Firestar #1
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Firestar #1

Writer: Sean McKeever Artist: Emma Rios Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 21, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
7.0Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Angelica Jones has been many things in her life. Daughter. Friend. Fiancée. Mutant. Hellion. New Warrior. Avenger. And, most recently, cancer survivor. Granted a second chance at life, Angelica has only one question for herself: What do I do with it? One-Shot/Rated T …$3.99

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Apr 27, 2010

    Overall, this was a great read. You get a review of where Angelica has been and a glimpse at where she is going. There is angst and emotion throughout, but it never seems over dramatic. It has a quiet dignity about it, even in the most shocking panels. Also, there is a small blurb at the back of the book, it seems that Firestar will once again grace the pages of a team book when the new Young Allies title starts in June! Overall, this is a great book with very little to complain about. Not exactly a lot of action, but sometimes it nice just to cuddle. 4 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Matthew J. Brady Apr 20, 2010

    McKeever and Rios aren't exactly reinventing the wheel here, but they do manage to take a minor character and do something with her that seems fresh and interesting, rather than the rote stories that usually get told on the edges of superhero comics. If more of those "spandex" comics could do something like this, telling human stories about realistic characters that occasionally get into punch-ups with villains, maybe more people would read them. Like women, say. That would make this a real Year of the Woman. I wouldn't bet on it though. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - inferiorego Apr 22, 2010

    It's a great look at the life of a super-hero dealing with a lot of baggage. It's great to see Marvel giving some of their other characters the spotlight for once. Marvel has a great roster of characters, but they tend to focus a little too much on just a few, when there's a chance to either showcase or reinvent others from the past. Give the book a shot. It's worth your cash. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 23, 2010

    There are some small nuggets of good in the comic's story. I like that McKeever still has Firestar attending university and taking the train to and from the city, and the appearance of Photon was a nice touch. I also appreciated that the person with the drinking problem was a past high school nemesis for Firestar, although it does get dangerously close to "my bitterness is hiding problems." At the end of the day, though, I expected a lot more from McKeever; he's normally better than this. Hopefully this isn't a road Firestar will head down in the upcoming McKeever-written "Young Allies." I think we're all ready to say goodbye to the very special episode, be it television, comics, or any other form of media. Read Full Review

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