The Crew #5

Writer: Christopher Priest Artist: Joe Bennett Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Sep 24, 2003

    As I was busy summarizing the plot of this issue in the first column of this review I found myself actively struggling to condense the plot into a manageable size, and in the end I simply gave up. This is a information intensive issue, but it's also a very solid display of how strong a writer Christopher Priest is, as he not only delivers all the exposition one needs to get a good grasp on the character of Josiah X, and his close to five decades of back story, but it does it in such an entertaining manner, that I was fully invested in what was essentially a history lesson. I mean I'm read a lot of origin issues, and I'd have to say this one stands right up there with my all-time favorite, Spider-Man, as it's a back-story that tells you everything you need to know about the character in one single issue. In fact the only thing that put a damper on my enjoyment of this issue is the knowledge that this book only has a shelf life of two more issues, which is becoming more and more depressi Read Full Review

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