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Beyond #1

Writer: Dwayne McDuffie Artist: Scott Kolins Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
6.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Dallas Jul 2, 2006

    Whether or not youre going to find Beyond! worthy of your time and money depends really on your taste for frivolous, unconnected-to-anything-else-currently-going-on-in-the-Marvel-Universe fare. I, for one, am on board; I miss playing Villains & Vigilantes on my Saturdays. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Jul 2, 2006

    Beyond! is that rare comic: it stands alone and is new-reader friendly. Share this with non-readers and theyll enjoy it to. The rest of use are in for a fun ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Diana Kingston Jul 2, 2006

    This issue really deserves , but Im dropping half a bullet because of what happens at the end. Had that scene played out with any other character, it would have worked, but I doubt anyones gullible enough not to see through the final product (and if they are, I have some invisible Armani outfits Im just dying to get rid of). The book would have been stronger without that last tacky moment, but other than that Beyond! is off to a pleasantly surprising good start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ariel Carmona Jr. Jul 2, 2006

    I have to give mixed reviews to McDuffies script. The first part in which Gravity flies out to battle Brushfire is good, but when he arrives to join the rest of heroes and villains, the dialogue falters, some of it is pretty inane banter with some pretty lame exchanges between the protagonists. Still, it moves at a crisp pace and climaxes with one heck of a cliffhanger. Theres nothing out of this world here, simple super hero fare which Marvel handles very well. These days, the company seems to be making good use of nostalgia and reviving older characters and placing them in modern tales with newer characters. Either that or retelling classic story arcs in fresh new ways. Such is the case here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Jul 2, 2006

    Beyond! is very well put together, but a good empty retread is still an empty retread. The series certainly isnt a total loss, but things need to pick up in future issues with a more definitive statement of what the series actually has to say, and why we shouldnt just go and read the original instead. Nostalgia alone is not enough. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jul 2, 2006

    As always, the test of a good first issue is will I buy the next one? And the answer to this one is yes, like a drowning man swims towards an island oasis. Even with a reset button looming in the very premise, this one looks like an uncomplicated fun ride. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Aronson Jul 2, 2006

    Want to escape the grim Civil War and get back to the days of good versus evil with flashy costumes, flashy powers and flashy sci-fi concepts? Well, youll just have to settle for Beyond! instead, which does a decent job of recapturing that feel, but a decent job and nothing more. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Sam Kirkland Jul 2, 2006

    Beyond! acts as a bit of a throwback to the old days. If youre looking for a simple, inconsequential diversion to Civil War or if you perhaps happen to run a Medusa or Firebird fansite, youve come to the right place. If not, you can safely let Beyond! pass you by without missing a thing. Read Full Review

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