Comic Review: Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows: From the World of Black Hammer #1 (Dark Horse)

From Dark Horse comes the first issue of Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows. It’s an excellent comic, and you need to read it Today! Don’t wait until […]

From Dark Horse comes the first issue of Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows. It’s an excellent comic, and you need to read it Today!

Don’t wait until Tomorrow to read the first issue of this new series from Canadian writer Jeff Lemire and artist Max Fiumara (colors by the ubiquitous Dave Stewart)! This title is so much fun, I am delighted to be able to describe it to you!

In a retro-tale from the 40’s, Jim Robinson, young scientist, is recruited by the American feds to conduct research into “pararadiation”, which allows one to move between dimensions! The feds are interested because they want weapons for World War Two!

Enter Doctor Star, one of a group of patriotic superheroes bent on overcoming the wartime enemies of the US. It’s a time for optimism and valiant efforts to keep the world safe from tyranny!

However, the comic has a sobering side in the midst of all the enthusiasm… an older Jim Robinson is seen visiting a hospital.

Drawn in a very convincing 1940’s style, and impeccably colored, this comic hits all the high points for me: characters I care about, a plot I can enjoy and follow, and artwork that has kinetic energy and vibrance!

You’ve gotta read this comic, I tellya!

Dark Horse, Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows #1, $3.99(?) for 25 pages of content, not rated

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!!