Black Racer & Shilo Norman Special #1

Writer: Reginald Hudlin Artist: Denys Cowan, Bill Sienkiewicz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 30, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
8.1Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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Shilo Norman has taken up the mantle of Mister Miracle, following the example of Scott Free by cheating death on a daily basis. But when he pushes himself to the limit, the Black Racer comes calling. Now Shilo is literally running from death itself and a cosmic chase leads both target and hunter across the universe.
This issue also includes tales of the Young Gods of Supertown reprinted from NEW GODS #5, 7 and 8.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Shean Mohammed Aug 30, 2017

    This comic is pretty perfect, as it is action packed and gives enough character background to keep the reader interested. Worth buying as Hudlin and Cowan are still masters at their craft and they show the Black Racer in a much more enlightened role. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Aug 30, 2017

    There are also three Kirby reprints, all installments of the Young Gods of Supertown feature that ran in New Gods. Two of the stories feature Fastbak, and one centres on Vykin, of the Forever People. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Scott Shuken Aug 31, 2017

    This was an extremely well put together issue. Straightforward and palatable while still being twisty, turny, and abstract in true Kirby fashion. The issue explains the origins of the key events and characters, but not all at the start and not in a way that just feels like a lesson. The story is immersive and thoughtful, and the art is edgy, dark, and interesting. It's a story that doesn't need a lot of prior knowledge, but still carries weight, and feels like it is part of something larger. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 30, 2017

    A fun origin story wrapped in a big chase scene makes this worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Aug 30, 2017

    You know a creative team did a good job when it makes you want to look back for past issues of a character. I was kicking myself for not knowing more of Shilo. I remembered him being brought back in 2005 but had no idea, he too was one of Kirby's creations back in the 70's. Arghhh, well this series will make you go on the hunt for more of Shilo and his tenure as Mr. Miracle. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Aug 31, 2017

    As with the other specials, we are treated to a few of Kirby's Grabbers, this time around dealing with the denizens of Supertown, namely Fastbak, the Black Racer and Vikyn the Black. These again showcase just how good Kirby was and there really isn't much else to add to that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Aug 30, 2017

    An unexpected but very welcome great story by Reginald Hudlin about two characters that I don't think would land on many people's list of Kirby favorites. If it were selling for a buck less, I'd probably give this a 9. You should consider checking this one out, even if you're only reasonably familiar with Jack Kirby's Fourth World. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Aug 31, 2017

    The two teams work together on this story rather than one handling a back-up, their styles blending well and of course this issue comes with reprints of Kirby's work which helps to make this special all the more delightful. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Ryan C. (trashfilmguru) Sep 2, 2017

    I'll be the first to admit that these DC Kirby tribute books have been a decidedly mixed bag on the whole, but The Black Racer And Shilo Norman Special #1 is definitely the best of the bunch and well worth its, fair enough, pretty steep $4.99 asking price. As The King himself used to say : "Don't ask " just buy it!" Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Comicsverse - Brandon Bloxdorf Aug 30, 2017

    A story with iconic Jack Kirby creations makes this book a perfect issue for new readers. Action packed with Kirby's diverse cast of characters that some may not know about. Exhilarating from start to finish, a perfect story for Fourth World fans. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Frida Kernen Sep 1, 2017

    Honours Kirbys ideas, albeit in a messy way. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Diezgo52 Aug 31, 2017

  • 9.5
    TheImageIsStrong Aug 31, 2017

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