Ten Grand #1 Review

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I watched Constantine twice. I got over Keanu’s acting about an hour in, but the concept a guy who battles the forces of heaven is pretty interesting.  That’s what I think drew me to the new series by writer J.Michael Straczynski. The former writer of Amazing Spiderman brings us to the world of Ten Grand.

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It’s Alive!!!

For a first issue Ten Grand gives a world that is interesting and keeps the reader interested in what Straczynski is building.  The characters aren’t pretty, which I like. All of them have the shades of grey that makes this noir story on point for fans.  The art really reflects the de-saturated world of Ten Grand. The artist Ben Templesmith uses for the most part dark muted browns, blacks and sepia to bring out how this world is.

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In the Grave

The design of the characters and creatures isn’t appealing to me. They seem a bit blocky and plain for such an interesting premise.


Ten Grand has a great first issue which does exposition on the overall plot as well as keep things interesting with writing that made me hear a rocky throated man telling me a tale of his life. I hope it doesn’t have a downward spiral that breaks my heart.

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Ten Grand #1

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski

Artist: Ben Templesmith

Sale Date: May 1, 2013

MSRP: $2.99