The Alternates #1
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The Alternates #1

Writer: Patton Oswalt, Tim Seeley, Jordan Blum Artist: Christopher Mitten Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 13, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
9.0Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Mary the Multi-Monster! The Tripper! Crab Louie! Kid Curious! Persona! Formerly the offbeat b-list superheroes, The Alternates, who seemingly sacrificed themselves to stop an invasion from another dimension. Instead they were transported to a mirror reality where they lived complex lives in a more four-dimensional existence-expanding both their powers and consciousness. Five years later they've returned to Twilight City, struggling to reacclimate to their old lives in a traditional two-dimensional superhero worldwithdrawal from the vivid ones they left behind. When elements from this alternate reality turn up as a dangerous new street drug, s more

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Aug 30, 2023

    If you enjoyed Minor Threats, The Alternates is a worthy sequel that expands the same universe. And if you haven't enjoyed Minor Threats (which just came out in TP), it will still appeal to anyone who enjoys tales of weird heroes in a world they never made! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Sep 13, 2023

    Issue 1 is off to a superb start, in this second outing in the Minor Threats world, as the creative team riffs off the weird B-list here trope to superb effect with a script that presents gloriously three dimensional characters, relatable characters brought to life by wonderfully stylish art and an excellent script that maintains the standard set by the first volume of the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Jenna Anderson Sep 13, 2023

    Coupled with Christopher Mitten and Tess Fowler's ambitious and scrappy art, this issue is great, plain and simple. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Chris Coplan Sep 13, 2023

    This B-squad has A+ potential. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Sep 13, 2023

    The Alternates #1 is a fantastic beginning to a new mini-series set in the Minor Threats universe. The characters are fascinating and its great to see another corner of this universe explored. This universe is ripe for hundreds of different types of stories and I look forward to exploring it more in upcoming issues. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 13, 2023

    Mitten and Fowler craft some beautiful art in the issue. I love how well the visual styles work together with the dreamlike sequence for Mary and the wonderful visual style of the real world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Capes & Tights - Justin Soderberg Aug 21, 2023

    The Alternates #1 is an exciting and unique superhero story that stands out in a crowded market. The creative team behind the story is passionate about comics and brings their love to this story. From stunning artwork to intriguing world-building, The Alternates #1 is a comic book worth reading. It's a fresh take on the superhero genre that will have readers coming back for more. Read Full Review

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