The Cape #1
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The Cape #1

Writer: Joe Hill Artist: Zach Howard Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: December 22, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Maxwell Yezpitelok Dec 23, 2010

    This is the type of story you'll wanna read again as soon as you finish the comic, and thankfully it's produced with enough attention to detail to withstand the extra attention. Mr. Ciaramella's script is elegant well-paced: the comic really does read like it was written by one person. At no point would you suspect it was an adaptation of one of Mr. Hill's short stories if I hadn't just told you. I know this because I didn't suspect that either until I used Google just now to check the spelling of Ciaramella. Good thing I did, otherwise I would've looked really foolish for not mentioning such an important fact in my review. Guess it's time to shut up now, huh. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jan 9, 2011

    I can honestly say that The Cape is the creepiest story I've read in 2011. The final turn leaves the reader stunned, and wondering what will happen next. Zach Howard's art and Nelson Daniel's colors bring make it more graphically intense, and the entire issue is worth picking up. The Cape is off to a good start earning 4 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Dec 23, 2010

    As a one-shot, "The Cape" is amazing fun and I will read more than once very well. You will not pick the ending and it will keep you thinking long after you stop. I also appreciate the modality of the final caption which tells us this title/character will be back in 2011. That's a very good thing and I'll be around to read the new tales of Eric and see what life decisions he makes after his actions here. This is one of the best origin stories of the year and it introduces a villain you absolutely will want to read more about. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jan 10, 2011

    Probably the least interesting actor in the show is the lead, David Lyons. He's not poor; he delivers the appropriate intensity, even when it's over the top (this isn't exactly a show that calls for subtlety). But I don't know that I'd miss him if he were suddenly to be replaced by some other up-and-coming, manscaped, Hollywood pretty boy. Really, it's the supporting actors, the costumers, set designers and special-effects technicians who make this show worth watching. That's a potential downfall; if the audience isn't fully invested in the main hero, it might make for waning interest as the series proceeds. But for now, I'm anticipating the next episode. Read Full Review

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