Magog #1
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Magog #1

Writer: Keith Giffen Artist: Howard Porter Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 2, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7
5.6Critic Rating
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Introducing the latest member of the Justice Society of America to break out into his own monthly series! Tired of chafing at the restraints that being a member of the JSA put upon him, Magog decides to take justice into his own hands and track down who's behind the dealing of high-tech arms to lowlife scum around the DC Universe! Be here as the hunt starts Magog on the path to discovering his own unavoidable destiny thanks to writer Keith Giffen (JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL, DOOM PATROL) and artists Howard Porter and John Dell, the acclaimed team behind JLA!

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 21, 2008

    This books is essentially another piece of the puzzle in a story that continues to pick up speed. I don't know if it's vital to read this issue (it depends on where the story goes from here) - and the action scenes are probably a little rough for young readers - but it's a solid chapter in the ongoing story, and it leaves me looking forward to the next chapter. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad Sep 12, 2009

    Just two points: First: Magog's powers and capabilities are still a big vague. He can fly now? And he has some sort of technological background? Wasn't he just a Marine? Second: the practice of setting parts of the stories in actual real-life locations (Sudan) can make it seem like DC Comics is trivializing the very real atrocities happening there so this has to be handled with sensitivity and good sense. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Sep 6, 2009

    It's the same thing over and over again. That's insanity. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Sep 2, 2009

    By the time the issue got back to the plot involving re-animated corpses, it had already lost me. I remain unconvinced there's anything worthwhile to this character, and I remain curious why DC thought differently. I don't think I'll stick around to find out. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 2, 2009

    This book is not a book for everyone. The closest approximation I can conceive of this title is that it is DC's version of the Punisher, but placed on a global scale. Rather than finding and killing the smack dealer, Magog is going to cover the globe to find and shut down the arms dealer -" by any means necessary. The adventures of Magog are just beginning here, so there isn't a better time to jump on, provided you like proactive heroes who won't hesitate to kill the bad guys. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Sep 3, 2009

    I wasn't wowed by this book and I can't recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Murray Sep 6, 2009

    Still, there are going to be some readers who will love the violence and Magog's edgy attitude, but I'm not one of those readers, and I can't possibly recommend this issue to any comic book consumer. Read Full Review

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