Thursday, September 29, 2011

CBR Review: Brilliant #1

I recently reviewed Brilliant #1 for CBR and, in the process, wrote the following sentences: "Brilliant #1 isn’t really all that different from a lot of Brian Michael Bendis’ comics. There are lots of panels of talking, a quick pace, and a general sense that not as much happened as probably could have. However, what separates Brilliant from a lot of Bendis comics is that there aren’t decades of history behind the characters to act as shorthand. Here, he and artist Mark Bagley need to both introduce the characters and the plot, and tell the story in an engaging manner. They don’t succeed. The result is a comic that ends with a feeling of 'That’s it? Where’s the other half?'"

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