Dr. Solar/Magnus Free Comic Book Day
I gotta say, this giveaway was a big bonus to readers on free comic day. Sure, it doesn't finish the story up, but it is not a bad bonus for someone to receive for free. The Doctor Solar comic is hefty in its own right, and follows most of the story, really. A not bad story at all. Its big problem? It's telling a story that really has already been told.
We have so many origin of hero tales, that we are probably getting a little MORE than bogged down in reading all of them, really. Instead, the company might have wanted to re-tell something else.
The art is actually pretty good, and I know that it went through a major upheval relatively early on. But not a bad beginning.
I can recall not really enjoying the Magnus story. That was rough. For a character that in Valiant had so much strength, and then in Acclaim that was not very good... Here to be reimagined as the worst of both worlds. Not excellent. I know that Shooter was behind the story - but the moving of the story did very little to make it better. It was far too simple, and awfully painful.
Doctor Solar/Magnus Free Comic Book Day 2010