The Superannuated Man #1

The Superannuated Man #1

Writer: Ted McKeever Artist: Ted McKeever Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 4, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
7.7Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

From the critically acclaimed creator of MINIATURE JESUS.

By the time most people realized it, they were no longer in charge of the world we know. In an unspecified future, the small seaside town of Blackwater has now been taken over by advanced and mutated animals. Most of the humans that lived there are now either dead or gone, but one old-man remains, scavenging off the scraps and refuse of humanity's past, and doggedly defying the new tenants.

  • 10
    Capeless Crusader - Dave Buesing Jun 3, 2014

    I love The Superannuated Man #1 the way I love Russell Hoban or the GZA. This is an ambitious book, filled with passionate black-and-white world building art and story from Ted McKeever. I fully acknowledge that this comic will not be for everyone, but if youre a fan of literary oddities, The Superannuated Manis going to make you pause to consider whether this is your new favorite comic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Todd Frazier Jun 3, 2014

    Judging by the first chapter, readers with a taste for something heavy and different will appreciate this book. Taking on such heady and emotional psychological themes is a gamble in a comic market that favors straight forward science fiction and action packed post apocalyptic tales. McKeever has crafted an excellent first chapter in a book that will make this gamble pay off for readers. McKeever gives readers the opportunity to explore the emotional and dramatic side of being a person whos caught in a world that has evolved without them. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Tres Dean Jun 5, 2014

    But that's the strength of McKeever's newest debut. He doesn't have to tell you everything with this first issue. He knows that you'll be hooked regardless. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Wesley Messer Jun 3, 2014

    Superannuated Man that needs to be experienced. Now I don't think this is going to be a comic that everyone will appreciate. I generally like McKeever's work and still took me time to figure out what he was saying here. I will say that if you're unsure, give this a fair chance.The Superannuated Man, Ted McKeever's strange, weird, and compelling comic that's well worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Alamo Jun 6, 2014

    A friend of mine said his experience is people either love Ted McKeever's work or else go "huh?!" While Superannuated Man #1 had me saying "huh?!" plenty of times, that wasn't necessarily a bad thing. Was it weird? Yes. Did it have me wondering what exactly was going on? Sure. Did I question why it was released in Golden Age format? Certainly. But will I be back for the next issue? Bet on it. AND Ted had the great sense of humor to drawn the Superannuated Man in his own image (that's Ted in the photo above!) he has a new fan…me! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Jun 10, 2014

    But what McKeever does best " and what makes this book so wonderful (OK, a lot of things make this book wonderful and this is just one of them) is that he's great at showing the subjective side of the events he depicts, giving us both the interior perception and the exterior reality. And if you approach The Superannuated Man with that attitude " if you allow McKeever to be McKeever and just play with all the lovely, grotesque images, groove on the blacks and allow him to tell the story that he's telling rather than try to interpret it " this is a brilliant comic book. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward Jun 3, 2014

    In short, this is something I would recommend to anyone looking for something different. At the very least it's worth a try, as it may surprise many. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Jun 6, 2014

    As one of the “monsters” that are supposedly out to get older people, I enjoyedit. Though some people might find a greater resonance with the fear at the heart of “The Superannuated Man” I found it rather benign; a rant uttered by a talented artist who would do good to focus less time writing about the monsters coming to get him and more time working with the monsters that make his book so compelling. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Jun 25, 2014

    Im not sure I want to. The challenge is a fine one, however, the artstyle isnt my favorite, and I despise reading accents and creative verbiage for too long a time. Superannuated Man is appropriately named, and Im just not sure I care to find out month by month. Perhaps in trade. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Blair Stevenson Jun 3, 2014

    I will end as I started; Im sure there is something here for someone. This may well be youre new favourite comic. Unfortunately I will not be following this title as it continues to unfold. Creator Ted McKeever has always been divisive, I guess I know where I sit now! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Gizmo Jun 5, 2014

    The world is very intriguing and the art is unique and appealing. Anthropomorphic animals always peak my interest. We only get a snippet of story in the first issue; in fact there is a ton of breathing space here, but in a good way. With only 5 more issues in the series, I'd say we are in for a simple, straightforward tale, but there's nothing wrong with that. Count me in!

  • 6.0
    Deckard Jun 4, 2014

    This is a very...interesting first issue. The premise is unique but there isn't any bigger picture provided throughout the comic, which makes it a little harder to be interested in the story. I will say that the characters use interesting language and certainly aren't cookie cutter in any way, but they still lack depth. This lack of depth, overarching plot and little information provided about the greater transformed world make it difficult to be interested in the story or excited for the next issue. It's a unique, strange story though and still worth checking out if you want something different and don't need a hook right away.

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