Tom Strong's Terrific Tales #7

Writer: Alan Moore, Steve Moore Artist: Jerry Ordway, Art Adams, Alan Weiss Publisher: America's Best Comics Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate May 16, 2003

    Something's amiss when Young Tom Strong actually entertains. The story doesn't even try to place Tom in jeopardy. Thus, our usual criticisms do not apply. Rather, the villain is sufficiently vile and eerie enough, and the way in which Tom dopes out the rules of his magic impresses. It's a pity about Young Tom's stupid Moe haircut, but the artwork uniformly attends the school of anatomy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell May 27, 2003

    I will give the book full marks for managing to work within the confines what has to be a highly restrictive eight page format, as while Young Tom Strong's adventure has itself a rather abrupt ending, for the most part the book does manage to deliver three complete adventures. Now Alan Moore's children story looks fantastic, and it has a couple cute moments, but I found it to be a little too cute & inconsequential. As for the Jonni Future adventure, there's some clever ideas at play, and we get a rather surprising revelation about Jermaal, but the whole kidnap, rescue mission plot is beginning to feel like old hat, and I'd like to see Steve Moore display a little more imagination when it come to the plots. Then there what has to be the biggest surprise of the issue, as Young Tom Strong is actually quite exciting, and even with it's rather hurried conclusion, the story manages to develop a wonderful sense of danger, and the action moves along at a nice brisk pace, so one can't help but Read Full Review

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