Never Ending 1 (November 2013)

22403Never Ending has a lot of ideas. Writers Adam P. Knave and D.J. Kirkbride just keep throwing them out there–what if a superhero didn’t have a secret identity or even a superhero name, what if he and his arch-nemesis fought each other for seventy years, what if–in 1950–the white superhero has a black girlfriend… and there’s probably even more.

But these are all ideas to be developed and Knave and Kirkbride don’t do any developing. They throw the idea out there, play with it for a page, then keep moving. Why not slow down? Because Never Ending is lazy. These ideas aren’t enough to define their protagonist, but a three issue limited series probably isn’t enough to establish a character over seventy years either.

The very amateurish art from Robert Love doesn’t help the experience.

Not sure what Dark Horse is thinking with this one.


Writers, Adam P. Knave and D.J. Kirkbride; artist, Robert Love; colorist, Heather Breckel; letterer, Frank Cvetkovic; editor, Philip R. Simon; publisher, Dark Horse Comics.

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