Imposter #1

Imposter #1

Writer: James Patrick Artist: Martin Szymanski Publisher: 21 Pulp Release Date: February 10, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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One man is every hero who's ever existed. He's the vigilante Centipede, the space traveler Captain Apex, the sorcerer Dr. Oculus, and the adventurer Jungle Jack. This is the world's most dangerous secret, it's about to be revealed, and everything will change.

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Karcossa Jan 22, 2016

    Imposter is a very well written, brilliantly illustrated comic with a central plot point that I want to talk about that I want to discuss in at least a small amount of detail, but that'll be in another review. To get a feeling of this series, the opening issue has an almost Batman mixed with one of the pulp vigilantes sort of flavour, and yet the comic transcends that comparison in so many ways. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comicsverse - Jake Swirsky Mar 23, 2016

    The book's pacing is one of its greatest strengths, leaving the reader left immediately wanting more. However, due to the book being a four issue miniseries, parts of this issue can feel like pure setup. Hopefully we'll see a bit more investigation into Hale's mindset at playing an Imposter. Although I don't know if the execution will match the concept with the rest of the series, I'm definitely excited to find out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Kylee Sills Feb 15, 2016

    The first issue ofImposter is action-packed, offering a unique twist on superhero identities that opens up the series to a lot of fascinating possibilities in future issues. When Detective Hale Barker learns a life-changing secret on the tail end of a crisis situation, readers have yet to see if he will be able to rise to the occasion. Earth may be doomed if he can't. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Arpad Okay Feb 4, 2016

    There is much about the writing that I respect. The motifs are old but the angles are fresh. The twist on heroism in Imposter is one of those great ideas that should be too good to work but does anyway (and gloriously). Everything runs together seamlessly because it is all so well planned. I am smitten with the quality of misdirection employed by Imposter. Patrick grasps the art of the MacGuffin, and so the depth of the imposter's lies are allowed to sneak up on us. The result? I have no idea what to expect next, but I know I'm going to like it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Hazel Hay Feb 12, 2016

    Imposter is messy and likable, much like the artwork therein. Each realm is distinct and has its own impressive visual style. Imposter shouldnt necessarily succeed. On paper, its a terrible mish-mash of silly nonsense, but credit to the creators, it feels like there are hands tightly around the story. Lets just hope that they are going to be safe hands. Read Full Review

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