The Strange Talent of Luther Strode #1
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The Strange Talent of Luther Strode #1

Writer: Justin Jordan Artist: Tradd Moore Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 5, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
8.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Luther Strode is just your average nerd until he sends away for a bodybuilding course from an old comic book, one that works a whole lot better than he ever imagined. His newfound strength and strange talents make school a lot easier, but they?ve also caused some very, very bad people to take a very, very keen interest in him. Things will never be the same for Luther Strode?if he survives.

  • 10
    Fanboy Buzz - TommyZimmer Mar 25, 2012

    Writer Justin Jordan does a good job with the characterization of the characters and story overall. He obviously has a long-term plan for his story, and heres hoping Image lets him do that. Beyond that, the artist Tradd Moore does a great job. He has a nice swiftness to the action but gives each character unique traits which adds a nice feeling to the comic. Overall, these two men receive a gold star for this comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Entertainment Fuse - Alfonso Arana Oct 6, 2011

    As much as I loved this issue, I will remind you that this comic may not be for everybody. But as I also said, if you can stomach this kind of violence, you will most certainly be in for a treat. I may be saying my praises too early, but if Justin Jordan continues the comic at this pace, I could see it being one of the best mini-series to be released this year, and that's saying quite a bit. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Oct 5, 2011

    This book has impressive comparisons to Kick-Ass and Chew, so the challenge will be for Jordan and Moore to keep up their great work. What is the nature of Luther's powers? Who is the guy who can spit his teeth like bullets? What will Luther use his abilities for? I'm not sure, but Jordan has me wanting to know, and I am sure I will find out with sufficient amounts of blood, guts, and violence. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Oct 7, 2011

    The nerd-becoming-superbeing isn't exactly a new trope, but there's still room to work with it, and the first issue of Luther Strode plants enough seeds of intrigue, and hints at enough secrets to come, that I'm on for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Oct 6, 2011

    Overall I really enjoyed this book. Sure, the concept has been done to death but this feels fresh because of the inspiration of the magic pills and the character execution. I actually found myself cheering on young Luther, even when he seemed out of control. Add in that the art brought something special to the issue and I feel like I found something that is going to be end up being really good once the mini runs its course. I definitely recommend checking this book out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Nov 2, 2011

    The first issue was very popular in shops which gave it asecond print that I believe is coming out at the same time as the second issue.Frankly I really like the book, it's not perfect, but it's pretty close. It hasa strong narration; interesting characters and frankly it cool idea and awesomepresentation. In a way this is a superhero book without a superhero, sure the glimpseinto the future shows that the story settles on to the anti-hero path but forright now it's this weird genre defying book that is really cool. If you canfind a first print get it, but even if you can only wrestle up a second print Iwould take it just to read this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Niall Doonan Sep 28, 2011

    This series has the making of a very entertaining read, the concept is cool and the art is fantastic, be sure to look out for Luther Strode, its going to be great. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Oct 4, 2011

    The Strange Talent of Luther Strode #1 feels like someone finally made a version of Kick-Ass for actual nerds. Granted, James Gunn's Super is the best version of Kick-Ass -- followed by Matthew Vaughn's amazingly fun, over-the-top film adaptation and then, in last place, the comic itself -- but the new miniseries by Justin Jordan (of the Lovecraftian war Zuda webcomic Rumors of War) and Tradd Moore feels like a book that appeals more to the modern comics reading young person than the surprisingly broad Millar-Romita Jr. joint. Read Full Review

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