ICE Critical Mass #1
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ICE Critical Mass #1

Writer: Doug Wagner Artist: Daniel Hillyard Publisher: 12 Gauge Comics Release Date: November 19, 2014 Cover Price: $1.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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In this prequel to the original ICE mini-series, Cole Matai is a new recruit at the Montana branch of The U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement agency. While shadowing decorated agent Ezra Delgado on a routine mission, all hell breaks loose and the new partners are baptized by fire. But this first battle is only the tip of the iceberg, as a terrorist plot to wipe out the Pacific Northwest is unfolding right at their feet. Get all this explosive action at the special introductory price.

  • 10
    Needless Essentials Online - Stan Ford Nov 17, 2014

    After reading this issue, if I didn't get most of this stuff in my Inbox, I'd just tell my local comic shop to add all 12-Gauge comics to my pull list. I don't think I've ever been disappointed in them. So yeah, buy this book this week. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Mia Faller Dec 26, 2014

    I.C.E. Critical Mass #1 is a fast paced adventure that promises plenty of suspense with just enough intrigue to keep you reaching for the next issue. This series is ideal for cop-drama and gangster film fans alike. The four-part series continues in I.C.E. Critical Mass #2, available now via publisher 12 Gauge Comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Nov 27, 2014

    This is a great prequel issue that sets up what looks like an action packed clash between the good guys and bad guys, although they are unaware of each other at this point in time. Featuring some good writing accompanied by good art. This is the perfect introductory issue for newcomers to the series and will keep existing fans satisfied. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Dec 2, 2014

    The Everyone works out a Golds Gym anatomyThe heavy inkingThe absolute suspense of Habeas Corpus for the good guysThe cut and dry simplicity of the conflictThe facial scarring for every heroThis was a fun comic in the way that watching Leathal Weapon is fun. Sure, it was a fun buddy-cop movie in the day, but you really cant make that film today. Same applies here to ICE. It has some great potential to be a good action story, but the simplistic art from Daniel Hillyard handicaps the story, yanking the reader out of this tale, and keeping us from enjoying the ride a bit more. Perhaps with a stronger art team ICE will be able to be worthy of a monthly pull but for now, Ill wait for trade. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Dec 4, 2014

    I haven't read the series this mini is the prequel to, so I can't say how this relates to that earlier story. I could see this becoming a reasonably entertaining action movie in the style of Cannon Films from the 1980s and 1990s. But Cannon Films weren't exactly A-list. And while this has some bright spots, and is enjoyable, it's got to start rising above familiar action movie tropes to become anything more than just a shoot-‘em-up story. Read Full Review

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