Comic Review: Rick Veitch’s The One #1 (IDW)

A throwback to the 1980’s, Rick Veitch’s The One hits the stands this week. Issue #1 of the 6 issue miniseries introduces us to the main characters. With art and […]

A throwback to the 1980’s, Rick Veitch’s The One hits the stands this week.

Issue #1 of the 6 issue miniseries introduces us to the main characters. With art and story by Rick Veitch, it’s basically a one man show, with colors by Kirby Veitch.

It’s cold war time, with US and Russia at odds. There is a man who has both countries at his mercy. You see, in this tale written in the 1980’s, it seems that the computer systems that were used in the military installations were given a backdoor, one that allows the designer to later infiltrate the system. This of course happens, resulting in huge changes for all of mankind, including a group of slackers in New York City.

Is this a good comic? Heck, yes, it’s a bit dated, being a product of the 80’s, and all, but there are elements that are timeless. Hackers, military cold war, friction with Russia, the birth of new superheroes, these aspects could have been created in 2018.

The One might be a bit dated, but it is well crafted. Take a look at this first issue to see if you agree!

Oh, and one small note… IDW? Please figure out how to spell the creator’s name! It’s ‘Rick Veitch’ in huge letters on the front cover, and then spelled ‘Vietch’ inside and on the back cover too!

IDW, The One #1, $4.99 for 34 pages of content, Not rated

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!