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Superior #1

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Leinil Yu Publisher: Marvel Icon Release Date: October 13, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 4
7.4Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Ollie Janson had it all going for him: plenty of friends at school, good looks, and his coach called him one of the most talented basketball players he's ever seen. But that was when he could still move his legs. Now he's living with multiple sclerosis, missing all the little things he used to take for granted, and escaping into the world of movies and comics with his best friend. Then... SUPERIOR entered his life. The newest smash superhero comic from MARK MILLER (KICK-ASS, NEMESIS, OLD MAN LOGAN) and his ULTIMATE AVENGERS 2 collaborator LEINIL FRANCIS YU (SECRET INVASION, NEW AVENGERS, ULTIMATE WOLVERINE VS. HULK) is sure to bethe most talk more

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Oct 17, 2010

    While I'm not going to say it's in the same league as his Ultimates work, Superior reminds me more of Millar's time on that book than his more recent string of work. Also, it "makes Nemesis look like $%!&". Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Corps - Leinaala Sallander Aug 29, 2016

    Superior is a comic series written by Mark Millar (yes the writer of Kick-Ass) and illustrated by Leinil Francis Yu. It is published by Marvel Comics under the company's Icon Imprint. A great story with gritty art that really lends to the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Oct 15, 2010

    Yu's most important contribution to the story is his ability to convey Simon's youth. The fact that the main characters (and several other key players) are kids is vital to the story. The title for this story, as noted on the cover, is "One Magic Wish," referring to the wish-fulfillment riff that so many super-hero characters - from Superman to Captain Marvel to Green Lantern and more - represent. There's a surprisingly dark and moody look throughout this issue given the relative innocence of the protagonist, but it definitely draws one in. The plain design of the title character - red suit, blue cape and a wrestling championship belt - reinforces that the creators are dealing with an archetype here (just as the design for Nemesis is literally a blank slate). Overall, the art is solid. The only real disappointment is the cover, which looks empty and a bit uninspired. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Oct 18, 2010

    See, Mark Millar isn't all politically incorrect jokes and violence! He has written a very understated and touching first issue about a handicapped boy getting his wish. And how often do comics leave you completely not able to guess the general direction of a story? Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Richard George Oct 13, 2010

    Leinil Yu turns in some mighty fine work, even if the lack of scope from something like Secret Invasion almost makes it a little disappointing. Yu has never been the most dramatically inclined artist, but the fact that no emotional beats ever seemed to suffer from the art is definitely a mark in the win column. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Colin Andersen Oct 18, 2010

    Judging by this first issue, if you came to Superior looking for the next Kick-Ass, youll likely be disappointed. This style of Mark Millars writing is getting a little tired by this point and the plot itself holds very few surprises. Theres still plenty of room for Superior to develop into a more interesting series but, for now, the best part of this story is the artwork. For diehard Leinil Yu fans, this might be enough to draw you to the book, but I cant really recommend this to anyone that is looking for a new series. It just doesnt have enough substance or new ideas to justify a purchase. Im going to hazard a guess that this will ultimately be a book best checked out once its collected into a trade paperback. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Oct 17, 2010

    You know how this comic is about the kid who mysteriously gets a wish granted and he turns into his favourite superhero, Superior? Yeah? Well, after reading this issue that's about all you'll still know. You'll know that Pooni is a sad little kid struck down by fate. You'll know his mother is excessively hot and young. You'll know that the world no longer cares about Superior. You'll know Millar could successfully write a very bad sequel to any number of superhero movies. You'll know the basics, but I can't guarantee you'll care. I'm going to give the second issue a try; At least Millar is enough of a champion to keep his work at the $2.99 price point, but don't feel like you have to stick with this series. You can probably catch the movie before the final issue ships. Read Full Review

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