I never read any of the original New Universe line of comics, so I don't know how much of newuniversal is inspired by those original stories, but happily the enjoyment of this book doesn't require any wider reading or previous knowledge of the characters. The book looks pretty, with Salvador Larroca mirroring Ellis' approach to the book with some highly realistic visuals which are complemented by Jason Keith's delicately shaded, almost painterly approach. The artwork isn't particularly dynamic, but it handles the few action sequences very well (with a particularly striking illustration of the effect of John Tensen's blade against a gang of young criminals). Ellis' sci-fi sensibilities blend well with the book's necessarily grounded approach to superhumans, and the characters are strong enough to maintain reader interest - although I was slightly disappointed to see two of the major superhumans barely appear in this latest issue. My one reservation is that after three issues, it sti Read Full Review
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