The Victories #1

The Victories #1

Writer: Michael Avon Oeming Artist: Michael Avon Oeming Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 1, 2013 Critic Reviews: 7
7.6Critic Rating
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Following the Jackal’s faceoff with Faustus and an attack on the US infrastructure, the Victories face a plague of new evils threatening their city. Who is trying to destroy our nation? Can the Victories overcome their own spiritual demons to keep the team together and save the world?

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Apr 30, 2013

    While readers will certainly benefit from having read the previous mini-series, they will find this first issue provides more than enough background to follow along with the narrative without feeling confused. Perhaps the one criticism of this book is the amount of exposition present; however, it does help provide a bridge for readers to gain a better understanding of the world initially introduced in the miniseries, so it is not without purpose. Moreover, Oeming avoids pairing his discussion of more philosophical issues with mere talking heads, and instead, aptly pairs visuals that compliment his prose. Fans of superhero comics will find this series aims to provide a more thought-provoking, adult-oriented narrative rather than some of the more commonly applied cheap thrills and melodrama within the genre. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 1, 2013

    And then it all ends beautifully, bookended with the morose character from the opening pages. To jump from a happy, yet emotionally damaged hero, to a depressed yet emotionally clear headed villain helps showcase each spectrum at play. By ending in such a way Oeming also sets up the next issue without wasting time or pages. After growing a little frustrated with the miniseries I'm happy to say I'm 100% on board with this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Elkin May 7, 2013

    Oeming is promising us that he is going to free us of our "body/mind prison" somewhere along the way in this series. I say, let's do that. I'm ready. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Your Friendly Neighborhood Brady May 2, 2013

    During the battle, we are shown how D.D. Mau thinks, where she comes from and how she sees herself. Its a fascinating origin and power set for a character Ive read in some time. An adrenaline / fame junkie upped to the super-human level is a refreshing take on why someone would become a superhero. The transitions from one area to another of the city, histories between teammates, and motivations are executed masterfully. All this screamed a mature-series cable TV approach if and when this soon-to-be-hit series starts getting interest from Hollywood. You read it here first, folks. The Victories #1 shows us how no one is perfect, even our revered heroes. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Front Towards Gamer - PNeafsey May 1, 2013

    The action and superheroes will attract a certain crowd, even the frequent cursing and sexual images being unafraid to show skin will attract readers. It's a shame that the heavy subject matter and confusing storyline will probably turn a number of readers off to The Victories: Transhuman #1. If you like colorful language with a side of action and sex, and want to maybe even walk away with a few introspective musings, then this is by far one of the most intriguing comics on the market today. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Randall Austin Jun 5, 2013

    My fellow geeks and ungrownups, The Victories: Transhuman Part 2 of 5 is definitely an issue worth looking into. It's definitely an issue that one must read before continuing with the story, as it focuses on Metatron's struggles. To be honest, I thought Metatron was a cliche hero when I read issue 1, but now, I see that he's playing a much bigger role and he's not a cliche. I'm confident when I say add this one to your pull list."RAN Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - James McQueen Nov 26, 2013

    Its pretty controversial with mad violence which some might find funny but I fund the whole thing pretty baffling. I was certain it was a spoof but by the end I wasnt so sure. If it is then the next issue better be a lot funnier. Read Full Review

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