Comic Review: New Challengers #1 (DC Comics)

New from DC comes the New Challengers, with issue one. Scott Snyder and Aaron Gillespie pen this “part one”, and Andy Kubert handles pencils, Klaus Janson inks, with Brad Anderson […]

New from DC comes the New Challengers, with issue one. Scott Snyder and Aaron Gillespie pen this “part one”, and Andy Kubert handles pencils, Klaus Janson inks, with Brad Anderson on colors.

Okay, here’s the deal for readers like me, who have no clue about this title: it’s about NEW Challengers of the Unknown. You see, there is a special mountain, a Challenger Mountain. People drop in there. They are dead. They get a second chance at things by agreeing to follow orders, and become new Challengers Of The Unknown. Disobey and you get snuffed out for good.

Very cool idea, and nicely executed (no pun intended) by the art team. I like Kubert’s work on pencils; he obviously followed his dad’s (the late Joe Kubert) example in visual style, but has departed in his own individual direction. There’s plenty of drama around the arrival of the latest recruits for Challenger… they are literally dropping in from the sky!

Check out this book, it’s got drama, superheroes, the undead, alien bugs and lots of cool moments! Looking forward to issue 2, when things will likely really start rocking!

DC Comics, New Challengers #1, 23 pages of content, FOR ONLY $2.99, Rated Teen

Alan Spinney

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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!!