POWER COMICS

NEW BEGINNING
ISSUE: #1
YEAR: 1988
PUBLISHER: UNICORN COMICS
STORY: TERRY KALKANIAN, ART BY: BRUCE WHITE
B/W
COVER 5/5
ART 4/5
STORY 3.5/5
BUY: $1.75 FINE
FLICKR

Bullied obese man named Terry devotes himself to extreme physical fitness until he becomes the perfect male specimen. Now reborn in his new masculinity, he joins the armed forces and ends up imprisoned after gunning down a fellow soldier who has gone on a blood-crazed rampage. Terry is soon released and accepted back into society, just shortly before World War III breaks out and civilization is reduced to rubble. A large portion of the story follows the bickering of ten people locked safely away from the armageddon outside. Though the content of this origin issue doesn’t exactly live up to the promise of the incredible cover, the story is told well and several wealthy caucasians are violently murdered, which is always heartening. -zc