DC Universe Presents #6

DC Universe Presents #6

Writer: Dan DiDio Artist: Jerry Ordway Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 15, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
5.6Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

The Challengers. Out of time and on the run. Eight survivors of a fiery plane crash, bound by fate and death, are on a desperate mission to uncover the mysteries of the Unknown before the powers that saved their lives, claim them for eternity.

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Feb 18, 2012

    I dont know if this book will bring the Challengers back in a big way, but its not a bad introduction. The real question is where they will find the room to grow. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Feb 21, 2012

    The story features Nanda Parbat - the mystical place where the revamped Jason Todd trained - as well as a giant ice monster that attacks the team as they attempt to escape the icy mountains via helicopter. It's action-packed and fun to read, both qualities of which have been exemplified by Didio over on O.M.A.C. The only problem with this introduction to the Challs is that we get very little actual background information of any character. Of course, Didio and Jerry Ordway have months ahead of them to establish this team as a part of the new DC universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 21, 2012

    Hopefully they'll turn up next issue, and I won't feel like I got snookered. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Feb 15, 2012

    I enjoyed the issue and the new story, but it isn't without it's faults. Didio brings a big update to a classic and awesome series but he stays true to many of the book's roots. The book includes some of the classic characters and it looks like it's going to pan out to be a great story. On the downside, this book feels a bit more mystical than science fiction and I'm not a fan of Jerry Ordway's art style. It doesn't fit the book. Overall, I'd give this issue a slight recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 5.4
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Feb 16, 2012

    This is yet another bizarre move by DC, a company that seems content to use nostalgia to get you in the door of your comic shop, but then wants you to instantly forget all the positive associations you have with their characters once you pay your $2.99 and open up the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    IGN - Feb 15, 2012

    While O.M.A.C. was a fun new spin on a Jack Kirby creation, Challengers, at least in this first installment, is a far cry from the joy of O.M.A.C., let alone Kirby's own Challengers work. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 16, 2012

    The cover of this issue is wonderfully promising but the story inside just doesn't measure up. The "Challengers" name and high concept definitely has legs -- especially framed within the almost-clichd reality TV setting -- but this first issue is disappointing. The lack of proper introductions does nothing to endear any of the characters to the reader, perhaps save for June, whose treatment throughout is equally disappointing. Hopefully DiDio and Ordway have gotten the jitters out of their system and can focus on delivering a more impactful installment next month. If it's anything like this one, "DC Universe Presents" will be facing a challenge to attract -- or even keep -- readers. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Feb 16, 2012

    Packed with jokes of celebrity sex tapes (nice to see Green Arrow is still the you-know-what of the DC universe), slipping TV ratings and clunky art, DC Universe Presents #6 is everything I hoped it wouldn't be. Boring and forgettable. Read Full Review

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