Catalyst Prime: Superb #1
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Catalyst Prime: Superb #1

Writer: David Walker, Sheena C. Howard Artist: Ray-Anthony Height Publisher: Lion Forge Comics Release Date: July 19, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
10User Rating

Teenager Kayla Tate is forced to move back to her hometown Youngstown, Ohio, an "Event" designated Level 5 impact zone.  Compared to her new life, returning to Youngstown is a step backwards. She has a strained relationship with her childhood friend, Jonah Watkins, school is a nightmare, and everyone is talking about the mysterious superhero and Internet sensation, "Cosmosis", and his nighttime battles against the supposedly.

  • 9.0
    Capeless Crusader - Murphy Leigh Jul 19, 2017

    Howard and Walker craft a fine beginning to a story I'm looking forward to seeing unfold, creating characters with a true core of heroism. The art is overall less to my personal taste than other titles, but Height, Underwood, and Gandini do some great work particularly in the character designs for Kayla and Cosmosis. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Jul 19, 2017

    Superb #1 introduces us to characters face not only adolescence, but a world where being powerful means being marked. With diverse leads and storytelling that gives them a chance to be fully realized, this comic is an important example of how to push comic storytelling forward. Elements of the art dont quite jive with the story, but it is still one which takes sensitive issues regarding characters and puts them in a reality which addresses parts of our own. The Catalyst Prime universe has a lot of promise and Superb is yet another example of that. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Jul 24, 2017

    In all, Superb #1 isn't the strongest debut, but it has a lot going for it in its premise and characters that Walker and Howard can hopefully expand upon in future outings. Strong artwork by Ray-Anthony Height, Le Beau L. Underwood, and Veronica Gandini really captures the emotions that the characters are going through, but can't quite overcome the debut's mundane plot. Read Full Review

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