Squadron Supreme #1
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Squadron Supreme #1

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Gary Frank Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 22, 2006 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
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As the U.S. government plots to create two teams of super-powered agents to crush enemies both domestic and foreign, Mark Milton -- a.k.a. Hyperion -- has plans of his own.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Bailey Mar 19, 2006

    All apologies to the late Mark Gruenwald for that last comment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Mar 19, 2006

    Squadron Supreme looks poised to be one of the best series I wont buy this year. The only question I have is, wheres the Super-Skrull? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Mar 19, 2006

    As I said, I didnt ever read any of the old Supreme Power series, but Im definitely tempted to check it out based on this strong first issue of the teams new book. The groundwork for some mystery and intrigue in future issues is established, and Ill be keen to see the sections of the book which deal with political spin and military interests elaborated upon as the series progresses. Its almost impossible to please both new readers and old fans when rebooting a title like this, but JMS walks the line between the two camps very carefully here, offering enough to make this comic worth reading for longtime fans, but not overloading newcomers with detail or excessive amounts of character history we get just enough information to understand the team and the characters, after which Im sure most readers will be keen to learn more. Itll be nice to see something actually happen to these characters next month, but the absence of action and relative lack of plot here can be forgiven in Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Mar 19, 2006

    title of this first arc makes that clear. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Aronson Mar 19, 2006

    Otherwise, theres really not much else to say about Marvel s JLA at this point. I know this type of empty first issue is typical for the publisher by now, but I really expected there to be some kind of legitimate hook its really the difference between readers picking up a collectible first issue and coming back for the second. Its a shame that todays packaged-for-trade market has all but forgotten the appeal and necessity of a good cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin T. Brown Mar 19, 2006

    So while some may enjoy the dialogue heavy story, I did not. This is a very inauspicious start to this new series. I know Straczynski is quite capable of writing better than this. Thankfully, we at least have some gorgeously drawn head and shoulders to look at though. Heres hoping that issue #2 has more action in it. Not sure if I can handle more talk about such things as macaroni & cheese. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Mar 19, 2006

    This comic reeks of pointlessness; I dont see how this brings anything compelling and innovative to the Squadron Supreme concept, let alone that of the JLA. There are a couple of nascent good ideas in here, but on the whole, Squadron Supreme commits the cardinal sin of superhero comics: its dull. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Mar 29, 2006

    The reason is because the idea of Nazi/White Supremacist groups as villains is so tired and played out! Boring! Whenever there is to be a racist group in comics, you know it is going to be a white supremacist group. This is naturally because only white people are racists. The Revolution urges writers to be more damn creative! Read Full Review

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