Tom Strong #21

Writer: Alan Moore Artist: Jerry Ordway, Trevor Scott Publisher: America's Best Comics Critic Reviews: 3
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Aug 22, 2003

    Jerry Ordway renders the entirety of the book with his usual skill and traditional understanding of super-hero action. His anatomy of course is impeccable and his characters exhibit believable emotions. The colorist however cannoot decide whether or not Tom Stone is black like Mr. Moore wanted or some Elvis like white. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Sep 4, 2003

    If you're a fan of the concept of alternate realities than you should be quite please with this arc, as it's a pretty in-depth look at what the world would be like if Tom had been born to a father who hadn't been a cold dispassionate scientist, but rather a caring figure who taught him the value of compassion. I rather like the idea that the parallel Earth that was created is not a hellish place, but rather the world actually looks a fair sight better. Now the simple logistics of the story seem to be forced into the development of a tragic event, that will ensure this other reality has to be erased, and I'm curious as to what Alan Moore has cooked up that will render this other reality as the bad apple of this pair, as at the moment if one had to choose, the parallel Earth looks far more deserving of a continued existence. I also enjoyed how this issue has managed to condense the various threats that Tom faced in the previous issues, as this issue acts as a fun little slide show of how Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Sep 4, 2003

    Ordway keeps everything clear and has a few funny ideas of his own, as far as background costuming and the diversity of heroes who pop up as styles change and careers evolve. A particular change of nationalistic loyalty is especially clever. The multiple inkers let him down occasionally, but not too jarringly. Top it off with a pristine cover by Chris Sprouse, and you've got a solid, action-packed issue of excellently self-referential comics entertainment. Darn that Alan Moore, up to his old tricks as always. You'd think he created his own private playground for just this purpose! Read Full Review

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