as such. Quite how that's going to pan out, I don't know - so far, the book's main flaw is that there's no real hook introduced that makes them anything more than the budget Avengers, a generic super-hero team just like all the other ones, only utilizing third-tier characters. However, with the appearance of Ex-Thunderbolt Atlas in the offing for a future issue, it's got my interest in the short term. There's still a chance for it to distinguish itself somehow. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Steven M. Bari Mar 11, 2008

    Overall, The Last Defenders #1 has great material to work with, but suffers from clunky transitions, disconnected side stories, and very bad jokes. Read Full Review

  • 0.8
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Mar 15, 2008

    There's definitely a lot to be desired with this book, but one of its worst shortcomings is the art. Jim Muniz's pencils are complete with an assortment of odd and stiff poses by characters, and the biggest crime is how he manages to make She-Hulk look retarded. Even Colossus, at times, looks completely bloated. Sorry, but I won't be back for issue #2. There's nothing here that appeals to me. A resurrected series like this needs to cater to new readers, not just old ones. But, because the story is incomprehensible to the average comic reader, it fails. Read Full Review

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