American Way #1

American Way #1

Writer: John Ridley Artist: Georges Jeanty Publisher: Wildstorm Critic Reviews: 2
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The 1960s were a decade of incredible change for America--stepping out of a time of innocence, a time of optimism, a time of heroes. Back in the '40s, the United States government hatched a plan to create the Civil Defense Corps: a group of ""super-heroes"" who could fight alien invasions, evil super-powered beings, and communism, all in front of an adoring public, courtesy of television. But that dream was far from reality by the '60s, as new C.D.C. Marketing Director Wesley Catham is about to discover. How far will America go to protect its dream of a better tomorrow?

Critically acclaimed novelist and screenwriter John Ridle more

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Bailey Mar 3, 2006

    In The End: So far so good. John Ridley has created a fantastic alternate reality with complex, believable characters where the heroes are not what they seem. Georges Jeanty, aided and abetted by Karl Story, delivered a great looking comic with wonderful character designs and terrific storytelling. I was extremely impressed with this first issue and have high hopes for the rest of the series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Feb 24, 2006

    The technology levels of the government border on the ridiculous. There is simply no way possible that the government of the period could perpetuate the lie in such a convincing manner. No way possible. I don't care how much money they threw at the problem, the technology was not there to suit their needs. The administration also risks innocent lives in perpetuating their lies, and if these characters really are super-heroes, then they would not, could not allow such a thing. A sufficiently corrupt administration may not possess a shred of conscience, but a super-hero would possess more than a shred. A normal empowered individual would object to such treatment. Read Full Review

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