Tom Strong #22

Writer: Alan Moore Artist: Jerry Ordway Publisher: America's Best Comics Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Oct 16, 2003

    An alternate reality in which Tom Stone's affair with the wife of his trusted ally/friend Paul Saveen triggers a series of tragic events, which in turn prompts the woman who made the changes in the past that created this alternate reality to travel back in time to correct it. Now this is pretty conventional stuff if one has been reading comics for as long as I have, and it doesn't really help matters that the story is dead-set on following the path that the previous chapters laid out, as watching the story move down a prearranged path, with no unexpected diversions is not my idea of an exciting time. It's a well crafted story, and the story logic holds up rather nicely, as Alan Moore did take his time to establish how this alternate reality came to be, and what change had to be made in the past to create it. However, this issue is a bit like watching a great artist working on a paint by numbers picture, as while it can result in a nice looking final product, it's hardly one that acts a Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Oct 11, 2003

    Jerry Ordway's artwork almost makes Tom Strong worthwhile, but there's nothing more disappointing than reading chapter after brilliant chapter only to be let down by the finale. Better to have the whole project be bloody awful. Read Full Review

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