The B-Sides are a promising collection of characters, and Brian David-Marshall has some clever ideas at play here, as we follow a team that from all outward appearances has no hope of making it to the big leagues. The main problem with this book is that it's pacing is a bit too slow, as while it makes sense that the B-Sides would start at the bottom & work their way up, pitting the B-Sides against a baddie who barely rates as a threat doesn't exactly make for a thrilling read. Now I realize it's unfair to criticize this book for remaining true to its lower tier roots, but Brian David-Marshall's first goal should be the delivery of the most entertaining product he can, and it seems odd that he would make the uphill battle that all new books face even tougher by avoiding the staples of an exciting read (e.g. threats that endanger the heroes, situations that generate concern and/or interest in the characters). Then again the final page arrival of the Fantastic Four ensures I'll be back fo Read Full Review
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