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Joe the Barbarian #1
The first time I read this it came off a bit odd and I think maybe reading and taking part in some of the discussion here clouded my judgment of it a bit.
After putting it aside for a few days and taking a fresh look at it, I liked it a lot. It does have a few of Morrison's idiosyncrasies with pacing that have been a part of his work for the past couple of years, but it didn't bother me at all upon re-reading the issue. There is a fuzzying of the real world science to get where Morrison is going with this, but I don't think the how stuff is happening is as important to the story as what is happening. Things here were certainly set up well enough that I won't think twice about reading the rest of Joe the Barbarian when the series has been completed.
Morrison's story however feels a bit inconsequential when compared to the contributions of Sean Murphy and Dave Stewart. Morrison may be credited as "Creator", but Sean Murphy owns this book. This was just a stunning achievement in detail, I find my self looking at the issue again and again and I find something new each time. I never read the editorial page in Vertigo books, but for whatever reason I did this time and it's certainly worth it for everyone to take the time and give it a quick read.