REVIEW CORNER: The Falcon # 1

The Falcon # 1
Writer: Jim Owsley
Penciller: Paul Smith
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Rick Parker
Colorist: Christie Schelee
Cover Date: November 1983
For this week’s installment, I’ll take a look at The Falcon # 1, in honor of “The Falcon And The Winter Soldier” coming out this Friday.
The series opens up with Sam Wilson going out of his way to save a local kid from his neighborhood named Miguel from making bad choices due to his excessive drinking, not to mention having to deal with a less than stellar environment that he’s living in, Sam knows at that point something has to be done so he does his best to put Miguel on the right track; We also see
a slumlord using cheap construction on a building and the debut of a villain named Nemesis, whose main goal is to destroy said building (You will get a kick out of the twist concerning Nemesis); Most of the story features Miguel doing whatever he can to make something out of himself. Plus, the battle sequences between Falcon and Nemesis are amazing, blending the action with the gritty street-level aspect that helps define this series. Jim Owsley (Priest) really brought some real-life elements to his script and fleshed it out to make such a great story, bringing such realism to this series. Paul Smith’s artwork makes the characters come alive, and when you add that with Vince Colletta’s inking and Christie Scheele’s coloring and the visuals really brought Owsley’s script to life.
The Falcon # 1 kick off this limited series with a bang, blending social commentary in a world of superheroes but making the series itself more grounded in reality all while delivering a perfect showcase for Sam Wilson.
Well, that’s it for me. I will be back next week so thanks for sticking around and I will see you all next time.

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