In Review: Frontiersman #1

Frontiersman is coaxed out of retirement by an environmentalist group, only to find that being a spokesperson makes him a target for old and new enemies alike!

Synopsis: Frontiersman is coaxed out of retirement by an environmentalist group, only to find that being a spokesperson makes him a target for old and new enemies alike!

 

The Story

When retired superhero The Frontiersman gets a visit from an environmentalist student. He gets given a chance to become a hero once more. But he isn’t fully on board and needs some advice from some old friends. The Student wants Frontiersman to stand with him and his movement to put a stop to the unsustainable cutting down of Redwood Trees. While the cause appeals to Frontiersman’s sense of social justice. He is reluctant to step forward due to the court of social media. As well as the scrutiny it will bring.

 

The Artwork

Marco Ferrari does a solid job of the artwork. Especially given that there is very little action to draw as this first issue is mainly setting up the story and world. The character drawings are really nice and I really appreciated the fact that Frontiersman was not looking all buff in spandex. But instead looks kind of like a 21st century Grizzly Adams type character decked out like someone would be if they were living on the frontier.

 

Overall

I picked up this first issue of Frontiersman on a whim as I was looking for an issue one of something new to jump on board with. So, I have very little knowledge of the character or any past stories that he may well have featured in. But the little I have read here. I’ve generally liked it. I quite enjoyed the social commentary of the book and really appreciated Frontiersman’s reluctance to go back out into the big bad world to make a stand on something. I particularly enjoyed Frontiersman’s conversation with Professor Unicell toward the end of the book. And look forward to seeing where this all goes in the second issue.

Overall. A promising start.

9
Frontiersman #1
  • Covers
    9.0
  • Story
    8.8
  • Artwork
    9.0
  • Lettering
    9.4
  • Colours
    9.0

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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