Chrononauts #1 CGC Signature Series 9.8 signed by mark millar,
NEAR MINT 9.8 Signature Series
BONUS REVIEW by Gavin Rehfeldt
(W) Mark Millar (A) Sean Murphy (CA) Sean Murphy, Matt Hollingsworth
From MARK MILLAR (Kick-Ass) and SEAN GORDON MURPHY (Punk Rock Jesus) comes a bromance for the ages! Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly are two buddies who love to have fun. They're also scientific geniuses. When their research leads them to a time-traveling adventure, will they use their knowledge for the good of all mankind? Or use the space-time continuum for their own ends? This is the story of man's first, televised steps through the time-stream and everything going wrong in the process.
Date Available: 03/18/2015
Off the bat, I would read anything Sean Murphy draws, and his detailed execution of the diverse imagery here is excellent. However, sadly, that's the only element to strongly recommend in Chrononauts #1. There are interesting ideas here, but Millar can come off as smirking and immature sometimes. The characterization of the smugly self-satisfied bros at the center of the series is largely unappealing. I want to follow the story of the background ex-wife. The cynical attitude is further emphasized by the reactions of the public to the momentous occasion taking place on their televisions--some of which are amusing, including an elderly woman holding up a convenience store. There's a point at which sharp sneering wit crosses over to nastiness and that's where Chrononauts currently feels comfortable. Still, you see some fantastic stuff from Murphy, most notably a temple harboring an unusual discovery which symbolizes the potential of this book yet to be realized.
I give it 6 out of 10 Grahams