20th Century Men #1

Writer: Deniz Camp Artist: S. Morian Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 17, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 3
8.1Critic Rating
7.8User Rating


At the end of the 20th century, superheroes, geniuses, madmen, and activists rush towards WWIII! A Soviet "iron" hero, a superpowered American president, an insane cyborg soldier, an Afghan woman hellbent on building a better life for her people-these strange yet familiar beings collide in a story that mixes history, politics, and comic book mythology into something totally new. Welcome to 20TH CENTURY MEN, where the edges of our reality and fiction touch, overlap...and then explode.

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Aug 22, 2022

    20th Century Men is one of the best debuts to come around in awhile. Smart, intentional, and familiar yet different - it's the kind of gem of a comic that is all too rare. Don't sleep on it. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Jul 31, 2022

    Thought-provoking, mind-bending, complex, and profound, 20th Century Men is a war comic with a cultural commentary that will go over the heads of many - but will resonate with those who really take the time to listen to its words. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    GWW - Justin Vader Aug 16, 2022

    20th Century Men leaves us with a lot of questions and very few answers. The universe seems very compelling, but the direction isn't exactly clear yet. This feels intentional however, and not at all like a writing oversight. This series is headed down a dark path, and it's one I cannot wait to follow closely behind. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 17, 2022

    20th Century Men #1 stands out due to those details. From the characters' actions to what is said, everything feels carefully thought through. It's one for poli-sci nerds that like a "what if world. There's a lot to mull over and chew on after reading the comic and maybe I'll get through it by the time the second issue drops. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Aug 20, 2022

    20th Century Men #1 mixes beautiful painted art with a poignant and eloquent narration to create a stellar first issue. Some of the story will seem a bit familiar though. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Aug 24, 2022

    Though there ARE some really interesting ideas crawling up out of the intricate history that Camp is working with, the story has a long way to go before it can really define itself as being a truly novel look at the 20th century as seen through the lens of superhero myth. The three heroes of opposing nations prepare for a serious clash in a very sophisticated political world. It will be interesting to see where Camp and Morian point the upcoming pages. Camps initial glance at the Cold War is compelling enough to warrant serious consideration of the second issue. It will remain to be seen where the series goes from there. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Aug 17, 2022

    Final Thoughts20th Century Men #1 is a daunting start to the series, hitting the reader with lots of flashbacks, characters and locations, but giving very few details on each.Anyone whos interested in war stories or political thrillers will like this, but for me, it just didnt click. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Aug 17, 2022

    At 40 pages, 20th Century Men can be a challenging and sometimes unfulfilling read. There's a lot going on and not all of it is immediately interesting. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Oddball12 Sep 3, 2022

    Good starting point for a series, the story is somewhat vague, but you can piece together a little of what to expect. I enjoy slight alternate history stories and I'm not disappointed. The characters backstories could use a bit more fleshing out for motives and history, but still interesting.

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Aug 31, 2022

    Interesting world building that clearly has a passion for 20th century history. However, the plot is a little disjointed and hard to follow.

  • 9.0
    Busmaskin Sep 26, 2022

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