Sorry, folks. I thought I scheduled this to post yesterday and I was called in to work and didn’t find it until later that night.
(Hundred Penny Press edition)
IDW Publishing (June 2011)
(original publisher, I think Dark Horse, February 1992)WRITER/ARTIST: John Byrne COLORIST: Matt Webb ORIGINAL SERIES EDITOR: Barbara Kesel
What the heck is going on?
No seriously, I have no idea what’s going on here. Instead of #1, maybe IDW should have reprinted #0. I have no idea who these characters are or why I’m supposed to care. From what I can tell, the Next Men escape a lab they grew up in, but the woman who helped them is dying from bullet wounds. Some senator blows up the lab and the sheriff of a nearby town wrests the–I guess they’re our heroes–from the military while another person is sent to town, but apparently sent in the wrong direction to the nearest town.
Until I looked the original series up I didn’t even know there was a #0 (this being a 90’s comic, I’m not all that surprised) so I went into this thinking “hey, one dollar to see what the hype is about with this series, why not?” and came out thinking “I don’t get it”. It turns out to be IDW’s fault for reprinting what is essentially issue #2 because they forgot that numbering went weird in the 90’s. So honestly I can’t really recommend one way or the other. However, if you’re looking for this book to give you some insight into the comic, you will have actually wasted a $1.
Tomorrow’s (old) Comic> ALF Annual #1