Grifter #1

Grifter #1

Writer: Nathan Edmondson Artist: Cafu Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 14, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13
5.8Critic Rating
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The DCU's most wanted man stars in his own series!Cole Cash is a charming grifter few can resist. And yet he's about to be branded a serial killer when he begins hunting and exterminating inhuman creatures hidden in human form creatures only he can see!Can the biggest sweet talker of all time talk his way out of this one when even his brother thinks he's gone over the edge?

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Chris Kirby Sep 16, 2011

    With so many of the new series being good or pretty good with a couple of excellents thrown in, it is always nice to see a series that is both excellent and understated. Grifter is not big and flashy and it has the potential to involve some really amazing sequences later on as we start to deal more with the whole demon thing. The main character isn't exactly likable but we can empathize with him and that is what makes him so interesting to me. With top notch highly detailed art that really gets the tone of this book you can't ask for a better first issue of a relatively unknown hero. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Wildstorm Addiction - Joe David Soliz Sep 15, 2011

    I couldnt be happier with this first issue. Those who know me would say that Im biased because of who the character is and knowing how much I love this character. Only the opposite can be true for me because in loving this character so much, I dont like when I feel writers get it wrong with him (and it has happened in the past). Im happy to say that I think the combination of Edmondson writing and CAFU drawing has put out one of the best books of the New 52 so far. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Sep 14, 2011

    I liked this issue. It was a good, strong, solid start. There was some mystery, like who/what those creatures were and why Grifter seemed to get powers from them, and the eventual confrontation between Grifter and his brother should be heated(you'd think). I definitely won't be dropping this one yet. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 20, 2011

    A lot of promise abounds in the solid script, the engaging pacing, and tremendous art, but you can fill a thimble with what we know by the end of the issue. The next issue will have to do double-duty to fill the crucial gaps. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - David O'Leary Sep 28, 2011

    A shaky start no doubt, but a start nonetheless. Although not without its faults there is more than enough to draw the reader back. The book looks amazing also, marking out Cafu as one to watch going forward. As my first taster of the new 52, consider me aboard. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Oct 14, 2011

    Grifter started off being far better than it had any right to be, and one issue later, it's easy to see that, while solidly entertaining, there's plenty of room to be better still. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Sep 14, 2011

    For all its shortcomings, there is still a good time to be had at the core of Grifter #1. There's a ton of great opportunity for Edmondson and CAFU to create a very unique book within the DCU, so hopefully future installments will build towards that. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Sep 14, 2011

    I was a fan of Grifter when WildC.A.T.S. first debuted and I'm glad to see him make it over to the DC Universe. As part of the 'New 52,' we're seeing his incorporation but the story didn't exactly have a DCU feel to it. The story here could have easily taken place in the Wildstorm Universe. The story is accessible to new readers. Things are happening to the man that will be known as Grifter. He isn't fully aware of what's going on and we don't have to be either. I'm going to be rooting for this series. This issue didn't win me over but based on what I've loved about the character in the past, things should pick up as the story is fleshed out. The art is great to look at. As I read through the issue, I really started digging it more and more. I am still looking forward to the next issue. Let's get ready to finally see Grifter kicking some ass. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Nuts - Jef Mendoza Sep 17, 2011

    This book has potential and hopefully the next issues will be more exciting since we have the setup. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Dan Horn Sep 15, 2011

    There are so many more plausible directions to go in with a character this versatile. Why we're getting this lukewarm junk, I can't tell you. This is turning into a trend with a majority of the New 52. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Sep 15, 2011

    So much is left undefined in "Grifter" #1 that it doesn't function well as an introduction to the character and has changed so much about the character that those familiar with him will be left scratching their heads over who he is at this point. With a big mystery at the center of the book, questions over who exactly the protagonist is are not needed. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Major Spoilers - George Chimples Sep 16, 2011

    Grifter #1 confused and frustrated me, but that's just one man's opinion. There's a bit of action, and if you like CAFU, you'll enjoy the book more than I did. It seems Nathan Edmonson is going for a They Live meets Total Recallaction vibe, which is a noble pursuit, but the opening salvo was not effective. Your mileage may vary, but my verdict is approach this book with caution. One star. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Crave Online - Blair Marnell Sep 16, 2011

    Turns out it's not that hard after all. Read Full Review

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