Supreme Power #1
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Supreme Power #1

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Gary Frank Publisher: Marvel Max Release Date: August 6, 2003 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
6.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Mark Milton is the perfect American...but something is different about him. Discovered in the wreckage of a crashed spaceship, raised under the government's watch, and possessing superhuman powers, what is Mark Milton and what will the US do with him?

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Aug 15, 2003

    A fairly promising if somewhat slow moving beginning as the back-story for Hyperion is laid out, and his connection to is DC counterpart is nicely examined, as J. Michael Straczynski takes an origin that I sure almost every comic fan is familiar with and turns it on it's ear. Now simply dismissing this book as an adult version of the JLA is over simplifying the concept of this book, as if J. Michael Straczynski is going to take a page from the original maxiseries, than this title is quickly going to become one of my personal favorites, as I've been waiting for a comic where the heroes are allowed to make a lasting impact of the world, and this opening issue certainly shows signs that this world is going to be largely shaped by the presence of super-heroes. My only quibble with the book is that there are moments when the material looks to be trying too hard to be funny, as we learn George Bush Sr. is a big fan of discipline. The questions that George Bush Sr. asks about the alien craft Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shaun Manning Aug 7, 2003

    By Marvels reckoning, Supreme Power #1 has already sold 100,000 copies, so its unlikely one sour review in a whirlwind of hype will influence the legions of fans who will be snapping this up. Yes, JMS is a good writer. Yes, there is some interesting stuff going on here. Yes, any comic, particularly one with the Mature Readers label, selling 100 K is good news for the industry. But Supreme Power is not revolutionary. It is not JMSs best work. And it does not deserve the attention that its getting. Read Full Review

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