All Time Comics: Crime Destroyer #1

All Time Comics: Crime Destroyer #1

Writer: Josh Bayer Artist: Benjamin Marra, Herb Trimpe Publisher: Fantagraphics Books Release Date: March 1, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 2
7.3Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

All Time Comics: Crime Destroyer issue 1 is a 36 page oversized spectacular featuring the wonderful writing of Josh Bayer, the irresistible inks of Ben Marra and the last art by legendary artist Herb Trimpe, who co-created Wolverine.

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Jan 17, 2017

    By revisiting all of these old elements of comic books, Bayer, Trimpe, Marra, Rota, and Parker create a low-tech comic book that revels in its retro approach to superhero comics in 2017. It’s fascinating to watch today’s comic creators trying to recapture the feeling of old comic bookss as they’re adding to the traditions that they’re trying to faithfully recreate. All Time Comics: Crime Destroyer #1 is right there with Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree or Tom Scioli and John Barber’s Transformers vs. G.I. Joe as a modern comic that lovingly and unironically recaptures the spark of older comics. All Time Comics: Crime Destroyer #1 is a comic book unlike most today and one that would have been perfectly at home on the newsstands when such things still existed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Daniel Vlasaty Mar 6, 2017

    Crime Destroyer is a weird book. It's got a great look and feel to it, but it's also one I can't really figure out. I'm not sure if it's a serious book or if it's all a joke. But I also don't know if it matters. I had fun while reading it, even while I was shaking my head at the over-the-top ridiculous parts. It's silly and strange and I know that there's nothing ground-breaking over even original happening here, but that also doesn't matter. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Gregory Paul Silber Mar 1, 2017

    Look, I'm sure that Bayer and company are having fun, and seeing such a fantastic version of Herb Trimpe's art makes this issue worth the price of admission alone. If you have an affection for superhero comics of a certain era, you may get a kick out of All Time Comics: Crime Destroyer, but if you like this kind of thing, you might be better off reading Jack Kirby's Captain America run from the 1970's first instead. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Mar 5, 2017

    This feels just like something printed in the 70s, all the way down to the paper and ink. Even the colors are inconsistent, and I can't tell if that is on purpose or the result of using an antiquated printing process. You're not going to get any substance here, but you'll get a bit of absurd fun and powerful waves of nostalgia.

  • 7.5
    Veido Mar 20, 2017

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