Does Peter Cannon make a triumphant return to comics? Read on to find out.
The official description from Dynamite:
Peter Cannon is a world-famous author, an international celebrity, and the superhero known as Thunderbolt, acknowledged far and wide as the man who saved the world from destruction. Unfortunately, he has little interest in fame, even less interest in people, and the peace he has created is based on an illusion. Now, as old and new enemies plan to destroy his efforts-unaware of the secret he carries-Peter Cannon must fight to keep the peace and preserve his own existence, while fending off deadly foes…and mysterious admirers. Join artist co-writer/cover artist Alex Ross and writer Steve Darnall for the story of a hero who discovers that sometimes…things are not all what they seem!
FEATURING A FOREWORD BY MARK (KINGDOM COME) WAID AND PETER CANNON’S NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED ORIGIN STORY BY PETER CANNON CREATOR, PETE MORISI!
Peter Cannon returns to comic books in excellent fashion, as a solid creative team presents an in-depth first issue that will have fans (new and old) pleased with the character’s treatment. From Dragons to nuclear armament, heroic reveals abound in this series’ first stellar outing.
Steve Darnall and Alex Ross intricately weave a somewhat simple story with a complex protagonist. From start to finish, Peter Cannon is a fascinating hero that aspires to be a global savior while attempting to be the anti-superhero. He’s a serious man who’s willing to do whatever it takes to reach his ultimate goals, to the point that he throws away genre tropes in an attempt to meet his ends. There are a few narrative problems, as wonky dialogue and unnecessary inner-narration plague the story during some of its slower moments.
Jonathan Lau does a splendid with the art, as he successfully crafts a believable and entertaining world. Employing intricate details, lavish panel designs with slender but concentrated pencil strokes, readers are in for a visual treat. There are however a few moments, where faces lack the attention to detail they deserve but these minor missteps are few and far between.
With an impressive collection of back-up features by industry greats and a good main story, this first issue of Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt easily earns a recommendation