Updated on 16 October, 2021
Falcon Comics has become one of the top-selling comic books in recent years. People love stories about famous movie stars such as Falcon and the original Falcon, as well as tales about good guys who are Star Wars characters. Falcon is one of the best known of all-new characters introduced by Marvel Comics. He was created by writer Todd McFarlane, and first appeared in issues #2 through #6 of his All New Falcon series. In this article, I will introduce readers to the character and what you can expect from his ongoing series.
Todd has designed a great adventure that will appeal to younger readers. There is much mystery and intrigue wrapped up in the main storyline, which melds nicely with the lighter tone of the book. The art of Rick Remender gives the book a nice unique look, and while it is still mostly drawn in black and white, the colors really pop when the action gets going. This all-new all-different series is a hit among both old and new readers, and I have no doubt that the popularity will continue after this book is over.
The story begins at the beginning of winter, nearly two months following the Civil War. Falcon is part of a force of soldiers who escape from an unsuspecting house on Christmas night. What they do not know is that their home is being devastated. While the Redcoat and Winter Soldier are attempting to starve out the remaining people, Falcon and his ragtag group of compatriots sneak into the home and lay out a plan to attack the enemy. This new story line, featuring a former Civil War hero makes this a great holiday read for both kids and adults.
The story starts out as Falcon struggling to deal with his guilt over having killed so many people during the Civil War. He seeks comfort and solace with his cousin Rufus Dare, who is the adopted son of a wealthy family. Together, they begin piecing together the pieces of their past, while also trying to determine what happened to their loved ones. This emotional roller coaster ride is entertaining from start to finish. In addition to the main storyline, this one-shot also includes some excellent art work from Todd Bilby and Steve Davidson, which really adds to the character's character and emotional development.
After the events of "The Civil War" issue, Falcon Comics was purchased by Top Cow and was relaunched as "Finals: Return of Finals," where it began a new numbering series. This book continues the story of Falcon and Rufus Dare as they try to uncover the mystery behind their families' disappearance. I'm not much a reader of the original Falcon Comics series, but I think this one did a pretty good job of retelling some of the old material in a new light. For those unfamiliar with the characters, I found the modern day story line to be quite enjoyable. I especially like how the various characters were given a little more depth in this retelling of events. Although I don't know if I've ever read anything about the background of either Peter or Evelyn before, I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book.
This book is part two of the graphic novel "The Falcon." If you've read the first book, then you'll probably find this one quite easy to follow. It starts off with Falcon and Rufus Dare heading to New York to help catch a criminal on trial. Things go bad, though, as Falcon is almost killed by a mugger. This one was a bit difficult to get into, but provided enough entertainment to make me want to read the second book in the series, due out soon.
I also enjoyed "The Falcon." I've always liked Dare and Falcon, and this book provides a bit more emotion between them. The supporting cast of characters also did a nice job of developing and expanding on the characters we've come to know and love over the years. I also like how the writer keeps adding different twists to the tale, and keeps us interested. There's enough here to keep you reading until the next issue comes out.
I'd recommend this book to people who enjoy dark, fantasy, science-fiction stories. I'm not sure how "The Falcon" fits into that category, but I've enjoyed it. It's well-written, and entertaining. I definitely recommend this one if you're a fan of comics that are dark and kind of gritty. I'm looking forward to reading the second book in the series, "Empire of Fear."