Writer: J.M. DeMatteis
Pencils/Inks: Mike Cavallaro
Colorist: Andrew Covalt
A few years ago, J.M. Dematteis had a brilliant idea.Â At the end of his Captain America run, Cap was going to be assassinated.Â Marvel didn’t think it was a good idea, so they shot it down.
Now Dematteis is getting a chance to explore the concept with The Life And Times of Savior 28.Â The series starts off with the hero assassinated, and begins to explore his life and his effect on the world.Â Its a fantastic series, exploring the world of superheroes from an entirely new perspective.Â Honestly, have you ever considered Superman holding a press conference to tell humanity to shove off?Â Or Spider-Man punching Green Goblin so hard he accidentally broke his neck?Â These concepts are all explored here, and its an amazingly powerful tool to show just how different the world would be with superheroes.
This is a fantastic first issue of what looks to be a promising series.Â The art suits the story perfectly, flowing from a perfect Golden Age look and creating a tarnished memory of the heroes we remember.Â Â Â Be sure to pick this one up if you’re looking for an exciting, fresh look at the superheroes of yesteryear.
Final Grade: A