All-Star Section 8 #1
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All-Star Section 8 #1

Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: John McCrea Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 10, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 5
7.3Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

The greatest super heroes of all time, unseen since the end of the hit series HITMAN, have returned for the greatest super hero story ever told!
Befuddled hero Sixpack returns to Gotham City, desperate to rebuild the all-star team known as Section Eight in the face of a deadly threat. He gathers old friends Bueno Excellente, Baytor and the seemingly reborn Dogwelder, along with some new faces - but he still needs that elusive eighth member. And that's when the Dark Knight Detective gets an offer he can't refuse in part one of this unforgettable six-issue miniseries.

  • 9.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Jun 10, 2015

    If this is an exemplar of the New DC Universe, then we are in for a hell of a trip. Ennis and McCrea effortlessly pick up fifteen years after the fact and running with the glorious insanity that is SECTION 8. This might be the only book we need. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 13, 2015

    I had so much fun reading this issue. Garth Ennis and John McRea poke fun at so much and it all hits it's target. The reader is left wondering what is real and what isn't, but I don't care, I just want to keep laughing. If you like having fun, check this one out. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Jun 11, 2015

    "All-Star Section 8" #1 is a great throwback to one of DC's underrated classics and a lesson in how to make dangerously insane characters endearing. While it may not do much to attract new readers, "All-Star Section 8" is the perfect comic for anyone wanting to take a trip back to The Cauldron. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Jun 11, 2015

    Let's just get this out of the way: "Hitman" is the best superhero comic DC ever published. You could make the case for stuff like "Swamp Thing" and " Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jun 11, 2015

    All Star Section Eight #1 may be a continuation of obscure characters, but it's not a must to have read anything before the appreciate the issue. It features Ennis' signature humor and hyperbole along with solid art by McCrea. DC promised us something different, and this series might stand out as one of the most unique of the bunch, and that's not a bad thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Scott Southard Jun 16, 2015

    Whether or not this series makes a real impact on the freshly reinvented world of DC (seriously, I'm gonna need at least another month and a half to get over the mid-page ads of Nick Lachey looking like he doesn't know how to hold a candy bar) doesn't particularly matter. It's a brilliant pause for laughter in a sphere that rarely sees anything other than grim stares and angry sneers. I cannot overstate how much fun it is to read (and how much fun it clearly was to create) this book. If the new direction of DC Comics encourages and nurtures the growth of All-Star Section Eight and other comics like it, I'm on board. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Jun 10, 2015

    Of all the DC YOU initiative books, "All-Star Section Eight" is the most offbeat release of them all. It's a vessel for some fun and gross humor, strangely inventive in its visual storytelling and knows exactly what it wants to be. Ennis and McCrea work together as a fantastic storytelling team and it's great to see them together once again. Fans with a deep knowledge base will get a lot out of the issue, but anyone picking up this book should have a blast. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 10, 2015

    Artist John McCrea doesn't miss a beat with these characters. His vision of the Cauldron is both outlandishly cartoony and slathered in grime and grit. It's a very unique visual sensibility relative to the rest of DC's comics. McCrea crams in various visual gags as well, with the standout example being several homages to classic Batman artists like Neal Adams and Kelley Jones. It appears these homages were directly lifted from the old comics in question rather than recreated, but they're integrated in an effective and hilarious way. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 13, 2015

    Flashes of brilliance, less coherence, but still some funny moments herein… Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Geeked Out Nation - John Turner Jun 12, 2015

    For now it's an okay distraction, a joke that I think was about semen, and a joke about accidental racism, and that is it. For five minutes it will please some but All-Star Section 8 #1 is not really something to recommend, though for the $2.99 cover price you could do worse. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Jun 11, 2015

    Section 8 is a book that needs to be written by Garth Ennis. It’s odd, over-the-top and most importantly, extremely unique. Unfortunately these strong elements aren’t enough to compensate for an overall clunky script that would’ve been great, with a little bit of cleanup. This title has potential for a great future, but for now, I’m still questioning whether I’ll be there to read it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Luke Anderson Jun 16, 2015

    Anyone unfamiliar with the team should probably remain that way, and I won't spoil for any new readers what Dogwelder's abilities are. This is pretty dumb. I mean, it's an entertaining enough read, but if DC, Ennis and McCrea wanted to resurrect characters from Hitman for Convergence, why not the man himself? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jun 13, 2015

    "All-Star Section 8" is a strange collection of characters for a comic book. The creators are perfect for the comic book as they keep the book light, even when dealing with Batman. The artwork is fantastic as it is detailed and extremely vibrant. The book stumbles towards the end as the Batman subplot gets some action but doesn't see a resolution. Overall, this is a good read that will cater to a select audience. I would have liked to see a more powerful ending to set things up for the next issue. This is an average to good read. I look forward to the rest of the mini-series to see where this is heading. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Jun 10, 2015

    Starts off strong and goes wildly off the rails in the second half. Hopefully once these guys see some action the book will pick up, and while it has its moments and the art is nice, forced humor and a painfully out of character Batman don't make for a good read. Read Full Review

  • 4.3
    Nerds On The Rocks - Christopher Blieka Jun 23, 2015

    It's weird, it's gross, it's unlike anything I've seen in DC. If you're the sort of person who's into Duckman, then this may be the lovingly produced madness you've been waiting for. If not, then maybe borrow this comic from a friend and skip to the Batman scene. It's definitely worth it. Read Full Review

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