John Jackson Miller has crafted a poor mans H-E-R-O (see DC Comics if you dont get my sorry reference), wherein the central character has found a device of untold power and learns how to use it through trial and error. This s a tired premise, but theres potential in telling it from a non-American point of view, unfortunately Millers interpretation of Russia seems steeped in 1990s TV and movie parodies of post-Soviet society and doesnt feel remotely believable. If theres a built-in audience for second tier Iron Man villains then perhaps Crimson Dynamo will sustain for a five or six issue run. Based on what Ive seen so far theres little to draw me back for the next issue, other than the swell artwork by Steve Ellis. Read Full Review
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