Polar: Came From the Cold #1

Polar: Came From the Cold #1

Writer: Victor Santos Artist: Victor Santos Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 27, 2013 Cover Price: $17.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Ripped out of retirement by an assassination attempt, the worlds most deadly spyBlack Kaiseris on a collision course with a stab-happy torture expert and a seductive but deadly redhead. His mission only ends if he dies or kills everyone out to get him, and hes not in the habit of dying. This webcomic hit has been rescripted for print!

  • 10
    Den Of Geek! - John Saavedra Nov 25, 2013

    Polar: Came From the Cold is one of my favorite graphic novels of the year for its fresh, fast-paced approach. Reading this yarn is pure fun, and I can only hope that we'll see a lot more of Black Kaiser next year. Starting in January, Dark Horse will release a new superhero series by Santos called Furious. While that's great news, I can only hope that Black Kaiser won't be pushed back into retirement. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Dec 3, 2013

    Polar: Came From The Cold is a very enjoyable comic and even though it's a tale told with few words at times, it's just like its protagonist and its actions (artwork) speaks volumes and is engrossing. And at 160+ pages the story isn't rushed so you can sit back and take your time with it and appreciate it thoroughly. If the intention of Victor Santos here was to create an impression in the reader's mind that the Black Kaiser was indeed a legend that should be feared he definitely accomplished this while showing the world the Black Kaiser used to be a part of and how it's changed. If you enjoy espionage action-adventures then you definitely don't want to missPolar: Came From The Cold. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Nov 26, 2013

    An entertaining tale that is quite light on plot, but makes up for it in striking visuals Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Sean Tonelli Nov 27, 2013

    It may not be the most original story, but Polar: Came from the Cold is a visceral treat. For those longing for the glory days of Frank Miller,or anyone looking for a gritty revenge tale than look no further. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Taylor Lilley Dec 12, 2013

    Everything interesting that Polar has to offer is visual or thematic (and therefore communicable visually). If you subscribe to the "8 universal plots" theory, then everything interesting comics as a medium has to offer is visual or thematic. And while words may keep a reader on a page longer, they keep them there reading, not looking. That's the problem with words, they belong to plot. Santos and his story are better served by silence, where the reader can infer, and the unresolved tension of the assassin who finds their sunset can be heard, humming beneath a final smile. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Gord Cummings Dec 1, 2013

    Unless you are a Santos megafan of course. Then you should browse it on the shelf. Actually you could probably get the full effect of this book from such a viewing. As long as your friendly retailer is okay with it. Read Full Review

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