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Wisdom #1

Writer: Paul Cornell Artist: Trevor Hairsine Publisher: Marvel Max Critic Reviews: 2
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    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Nov 23, 2006

    Funnily enough, a new series called Torchwood has recently started on British TV with a similar premise to this book, and one episode has already attempted to deal with the problem of malevolent fairies. However, whilst that show gets bogged down in tying the supernatural into real-life with a heavy dollop of "kitchen sink drama" and concessions to an audience which is used to a more grounded subject matter, this series seems unashamed to revel in its fantastical elements, taking the existence of the fairy world as real and ploughing onwards to see what fun can be had with it. It's not a perfect first issue, and I'm still going to have to be convinced by the larger story that Cornell is telling here, but Wisdom successfully fuses a slick, secret service feel with the more out-there world of fantasy and fairies to give us a solid opener that gets a lot of elements in place without skimping on character development or action. This was an impulse purchase for me, but I'll definitely ke Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Nov 7, 2006

    This is considerably better than I expected; I'd have thought that Marvel would have followed standard procedure and attached some third rate creative team to the miniseries, only to express shock and surprise when the negative reviews flood in and sales dwindle to nothing. Instead, the combination of a strong creative team and a promising central concept has resulted in a title which, while a little lacking in depth, has much to enjoy. Read Full Review

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