I'm still trying to make my way through my "to read" pile of comics after spending November writing. So I'm a little late in getting my thoughts down on Squadron Supreme #1, but it's a book that's worth talking about for sure.
I've always been interested in the idea of a Marvel team based on DC heroes, but I've never been in on the ground floor of any of the Squadron's previous stories. Luckily, writer James Robinson provides the perfect jumping on point. This version of the team is assembled from worlds that were destroyed in Secret Wars. They all come from different worlds, and they have an axe to grind with those they believe are responsible for what happened to their worlds.
Issue #1 sees the Squadron taking on Namor, who led the destruction of Doctor Spectrum's world. By the end of the battle, it's clear that the Squadron is not messing around, and they're just getting started, which is bringing them into conflict with some of the other heroes of the new Marvel U.
Robinson's story is very easy to follow, and we get an intro to everyone on this version of the Squadron Supreme. As usual, Leonard Kirk's work is amazing (with strong inks by Paul Neary), and it's great to see these two back together after their great run on Fantastic Four.
Squadron Supreme #1 is a great first installment of what looks to be a very ambitious series. This group is going to make waves in the new Marvel U, and I can't wait to see who gets caught up in them.