newuniversal #1
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newuniversal #1

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Salvador Larroca Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 6
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Tobey Cook Nov 26, 2006

    This is definitely a book I can recommend. Its just a fun read, and anybody whos familiar with the New Universe will grab onto this book immediately. The characters are similar enough, but Ellis, in his own little way, makes them his own. That in itself is something to look forward to. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Steven G. Saunders Nov 26, 2006

    All in all, a truly wonderful kick-off for a new series, one of which I think is some of Ellis best work. But this is just one issue. The next issue will hopefully be as good, if not better. Theres not too much excitement going on here in issue #1, but much is promised as everything is set-up, so well see. Based on its own merits, though, new universal #1 is very much a delight, I feel. Looks like I have another title for the pull list! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson May 27, 2007

    I think the most intriguing aspect of this story is that so far, the "heroes" of the story do present the threat that the government fears. Tensen's actions in this issue transform him from the wretched, tortured, pathetic figure we first met into a monster, devoid of control or conscience. Ken Connell, though a victim of cosmic coincidence, is a time bomb waiting to go off, if the previous, uncontrolled manifestations of his power are any indication. Ken, Izzy and Jennifer are down to earth, confused people who are justifiably scared out of their minds, and that makes it easy to relate to them and to get on their side. But so far, the "super-heroes" do represent a dangerous Darwinian circumstance. I'm sure once the bigger picture comes into focus, the government types will proven to be in the wrong, and their fear-driven actions will end up being the real threat to mankind. At this point, though, Ellis has turned the usual dynamic on its ear, and his well-crafted, smart script makes f Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Nov 26, 2006

    Of course, this issue is a lot of setup and very little payoff at this point. Obviously, thats to be expected with a first issue like this one. Ellis clearly has a big story to tell, with lots of characters in motion. It should be interesting to see where it all goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Nov 26, 2006

    The fact is, as long as theyre done well, I dont mind the use of tired, old superhero conventionsand this first issue was certainly top notch. What more can I say? Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Nov 26, 2006

    I didnt hate this comic; it would be more accurate to say that the creative team havent done enough in this first issue to make me like it. This really isnt a bad effort, but theres just nothing here to grab the attention. Nostalgia alone wont do it. Read Full Review

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