Mulan: Revelations #1

Mulan: Revelations #1

Writer: Marc Andreyko Artist: Micah Kaneshiro Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 24, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 4
8.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Though the future boasts endless technological wonders, only a very few can afford access to them. As a new virus rages through the rich and poor, threatening all of humanity, a warrior is awakened to stop the evil puppeteers behind it all! Centuries after her ancestor and namesake fought for China, a new Mulan has been chosen by the ancient Chinese immortals in a final battle for the world!

  • 9.4
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jun 23, 2015

    Mulan: Revelations #1is an excellent start to the series with interesting characters, an engrossing backstory and a potentially rich dynamic in the societal structure of the current world. From start to finish it's an enjoyable read and I'm excited about what's ahead. Mulan comes off as a capable and well-rounded character whilethe action and artwork only enhance the story. As a fan of cyberpunk, I think Dark Horse has something good in its hands with this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Jun 23, 2015

    Thus far this series lacks a singular focus. It is based in both the future and the past, in both the occult and high tech. While the story might seem to suffer from this, it is not so much the case as the environment is one which is enticingly attractive. In this case, the story is not perfectly represented by the comic medium, as this feels like the introductory section of a movie, as though we could judge Blade Runner off its first five minutes. As it stands this is a fascinating use of the legendary character, using what has come and putting her in an unusual future setting. Although the use of the character might be misleading, this is a cyberpunk/dystopian story as good as the medium allows and is definitely worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Harrison Rawdin Jun 24, 2015

    Mulan: Revelations #1 is the type of quality experience I think we all hope to stumble upon at our local shops. I had no idea what to expect from it but after a single release I am ready to subscribe to it. Kudos to Dark HoresComicsand the creative team as they deserve to get recognition, because they've got a winner on their hands. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    We The Nerdy - Chris White Jun 24, 2015

    Overall, Mulan Revelations #1 breathes life into the science fiction machine and gives the reader plenty to enjoy. With an exciting conclusion that will make sure #2 starts with a bang, Mulan will surely continue strong with its uphill momentum and smartly written story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jun 24, 2015

    So far, Mulan’s character hasn’t done all too much, but I’m sure we’ll see more action in the future—after all, there are hundreds of people after her. This dystopian society is an interesting one, and definitely one to keep your eye on. I mean, come on, it’s Mulan! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 24, 2015

    Mulan: Revelations doesn't actually reveal a lot, but it's the first issue so that's no surprise. What we mostly get is a lot of setup material that's interesting, if familiar, as it presents some events of today and extrapolates them globally a hundred years from now. While I do like the general idea of it and what it presents, it's hard to imagine that it would be this long before some of these events would play like this. That said, giving us a series taking place in China of the future, tying it to the past, and mucking around with a person like Mulan makes it interesting. There are some interesting ideas here, but I wish the 500 BC segment was brought in elsewhere and more time was focused on introducing us to the 2125 period first before establishing the connection to the past. I'm certainly intrigued and the team here has done a good jof of capturing my interest in a lot of ways, especially to see if they can actually pull it all off. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Mia Faller Jun 26, 2015

    Mythology and technology buffs will enjoy this fast paced, sci-fi heavy issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GoblinSRT Jul 9, 2015

    For me, this issue tried to be a lot of things at once. It tried to be a setup issue and give you some good context for the series. In this aspect, it mildly succeeded. I wasn't overly excited to turn the page, but it left me interested enough to finish it. It also tried to be an action packed issue. The action starts on page 1 and just ends abruptly (context is needed for why but that would be spoilers). Then it proceeds to tell another story and contain action. The book itself left me interested enough to buy #2, but I'm not clambering for it.

  • 7.5
    Cosmic Ray Jul 30, 2015

    Nice art, bit crowded. Dialogue stiff, not fun.

  • 7.0

    3.5/5 Rating... I think this series has the makings to be something unique and great. This debute issue wasn't as strong as I felt it could have been - not the most original with the way the plot is unraveling, but the content matter is very original, and really believe that this cyberpunk-martial art story is going to take off next issue. I will undoubtably be picking up issue #2 to see what happens... Read the rest of the review at:

  • 8.5
    batman_forever Sep 21, 2015

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