First Impressions Featuring: Dead Man Logan, X-O Manowar, Warning, and More

Welcome to Graphic Policy’s First Impressions where we take a look at a handful of comics in order to discern just how accessible they are for new readers, because every comic could be somebody’s first – and that’s the first question that’ll be answered with this feature. The second is whether you should  start there because sometimes a book could be accessible to new readers but the quality could be less than average, and so each comic will receive a score out of ten based upon Graphic Policy’s typical ten point scale.

Where possible we’ll also be providing  recap of sorts for the relevant story beats up until the issue in question in order to help you figure out if the series is something you’re interested in, assuming we’ve read any part of the story thus far. All comics were provided for review purposes unless otherwise noted.


X-O Manowar #21 (Valiant)
Can you start here?
Uh…. yeah
Recap & Review: 
Having returned to Earth after some time in the far reaches of space, X-O Manowar has been tasked to investigate an alien spacecraft that crash landed along with Colonel Capshaw an ended up in the middle of a surprisingly interdimensional conflict. 
Score: 8.9

These Savage Shores #2 (Vault)
Can you start here?
Recap & Review: 
Having missed the first issue, I dove into this head first without any idea what this comic as about –  and I thoroughly enjoyed the tale about a vampire hunter in the 1700s. I’ll be back for the next issue.
Score: 8.6

Dead Man Logan #1 (Marvel)
Can you start here? Yes

Recap & Review: Old Man Logan’s story begins to come full circle as he tries to stop the man who could potentially kill the X-Men, the Avengers and the Fantastic Four in the final way. But is Mysterio really that deadly? Personally, I’ve been a big fan of this character, and I am curious how his story ends now that the younger Wolverine has returned – bonus that the first issue is pretty good.
Score: 8

Warning #1 (Image)
Can you start here?
Recap & Review: First issue of a new erie – no recap needed. But the comic, while not my cup of tea, evokes memories of Universal Soldier, Independence Day and a half dozen other  enhanced soldier stories. I didn’t hate it..

Flash #59 (DC)
Can you start here?
More or less.
Recap & Review: Honestly, I haven’t read a Flash comic in a few months, and all this did was remind me why I stopped.