Local Man #1

Writer: Tim Seeley, Tony Fleecs Artist: Tim Seeley, Tony Fleecs Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 22, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 13
8.9Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

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STRAY DOGS creator TONY FLEECS teams with REVIVAL's TIM SEELEY for a series that combines rural crime noir and superhero action.

Once the star recruit of the media sensation super-team THIRD GEN, JACK XAVER had it all. But when controversy sends CROSSJACK crawling back to his mom and dad's basement in the Midwest, Jack struggles to fit into a world he left far behind. And then the bodies start piling up.

Each issue is a classic Image Comics FLIP BOOK with a lead story drawn by FLEECS and a superhero flashback into the depths of the Image Universe drawn by SEELEY. First issue contains 30 pages of stor more

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 22, 2023

    Local Man was an unexpected surprise with a premise that stands out for its wistful glimpse at the past and the challenge of an unpredictable future. This is a title to keep an eye on in 2023. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Capes & Tights - Justin Soderberg Feb 23, 2023

    We were hooked on picking up this debut issue no matter what when we saw the names of Fleecs and Seeley attached to the book and after reading the debut issue we are glad we did. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Feb 22, 2023

    Local Man might be the most inspired new comic of the year thus far. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 22, 2023

    Local Man #1 isn't another dissection of the superhero nor is it just a riff on what's come before. By the end, there's clearly something more going on. While the comic has a foot in its past, it also feels like it's charting it's own future and part of the new wave of heroes coming out of Image that show you can deliver fantastic story and eye-popping visuals at the same time. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 22, 2023

    Fleecs and Seeley deliver some great art in the issue. I love the style of the visuals and how they focus on the reality of the world and the secondary story features some great throwback visuals that remind me of some of the best comic art from the 90's. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 20, 2023

    Local Man #1 is an intriguing character study of what life is like for a disgraced superhero whose whole world has turned against him. Tim Seeley and Tony Fleecs create a world and cast of characters you look forward to learning more about. How all that works into a bigger mystery revealed at the end builds greater anticipation for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Tyler Davis Feb 22, 2023

    Local Man has set itself up with a main character under the lens of earnest exploration with a murder mystery brewing in the background that has left me hungering for what comes next. Fans of what Image once was and fans of what Image have become will both find something to love within the pages of this brand new series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Feb 25, 2023

    Local Man #1 establishes a great tone and setting early on and rides them until the end of the issue, while introducing enough story elements to encourage further reading into the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Feb 27, 2023

    This one will be one to look out for as it seems just meta enough to stand out from the usual comic book superhero comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Manzo Feb 27, 2023

    It's a slow and steady introduction to a modern-day noir tale that leaves the reader with more questions than answers. Read Full Review

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