Arcomics Premiere

 ARC0   (Arcomics, 1993)

™ and © 1993 Arcomics and respective creators

Six different comic series are previewed in this title which was supposed to launch the Arcosmos. Revenant is a dark vigilante who escaped from an asylum. Misfits of Society is a problem-laden super-hero team that is reminiscent of the Giffen-DeMatteis Justice League. Aegis is a cosmic hero who thwarts a group of space surfers. The Planet Patrol is a group of young people in an orphanage learning to use their powers.

This book is an ambitious self-publishing effort from a pair of aspiring comics’ creators, Terrance Henry and Ralph Lumley. They use a couple of pages thanking everyone from their parents to George Lucas and James Cameron. Unfortunately their ambition exceeds their talent. The characters and their personalities are very derivative of what are probably their favorite titles and the art is static and cold. The lenticular animation cover even recalls the age of gimmick covers that infected the industry in the 1980s.

— George Haberberger

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#1

  7/1/1993
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Lenticular animation cover