True Believers #1
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True Believers #1

Writer: Cary Bates Artist: Paul Gulacy Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 30, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 16, 2008

    This is avery intriguing first issue, with a nicely topical and not-at-all retro feel. I kind of expected Cary's writing to feel more like it did when I was a kid,but I suppose it did, in thatthe entire issuewas nicely done and exciting. The story surprised me a couple of times, something that a long-time comics reader like myself greatly appreciates, and the only thing even bordering on a negative is the blah factor of the character's battle names. The art is by comics legend Paul Gulacy, who has a flair for piercing facial expressions, interesting textures and very attractive women, and does not disappoint on anyfrontthroughout the issue. Gulacy's take on the Fantastic Four is the highlight of the issue (ranking slightly above Payback in the bikini... I'm sorry, but this is really good-looking art, ladles and jellyspoons) and makes the first family of the Marvel Universe look like real people while maintaining their iconic status. This is a pretty damned impre Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Mark J. Hayman Jul 29, 2008

    As with the opening quote, there's nothing markedly profound to be had, but overall this issue presents an interesting if somewhat vague introduction to the characters (and, less vaguely, the plot). It does manage to provoke considerable curiosity of the most prurient kind as to what's next, however. I think I need to take a shower after this, but can't decide whether to make it hot or cold... Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Andrew C. Murphy Aug 2, 2008

    I've got to hear the story behind that one. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Aug 6, 2008

    Unfortunately, when a miniseries as under-promoted as "True Believers" hits the shelves, it's got to grab every reader it can get and not let them go. The only way it's going to avoid becoming the next "B-Sides" or "Livewires" is through extremely good word of mouth. Without a major twist or hook to get people talking, the series seems already resigned to being nothing more than average, and at this level that's simply not enough. Read Full Review

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