Advance Review: Reborn #1

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Reborn #1

Publisher: Image Comics
Writer: Mark Millar
Pencils, Cover: Greg Capullo
Inks: Jonathan Glapion
Colours: Fco Plascencia
Lettering: Nate Piekos
Variant cover 1: Jock
Variant cover 2: Frank Cho
Variant cover 3: John Cassaday
Variant cover 4: Todd McFarlane

Minneapolis, 2002: several people are murdered by a crazed sniper. Immediately after, they seem reborn, younger and fitter, as warriors following the orders of a mysterious woman – and they are faced by a huge army that includes some giants. And this is where I have to stop in order to avoid spoilers.

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Mark Millar (yes, the Mark Millar) debuts this new series, pencilled by Greg Capullo (the same who worked on Spawn, X-Force and Batman) amidst great fanfare – including a variant cover by Image Comics co-founder and president Todd McFarlane, a honour reserved to very few series.

The surprise mentioned in the opening paragraph of this article seems to be the driving theme beyond the whole series, but obviously there’s a lot to be said, plenty that will happen before we can have a clear opinion about Reborn. But at the moment we can say that… well, that it looks awesome. We all know who Millar and Capullo are and what they can do, and we are perfectly aware that a cooperation between them not only can but must end up in something great.

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Who is Reborn for, then? Well, it isn’t too clear yet, but – from what we could see until now – it seems to be shaping up to be a pretty deep comic, but at the same time something full of action and grand moments. It seems unlikely to be only a “light entertainment” series (the identity of the writer confirms this), but it’s likely that it will be enjoyable by most. The glorious art helps support this first impression, that will probably be confirmed in the next issues.

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Story

10/10

    Art

    9/10

      Overall

      9/10

        Pros

        • Amazing art
        • Deep reflections
        • Surprising developments

        Cons

        • Not a new concept

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