Supreme Power #5

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Gary Frank Publisher: Marvel Max Release Date: December 3, 2003 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 1
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After his parents are seemingly killed, the government relocates Mark to live on his own. Meanwhile, Stanley Stewart, better known as the Blur, is sought out by talent agents in order to make him a super-celebrity.

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Dec 10, 2003

    The idea of a super-hero being treated like a sports celebrity is a clever twist on the regular super-hero formula, and the scene where the "booking" agents describe how they plan on using the Atlanta Blur made for a fun little sequence and I loved their reaction when they learned he planned on being a super-hero. The investigation of Joe Ledger and the attempts being made to wake him up are also well handled, and I enjoyed the reasoning that is offered up for why they are so determined to wake him up, in spite of the clear danger signals they have been getting. In fact one of the main reasons that this issue is so enjoyable is because the action has shifted away from Hyperion who while interesting I found to be a bit flat personality wise, and as such it's nice to see the introduction of a couple characters who could make things a little more interesting. Plus, I like the idea that the book has taken the time to establish a reason why Hyperion would seek out the company of other super Read Full Review

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