Black Summer #0
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Black Summer #0

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Juan Jose Ryp Publisher: Avatar Press Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 2
7.0Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

The world goes black as Warren Ellis unveils his all-new super-powered heroes and villains epic! With art by the genius Juan Jose Ryp, no fan of The Authority or Wanted will want to miss this bleeding-edge eight issue masterpiece. This #0 features an original story that leads directly into the full-size series. When the political situation in the USA becomes more than Horus can stand, he moves to take matters into his own hands. But since not all his other team-mates aren't so eager to throw the world into chaos, an epic conflict starts to form. And no one will be safe as the bodies start to fall.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Jun 15, 2007

    Black Summer, then, is Civil War done properly: superheroes taking the law into their own hands, actively breaking it in the service of what they see as a morally superior position, and forcing the nation to respond as it sees fit. Many people will probably misconstrue this book, as it's far easier to interpret Ellis' story as a statement about George W Bush than it is to delve deeper into the psychology of the writer's central character: Horus is a flawed hero, condemning the President's illegal actions but finding no other solution than to commit several murders in order to remove a regime that he sees as corrupt. Don't let the heavily politicised premise distract you: this is a book which has as much to say about the superhero genre as it does about the Bush administration, and I look forward to seeing Ellis examine the moral grey areas that are inherent in the concept of a costumed hero who takes the law into his own hands at the same time as he explores contemporary US politics. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bruce Logan Jun 8, 2007

    *Ellis explains his "bet" at the end of the issue. Read Full Review

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