Tom Strong #18

Writer: Alan Moore Artist: Chris Sprouse Publisher: America's Best Comics Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Nov 1, 2002

    Chris Sprouse's artwork provides consistency and drama. His Svetlana looks like Lucy Lawless, and it's important that she looks that way all the time within this story. When the artwork fluctuates, the character can lose personality. Together she and Tom Strong fight in the heart of the Hive, and because of the artwork being the same for the characters, providing them with a normal model, we feel for greater concern for them. In other words, it would upset me more to see Svetlana's head lopped off by a giant ant if she were drawn by Chris Sprouse than if she were drawn by a substitute artist. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Nov 8, 2002

    A big, highly explosive finish to this latest arc, but this strong finish is hurt somewhat by the simple fact that the previous issues simply didn't do that good a job of showing us how dangerous these aliens were. I mean it's fine to show us that Tom Strong and the numerous allies he calls upon in this issue make for an impressive fighting force, and the art does a splendid job capturing the sheer spectacle of these attacks. However, the big finish loses a bit of its importance, when one actually stop to consider that these aliens never really made any counter attacks. Oh sure we see a character decapitated, and the general idea that these creatures are dangerous was established, but there was never really a moment in this issue where I felt Tom Strong was in any real danger of losing this fight, and in my book this is always a fatal flaw in any story. One also has to be a little concerned that Tom Strong was left with nothing to do but watch from the sidelines, as everyone else dealt Read Full Review

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