All-New Soulfire #1

All-New Soulfire #1

Writer: J. T. Krul Artist: V Kenneth Marion Publisher: Aspen Comics Release Date: November 13, 2013 Cover Price: $1.00 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
7.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Aspen's final '10 for 10' series makes its red-hot debut!
In the future, technology is everywhere, but there's a greater source of power and wonder now out there - magic! After saving the world from the destructive force of chaos itself, Malikai and his friends try to return to a life of normalcy. PJ is determined to be Benoist's heir in the battle arena, where cybernetic technology rules the day. Malikai is just happy to be with Sonia again, yet he can't help see that Grace is still haunted by the scars of the past. Meanwhile, a secret danger grows in the shadows between magic and technology, and it has a name - RAINIER! Don't miss this exciting premiere issue of the ALL NEW SOULFIRE!

Join veteran Soulfire scribe JT Krul, along with the amazing artistic talents of V. Ken Marion and Kyle Ritter, as an all-new direction for Michael Turner's fantasy epic Soulfire begins right now!

  • 10
    Herotaku - Frankie Rodriguez Nov 12, 2013

    The story's pacing was excellent. Nothing lasted too long or was overly wordy; just a nice pace. The dialogue fit the group well as PJ seemed to be a little more enthusiastic here, but that works for him. There is a lot to this world but Krul gives us a familiar spot, Paris, to be our backdrop. And as the multiple plots just start, Krul makes sure to go back to the first scene with the end of this issue; leaving readers wanting more. A magnificent job by Krul. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Nov 17, 2013

    You don't need to sell your soul to get this first issue that's a steal for only $1! Once you buy this and read it, you'll be on fire, like I am, to get the next issue. Slick story and gorgeous art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - CodeNoir Nov 16, 2013

    If you're looking for an interesting mix of fantasy and science fiction than All New Soulfire might just be the book for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Nov 13, 2013

    All New Soulfire #1 is as a great start to something that deserves to be on your pull-list. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 17, 2013

    You don't get much more than in introduction here, but it's plenty to bring you up to speed - and it's all easy on the eyes! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Nov 13, 2013

    I've come to be captivated by the story, characters, and world, but this issue could have done a better job of inviting me in. Despite this flaw, I'd still strongly advise giving the Wiki a read and then diving into this $1 debut to see if you like it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Vanessa Deroo Nov 15, 2013

    Art-wise, if the humans are a bit too "classic", the fairies are beautifully done, and Kyle Ritter is a genius with colours, the blue tones are perfect to capture the dark and mysterious atmosphere of this issue. The last panel, showing a French fairy sitting with a gargoyle, is fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Florida Geek Scene - Zackery Cote Nov 27, 2013

    Ultimately, I wouldn't say Soulfire is a must-read comic, but I'm willing to mark it down as just the difficulties of being the first issue. Soulfire tried to do too much with too few pages. Rather than focusing on the story it's trying to tell, the comic runs haphazardly across multiple timelines viewed from multiple perspectives in order to give readers a backstory that frankly doesn't matter at this point in time. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBuzz - Ollie Nov 21, 2013

    This book isn't a bad book, it just does not do what it is meant to being part of the 10 for 10, which is to introduce the characters to new readers. If you are a long time reader of Soulfire this book will probably be a major hit with you but for people like myself who only had a passing interest in Soulfire, you would be better off looking elsewhere for a new book. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Nov 14, 2013

    "Michael Turner's Soulfire" #1 is more of a new adventure for longtime Soulfire fans than a true introduction for new readers. As such, I'm sure those seasoned vets will appreciate it more than I found myself able to. I'm not sure where this comic story is going, but I won't be hurrying along with it, unlike some of the other "10 for $10" launches. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GreyMouser Nov 18, 2013

    a decent little comic that drops you into a pretty involved world and history. A bit strange for the 1st issue, but it does a decent job of adapting you to it. The art is OK, good for what seems to be the Aspen style but a bit rough at times. Certainly worth trying out for a $1!

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