Adventureman #1

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 10, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 13
8.4Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

In this WILDLY AFFORDABLE TRIPLE-LENGTH FIRST ISSUE, revisit how the legend of the greatest pulp hero of them all, ADVENTUREMAN, ended in a heartbreaking CLIFFHANGER with our hero facing execution at the vile hand of his ultra-nemesis BARON BIZARRE on the eve of the MACABRAPOCALYPSE...or did it?!? Eighty years after his apparent demise, single mother Claire and her Adventurefan son Tommy seem to be the only two people alive that remember the thrilling ADVENTUREMAN sagas...but from that memory burns THE SPARK OF RESURRECTION! WHERE HIS STORY ENDED...HER STORY BEGINS! This sen more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jun 1, 2020

    The art, adventure, character and creative representation of a disability all came together to create a unique, deep, and characterful. I look forward to Adventuremans subsequent issues so I can learn where all this great work is leading to. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Jun 10, 2020

    Adventureman is the ultimate tale of the mild mannered getting drawn into immersive tales of derring-do, and then actually become part of one. Thrilling from the first panel to the last. Not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 10, 2020

    This is an awesome first issue. Consider me an Adventurefan! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 14, 2020

    If you like some substance in your raucous, no-holds-barred tales of action and,yes, adventure, you'd be well advised not to miss Adventureman. It's a treasure. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Jun 16, 2020

    A promising start to what looks like it may be a good pulp-style story. My only criticism is that Claire's meal with her family dragged on a little, but perhaps that was the point. Matt Fraction has something pretty cool brewing here. I'm ready for my second serving. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Jun 7, 2020

    Adventureman #1 is a stellar debut, taking the best elements of pulp stories and modernizing them. Fraction and the Dodsons have created something special, and those who have an appetite for adventure will want to pick this book up. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder May 19, 2020

    Ultimately, Adventureman #1 is a fantastic introduction to two different worlds, one grounded in cataclysmic ends and earth shattering revelations and one grounded in the day to day life of a single mom and their extended family. The characters on both sides of the coin are endearing and beauitfully drawn, and books like these are why I love comics: the sheer audacity, the genuine warmth, the emphasis on why stories matter. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Geek'd Out - Cameron Kieffer Jun 10, 2020

    Fraction has created a bevy of fun, pulp-inspired heroes and villains along with a more-than-capable lead in Claire. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 10, 2020

    Terry Dodson delivers some truly breathtaking visuals in this issue. The characters look amazing and the action is fantastic. There is a fluidity to the art and even the quieter moments in the story have an energy and movement to them that catches the eye. A stunning first issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Jun 6, 2020

    ADVENTUREMAN #1 is the start of a vibrant new series. Every moment from this creative team is charming. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Jun 11, 2020

    Adventureman! #1 is just the type of fun, adventure laden comic that is very easy to enjoy. It’s also a great bang for your buck at 64 pages for the regular price of $3.99. It’s a definite buy from me! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Jun 17, 2020

    You can purchase this issue via comiXology Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Dandy Don the Valiant Jun 8, 2020

    Matt Fraction has a winning adventure unfolding with this story arc. When you read a giant-sized comic book that seems to end as quickly as a 22-page comic, you know it's a great read. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Ethan Coney Jun 12, 2020

    I recommend picking this one up, it has my full attention for whats gong to happen in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Jun 11, 2020

    From excitement in the past to mystery in the present, "Adventureman!" #1 leaves readers aching for more! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance May 19, 2020

    A big comic at a great price point, Adventureman serves up two stories within one book, two stories that seem to be interconnected in an interesting way, but time and future issues will tell on that. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton May 21, 2020

    Matt Fraction, Terry Dodson, and Rachel Dodson definitely take an everything but the kitchen sink approach to the form and content of Adventureman #1. It's a fully realized pulp story and family comic held together by metafictional strings. Yes, Grant Morrison fans, there's a sigil. Plus, there's a never-ending flurry of widescreen pages with detailed art. A fan of a type of story finding herself in the middle of one is just good old fashioned comfort food for dark times. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jun 15, 2020

    While it does struggle at times to find its footing,Adventureman #1is a solid debut issue that gets stronger with each turn to the page. The story is initially buoyed by fantastic art, and the extra pages give the writing time to match the quality, which it does. By the time the last page is reached, the thought of waiting for a second issue becomes unbearable. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Jun 10, 2020

    It's easy to imagine Adventureman becoming a hit when collected, but as a single issue reading experience it doesn't offer much to satisfy or hook readers"providing something that feels more like a lengthy sample than a rousing first chapter. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Jun 15, 2020

    Adventureman #1 may not be the strongest premiere, but it has the building blocks to become a better series. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AIPT - Alex Curtis Jun 9, 2020

    'Adventureman' really wants you to think it's pulp, despite the writer admitting he doesn't know much about the style. As a toothless retro pastiche, 'Adventureman' is inoffensive and bland. But those looking for more challenging or in-depth material will have to read elsewhere. Read Full Review

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