Unknown Soldier #1
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Unknown Soldier #1

Writer: Joshua Dysart Artist: Alberto Ponticelli Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: October 22, 2008 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
7.9Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

An all-new interpretation of the classic DC character! Welcome to Northern Uganda. In 2002, it's a place where tourists are hacked to death with machetes, 12-year-olds with AK-47s wage war, and celebrities futilely try to get people to care. Moses Lwanga is a pacifist doctor caught at the center. But when his life is threatened, Moses suddenly realizes he knows how to kill all too well. What is this voice telling him the only way to fix what's wrong with the country is by slaughtering those responsible? And what is Moses' connection to another past bandage-wrapped warrior?

  • 8.8
    IGN - Dan Phillips Oct 22, 2008

    Vertigo looks like it has yet another hit in the making with Unknown Soldier. Next time you're in your comic book shop, make sure to pick it up and see for yourself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Murray Oct 26, 2008

    In short, this is a comic book series you should jump on at the very beginning because, like all things Vertigo, you really don't know how long it will last. Plus, if the first issue's any indication, this is a tale that will contain a lot of emotional power that will reward those readers looking for something more in their Wednesday pile. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Erik David Norris Oct 26, 2008

    I think Unknown Soldier, as an ongoing series, has a lot going for it. It hit all the right notes with its first issue, such as detailing the political climate of Uganda, giving deep enough character development to our main cast without revealing too much, and delivering a memorizing and nightmarish cliffhanger to keep the hooks in. These are all the ingredients of a series that plans to stick around for a good long while and by what I saw in issue #1, it has the potential to do just that. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Troy Stith Oct 26, 2008

    As a collective, the creative team achieved their goal in getting me to feel for the people of this war torn part of Africa, depicting the atrocities of tribal belief systems in the way of mutilated children and corrupted minds of youngsters molded into ruthless soldiers. Due to the socio-political nature of the book, I felt it started off a bit sluggish but picked up speed once the story moved to Uganda, hooking me for the purchase of the second installment of this book. After all, I need to know who the hell Moses really is. Read Full Review

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