All Time Comics: Bullwhip #1

All Time Comics: Bullwhip #1

Writer: Josh Bayer, Herb Trimpe, Benjamin Marra Artist: Herb Trimpe, Josh Bayer, Benjamin Marra Publisher: Fantagraphics Books Release Date: April 12, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 2
8.2Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Behold Bullwhip: the mysterious crimefighter sworn to keep Metro City's streets safe from villainy and violence! Writer Josh Bayer, acclaimed artist Ben Marra (TERROR ASSAULTER: O.M.W.O.T.), and Firestorm co-creator Al Milgrom team up for the startling story "Web of Oblivion!", which pits our hero against The Misogynist, Raingod, and the Time Vampire. Don't miss the most unexpected, fanta*tastic superhero comics of the year - and be sure to collect the stunning variant covers by legendary artists Gilbert Hernandez and Tony Millionaire!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Apr 12, 2017

    The story for Bullwhip is simple, well-plotted and above all else very entertaining. I know that doesn't seem like much coming from me, but I am not someone that can read Golden Age books. I completely shy away from retro storytelling like All Time Comics because it's a hard pill to swallow. The fact that I liked this, but actually kind of loved this, speaks to how great Josh Bayer's creation is. Having read this and Crime Destroyer #1, I'm all in on All Time Comics and will be back for more. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Apr 5, 2017

    It's garish and insistent, like an X-rated punk show poster in a grocery store. Like those underground comics you kept away from your cleaner, nicer superhero books, lest some of the tawdriness jumped over onto the Comics Code-approved pages. This is the future of comics as once perceived from the top of the mountain of ashes and discarded pen nibsthat createdZap Comix. It's niche, but it's professionally produced niche, where baser artisticinstincts smash into the widening comics spectrum. There's a metaphor in there somewhere. And you can bet All Time Comics would make a killer comic book about it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Feb 21, 2017

    From a slightly-perplexing and contradictory villain in The Misogynist to the throwback artwork, All Time Comics: Bullwhip feels slightly less than its predecessor All Time Comics: Crime Destroyer but still feels as much of a past time as the first book did. It's telling that in launching a comic book line, Fantagraphics, Bayer, and Marra aren't aiming to imitate Brian Michael Bendis or Geoff Johns but are instead recreating comics of the past. By embracing a narrative and visual approach that feels more at home in comics that were found on an old newsstand instead of in the modern comic shop, All Time Comics: Bullwhip serves as a reminder of just how far comic storytelling (both of the superhero and non-superhero variety) has come while also showing us just how much of the charm of comics have been lost as they've become more a technological production. Read Full Review

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