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Local Man #6

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Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 10 critic ratings.

NEW STORY ARC

“THE DRY SEASON,” Part One

Jack Xaver, Farmington’s very own LOCAL MAN, is called in to investigate a mysterious drowning on dry land. The problem is, Jack isn’t legally allowed to be a superhero. Oh, also, he’s sleeping with the police chief’s wife. AND there’s a conspiracy theory gaining traction that Jack murdered America’s most beloved champion, the Camo Crusader.

Now, Local Man, already in over his head, is drawn into another twisted case with dark ties to his superhero past.

On the flip side—meet Inga. Her stupid boyfriend just skipped town to join a superhero team. He left her with nothing…and now she has nothing to lose.

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
32 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0CJSVX7SW

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10 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 95

    Lyles Movie Files

    The big twist this issue really does provide a nice shock and as Seeley notes in the writer’s section, it’s always nice to see a comic break out of the norms and do something different. Local Man keeps scratching that unique comic book itch and delivering quality stories.

  • 92

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    While a superhero’s death rocks the world, Jack investigates the mysterious death of a promising student and entrepreneur. Yet the death of a crazed vigilante feels the most unsettling in Local Man #6.

  • 92

    Comic Watch

    Local Man #6 marks a creative shift for the series that really, really works. It builds upon the cultural ideas explored through heroism within small-town America by re-framing the series’ current arc into one about superstitions and the disruption seen within Farmington when the dominoes of conspiracy begin to fall. This brings about rising drama, juicy tensions, and a continued sense of realism that is more honest than it is edgy.

  • 90

    ComicBook.com

    Local Man’s next arc continues at an engrossing new pace, snowballing into a new set of stakes for Jack and those in his orbit. To say anything more would potentially spoil the character-driven and unpredictable shape that this issue takes without even remotely jumping the shark. From the captivating main story to the impossibly-stylish backup, Tim Seeley and Tony Fleecs continue to knock it out of the park on practically every level.

  • 87

    Major Spoilers

    With the ongoing plotline getting a little bit of development, one big new mystery introduced, and a little knife-twisting on the writers’ part about Sheriff Johanning placing his trust in the man who is carrying on with his wife, Local Man #6 rolls into its new arc with style. If you’ve been on the fence about this book, or you’re just hearing about it now, it’s a great issue to join in.

  • 85

    Comic Book Revolution

    Local Man #6 continues the momentum created by the first story arc as if we didn’t have a break in-between new issue. Tim Seeley and Tony Fleecs don’t miss a beat with how they handle the progression of Jack Xaver’s life and the world around him. The first story arc was the spark to a greater conflict in the world that was waiting to begin. If you haven’t picked up Local Man yet make sure to fix that. Local Man #6 is an example of why this is a must-have series on your pull list.

  • 85

    Nerd Initiative

    Jack Xaver is back whether his hometown wants it or not! Seeley, Fleecs and the team don’t miss a beat as they gives readers great character moments with grand artwork to send Crossjack onto his next adventure.

  • 84

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Seeley and Fleecs begin a new arc for Jack filled with more secrets and reveals in and around his small-town home. The story has a fantastic build up of tension and suspense and you get a greater sense of not only the forces growing behind the scenes but the toll secrets are having on Inga. I enjoyed this story a lot and how it builds on and expands the world of these characters.

    The Art: Fleecs delivers some great imagery throughout the issue. The action is thrilling and the character designs are perfect for the tone of the story.

  • 82

    Graphic Policy

    Local Man #6 continues the solid series. The next arc looks interesting and should be intriguing to see where it goes, especially when it comes to the greater Image superhero universe. If you haven’t been reading this series, it’s not too late and highly recommended.

  • 80

    AIPT

    Local Man feels like a perfect superhero story for our time. Not just because of the whole MAGA subplot, but also because it’s both earnest and optimistic while never pulling punches in exploring what these stories really say about us as a people. The first arc was a solid start, with heart and humor galore. And this arc looks to build on that with new layers of both joy and intensity, and a focus on extra tight storytelling. I’m so jazzed, I’m ready to scream, “Six seasons and a movie!”

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