Image United #1

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Erik Larsen Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 25, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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THE CROSSOVER EVENT OF THE CENTURY IS HERE! The heroes of the Image Universe are united in order to fight the greatest threat the world as ever faced! You can't miss this historic event as the original Image Founders draw all the characters they made history with. Each page is an amazing jam piece - it's a story told in a way never before attempted in comics!

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Nov 29, 2009

    There are comics Ranked below this that have better stories, stronger character writing, and more consistent art, but this issue is worth picking up for the sheer awesomeness of its collaborative process and the fun that oozes from every page. It's easy to see from looking at every page in this comic that it was a labor of love and that a lot of hard work went into it, which makes this issue that much more enjoyable than the comics Ranked below it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Andrenn Dec 2, 2009

    For me and other longtime Image fans this series is a must read. It's got a great use of the characters we all loved growing up and is absolutely beautifully well drawn. Though if you're not familiar with Image this issue isn't exactly great for you. I say give it a read if you're interested and you may find something fun. If you already dislike Image, this won't change that. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 25, 2009

    Let's level here. I don't have a particular fondness for Image of the '90s. I don't appreciate the storytelling conventions of the time. With Image United celebrating many of the same qualities I disapprove of, I was clearly never the intended target audience. Most readers will know before ever picking up the issue if Image United is really for them. If you can find real enjoyment out of this project, I salute you. For my part, I'm going to go huddle in the corner with my Absolute Sandman books for a while. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jan 18, 2010

    About the artwork, only Valentinos was solidly formed and well composed. To think that these guys were once considered the top of the cream in terms of comic book art. Looking at their stuff is like looking at an old boxer who think he still has in him but doesnt realize that world has moved pass him. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 29, 2009

    At the end of the day, "Image United" #1 comes across as a little dull more than anything else. Hopefully as the mini-series progresses, things will get rolling a bit more in terms of story. For people who came strictly for the art, there's certainly a lot to enjoy. If you were hoping for anything more than that, though, better luck next month. Writers were never quite as important when Image Comics first began, and Kirkman's contributions are definitely in the back seat for this first issue. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Nov 25, 2009

    It settles for the cheap thrills of seeing guys draw stuff they were once famous for drawing. And that's really it. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Joe Lopez Nov 29, 2009

    There's an exchange around the midpoint of this issue between Badrock and the Savage Dragon that goes like this: Badrock: “This is going to ROCK!” Savage Dragon: “Grow up, already.” Those two lines perfectly summarize everything to be said about this comic book. Read Full Review

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