LONGSHOT #1 (1985)

This book was my introduction to Art Adams, a ridiculously talented artist who would profoundly influence the next wave of comic book art to come.  It’s also the first appearance of Longshot, who is introduced as a fugitive with amnesia being hunted by some wild looking crazies.

He escapes through a yellow portal that transports him to Earth, where we see him displaying a series of remarkably lucky happenings.  He meets some street folks and a talking warthoggy creature named Magog, who also came through a portal from Longshot’s world.  That will be his sidekick.  Sort of.

Longshot also displays a psychic ability to touch a kidnapped baby’s toy doll and know where the child is being held, so he gets to be a superhero right out of the gate.

We’re also introduced to Magog’s father and Spiral, who took the baby.  Longshot saves the kid, of course, and returns it to its mother, and the lore…

And that’s where issue #1 ends.  A fine start to this important, highly revered mini.

Creators: Ann Nocenti and Art Adams
Grade: B+

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