Frontiersman #1

Writer: Patrick Kindlon Artist: Marco Ferrari Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 22, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 7
8.3Critic Rating
6.1User Rating

PATIENCE! CONVICTION! REVENGE! team PATRICK KINDLON & MARCO FERRARI retunite for an all-new ONGOING SERIES at Image! Classic Green Arrow-style adventure blends with the thoughtfulness of Concrete in a superhero odyssey for mature, but uncynical, readers! Frontiersman is coaxed out of retirement by an environmentalist group, only to find that being a spokesperson makes him a target for old and new enemies alike! For the superhero reader looking for more.

  • 10
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Sep 29, 2021

    Perhaps the revolution will not be televised but, instead will be in the many growing independent or talent owned comics and creators who still wish to use comics as a mirror to society while still writing an entertaining and fresh plot. I am not too old for this shit, it's exactly what we need to scare the big two. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Sep 24, 2021

    Frontiersman #1 sets up a great premise to what could be a very, very long comic run. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Sep 22, 2021

    I can't wait to see where the next issue takes us. Kindlon and Ferrari's Frontiersman #1 is a great example of what a first issue should be. I really like that we're coming in after the prime of the main character. This seems like it will give a great deal of room (storywise) to see why and how the Frontiersman reached this point in his life. Count me in for Frontiersman #2. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Sep 30, 2021

    I picked up this first issue of Frontiersman on a whim as I was looking for an issue one of something new to jump on board with. So, I have very little knowledge of the character or any past stories that he may well have featured in. But the little I have read here. I've generally liked it. I quite enjoyed the social commentary of the book and really appreciated Frontiersman's reluctance to go back out into the big bad world to make a stand on something. I particularly enjoyed Frontiersman's conversation with Professor Unicell toward the end of the book. And look forward to seeing where this all goes in the second issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geek'd Out - Gregory Brothers Sep 22, 2021

    Frontiersman #1makes creating a whole new superhero world look easy. By focusing on just one former hero, it avoids the pitfalls of comparisons to the big two. Instead, Kindlon lays the groundwork for a world that could hatch several new characters. Throughout the book, Kindlon is about to avoid coming off preachy without sacrificing development. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    GWW - B Ferg Sep 21, 2021

    FrontiersMan trudges through the wilds of social commentary. The activist approaching FrontiersMan allows the hero to explain all that can go wrong when you set out to make a difference. We see how easily it is to become overwhelmed from the weight of the responsibility. And also how you make yourself an enemy to everyone. A later conversation with Professor Unicell, another former member of the Bold Travelers, makes that message clear. He mentions how the villian Barhos once said to him that people behave how they want to. They are even willing to become a hysterical mob. All it takes is a nudge. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Sequential Planet - Danilo To Sep 21, 2021

    Honestly, I wasn't very interested in this comic at first. A bushcrafting superhero sounded fun but I really didn't consider the social political facets that could be applied right from the beginning. Not only that there's immense promise of this growing into a long run series as well as having its spin offs so it makes me quite excited to see where the creative team can go from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Sep 6, 2021

    Frontiersman is Green Arrow fan fiction. It is also, thankfully, incredibly good Green Arrow fan fiction that brings to mind the best days of Mike Grell's run on the book. If you're a fan of idealistic heroes of the old school, as well as a certain Emerald Archer who doesn't have his own comic at the moment, you'll want to check this one out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bookcase - Larry Jorash Sep 22, 2021

    Frontiersman #1 is a fun and fresh take on the superhero genre that works subtly. Readers who enjoy witty banter and conversational wit will be satisfied here. Its also topical in a way that is likely to appeal to fans of superhero work such as the books written by Tom Taylor. This one will make you think. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Sep 22, 2021

    Frontiersman #1 takes the familiar aging hero trope and adds an eco spin with an important message. Frontiersman is the hero this planet needs! I would recommend doing your part in saving the trees by picking up a digital copy, but whatever way you get comics, make sure you read this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Sep 23, 2021

    'Frontiersman' #1 presents an ambitious and thoughtful launch of a new superhero story centered on a socially conscious Old Man Hero recruited to stand up for the environment once more. It's a beautifully realized and illustrated series by Ferrari and an audacious promise of greatness from Kindlon. The road to the "Best Superhero Comic on the Shelves" begins with issue one and so far shows a ton of promise and conviction.   Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Benjamin Hall Sep 23, 2021

    An eco-activist organization approaches a socially conscious former superhero. Will he join them, and will it be dangerous to do so? Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Colin Moon Sep 21, 2021

    Grounded, energetic, and ambitious, Frontiersman is an easy recommendation to make. The character seems unique in his concept and is, with only an issue under his belt, an endearing old curmudgeon I'd like to get to know; the implied politics of the book seem pointed in the right direction. And while there's a sort of unsavory swagger to the aforementioned letter from Kindlon at the back, it's a swagger that hasn't proven itself unfounded. I'd like to see how this universe works, I want to know if Frontiersman's new crusade comes to fruition. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Megan Peters Sep 22, 2021

    Frontiersman sets out with its first issue this week, and it takes environmental education to the next level. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    I Review Comics Oct 30, 2021

    Frontiersman co-creator Patrick Kindlon, bills this book as "The best Superhero comic on the shelves". Based on the last few books I've read and declined to review, he may be right.

    The book follows The Frontiersman, a retired environmentalist-themed hero. He's settled down in the middle of nowhere and spends time as a survivalist and scrapper of villainous robots that occasionally appear.

    The situation changes when a young activist appears and attempts to sway the Frontiersman out of retirement and into the role of spokesman for the cause of saving Pacific Redwoods that are now on the chopping block by a ruthless developer. The request puts our hero in a bind as he's older, out of touch, and not sure if he's up to more

  • 6.0
    Raging Rainbow Sep 29, 2021

    This first entry in a brand new superhero series that stumbles out of the gate a bit. There are many elements that work well, but I would love to have a lot more actual story and a lot less heavy handed messaging.

  • 8.0
    TheFallenKing13 Sep 22, 2021

  • 7.0
    Mout Sep 23, 2021

  • 6.0
    Silver Rocket Sep 29, 2021

  • 5.0
    Oddball12 Jul 18, 2022

  • 2.0
    KnM Oct 18, 2023

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