When Milestone returned, Reginald Hudlin and Denys Cowan weren’t planning to stop there! Now they welcome you to a whole new realm of original characters, extending far beyond Dakota…welcome to Earth-M! Nanotech engineers Dr. Kelly Vu and Dr. David Kim are committed to only one thing more than each other: using their regenerative nanobots to save the world. And following a violent attack, those very same nanobots end up saving David and Kelly’s lives…sort of. Their salvation comes with an unexpected consequence: husband and wife awaken to realize that they now share one super-powered body! Writer Greg Pak (Action Comics, Batman/Superman) and artist Khoi Pham (Teen Titans) team up to introduce two thrilling new superheroes in the body of one, with the power of billions of nanobots. But how close is too close, with the love of your life literally in your head? And what happens when a couple so closely bound discovers they have very different ideas about how their newfound powers should be used?
Comic Crusaders"Duo is every lover's dream : to have their romantic counterpart live within their head , while adding twists of espionage, along with the bucking of corporate confines that could be best be found in one of Milestone's other great titles with "Hardware; "Duo is off to a great start in the ever-expanding, rich, Milestone World.
But Why Tho?Duo #1 serves as a launching point for Milestone's Earth-M initiative, featuring a new Asian-American hero and a majorly Asian-American creative team at the helm. I'm genuinely curious to see what other titles are in store for Earth-M, and if Duo will follow in Static's footsteps and hit the big screen.
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: Pak has created an interesting origin story for an unusual superhero pairing. This chapter does a nice job setting up conflict and introducing the leading heroes and villains. While the superhero concept presented is not new, there are many different ways it can be handled. For instance, I am very interested in the relationships between characters and their individual narratives, and I would like to see how Drs Kim and Vu handle their new normal. Overall, I feel that the series is promising and has lots of potential. I look forward to future issues. The Art: The illustrations in this issue are done in a modern styling and relies heavily on detailed artwork and suitable coloring to capture tone and emotion. The action scenes are well done and there are some legitimately frightening moments that are visually engaging. I also really liked the way Duo’s personality conflict was handled. I felt the artwork perfectly complimented the tale.
Lyles Movie FilesPak doesn't rush into making Duo a hero just yet setting the groundwork for the potential of the character. It's a good start and that's even before the strong cliffhanger.
AIPTDuo #1 gets off to a solid start, with some subtly interesting visuals and a premise that is a bit familiar, but executed well.
Geek DadOverall, while the pacing of this first issue might need a little work, its characters are compelling enough to drive the concept for the rest of the series.
Monkeys Fighting RobotsA sharp and intelligently written comic, Duo #1 is another solid entry into DC's Milestone initiative let down a peg by just so-so visuals.
Sequential PlanetDuo #1 has some wonderful moments, but is held back by frustrating pacing during the second half.
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