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Prodigy. #1

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Edison Crane’s not content being the world’s smartest man and most successful businessman—his brilliant mind needs to be constantly challenged. He’s a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, genius composer, Olympic athlete, an expert in the occult, and now international governments are calling on him to fix problems they just can’t handle.


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Edison Crane’s not content being the world’s smartest man and most successful businessman—his brilliant mind needs to be constantly challenged. He’s a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, genius composer, Olympic athlete, an expert in the occult, and now international governments are calling on him to fix problems they just can’t handle.

30 review for Prodigy. #1

  1. 4 out of 5

    Liz (Quirky Cat)

    I have to give this issue 3 and a half stars. I wanted to like it more than I did, but I just couldn’t get into it. But at the same time I couldn’t bring myself to give it that 3 star rating… In my defense the artwork is quite lovely. My biggest problem with the series so far is the main character. I know it’s about a prodigy, but that normally implies a child that’s exceptionally talented in one field/thing. Not an adult who’s good at everything. Who is capable of going without sleep for month I have to give this issue 3 and a half stars. I wanted to like it more than I did, but I just couldn’t get into it. But at the same time I couldn’t bring myself to give it that 3 star rating… In my defense the artwork is quite lovely. My biggest problem with the series so far is the main character. I know it’s about a prodigy, but that normally implies a child that’s exceptionally talented in one field/thing. Not an adult who’s good at everything. Who is capable of going without sleep for months (MONTHS! Did you know that the average person’s brain will release drugs similar to hallucinogens after three days with no sleep?) and is so badly wanted by every major organization out there. Oh and he does daredevils stunts for fun because children challenge him to do it. He’s just…too perfect? Well, perfect minus the fact that he doesn’t seem to be emotional about much of anything.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Chris Thompson

    Competently done, but over the top and too fast-paced. The “manifestations” are overkill. Maybe this will go fun places, but our hero needs a real challenge for that to happen.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    This has to be a joke, right? Satire?

  4. 5 out of 5

    Stacy

    This is fun. And astonishingly drawn and coloured. And also fun. While I feel this is pushing into cliche, it's handled so well that if it were a movie (and Millar and Co. often make their stories into things that would meld into movies that promise to be hits) I'd watch it multiple times, buy the hat, and marry my life to the soundtrack. I'm excited to see where this series goes. 43.25/50

  5. 4 out of 5

    Pop Bop

    Deadpan Fun Our hero, Edison Crane, isn't just a prodigy. He's the best. At everything. I mean, at everything. Millar has fun with this setup. Crane is deadpan, and everyone around him just accepts his amazing superhuman wonderfulness. In every panel we see Crane doing something impossibly wonderful. So, we see him cure cancer while kicking the winning fieldgoal, while dictating the Great American Novel. Well not exactly, but you get the idea. Crane is likeable, in a master of the universe way. In Deadpan Fun Our hero, Edison Crane, isn't just a prodigy. He's the best. At everything. I mean, at everything. Millar has fun with this setup. Crane is deadpan, and everyone around him just accepts his amazing superhuman wonderfulness. In every panel we see Crane doing something impossibly wonderful. So, we see him cure cancer while kicking the winning fieldgoal, while dictating the Great American Novel. Well not exactly, but you get the idea. Crane is likeable, in a master of the universe way. In this issue he gets teamed up with a CIA sidekick, and this feels like it may be headed to international X-Files territory, which would be fine. And Crane will be more fun with a bracing sidekick. The art is crisp and colorful, with plenty of style that doesn't sacrifice clear story-telling. So, I just got a kick out of this and hope it goes somewhere interesting. (Please note that I had a chance to read a free ecopy of this book without a review requirement, or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review. Apart from that I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.)

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ivan Loginov

    It's unbelievably stupid and farfetched but I've really had fun reading it! Guy learns manual skills visually without actual practice, doesn't sleep for a month, solves mysteries involving CIA, Kremlin archives and alien invasions. Artwork is decent. One star down for bad pacing.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    Love, love, love this comic! Can't wait to see what happens in the next issue. Artwork was fantastic too.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Marion

  9. 4 out of 5

    Kevin Richard

  10. 4 out of 5

    Chris Walker

  11. 5 out of 5

    Tiayr Cannon

  12. 5 out of 5

    Lolaetsaplume

  13. 5 out of 5

    A Te

  14. 5 out of 5

    Paula Gmz

  15. 5 out of 5

    Bryce

  16. 4 out of 5

    Alex Devero

  17. 5 out of 5

    Gaby

  18. 4 out of 5

    Geraldine

  19. 5 out of 5

    Patrick Fairfield

  20. 5 out of 5

    Joe Wilson

  21. 4 out of 5

    Timothy

  22. 4 out of 5

    James Caudill

  23. 5 out of 5

    Roy

  24. 4 out of 5

    Scott Mills

  25. 4 out of 5

    Cassandra

  26. 4 out of 5

    Anna

  27. 4 out of 5

    Aldo Haegemans

  28. 4 out of 5

    Brett

  29. 4 out of 5

    Juan Duarte

  30. 4 out of 5

    Mark Gubarenko

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