Warhammer 40,000: Damnation Crusade #1

Warhammer 40,000: Damnation Crusade #1

Writer: Dan Abnett, Ian Edgington Artist: Lui Antonio, J.M. Ringuet Publisher: Boom! Studios Critic Reviews: 7
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  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Murman Dec 24, 2006

    Obviously, since I am a fan of the tabletop game as well as the computer series that is one of my favorites to come out in a long time, I am really into this book. But thats the key to this series. Will the faithful turn out for this book and give it some respectable numbers? I have my doubts, but heres hoping that we are reading the start of a series that has a long run. This series is cant miss for us painters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Steven G. Saunders Dec 24, 2006

    Overall, this is the Warhammer 40,000 comic I was hoping to read for the last few months Ive been not-so-patiently waiting. It should please both veteran fans and neophyte readers alike. I can see this series picking up momentum like a wild grox and opening up the doors for some more Warhammer-based titles (please? PLEASE?!). Its a great start. The only thing I can see turning people off a bit is the disjointed nature of this first issue; which doesnt bother me all that much, but it may bother others. Its ambitious and fast-paced, just like a Warhammer story should be. Id like to thank Boom! (and the creative team, naturally) for making this title happen. Heres to many more issues! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Tobey Cook Dec 24, 2006

    Overall, I have to say this is a pretty decent book. My only complaint is I dont know much about the characters or the setting to really dig into it, but I think for long-time 40k fans whove been waiting for their favorite game to be turned into a comic, this is the way to go. Bringing in someone like Abnett who has a real background with these characters really makes all the difference, and Liu Antonios art brings out the strengths in his script. Ill definitely give the second issue a look to see how the story develops, because it piqued my curiosity that much. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Judson Miers Dec 24, 2006

    I would have liked to know more of the backstory that preceded this specific story if even just a brief history, kind of like what Marvel does on the inside front covers. This makes it more approachable for new readers and helps fans who have not been keeping up with the stories. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jan 1, 2007

    Though I've enjoyed the recent Civil War tie-in issues of Ed Brubaker's Captain America, I stopped following the title regularly toward the end of its first year. I found that the plotting was revisiting the past too much; I'd felt I'd seen the same conflicts time and time again, from Cap versus a Cosmic Cube-wielding madman to the Invaders taking on Nazi super-villains. What I'd enjoyed about the book, though, was Brubaker's successful resurrection of Bucky Barnes as the Winter Soldier. Brubaker balances a number of different, disparate elements in this one-shot perfectly. Barnes is portrayed as a tried-and-true hero, but his badass edge is maintained as well. There's a sombre tone that's key to the character's new status, but there's also a brighter, more hopeful tone to be found in the flashbacks and the Young Avengers' role in the story. Speaking of the Young Avengers, I've never seen these characters handled as well outside of their own title. Weeks's art is given an appropriate l Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Luke Handley Dec 24, 2006

    I was really looking forward to this, and I cant help but feel really disappointed. If someone who has a previous interest in the concept isnt impressed then what will the total newcomer think? But maybe, by the same token, Im just placing my expectations too high. This isnt in any way a train wreck. Setup issues, especially when trying to introduce a whole new universe, are never easy, and I do have hope that things will only improve from here on out. Ill definitely stick with the title a little longer and give it a real chance, but this first issue didnt leave me with any burning desire for more. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bruce Logan Dec 24, 2006

    Although not a bad read, Warhammer 40,000: Damnation Crusade doesnt quite hit the spot. Maybe Boom! should have done this as a double sized (or maybe a #0) issue. That would have allowed for more of a story than the one we have here. Read Full Review

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