RICH REVIEWS: Crime Destroyer # 1

Title: Crime Destroyer # 1
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Written by: Josh Bayer
Pencils by: Herb Trimpe
Inks by: Benjamin Marra
Cover by: Jim Rugg and Johnny Ryan
Price: $ 4.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Comments: The Crime Destroyer is equipped with many hi-tech weapons. The drawings clearly make that visible. He is portrayed as one tough no nonsense guy.
Crime Destroyer while helping out a friend meets another hero Atlas but the way the story is written you might think his name is Justice. These two are similar to Batman and Superman. They are though different enough to stand on their own. They do mix it up a little.
Crime Destroyer continues the search for his friend’s daughter. In the sewer tunnels, he finds monsters. He makes quick work of them. They are kind of pitiful looking.
The machines and the super-heroes as they are illustrated will remind you of Jack Kirby’s art.
The White Warlock he uses both magic and science in his evil schemes.
The Crime Destroyer’s costume is overdone. It would work better as one piece rather than all the parts. Plus having his arms and legs bare does not make sense.
Well, the ending to this is what you would expect and the second ending leaves you wondering what’s next.
The story and art both keep you interested. Crime Destroyer stands out with those two huge fists on his shoulders. You will not be able to miss them. The comic is fun and exciting.

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