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Arrowsmith #6

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Carlos Pacheco Publisher: Wildstorm Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Apr 3, 2004

    Other than these major foolish deletions and amendments, Arrowsmith's finale shows that a soldier's reward is guilt over crimes that would not have been committed had everyone stayed home instead of fighting for a "glorious cause." War devours innocence as assuredly as flames devour skin, and the cause is often lost in the personal battle to stay alive and human. I'd like to see this book given away on Free Comic Book Day to contrast Chuck Dixon's ridiculous testament to Cheney's wet dreams. Arrowsmith was an impressive series that had something to say. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Apr 9, 2004

    Not exactly the strongest finish to what I had been finding a highly enjoyable exploration of clever merging of two genres. I mean instead of going out with a bang this issue instead delivers a more character based story as we see Arrowsmith spends the issue dealing with his guilt over the role that he played in the destruction of an entire town. However this personal struggle with his conscious results in an issue where the action is forced largely into the background, and Arrowsmith is stuck moving through a story where nothing overly exciting occurs once that opening battle has wrapped up. In fact if nothing else I'd argue that the character is portrayed as being far too passive in the way that he deals with the situation, as there's a moment where he recognizes that the wizards responsible for the fire salamander spell don't care about the idea that an entire town was destroyed, and instead of pressing the issue, and challenging their indifference, Arrowsmith does nothing. I mean t Read Full Review

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