Wonder Man #1
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Wonder Man #1

Writer: Peter David Artist: Andrew Currie Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 7
5.9Critic Rating
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Bailey Dec 10, 2006

    In The End: So you have Wonder Man, Beast and Carol Danvers trying to turn a psycho into a productive member of society. Only good things can come from this cast and premise because whenever you put Hank and Simon in a room together, hilarity often ensues. I was also very pleased that Peter didnt make this story relevant and have Neal want to produce a reality show instead of the documentary he proposed. I think this will allow the book to age well and still work five to ten years from now when hopefully the reality show genre will play itself out. Given the inspiration for this story, I dont think things are going to end well for Simon or Ladykiller (who reminds me of the Crazy Eight character Peter created during his first stint on Incredible Hulk), but with the creative talent involved, I have every faith that it will be a solid and sometimes funny read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Dec 10, 2006

    This comic benefits from a jaunty art style, a witty script, and a fun, compelling, premise, and Im quite surprised to have enjoyed this so much. True, Peter David doesnt do much to make Wonder Man himself any more interesting a character, but even so Im keen to see whats next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Dec 10, 2006

    Existing fans of Wonder Man will love this comic. Its a new, deeper take on a long-time character. Other readers will start liking him too. The art isnt bad, per se, just not appropriate for this story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Dec 10, 2006

    Which makes one think things may not turn out very well, and certainly hes got nothing to work with in his subject, whos expressed not the slightest intention to change her ways. But I like that David is at least bringing up two competing philosophies, as Id thought nurture had been forgotten in the face of nature with all of Marvels deterministic adages about mutancy lately. David is bucking the trend here, and it may be worth seeing where hes going. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Dec 10, 2006

    Although theres nothing horrific about the execution, this comic just doesnt appeal to me. Theres nothing to make you really warm to Wonder Man, nothing particularly original about the story, and the art doesnt grab me either. Wonder Man fans might enjoy this, but others may struggle to be really interested by it, and thats a pretty thin recommendation considering the niche appeal of the character. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics Bulletin - Luke Handley Dec 10, 2006

    Recently, Ive been on a bit of a comics high. Nearly everything Ive read has met or surpassed my expectations, and Ive really enjoyed being able to write some nice and well deserved praise in my reviews. This book breaks that trend in a spectacular way. I had planned on picking up this series. Not anymore. But maybe I just dont get it, and there are people out there who will love this. If you do, please let me know. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Dec 14, 2006

    The point of this story - which is made in the third act, but in the form of the story's title at the bottom of the cover - is second chances. Peter David explores Simon Williams as a criminal who was able to reform and turn his life around, and he's basically dared to try the same with a savage killer. In order for the story to work, David and the readers pretty much have to ignore the entire legal system and the title character's complete lack of any kind of psychological or psychiatric training. Though the script has its comedic moments, David doesn't seem to be playing the core premise for laughs, so I'm at a loss as to how this plot could hope to suspend the audience's disbelief. Read Full Review

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