Main Plot Points:
- The world’s only superhero returns!
- As the world’s only superhero, Alpha One has become an icon of hope in uncertain times.
- But while the population is inspired from a distance by their savior, police captain Gabriel Cole has gotten close enough to discover that Alpha One’s plans for a utopia are more radical than anyone suspects!
What We Thought:
- Excellent re-imagining of the quintessential superhero trope, bringing forth the darker psychological and political subtexts for examination.
- It isn’t too grim-dark, though, and while it does ask some really interesting questions about loneliness and free will, it does so without taking itself too seriously. Best yet, it sets up for a very interesting sequel.
- The art is terrific, with a near-seamless transition between artists when Snejbjerg had to hand off to Samnee. I also really enjoyed Samnee’s depiction of the battle in the Sanctuary. Terrifically paced.
- I liked how the sketchbook had notes from most of the artists involved: it made you really aware of what a team effort there things can be.
What It Includes:
- All twelve issues of the acclaimed series
- Twelve page sketchbook with commentary from both interior artists and cover illustrator.
- Written by Peter Tomasi (Light Brigade) and Keith Champagne.
- Art by Chris Samnee (Daredevil), and Peter Snejbjerg (B.P.R.D.)
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