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Astonishing Times #1

Writer: Frank J. Barbiere, Arris Quinones Artist: Ruairi Coleman Publisher: ComiXology Originals Release Date: July 28, 2021 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 2
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Noah Sans, a young reporter living in the shadow of his father, lives in a world full of superheroes -- but no one seems to care. After a world changing event called The Cataclysm, people moved on, and now heroes are old news. But when Noah begins investigating a mysterious murder, he comes face to face with his most revered heroes and is forced to confront a secret past that could change the world forever.

Astonishing Times is a love letter to the medium of comics and a celebration of superheroes old and new. Award-winning writer Frank J. Barbiere returns to creator-owned comics alongside Arris Quinones, host of YouTube's Var more

  • 10
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Jul 29, 2021

    'Astonishing Times' #1 is a great first issue that establishes a familiar but fresh world of heroes with plenty of secrets to be discovered. It's an engrossing read with a likable lead character who gets caught up in something dangerous and mysterious. It's a love letter to the medium of comics and 'Astonishing Times' is showing what makes this form of storytelling so addictive and fun.  Read Full Review

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Jul 30, 2021

    OveriewAstonishing Times brilliantly combines superheroes with the literal actual world right outside our windows in a way that celebrates the joy and spark that superheroes bring. Every page is filled with stunningly beautiful artwork that fully encapsulates this wonderful clash of the fantastical and our reality. Truly, a magnificent debut issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jul 28, 2021

    Astonishing Times #1 is a unique entry into the superhero genre, as its creative team intends to explore why these characters have the resonance they do. Not only would I recommend this to longtime superhero fans, but I would also recommend it to those who potentially feel overwhelmed by the genre, as it truly feels like a unique approach was taken in crafting this series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    KalEl93 Jul 28, 2021

    This was such an awesome first issue amplified by astonishing art

  • 9.0
    Fracadactyl Jul 28, 2021

    Pretty good start by looking at how superheroes don't seem special unless a scandal starts up. It perfectly captures oversaturation. Gotta like the action and crazy technology employed too, a katana with a taser in the handle, that's cool.

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