First Wave: Special #1
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First Wave: Special #1

Writer: Jason Starr Artist: Phil Winslade Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 6, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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New York kingpin Shonder Zeev isn't scared of going to war against the ruthless Central American cartels but he is terrified of one man: Richard Benson, The Avenger! The mastermind behind Justice Inc. has decided it's time for Zeev to fall so why are Doc Savage and The Bat Man trying to prop him up? It's a 30-page epic from Jason Starr, writer of the JUSTICE INC. co-feature, and artist Phil Winslade!

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Apr 7, 2011

    This - THIS - is what First Wave should have been. Forget the mixing of technology, forget the globe spanning crises that requires characters to leave their natural environments, forget trying to cram in pulp characters simply to get people to point and look. This issue told an excellent story, kept everything in one time period, and limited the cast to a few of the big names. It worked, and it worked so well, that I'm glad this issue slipped into my buy pile. A brilliant story of revenge, the flash and bang kept to a minimum, and art that stands up well earns First Wave Special #1 5 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 7, 2011

    Besides a fairly effective insight into the Avengers character and motivations, First Wave Special does nothing to flesh out his world or the other characters involved. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Apr 11, 2011

    In a line of books that's been very hit or miss, it's not too surprising that "First Wave Special" #1 is a miss. It is surprising that Starr and Winslade are the team that lead to one. Not up to the standard either has set in their previous First Wave works, the special is a disappointing read with a baffling conflict at its core. Read Full Review

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