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Sunday, July 15, 2018

CHUCK DIXON'S AVALON #1

From the mean streets of Moseley to the luxurious beach houses of Diamond Beach, crime affects everyone in Avalon. And the presence of the superhumans known around the city as "specials" hasn't necessarily made life for the average citizen any better, since the local vigilantes are as apt to demand payment for their protection as they are to provide their services for free.

The crime-fighting duo of King Ace and Fazer are true heroes, not vigilantes, as Fazer explains the difference to a reporter interviewing him for the city paper. A hero doesn't expect thanks or payment, he helps people because it is the right thing to do. And a hero doesn't kill anyone, ever. All he and the big guy are trying to do is make everyday life better for everyone walking through their streets and living in their city.

But even heroes face temptation.

Chuck Dixon is the most prolific comic book writer in history. Set in the world of Alt★Hero, CHUCK DIXON'S AVALON #1: THE STREET RULES is the legend's newest creation.

From the first reviews:
  • Chuck is off the leash. Dixon, writer of Conan, Punisher, creator of Bane, gritty as Sandpaper westerns(And PG Wodehouse!), gets to write his take on vigilantes and Superheros without corporate shackles. First issue is a brilliantly written world builder full of action and comedy. Fosco's art is tailored to the tone.
  • Gritty raw and fun, this is a great issue with Chuck Dixon firing on all cylinders - the art is raw and fun. This is a MUST READ! I was reminded of Chuck Dixon’s early era Punisher stories - this was GREAT!
  • Saw this recommended for me in Kindle Unlimited and thought I'd give it a try. It was really fun, kind of a twist on what you think of as a superhero comic. And the art was awesome! 
  •  Chuck Dixon’s name convinced me to try it and I’m glad I did. It’s typical Dixon—expertly plotted and fast paced. A promising start to a new series.
  • This is classic Chuck Dixon. He lays the foundation of a fully-realized universe--complete with heroes, supporting characters, and heaps of action. Fosco's work sets a perfect tone for the city of Avalon.

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10 Comments:

Blogger David The Good July 15, 2018 7:51 AM  

This is a seriously good story so far. I am sold.

Blogger Duke Norfolk July 15, 2018 8:12 AM  

Getting Dixon was clearly a huge coup for you, Vox. Congrats.

Blogger VD July 15, 2018 8:16 AM  

If you've read it and you liked it, I'd encourage you to post a review on Amazon. We want to have over 100 there. Amazon pushes books with a) broad-based sales and b) lots of genuine reviews.

Blogger Dave July 15, 2018 10:05 AM  

Hey, is that Amanda Robb in the first issue of Chuck Dixon's Avalon? How do you think Amanda, I mean, "Darcy" tricked Fazer into meeting her? I wonder if we'll ever see "Darcy" wearing a MAGA hat in future issues of Chuck Dixon's Avalon?

Blogger Rickey Johnson July 15, 2018 10:41 AM  

Vox
A heads up: when I attempt to dl to my IPhone (kindle unlimited) Amazon says it’s not supported. IPhone is not on the list they provide; I have dl all of the other comics with no issue.

Blogger Michael Maier July 15, 2018 12:28 PM  

Review posted.

Blogger S1AL July 15, 2018 12:39 PM  

Definitely a very different feel from Alt-Hero 1 and 2. I'll attempt to get a review up today or tomorrow.

Blogger Man of the Atom July 15, 2018 3:18 PM  

Rocket hot! I want more! Review posted.

Blogger RobertDWood July 15, 2018 7:40 PM  

Review submitted

Blogger Silent Draco July 15, 2018 9:03 PM  

Review posted. Three issues into Alt Hero, and all my expectations are already met. That's one heck of a bonus round coming.

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