The Destroyer #1

The Destroyer #1

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Cory Walker Publisher: Marvel Max Release Date: April 1, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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DESTROYER, PART 1 For sixty years, Keen Marlowe has been a super hero, taking down bad guys, fighting the good fight. But its is about to come crashing to an end. See, Marlowe is dying -- maybe today, maybe tomorrow, the only question is when. But Marlowe isnt about to go quietly into the night. Before he goes, he intends to leave the world a safer place for his family. And if that means hunting down -- and murdering -- every super-villain he can, so be it. They dont call him Destroyer for nothing. Explicit Content $3.99

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Apr 2, 2009

    In a week filled with superior releases like a new "Seaguy" comic and another installment of "Scalped," "The Destroyer" holds its own. It's a comic that hasn't been promoted much at all, but it's surprisingly good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Rob G Apr 5, 2009

    This is a solid introduction to a unique character and there is definitely a lot of potential for a good mini-series here. I think Kirkman's creations are best when there are multiple characters for him to work with that interact with and shape the main character. I don't see that happening here and I think that the Destroyer is worse off because of it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Daniel Crown Apr 1, 2009

    Ultimately, whether you've read it or not, you probably already know if you'll like Destroyer based upon your general feelings towards Kirkman back catalogue. Not to pigeonhole the author - as books like Walking Dead prove his ability to tell diverse stories - but Destroyer is very much a cousin to books like Invincible or even Battle Pope. Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing is entirely up to you. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 12, 2009

    It's fun to see Robert Kirkman working in the Marvel Universe again, and Cory Walker's art is always a joy, but this whole book feels an awful lot like Kirkman's OTHER invulnerable geezer book, "Brit," right down to the tough-guy dialogue and terseness of the main character. Still, it's not an unenjoyable ride, the comic book equivalent of walking after missing the first half hour of a decent action movie. The opening gives us a clear picture of what the Destroyer is about, and the scenes with his family are well-handled and (in some places) quite touching. I like this book a lot more than I should, even if I have a vague feeling of Deja Vu, and Destroyer #1 earns a quick run-and-gun 3 out of 5 stars. I added this to my pull list before I even left the store, and I think it's a good read for the grown-ups in the audience who aren't bothered by cursing and a little of the old ultra-violence... Read Full Review

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