The Crew #1

Writer: Christopher Priest Artist: Joe Bennett Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell May 28, 2003

    A pretty enjoyable start, and oddly enough for a Christopher Priest written story, this opening issue is also a rather straight forward affair, with a single plot thread acting to draw all the characters together. Having Jim Rhodes' younger sister murdered does act as a pretty solid launching point, and the book also does some wonderful work establishing that Rhodes has fallen on some very hard times. In fact after his conversation with the police officer when he's called in to identify the body, I'd even go as far to label him as an unsympathetic bastard. However, the simple fact that he's putting his life on the line to track down her killers managed to somewhat temper this idea, and I'm always game for a display of a character's ability to battle their way out of a seemingly hopeless situation. The only real problem that I have with this book is that it really could've made a greater effort to identify Jim Rhodes for newer readers, as except for the out of continuity Chuck Austen ma Read Full Review

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