Adventureman #8 Review

Script: Matt Fraction
Pencils & Colors: Terry Dodson
Inks: Rachel Dodson
Letters: Clayton Cowles
Publisher: Image Comics
Price: $3.99
Release Date: March 2, 2021
Reviewer: JR Huitt

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Image Comics’ Adventureman #8 is written by Matt Fraction while the artwork is handled by Terry and Rachel Dodson.  Adventureman #8 continues the fantastical story that is a throwback to the pulp stories of yesteryear.  The series returns after skipping a month as it pushes closer to wrapping up the second story arc.  Read on to see why I think that you should drop your hard earned USD, Bitcoin, or other form of collateral in order to add Adventureman #8 to your collection.


Adventureman #8 adds more pieces to the puzzle of exactly what the hell is going on.  Matt Fraction has been filling in the missing bits as each new issue comes out, while only revealing enough to make it frustrating.  I’ve never been the most patient person in the world and now I’ve got so many questions that I want to be answered sooner, rather than later.

The revelation that the Adventureman hasn’t always stood on the up and up just screams that there is something more just waiting on the other side of the horizon.  What I would really like to see would be an Adventureman one-shot focusing on that particular version of the character.  I think it would be an excellent way to show-case additional artists versions of the world that Fraction and Dodson are building.


Adventureman #8 is once again an extravagant affair from Terry Dodson.  While I do seem to be running out of superlatives to use when describing the artwork of this series, I am  able to step back and simply acknowledge when a master craftsman is at work.  For someone that I have always felt was one of the masters of his craft, Terry Dodson has definitely stepped up and raised his game significantly.  I already own the oversize version of the first arc and will be purchasing the next one as well.  And it is solely because I want to see Dodson’s art in as large a format as possible.


Adventureman #8 has reminded me of what I have been enjoying the most about this series.  It’s absolutely an incredible amount of fun!  Every single page seems to be another great example that continuously builds on top of the previous ones.  Matt Fraction and Terry Dodson have created a series that seems to be channeling the pulp magazine stories that used to be the backbone of fantasy and adventure.  I can easily see the Adventureman casts co-existing with characters from the Shadow and Doc Savage.  Adventureman #8 was an excellent read and just makes me excited to see how the next issue is going to wrap up this arc.



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