Arrowsmith #2

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Carlos Pacheco Publisher: Wildstorm Critic Reviews: 3
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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Aug 28, 2003

    When I first heard about the concept for this miniseries, I must confess I wasn't overly convinced, as the idea of a World War I story set on an Earth where magic coexisted alongside technology didn't exactly sound like it had a great deal of potential. However, while Kurt Busiek is pretty much playing with the conventional trappings of the war genre, I'm very impressed by how well he's mixed in the fantasy elements, as much like Bill Willingham's work on the "Fables" series, Kurt Busiek shows a very clear understanding of how to balance the two elements, so that reality isn't overwhelmed by the fantasy, and visa-versa. This is an extremely well crafted story, and it's probably Kurt Busiek's strongest work outside of his work on Astro City. It also doesn't hurt that he's got Carlos Pacheco providing the art, which makes this a truly impressive creative combo. A likeable lead character, and a skilful execution of its core idea makes this a miniseries that miniseries that I strongly reco Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Aug 22, 2003

    What could have been a carbon of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles instead carves its own story by cleverly avoiding cliche and depending upon beautiful artwork to convey a fantasy setting with period detail. Arrowsmith is recommended for anybody who likes a ripping yarn. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Tim Hartnett Aug 27, 2003

    A very clever, if somewhat predictable brainchild of Mr. Busiek; so true to itself that even the paper feels like a canvas. It's difficult to sell this book on what we have so far, as the main conflict has yet to be fully established, but I do hope there is much unexpected in store for us. Read Full Review

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