The comic of the year — and perhaps of the last several — is here : Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows’ “Providence” #1!
Fellow comics readers — do you remember that feeling of being in on the ground floor of something not just great, but truly monumental? Folks who were around for Fantastic Four #1 and the dawn of the so-called “Marvel Age Of Comics” talk about it a lot. As do those who picked up Jack Kirby’s New Gods #1 on the newsstands (even though, technically speaking, the Fourth World mythos had already been introduced to the world in the pages of Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen). Members of my generation felt it when we grabbed book one of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns and, just a handful of months later, Watchmen #1 , hot off the comic store shelves in the annus mirabilis of 1986.
It’s been a long time, hasn’t it? But I promise you this much : here, in 2015, it’s happening again — finally…
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