Darkstar and the Winter Guard #1
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Darkstar and the Winter Guard #1

Writer: Dave Gallaher Artist: Steve Ellis Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 3, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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The Harvey Award-winning team of David Gallaher and Steve Ellis reunite to bring you the harrowing adventures of Russia's elite strikeforce! Atlantean warlord Krang has brutally invaded the coast of Russia and only the Winter Guard has what it take to stop his diabolical plan...but their actions just might have dire consequences for Russia and the rest of the world. Guest-starring the Agents of Atlas!

  • 8.0
    The Comic Addiction - Paul Nolan Jun 6, 2010

    The Mix of the cast is good: Red Guardian is a very regimented leader, Ursa Major is very Introspective, Crimson Dynamo can so easily get completely distracted by tech and Darkstar is not sure she can live up to her predecessors. Not the most original traits, by any shot, but their Russianness does come across well, to give a zesty twist to the book. Add in a nice little Agents of Atlas guest spot, and you get interaction helps accentuate the character even more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 3, 2010

    There's some interesting character dynamics, a guy who turns into a bear, and it's all tied together on bits of ephemera from 15 years ago, soit's nice. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jun 4, 2010

    For the extra dollar, Marvel includes a ghastly illustrated X-Men Unlimited short featuring Darkstar that's not worth a penny let alone the extra buck. Had they included a reprint of Darkstar from Iron Man or The Champions their price point increase for the mini-series would at least have been vindicated. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 7, 2010

    Gallaher and crew do a great job of world-building here, offering the readers insight on a team of heroes that shows up infrequently at most. I've always enjoyed the appearances of the Soviet Super Soldiers and look forward to more of them with the next issue of the Winter Guard. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Jun 3, 2010

    While it's cool to see Marvel stories that aren't specifically set in New York city, but I would've liked to have seen a little more of a unique gimmick for the Winter Guard to make it stand apart from other tiles on the shelves. Again, I don't want to blow this surprise twist at the end, but it changes the premise that might prove to be more interesting in the remaining two issues. Read Full Review

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