Starborn #1

Starborn #1

Writer: Chris Roberson Artist: Khary Randolph Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: December 8, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean StellShare Dec 8, 2010

    A very good first issue. It has excitement, mystery and space opera. Now that all three Boom/Stan Lee titles have come out, I can tell you that Starborne had the best first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Dec 14, 2010

    Starborn #1 was a fun read. Super hero fans that enjoy action adventure stories with a Sci Fi flair are sure to enjoy this debut issue. This is certainly a new title that is worth giving a try. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Dec 15, 2010

    I like the concept but haven't been sold on the product yet. Let's give Stan a stay of execution on this book for now and see if next issue clears up some of my questions. If it does, and in a good way, this book is potentially a winner. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Dec 8, 2010

    It's a powerful statement that even through all of the logic flaws and moments that don't add up, this comic is still massively enjoyable. The premise is a mixture of the "Matrix" meets "Fight Club" with literary devices you might find in Philip K Dick's work. All this is then put through a lens as if it's an 80s Zemeckis film. It's a Stan Lee creation of an average man -- someone we can identify with -- who finds himself in an extraordinary problem that will require exceptional solutions. This comic is fun and if you give it a chance it might just take you to another place. It certainly looks like it's got a few quality arcs in this set up if it plays its cards smartly. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Eric Jones Dec 13, 2010

    If you're looking for something that reads like the standard capes-and-tights title, then you might be disappointed. However, if you're looking for a great sci-fi/fantasy read and are a fan of Stan The Man Lee, this is for you. As long as the team can keep pushing out this level of quality then Starborn will without a doubt be a welcome addition to any fan's bookshelf. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Fanboy Buzz - JeffCook Jan 23, 2011

    Issue one sets up the drama to come, and I admit it has me interested. The characters are interesting and the set-up promises lots of action to come. I felt a little like this was a storyline I've seen played out before, but I hope the series goes beyond the journey-to-distant-stars-and-discover-your-destiny premise. Roberson and Randolph are careful not to tell too much up front, playing out the story at a good pace and setting the stage for us to follow hapless Benjamin as he sets out on a cosmic quest. I'm along for the ride, and hope the story takes me, and every other reader who grew up with Stan and really want to see these series' succeed, to places where we haven't been before. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Dec 20, 2010

    Randolph's exaggerated style, highly reminiscent of that of Humberto Ramos, is a good choice for the subject matter in that it mirrors the extreme nature of the plot and premise. His angular approach doesn't make the human characters look all that human, but it does convey the weird and alien nature of the villains effectively. I did find the artist's mix of firm, angular lines and fluid swoops to depict the shapeshifter's powers to be somewhat eye-catching. Mitch Gerads' colors really pop throughout the book as well. Read Full Review

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