Penultiman #1

Writer: Tom Peyer Artist: Alan Robinson Publisher: Ahoy Comics Release Date: October 7, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
8.5Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

From the pages of the AHOY interactive sensation Steel Cage! Penultiman, The Next-To-Last-Stage In Human Evolution, is the greatest, best-looking, and most admired super-hero in the world! So how can he stop hating himself? His android understudy, Antepenultiman, thinks he knows the answer! Created by Tom Peyer and Alan Robinson. All AHOY books feature additional prose stores and art.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Oct 22, 2020

    Penultiman #1 looks like another winner for Ahoy Comics who have been swinging for the fences. Peyer manages to make us care so much about hour hero in just a few short pages. Robinson's art is special. He captures the feeling of an old timey super hero comic while Peyer simultaneously makes a bit of fun of old timey superhero comics. Get in on the ground floor of this newest mini-series from Ahoy! Everyone is going to be talking about it, so you might as well know what it is all about. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Oct 7, 2020

    Penultiman #1 is a dynamic, fun and deeply sad first issue to a comic that has so much on its mind. Whether you want a discussion of depression or a fun superhero adventure, this has it all. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 7, 2020

    The art by Alan Robinson is good as well and does a great job of visually realizing this world. This is a nice start to a good series! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Alex McDonald Oct 6, 2020

    AHOY is onto another winner with Penultiman #1. At this stage it's worth it for the extras alone, but the main chapter is great too, so readers are getting a lot for their money. This is a series to follow. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 7, 2020

    Penultiman #1 is an interesting comic with what feels like a new take on the examination of the superhero. It does it as well without taking itself too seriously. The combination of something to say with some humor feels welcome in the space and where the series goes should be interesting. It's definitely a comic to keep an eye on and might be one that gets folks buzzing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jordan Lash Oct 12, 2020

    The story of Penultiman isn't entertaining, but Alan Robinson's artwork is. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Miracleman92 Nov 24, 2020

    Between this and The Wrong Earth, Tom Peyer is proving AHOY is the place to look for fun, fresh and introspective superhero stories. Penultiman isn't the first indie superhero comic to tackle a superhero with mental health issues, but it is a well-written and drawn character study of a man who is out of his depth emotionally while trying to be the best kind of hero he possibly can.

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