Dandy Don the Valiant’s Review: ADVENTUREMAN #1 – And Woman?
Writer: Matt Fraction
Artists: Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
Cover Artists: Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
Publisher: Image Comics
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Oh, hey, Mom. I’m in the middle of writing my review for Adventureman #1. No, it’s not about me running around with a bunch of hobbits. It’s a brand new comic book series from Image. Yes, Mom, I probably would have a better image with the ladies if I moved out of your basement. Geesh. Sorry about that, OG peeps. Now, let’s get to this week’s Dandy Don the Valiant’s weekly review.
Matt Fraction has definitely brought the adventure to his Adventureman #1. Not only is this issue giant-sized (over 60 pages), but the adventure in this story is also giant-sized. From the very first page, the excitement grabs you by the collar and never lets go. It’s like starting a roller coaster at the top of the hill instead of climbing to the top first; and what a ride it is! But did the ride end too fast? Did Adventureman meet his demise before we even get to know him and his other pulp hero teammates? It seems like he dies at the hands of his greatest foe, Baron Bizarre, at the end of the book. But, wait! I don’t mean the end of the comic book, I’m talking about the end of the book that Claire Connell is reading to her son, Tommy. So, is Adventureman a real hero or just a fictional character in a book? And that’s where it gets really interesting, intriguing, and even more adventurous. Revealing anything else could spoil your very own roller coaster experience with this issue.
Matt Fraction has a winning adventure unfolding with this story arc. When you read a giant-sized comic book that seems to end as quickly as a 22-page comic, you know it’s a great read. It was over as quickly as it began. This issue never got boring. It’s a real page turner! Now throw in the dynamic Dodson duo of Rachel and Terry sketching, drawing, and creating unbelievable panels and covers, and you realize these adventures are going to go on for many years to come. What an unbelievable start! This concept by Fraction has been bouncing around in his mind since 2008. I am so excited that Adventureman has finally been set free for the world to see. And possibly Adventurewoman? Can’t wait to find out! And you should want to find out, too. Call your LCS today and put this on your pull list.
Is that right, Mom? What kind of adventures have you been on? I don’t think going to the mailbox while it’s raining is considered an adventure. The mailbox is on your front porch! Oh, boy.