Soviet Super Soldiers #1
Published by Marvel Comics
Cover price $2.00
Written by Fabian Nicieza
Cover art Angel Medina
Interior art Javier Salatares
Inker Jeff Albrecht
Soviet Super Soldiers #1 Special Edition . . . honestly I don't know when or where I got this but it's been sitting around my apartment for a few weeks just wanting to be read. I don't know much about these characters I have seen them pop up here and there in different Marvel comic books over the years and I figured that this would be an interesting comic. I wasn't totally right about that. The story it wasn't bad but it just did not hold my interest for the entire issue. You do get the first apearences of a few characters (Stencil, Synthesizer, Unicorn, and Firefox) and the deaths of others (Concussion, Iron Curtain, Mentac and members of the Green Liberation Front).
What did keep me reading was this comic was 62 pages and zero advertisements making that early 90's $2.00 cover price well worth it, the art was very nice in that late 80's/early 90's style and the book was loaded with action.
This comic is worth picking up if you come across it in a back issue bin for the characters alone (I love the B and C level characters). You get Crimson Dynamo V, Darkstar, Titanium Man, Red Guardian, Vanguard, Ursa Major, Unicorn and others with a brief appearance by Captain America (probably to boost sales) all of these characters could use more face time in the Marvel Universe.
The art of the book is the main attraction for me in this comic but the design and use of crazy sound effects throughout the book just makes it awesome and fun. Today's comics still use the sound effects but this issue just went wild with it and let pages be dominated by the sound words and yet they work with the art well.
I won't say that this book was horrible or amazing but it is worth what you will end up paying for it which should be anywhere for .25 cents to $3.00, keep it in mind when searching through the back issue and bargain comic book bins.
Thanks for reading,
Kevin P. Johnson
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