Bounding Into Comics reviews AH#3: Reprisal:
Even with its slower pace, the world that’s being expanded on in Alt-Hero #3 is an interesting one and this issue, more than any before it, sends some harrowing echoes throughout its universe that will, eventually, come to an explosive head. I am thoroughly interested in seeing how this will all play out and I fully expect to see people switching sides before the end. It echoes with shades of the best parts of Marvel’s Civil War storyline (the first one, not that second one) and anyone who takes the time to invest in this new comic universe will, I believe, be as excited as I am for the future. With art that continues to improve every issue and a handful of conflicted heroes fighting for what they believe is right, Arkhaven Comics has a great thing going with Alt-Hero. Issue #3 is less exciting, but no less satisfying.
Read the whole thing there. You know Arkhaven is already beginning to make an impact because the goalposts are moving and now the fake reviews are starting to appear. It should be amusing to see how they react to our next big action, which begins very soon.
Pretty Bad Stuff
By Amazon Customer on August 6, 2018
I’m not sure why this exists. It’s a bad imitation of super hero comics from the early 90s with a hefty dose of cooky right wing flavor. If you’d like to read some decent comics with a right leaning bent, I’d suggest Frank Miller or some of Alan Moore’s stuff. Their writing is not only masterful, but their politics have purpose – not just, “We miss big breasts in comics and are mad about ‘SJWs’”, which seems to be the main thrust of this series.
If you hate SJWs more than you like good comics, you’ll love this book.
By D.I .on July 29, 2018
If the fact that the name is a reference to the “alt-right” is a selling point for you then you will pick up the book and claim it is “refreshing” because the hero is a straight white male who is awesome. Fine whatever, there are totally NONE OF THOSE in comics. If you want to read something that makes you feel good about hating SJWs it’s a great book. If you want to read a good superhero comic book and don’t care about politics read literally anything else. Pick up any random trade of Superman, Batman, Spider-Man (all straight white men if it matters) and you get ten times better stories.
In other comics-related news, congratulations to Brandon Fiadino, whose Chicago Typewriter: The Red Ribbon was nominated for a Dragon Award in the Best Graphic Novel category!
Best Graphic Novel
- Chicago Typewriter: The Red Ribbon by Brandon Fiadino, Djibril Morissette-Phan, and James Greatorex, Dark Legion Comics
- Brandon Sanderson’s White Sand Volume 1 by Brandon Sanderson, Rik Hoskin, and Julius M. Gopez, Dynamite Entertainment
- Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol
- Monstress Vol. 2: The Blood by Marjorie M. Liu, Sana Takeda, Image Comics
- Vision (The Vision) by Tom King, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Marvel Comics
- Paper Girls Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughn and Cliff Chiang, Image Comics