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Metamorpho: Year One #1

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Dan Jurgens, Jesse Delperdang Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 3, 2007 Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 6.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Oct 3, 2007

    Writer and layout artist Dan Jurgens and finishing artist Jesse Delperdang do a fine job blending the classic, pulp feel of this story with a bit of a modern, satirical take on Reality TV, but in the end, this is a pretty darn pure retelling of the origin story. Yes, it's donr well and rarely takes a false step, but unless you're new to DC comics and know little about the beginnings of this character, you'll be left feeling a bit under whelmed, albeit slightly entertained - in a nostalgic sort of way. Of course, this is only the first issue, and being that another five issues will follow this initial installment, it's entirely possible that Jurgens and Delperdang will lead this series into unchartered waters. For now, however, this is little more than a trip down memory lane. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Oct 8, 2007

    The other major player is Java, a revived cave man whose personality development and loyalties are something of a mystery. Theres nothing new at all here, really, but its competently done and may be the best approach to take to a character whose colorful body is made up of a combination of shape-changing elements in an uneasy but interesting patchwork. Jurgens is playing it as straight as possible and the basic competence shown so far reads as more interesting than any fancy postmodern retcons on the concept would. What remains to be seen is if Metamorpho has a different resonance in the 21st century than he did in the 20th, where his freakish but trippy nature had a niche-level entertainment value. Read Full Review

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