Solarman #1

Solarman #1

Writer: Joseph Illidge, Brendan Deneen Artist: N. Steven Harris Publisher: Scout Comics Release Date: June 29, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
8.6Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

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Originally published by Marvel Comics and written by Stan Lee, Solarman returns after a twenty-five year hiatus! Ben Tucker is a teenage hacker going after the wealthy and corrupt, fighting bullies, and living in his father's basement. When a mysterious alien attacks a space station conducting secret experiments, Ben is accidentally exposed to extraterrestrial technology and imbued with nuclear-based power. Now Ben Tucker is a fugitive from the police, an alien menace, and a paramilitary division hunting him down, with the intention to capture...or kill.

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 17, 2016

    An excellent origin with some spectacular visuals. This is a hero that anyone could follow. I know I will. I hope that Solarman lasts for a long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 6, 2016

    Solarman #1 is a solid debut and I can't wait to see what comes next. The issue is an exciting start and fills a much-needed niche that other publishers woefully ignore. This is a superhero comic for the masses and hopefully the masses find it, cause it's solid. If you're looking for a superhero alternative from the big 2, look no further. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Project-Nerd - Erica May 3, 2016

    Re-imagining Solarman as an African-American man sets the comic apart from most of its counterparts as well. Ben Tucker's new backstory gives readers the chance to listen to a voice not usually heard in comics. More recently, Black superheros have come into prominence, such as Miles Morales, Luke Cage, or Sam Wilson as Captain America, but there is still a vast disparity in representation of perspectives other than that of a white male. Ben Tucker's racial identity allows the writers to address political topics and themes not normally discussed, such as theaforementioned Black incarceration rates. The fact that the comic has the ability to echo the concerns, stories, and viewpoints of another demographic of readers will continue to differentiate this comic from the rest, but it will foster the growing sense of inclusion as well, a critical aspect that has been missing in the industry for too long. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Jul 11, 2016

    Solarman #1 takes a different approach when telling an origin story. Rather than an earnest do-gooder, Joseph Phillip Illidge and Brendan Deneen present a more nuanced character in Ben Tucker. And while there isn't much of a supporting cast to speak of at this time, the lead character is intriguing enough on his own. The artwork by N Steven Harris and Andrew Dalhouse does a great job balancing the tone of the more personal moments with the grander events that are in the background here, but are sure to burst into the front in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    abisaeee Jul 17, 2016

    Even though it ia a re make, this feels fresh and new. The art is illmatic and the story line looks good so far. More authentic books stressing diveristy are needed but this doesnt feel forced. Sign me up!!!

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