Strongarm #1
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Strongarm #1

Writer: Steve Horton Artist: David Ahn Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 28, 2007 Critic Reviews: 6
3.5Critic Rating
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  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Murray Jan 28, 2007

    If youre looking for all out, non-stop action in the vein of the movie Crank, youll probably really enjoy Strongarm #1. However, if youre like me and after an involving story with clever plot developments, you might want to look elsewhere. I think if Horton gets his act together and enlightens his story with more details and revelations in future issues, this could be a very good series. All the pieces are here: its just a matter of putting them in the right places at the right speed. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Feb 11, 2007

    Brothers on opposite sides of the law. An innocent soul, infected by technology and driven to commit acts he doesnt intend. The love interest, torn between an allegiance to her family and to the man she loves. All of these elements turn up in this book, and all of them feel like parts of a machine, not storytelling elements that flow from creativity. Strongarm feels like the answer at the end of a formula. At the end of the equation, X equals this. Mind you, this is just the first episode in a series, so theres time for the book to distinguish itself in some way. I did appreciate the fact that Horton throws his readers right into the middle of the action. We dont know why the machine man is after Rob, and ultimately, it doesnt matter. Horton doesnt waste time getting to the point that the reader already sees on the cover. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bruce Logan Jan 28, 2007

    This story could definitely use a #0 issue or even a #1/2 issue, not only to provide a quick backstory but to define the characters enough. I understand that will come later, but as I mentioned before, the pace at which this story takes off, a new reader (which will be every single person reading/buying it) feels utterly and totally lost. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Jan 28, 2007

    I think Strongarm is supposed to be the story of a low-level criminal turning against his boss with his new monster arms. But I can only assume that from the fragmented story ideas and the familiar plots they resemble. I dont know whats going on in this issue, I dont want to read the next issue, and Im not entertained. This comic fails in every respect. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics Bulletin - Luke Handley Jan 28, 2007

    This first issue sets up an interesting premise for the series, teasing the reader as to what is going on and where things might go from here. I dont mind not having everything spelled out for me from the onset, but, unfortunately, Horton takes this a bit far with so little actually revealed that it left me a bit dazed and confused. The story races through the issue and is over before much happens. Heres to hoping the next issue will provide some much needed answers. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Murman Jan 28, 2007

    Anything would be better than this book. I didnt want to give it such a low rating, but when the only name we get in the book besides the main character and baddie is some cop who dies immediately, I can t do it. Read Full Review

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