WWE Heroes #1

Writer: Keith Champagne Artist: Andy Smith Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: March 24, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 27, 2010

    For all the mockery heaped on the announcements of this book, it's not actually all that bad. The plot is pretty epic and 'Lord of The Rings'-y, maybe even too much so for one twenty-odd page comic book. We're given glimpses of the King of Shadows, and enough character bits to understand some of his evil plan, but the reasons for the Firstborn being hidden among the WWE superstars aren't really clear. The dialogue is pretty much standard-issue tough-guy stuff, partly due to the sheer number of WWE characters showcased within. And speaking of which, if you don't know your superstars already, there's not a lot of context to try and figure out what all is going on. For instance, Kane appears, but is never named, and a quick shot of a Royal Rumble match gives us several characters whom even *I* can't quite identify. Overall, the art isn't bad, but suffers from the same problem that comics based on real characters always do: likeness issues. There's also a notable dearth of the identifying Read Full Review

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    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Mar 23, 2010

    Apparently, this issue isn't the original first issue -- not the one Keith Champagne intended. It was an editorially-mandated prelude, and Champagne's story really starts in issue #2. While that may or may not be true, this is still an awful first issue. And you know what might make it even worse? Those zombies and jaguar men on the cover? They don't even appear in this comic. They knew enough to stay away. Read Full Review

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