The Torch #1

The Torch #1

Writer: Alex Ross Artist: Patrick Berkenkotter Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 2, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Sep 7, 2009

    The Torch #1 was a well crafted and enjoyable read. Readers should not let their lack of knowledge of the various Golden Age characters prevent them from giving this issue a chance. This issue is quite new reader friendly. The Torch #1 was a character heavy read that offers a textured and substantive read that gives the reader plenty to digest. I would not recommend The Torch #1 to action fans. However, to everyone else, I would recommend giving The Torch #1 a try. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 2, 2009

    The art is also significantly improved as well. Patrick Berkenkotter turns in a very detailed set of pencils, that showcase every last line and wrinkle on Thinker's face. Overall, his style is reminiscent of Ed Brubaker's partners in Captain America, making it that much easier for cap readers to jump over to this book. Not that they should need much motivation. This series may have no direct tie to Ed Brubaker's saga, but it shows a similar love and care for some classic WWII heroes. The Torch #1 is definitely one of the pleasant surprises of the week. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Marlowe Lewis Sep 4, 2009

    This book gets three and a half stars, mostly because the multi-layered script kept me "thinking" about the story long after I had actually finished reading the book itself. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 2, 2009

    This book might have a steep price point, but it is definitely worth the price, especially if you have found yourself enjoying Marvel's celebratory septuagenarian comics. While this is not required reading by any means, it is a nice salute to the history of the Marvel Universe. A sibling book to the current adventures occurring in "Captain America" this issue is a great spot for readers looking for something different out of their Marvel Universe. With A.I.M., Toro, Vision, and Thinker already in this issue, it seems like subsequent issues have a fun foundation to build upon. Read Full Review

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