Brain Boy #0

Brain Boy #0

Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Freddie Williams II Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: December 11, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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When the United States Secret Service needs to make sure a location is safe for the president, they call Matt Price, a.k.a. Brain Boy, the world's most powerful telepath. Raised by his parents' employer after their deaths, Matt studied and honed his incredible psychic abilities under the tutelage of Albright Industries. Jump back in time to one of Brain Boy's first missions with this #0 issue. He may have a powerful mind, but he's in over his head! Collects the Brain Boy run from Dark Horse Presents!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Erik McAlister Dec 12, 2013

    In case you missed this in Dark Horse Presents, this serves as a great jumping on point for a new reader or icing on the cake for anyone that has been reading already and wants to backtrack a little bit. So I guess what I'm really saying is, try to get on board with this series early. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges Dec 10, 2013

    Freddie Williams II (Green Arrow, Captain Atom) does a great job of illustrating the story. It fits with the writing and its, also, gives some chances to breathe with artistry because it is an origin. He shows us this with every panel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Dec 11, 2013

    If you're not up to date on Brain Boy this is a perfect time to hop in. Even if you're up to date and missed the Dark Horse Present story, pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 13, 2013

    "Brain Boy" #0 is a nifty slice of what Fred Van Lente brings to this character. Free from continuity, crossovers and even a supporting cast, "Brain Boy" #0 is all about the situation Matt Price is facing and his ability to deal with it. Through this avenue, Van Lente and company are able to establish the character's voice and enhance the reader's ability to invest in the character. The story in "Brain Boy" #0 is complete and rewarding enough to walk away from, but Van Lente and crew leave enough open for readers to all but demand more Brain Boy adventures. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Culture Mass - Andy Mansell Dec 16, 2013

    An entertaining but frustrating and uneven introduction to a series about a telekinetic superman working for the Secret Service. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Joey Caswell Dec 11, 2013

    Brain Boy is a fun book from Dark Horse, and the latest issue provided an enjoyable stand-alone experience which simultaneously expanded on the overall plot. It will be interesting to see where this story goes in the future as many elements currently remain cloaked in shadow. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Dec 10, 2013

    I was originally going to give this issue a pass as a not terribly good, but not terribly bad issue 0, with more promise for the series to come than actual quality but the more I think about the more I don't like this issue. It just feels so unimaginative and by-the-numbers; the espionage label comes off very restrictive here, and you can tell it's being used as a way to fill in plot details that the writers just weren't that concerned with. This wouldn't bother me that much if the writers were interested in doing something imaginative and creative with this set-up, but the only thing that seems to really capture their imagination is the cruel and twisted way Brain Boy's power can be used. Additionally, the artwork is weird and constantly scrunched to fit panel size without giving us the proper scope for the action sequences, so no I would not say I recommend this issue. Read Full Review

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