Frontiersman is coaxed out of retirement when a man tries to recruit him for an environmental movement. Will he don his costume again? Find out in Frontiersman #1 by Image Comics!

FRONTIERSMAN #1

Writer: Patrick Kindlon
Artist: Marco Ferrari
Colorist: Marco Ferrari
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Editor: James Hepplewhite
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 22nd, 2021 

Previously in Frontiersman: All-New series comes to the comic book stands! Come check out this new hero with veteran team Patrick Kindlon and Marco Ferrari.

OUT OF RETIREMENT

Frontiersman #1 begins with an old Frontiersman wandering the woods when suddenly he destroys a robot! Realizing it was likely one of his old nemesis forgotten projects, he returns home to see someone waiting for him. A kid wants him to protest the cutting of the Pacific Redwoods. Our protagonist says no but realizes that this kid is a student of professor Umar, whose hero identity is Unicell. Though also retired, Umar and Frontiersman has a conversation about the current issues of the modern world and reminisce a little about their hero days. Umar, in the end, encourages Frontiersman to take up a cause. On the other side, Claire, Frontiersman’s friend recommends he keeps to himself and not become a scapegoat.

Frontiersman returns home and tries to get some rest. When the sun dawns, he sighs, dons his costume, and heads to protest with these kids.

FIGHTING BACK

I really enjoyed the thought process of Frontiersman #1. We get the pros and cons of becoming an advocate through the words of the secondary characters. This provides a backdrop for everything we need to know about who Frontiersman was, who he is now, and what he could be. It was almost like a philosophical discussion about his role in the world as an older hero who is just trying to live the rest of his life in peace. And I enjoyed that discussion a lot and I think it has a lot of potential as a series.

The art in Frontiersman #1 was amazing. I really enjoyed every panel. From the details to the leaves, to the wrinkles on the characters faces; the art style was amazing. From that element alone, I think this book could go very far and I am optimistic for the storylines that are being told here. Since this is an ongoing series, I hope for a long, long run.

BOTTOM LINE: GREAT FIRST ISSUE

Frontiersman #1 gives us an engaging character introduction of a brand new hero who is no longer in his prime. The protagonist grapples with a complex problem and comes up with the decision that we all wanted. 4.5 out of 5 stars from me and looking forward to the next issue.


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Frontiersman #1

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Great First Issue

Frontiersman #1 sets up a great premise to what could be a very, very long comic run.

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Christopher Rondeau is a storyteller based in Tulsa, OK. Finding himself with little work, he ended up creating a job as a Game Master full time on the internet. Chris spends most of his days reading everything he can, writing bad fiction, and watching old Digimon cartoons with his daughter. Sometimes you can find him Dungeon Mastering a podcast or streaming on twitch. Recently, he has completed his Master's degree with a focus on collaborative storytelling. Find out more at https://rondeaucreator.com

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