Local Man: Gold
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Local Man: Gold

Writer: Tim Seeley, Tony Fleecs Artist: Tim Seeley, Tony Fleecs Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 30, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
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Jack comes face to face with his explosive past when his superhero alter ego is blasted into modern-day Farmington by a massive cosmic event.  
  
Now, Local Man has to get his younger, more extreme self back to his own time before he ruins what little life Jack has left. But it won't be easy-Crossjack isn't the only one who's landed in the wrong era, and they're both being hunted by a vengeful hero from the past.  
  
Guest starring a ragtag team of your favorite Image Comics heroes, including CYBERFORCE, STREET ANGEL, LOVE EVERLASTING, and...BOOF AND THE BRUISE CREW?!
  
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  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Thomas Huls Sep 4, 2023

    Local Man is a must read recommendation, especially if you miss those 90's Image Comic characters with an up to date storyline. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Aug 30, 2023

    If the first arc of Local Man didn't sell you on the book's bizarre and reverential energy, this one-shot is sure to do it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerd Initiative - Ken M. Aug 30, 2023

    The early vibes of Image shine bright in a throwback tale that needs to be read by readers young and old. Exceptional writing and art style continues to make the past of Jack Xaver an engaging read in the present with the help of some old readers. Check it out on New Comic Book Day, Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 30, 2023

    Fleecs and Seeley deliver some great art in the issue. The visuals perfectly marry the over the top superhero style with the more realistic style of the present. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Collier Jennings Aug 30, 2023

    Local Man: Gold #1 is a blast from the past in every sense of the word, using time travel to craft a poignant story while also paying tribute to the early years of Image Comics. It's also a great standalone story, to boot. Definitely pick this up if you've heard the positive buzz about Local Man, or if your inner '90s kid wants a sophisticated comic book story that also happens to feature a dragon-powered superhero and a four-armed cyborg. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Tyler Davis Aug 31, 2023

    Local Man: Goldhas all the hallmarks of a great comics' story, leaning a little more into the 'fun' and boldness of it's inspirations for an special that's way more comedic and focused on entertainment than the main series has been thus far. It's definitely worth a read, even if you haven't been keeping up with the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Ryan Fitzmartin Sep 4, 2023

    An impactful and smart one-shot. Read Full Review

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