Supercrooks #1

Supercrooks #1

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Leinil Yu Publisher: Marvel Icon Release Date: March 21, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11
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  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Mathis Koos Mar 21, 2012

    If you already like Millar than you should feel right at home and if you don't, try it anyway, maybe you will finally wise up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Mar 25, 2012

    This story overcomes a lot of things with me (derivative story, art more realistic than I typically like, etc.) to be a very satisfying first issue. I'm very eager to see what happens with Millar's gang of criminals as they try to pay back the mob. My only complaint is that the comic has atouchof plastic-y, artificialness to it" As if an excellent meal was prepared from a recipe" But the execution on this issue is impossible to ignore. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 23, 2012

    The plot here is a decent first act of a big ol' Hollywood blockbuster, with both the good and bad aspects that would come with that. Mark Millar reportedly sold the movie rights to this book before it was written, and this issue seems clearly written as the beginning of that movie script. A lot of the plot, therefore, feels a bit familiar, especially to those who've seen the Ocean's 11 series, but the presence of super-powers may possibly create a gestalt of differing tropes that makes it something new and different. Supercrooks #1 hits a sweet spot when dealing with the super-villain main characters, but doesn't quite overcome the sum of it's parts, earning a nicely handled 3.5 out of 5 stars overall. I'm very interested to see where this all goes, and wondering what's up with the other colorful characters on the cover who don't appear in this issue... Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Mar 24, 2012

    One of the tenets of Millar's creator-owned writing in recent years has been to focus on the logical faults in the conventions of the super-hero genre. Not only does the core concept fall into that category, but so does the aged former crook's Vegas scam. Millar both deconstructs the genre through these efforts while simultaneously revelling in it. It's not a bad approach for a comic-book series, but for several, it might not be the best of choices. Millar runs the risk of coming off as a one-trick pony. With Kick-Ass, the pony jumps over a hurdle. With Nemesis, the pony jumps over a puddle. Now he's got the pony jumping over a bale of hay. Sure, the pony's jumping over different things, but all we're really seeing is the same little jump. But another way to look at it is as Millar's signature, just as Neil Gaiman's signature is writing stories about magical worlds hidden within or above the real world. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Garry Robertson Jul 23, 2012

    This story has started well. Good humor and artwork keep the reader hooked and wanting to know what happens next. The characters are well-presented, making them very believable. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Outer Realm Comics - M S R Mar 29, 2012

    For the record, Supercrooks is definitely more concerned with style than depth; however, it has that sliver of world-building attached to it, in addition to the always superlative Yu artwork, that makes one hope that the title can reach better heights in the months to come. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Mar 23, 2012

    Not a bad start to a story, though the events of this issue will be easily summed up on the recap page of issue #2, which is where we'll find out just what Millar's got to offer on this one. So feel free to wait. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Mar 22, 2012

    From Mark Millar & Leinel Yu, the creators of the smash hit Superior comes a new mini-series featuring the bad guys. The heroes & villains are quickly introduced as friends & enemies are reunited & a teleporter kills in a very unique way. With wrapping up Kick-Ass 2 and the upcoming Secret Service, the Hit-Girl spinoff, Jupiters Children & Nemesis 2 all on the way, 2012 is Mark Millars year. From Icon, Millarworld & Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Mar 22, 2012

    This isn't a bright and joyous world where everyone looks up in the sky for a savior. This is a world that's seen it all before and is no longer impressed by their gods. Still, as much as I enjoyed the visuals in Super Crooks, I just don't care about the people in it. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Adam J. Langton Mar 24, 2012

    Even if we are able to suspend our disbelief and overcome the winking in-jokes like the one above, what we are left with in "Super Crooks" #1 is the first issue of a series presenting no likable characters and nothing we haven't seen before, several times over. The cover presents us with many more characters than are introduced to us in "Super Crooks" #1, so we can hold out hope those future introductions will be more nuanced and intriguing than the ones we find within. As for the first issue, what we find remains bland and uninspired for an inauspicious start to the series. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Mar 26, 2012

    Supercrooks hinges on the idea that these people, who have failed at every other heist, can pull of another one without a problem. It's a hard pill to swallow, and given that's its poorly constructed and introduced, it's even more difficult to get behind. Read Full Review

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