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Review: All Star Section Eight #1

All Star Section 8 #1 CoverThe greatest superheroes of all time, unseen since the end of the hit series Hitman, have returned for the greatest superhero story ever told! Befuddled hero Sixpack returns to Gotham City, desperate to rebuild the all-star team known as Section Eight, in the face of a deadly threat. He gathers old friends Bueno Excellente, Baytor and the seemingly reborn Dogwelder, along with some new faces—but he still needs that elusive eighth member. And that’s when the Dark Knight Detective gets an offer he can’t refuse in part one of this unforgettable six-issue miniseries.

The amount of comics I’ve read that have previously featured these characters is zero (not counting Batman). I’m completely unfamiliar with writer Garth Ennis‘ work on Hitman, and couldn’t tell you who Sixpack or Section Eight is. After reading this first issue, I kind of want to find out now. This is a group of heroes as can only be presented by Ennis who is a master of the profane absurd. The characters are hilarious, and the humor circles toilet humor, but it’s funny and entertaining, and it makes me want to read more.

John McCrea handles art duties, giving us every ounce of vomit and piece of dirt in fantastic detail. The look, and vibe of the series as a whole, has an earlier Vertigo feel about it. The character designs are great, and McCrea’s rendering of Batman reminds you to not take the series too seriously.

All Star Section Eight #1 may be a continuation of obscure characters, but it’s not a must to have read anything before the appreciate the issue. It features Ennis’ signature humor and hyperbole along with solid art by McCrea. DC promised us something different, and this series might stand out as one of the most unique of the bunch, and that’s not a bad thing.

Story: Garth Ennis Art: John McCrea
Story: 8.4 Art: 8.2 Overall: 8.3 Recommendation: Read

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review