Help Us! Great Warrior #1

Help Us! Great Warrior #1

Writer: Madeleine Flores Artist: Madeleine Flores Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: February 11, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
7.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

WHY WE LOVE IT: Madeleine Flores' tale of a smart, hilarious, and intensely capable little warrior enchanted us immediately with its unique sense of humor and mangainfluenced
look and feel. We couldn't wait to bring it to you!
WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: If you love the brand of kickbutt girl power that the Lumberjanes bring to the page each month, then this sword-wielding girl and her hilarious adventures will be exactly what you need to round out your pull list. Also, there are witches who turn everyone to hunks. What's not to love?
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Based on Madeleine Flores' popular webcomic, Help Us! Great Warrior is about a very powerful Great Warrior (natch) who protects her village from evildoers and looks great in her armor while doing it. Possessing great strength and even greater self-confidence, she's ready to kick some butts and save everyone, especially hunky guys.

  • 10
    ComicBuzz - ChrisG Feb 20, 2015

    The story itself is basic but filled with great humour, accessible to both adults and children. The art is cute but also shows off some killer demon designs. The balance between these is stellar and Madeleine Flores deserves some great praise for all the work she has done as artist and writer. The accompanying colors by Trillian Gunn really adds to the overall character of this issue. This is something different from your usual fare and all the better for it. Light hearted and witty, ‘Help Us! Great Warrior' will make anyone smile. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Marlene Bonnelly Feb 10, 2015

    A testament to this book is that if you were to remove all the dialogue and text, you would still be able to understand almost everything happening and all the associated emotions for each member of the Great Warrior's party. This fact is what, in my opinion, cements the title as a fantastic all-ages comic, though I'll be the first to admit that I'll gladly pick up the next issue as an adult. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Mia Faller Feb 13, 2015

    While I wasn't previously aware of Flores' web comic prior to reading this issue, I'm itching to learn more about these characters. Help Us! Great Warrior #1 ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, so I'm excited to see where the Great Warrior goes next. This is a great read for anyone who wants a fast paced, cheeky cast of characters with plenty of attitude and humor to go around. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Ari Carr Feb 11, 2015

    The art is adorable. There's no other word for it. It's cartoonish and cute, which seems to be a perquisite for Boom Box titles. However, this cuteness is still brought over to the monsters. Yeah, Buckets looks pretty vicious, but at heart, he's just a big overgrown dog" With sharp pointy teeth and red eyes. Trillian Gunn's colouring is excellent. She adds a sense of urgency to the fight scenes, whilst still maintaining a pastel sweet palette. Gunn's use of a rainbow palette is super fun, and I love the way she colours Hadiyah and GW herself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Feb 16, 2015

    "Help Us! Great Warrior" #1 a great start to an all-ages comic. Its irony and adult-pleasing subversive humor are reminiscent of "Shrek" and other reworked fairy tales, while Great Warrior is cute and heroic enough in her own way to get any reader invested. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Feb 9, 2015

    Help Us! Great Warrior is one of those comics for people who just like entertaining comics. It shows that you don't need to always be dark and gritty to make good comics. Boom! Box has really cornered this market when it comes to creator-owned series. Help Us! Great Warrior is another title that helps take the negative connotation off the label of “all ages”. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Ashley Leckwold Mar 17, 2016

    If youre a fan of adventure and magical girls, Help Us! Great Warrior may be your kind of book. The plot is one every fantasy fan has read before, but the characters that populate the universe created by Flores and Gunn are absolute cuties and never feel like one note in the short time we get to spend with them. The soft and rounded style and silly and touching humor added in with that make this book an absolute treat for the eyes and soul. Give it a look if you have a little warrior in your life or just need to get in touch with your inner one. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Liam Hainey Feb 11, 2015

    Strong first outing Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Max Dweck Feb 12, 2015

    Help Us! Great Warrior doesn't have the strongest start if you're already a fan of the webcomic, but it does have a lot of promise. Comic strips and comic books are two very different things, and so a full-length book doesn't have quite the same punch to it that a strip does in setting up and delivering on a joke. That said, the book does have a lot of jokes, and while not all of them are Flores's best material with the character, they're still entertaining. Even better is the promise of seeing more of the world and characters, all of whom are fun, interesting, and worth exploring. This comic is worth reading, and it's nice to have another humorous and original female-lead comic on the shelves now. Help Us! Great Warrior is advertised as a "girl power" comic, and while the message may not be traditionally delivered, it's there. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Feb 13, 2015

    Get into the story now; the adventure is just getting started. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Andr Habet Feb 11, 2015

    Right now comics are in the midst of a turnover where women are finally getting the spotlight both as comic creators and characters in books. While work that offers complex portrayals of women is necessary, I also think comics like Help Us! Great Warrior have a great role to play in increasing the visibility of female comic book writers. An entirely female cast so far, Help Us! Great Warrior's loose premise and humorous tone add greater dimension and variety to the type of work women in comics can be regarded for. Not since Julie Wertz's Fart Party have I been this excited for a comic predominantly featuring body functions. Read Full Review

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