Saturday, March 11, 2006

TCR Review: Villains #1

"...And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."

Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, Aphorism 146

Villains aren’t born…they are made. They can be molded by life’s miseries or shaped by unbearable circumstances.

At the beginning of the issue, Nick Corrigan is a likeable character who’s just hit rock bottom in life. Anything that can go wrong has gone wrong. Nick decides to face these newfound challenges alone, while trying to figure out how to get out of this hole. As a self-admitted coward, he doesn’t tell the people in his life what just happened. On his way home, he witnesses a robbery stopped in its tracks by a local hero, The Flying Ace. While watching the battle unfold, Nick notices his building’s superintendent hiding in the shadows watching with great interest. But, when debris from the battle flies his way, Nick’s superintendent is spotted by the Flying Ace, who then calls him out by his first name. Nick thinks that there is more to his super than meets the eye and decides to follow him. And, so begins Nick’s descent into the abyss.

(Read rest of the review on The Comics Review site here!)

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