Heroes for Hire #1
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Heroes for Hire #1

Writer: Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning Artist: Brad Walker Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 1, 2010 Critic Reviews: 6
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Punisher, Moon Knight, Shroud, Elektra, Paladin, Silver Sable, Ghost Rider, Iron Fist, Falcon, and Misty Knight leap into action! Who has brought these dangerous loners into one fighting force? How is this network different from all other teams?

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Justin Carmona Dec 7, 2010

    The Bottom Line: If this first issue is any indication, Heroes for Hire will continue to be a must-read. It boasts hard as nails writing by the fan favorite team of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning and sharp as steel art by extremely talented Brad Walker. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Dec 2, 2010

    And then there's the issue's killer cliffhanger, which definitely had me clamoring to read issue #2. If that wasn't enough, the book also includes an eight-page prose Heroes for Hire saga identical to the ones Marvel usually publishes before one of these relaunches. Coupled with the book's high quality main story, this back-up makes this issue well worth the $3.99 price page, especially to those new to the property. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 4, 2010

    But the twist at the end is clever enough that I'll probably give it another issue or two to see where it goes. There's promise, but I'm not sure it there's enough to sustain the series. Time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 2, 2010

    It's going to take me a little while to get over Misty Knight working in an Oracle-type role, but Abnett and Lanning close out this debut issue with a stunning final page surprise. The way this book ends calls the entire story into question. That, moreso than the characters or the art, is the major reason I'll be checking out the second issue of this series. It's rare that such an enticing book erupts from seeming mediocrity, but this is definitely a fun read, the type of read that comic books were invented for. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Dec 3, 2010

    This is just the first issue, so we have a lot more story to go, but I'll be getting the remaining issues mostly on trust of the creators rather than the excellence of the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Dec 3, 2010

    First of all, I'm a little annoyed that this comic has Iron Fist on the cover, but there is no Iron Fist inside. He gets named checked, but that's it. I wants me some more Iron Fist. Beyond that, this comic is a major mixed bag that scoots by on the strength of a shocking final few pages. Huge fans of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning's recent work will be disappointed by how this one builds up, though Brad Walker's art does a solid job of making up for the writing shortcomings. I'm not sold by a long shot, but I'm intrigued. Approach this one with caution! Read Full Review

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