Real Heroes #1
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Real Heroes #1

Writer: Bryan Hitch Artist: Bryan Hitch Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 26, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 1
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7.0User Rating

They are the six most famous actors in the world and together they play The Olympians, the biggest superhero movie franchise in history. Would you ask them to save the world? They may be our only hope...

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 7, 2014

    When Hitch tackles a series, attention should be paid - and this is definitely a series to watch. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Capeless Crusader - Josh Epstein Mar 25, 2014

    Real Heroes looks like it's going to be a hell of a ride. Visually spectacular, personally engaging, and a stinging shot across the bow of the super-hero movie machine which dominates modern box offices. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Mar 25, 2014

    Real Heroes is the kind of superhero story that fans need, taking the popular genre and creating something unique with it. If this wasn't enough we also have beautiful art from Bryan Hitch that isn't to be missed. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Guy Copes III Mar 31, 2014

    For a new writer, Hitch handles things well, presenting us with a tight, focused story that is highlighted by witty interactions and some clever twists. I found the way he changed the tone and tenor of the dialogue " when we are supposedly watching scenes from a film to less cheesy real world (well as real as the speech of Hollyweird actors can get) talk " very well done. It really separated the "on-screen" happenings from the rest of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Mar 27, 2014

    In the end, readers can be rest assured they'll be caught up as Hitch sets himself up with a fantastic opportunity to explore how everyday people"well, as "everyday" as movie stars can get"will react when they're asked to step up to be Real Heroes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - David Hinspeter Mar 27, 2014

    Real Heroes has some beautiful art and the writing of the relationships within the Olympians is particularly interesting. However, this comic just feels like a superhero version of Galaxy Quest. One can only hope that completely apparent lack of heroic traits in the group will make for interesting drama while the story develops. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Mar 29, 2014

    Hitch's art is as you'd expect, which is fantastic. He packs so much detail into each panel and the amount of detail in the opening double page splash is surprising, even for Hitch. It's not surprising to see Paul Neary inking Hitch's work as they've consistently been a powerful duo in the past, and the coloring by Laura Martin is perfectly matched. It's a great looking book that will hopefully not see delays that Hitch is sometimes known for. I'm hoping that Hitch can keep me guessing with what comes next. I wouldn't say that this book completely hooked me, but it has me intrigued enough for the next couple of issues to see what happens next. I know that the art will will deliver, that's not the question. It's Hitch's storytelling over the long run that still remains to be seen. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Mar 26, 2014

    Real Heroes #1 is not a great comic. It's very much in the middle of the road. While someone like me may feel that I've seen this story before, there are many who have never seen or heard of Galaxy Quest so the familiarity will not be a problem for them. It's not going to be a problem if Hitch figures out how to make this his own so that I can shake that feeling off. It's intriguing and there's enough here to make me come back, even if it's just for the artwork. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Culture Mass - Stephen Wilds Dec 31, 1969

    Bryan Hitch presents some amazing artwork and a story about actors pretending to be Real Heroes, but in a slightly predictable way. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Rhymes With Geek - David Melton Mar 25, 2014

    I give everything a couple of chances before I make up my mind on it, but so far not impressed with the first taste I got of this story. They can flesh the characters out more, make them likable and make this superhero scenario fun down the line, but it will be hard to get me into it after doing nothing to make me feel for the characters or even relate to them on any level. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Mar 25, 2014

    So admirable on all fronts then, but with a few roadblocks keeping it from being truly memorable. With Hitchs connections, it may well get made into a movie, and the story would be all the better for it. But as it stands, as a comic, it just ends up in the limbo between good and bad, with every possibility that the next issue will end up swinging it one way or the other. But for now Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Mar 28, 2014

    In the end, Hitch shows that he can make a story work on the page. But he needs to make it work in the reader's head for this series to be a success. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Mar 26, 2014

    Real Heroes asks us to believe in a world where CNN exists, acharacter's motivations revolve around losing his father to 9/11, andAvatar is the highest grossing movie of all time, but no one'sbothered by the similarities between The Avengers and the fictionalblockbuster movie the main characters star in. It's that kind ofsubtle failing that kept me from enjoying this book more than I did.I'll pick up issue 2, but the series is going to lose me unless itimproves. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    IGN - Melissa Grey Mar 26, 2014

    After nine pages of pointless action, we're introduced to the actors. Then they're introduced to monsters they thought only existed in fiction. Hitch's art is serviceable but even the visuals rely heavily on existing superhero cliches that do little to make the book stand out. Overall, Real Heroes could have been a good idea had the execution been up to snuff. Read Full Review

  • 4.8
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Mar 27, 2014

    “Real Heroes” is a certainly a book that is trying to do something different with the super hero genre, while also capitalizing on mainstream obsession with the genre. In this first issue, Hitch lays down a compelling high concept, an intriguing (if somewhat shallow) cast, and an absolutely off-the-wall twist. As a proposed four issue mini-series, “Real Heroes” has the potential to tell a unique and timely story. The book benefits from Hitch's artistic contribution, but has a lot of work to do before it finds solid ground with readers. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Mar 26, 2014

    In the end, Real Heroes fails to live up to the potential of its premise. It isn't a bad book, but Bryan Hitch has little to say beyond the base concept of "the cast of Avengers does Galaxy Quest". Alas, there is little indication that this book will be as inspiring as the former film or as funny as the later. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Mar 28, 2014

    This is was a disappointing debut issue, but there is promise within it. Let's hope Bryan Hitch can find his voice and make this book memorable. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Mar 25, 2014

    Everything about this pitch indicates comedic potential, hence the actual name drop of Galaxy Quest but there's nothing fun and honestly nothing loving about Real Heroes. The stuff in this that is directed at the Avengers film often comes off kind of mean spirited, like someone doing a cruel mockery of it with sock puppets. A lot of the weird character and actor redesigns don't help this air as they really come off feeling like genuine attempts at "improving" things none of which work in the slightest (I especially like the Captain America stand in with a pony tail, all black costume, and carrying assault rifles while injecting himself with steroids, clearly the better character.) Every creative choice that went into Real Heroes seems to have been tailor made to take things that are normally heartfelt, vibrant, joyful, witty, and imaginative and make them drab, mean-spirited, grim, and ultimately soulless. Not recommended. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Mar 28, 2014

    Real Heroes is off to a weak start, but Hitch and company have real talent to get this title on track. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Kevin Beckham Mar 26, 2014

    Basically Real Heroes has great art work but the story needs a lot of work and explanation. Sure a lot of my grips could be solved and answered in the second issue. My guess is that they're going to grow out of their selfish ass-face traits as they go on their epic quest and become better people. Or maybe they'll all die horrible deaths. Too bad I won't be around to see any of it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    melt_man Mar 28, 2014

    I think I've read this story before. Doesn't seem new, including the characters since they're more or less based on real people.

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