Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Adventure Comics #3.1 Review

What Happened That You Have to Know About:

Sun Boy and Polar Boy are on Tharr, tracking down a loser Tharrian villain named Cryo-King. When they finally run him to ground, he's got a map of present-day Earth and says, “You think you're the only Legion with an Espionage Squad in the 21st century?”


Now that's more like it!

This particular backup story is ten pages long instead of eight. The fight with Cryo-King is quite a decent one and provides as much action as we need. The story gives some nice character moments to both Sun Boy and Polar Boy, and some humour too—and yet there's intelligence behind everything; the banter is never gratuitous. Clayton Henry does some deft work with the characters' faces. And it's a complete story.

It's no substitute for a full-length comic book, but it's a nice piece of work. More like this!

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