One-Star Squadron #2

Writer: Mark Russell Artist: Steve Lieber Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 5, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 16
7.7Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Meet Minute Man, the greatest hero probably never heard of! It’s not easy being Red (Tornado)! As the boss, he’s got everyone relying on him for their next paycheck. Enter Minute Man, a 1990s has-been superhero looking for 15 more minutes of fame…or at least a way to pay for Miraclo pills. Without them, he’s a super-zero and he’s willing to do anything for one more chance at power. How far will he go? Meet Metropolis Comic Con’s newest special guest!

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 4, 2022

    Liebers art is perfect for this style of story. The art is character focused and does a great job of showing the expressions of the characters in moments of stress and pain which amplify the comedic elements of the plot. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Jan 5, 2022

    The StoryThe One-Star Squadron series is an edgier version of the Keith Giffen/J.M. Dematteis Justice League from the 1980s, with Red Tornado the manager of  a Heroz4u office.  Heroz4u provides work to those heroes who have been forgotten or never got the acclaim of heroes such as Superman.  Its like Luke Cage and Danny Rands Heroes for Hire, except Heroz4u does Bar Mitzvah appearances, birthday parties and Cameo videos. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Jan 6, 2022

    ‘One-Star Squadron' #2 continues to present the more desperate side to suer-heroism in the DCU. When you're a washed up hero some, like Minute Man, have to ply their trade through agencies like Heroez 4 U. As well as the usual satirical swipes – but this time set in a workplace environment – there is more than a touch of tragedy to Minute Man's story. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Jan 4, 2022

    You might not know whether to laugh or cry but, either way, you're destined to love ONE-STAR SQUADRON. This series is funny and sad. Russell and Lieber make their criticism of capitalism a joy to read by filling it with laughs. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 8, 2022

    The superhero teardown of the year is already here; woe be to any fans of Minute Man. But that's just the tip of the iceberg for this funny, creative series and its perfect, blunt tone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 4, 2022

    There is a lot of promise in this concept, but it needs to be careful that it keeps the focus on the system"because this issue felt a little too much like we were supposed to be laughing at the heroes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Jan 5, 2022

    A good bit can support a one-shot, but One-Star Squadron is in need of something more to support its humor and visual charm. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Jan 4, 2022

    One Star Squadron #2 is the comic book embodiment of the word "cringe" is all it's painful glory. It's not cute. It's not clever. It's not funny. It's not charming. It's not even good in a so-bad-it's-good sort of way. It's simply a painful chore equivalent to watching a stranger get kicked in the crotch for 20 minutes straight. On the plus side, the art is quite good. Read Full Review

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