New Talent Showcase #1

New Talent Showcase #1

7.3Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

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In this new one-shot, Wonder Woman unleashes her true god of war against a parade of monsters! Superman discovers a new threat that might be bigger and badder than the joker himself! Hawkgirl solves crimes in the weird weapons unit for the GCPD! Kara Danvers and Kyle Rayner fight about ice cream in space! You’ll find all of this and so much more in NEW TALENT SHOWCASE #1, where recent graduate writers from the inaugural DC Talent Development workshop showcase some of their strongest work yet! See what they’ve learned from masters of the craft Scott Snyder, Jim Lee and Klaus Janson.

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 30, 2016

    If you're a fan of the DC universe you shouldn't miss New Talent Showcase #1. There are plenty of interesting and varying stories to dig into and most end with a tantalizing cliffhanger which will make you want to come back for more. There are many fan favorite appearances with plenty of great art too. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Nov 30, 2016

    More Schultz and Liew Hawkgirl please! is my clarion call for New Talent Showcase #1, but in reality, theres no boners in the bunch. The writers are all fresh, eager, polished, and give their all, backed up with some of DCs finest young artists. If this book is the future of DCs publishing slate, then we havent seen anything yet. The future is bright indeed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Nov 30, 2016

    For all its minor flaws, New Talent Showcase #1 succeeds admirably in providing exposure for a new crop of talent. Each of these writers acquit themselves very well, and I'd be interested in seeing what each of them come up with, and a few I'm genuinely excited about seeing what's next. On the art side, it's really great to see such a varied set of styles and approaches on display as well. Not every book has to follow a certain look, and indeed if this kind of variety represents the new art direction for DC, then at the last we'll be getting some books with individuality. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Nov 30, 2016

    A great idea that delivers generally good results, so by and large this experiment was a success. Not all of the stories worked, be it from shaky dialogue to lazy plotting, but on average the writing was good with a few entries that were outright great. This is certainly a project that should continue in the future, and some of the talent here need to have their own books sometime soon. The DC New Talent Showcase delivers precisely what it promises, and while the $7.99 price tag is definitely a bit too high, this is still a great chance to see where some future stars began. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Nov 30, 2016

    There should be something here that appeals to you, if not one story in particular, then the opportunity to sample the work of numerous creators to see if there’s someone you want to keep an eye on. Not all of the stories come together or conclude in the pages provided, and it would have been preferred that they did, but regardless New Talent Showcase #1 is a tantalizing glimpse at the up-and-comers that DC has been able to scout out thus far with the program that suggests there are some new and bold voices about to make a splash, but need a little more polishing before they’re perfect. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Tyler Harris Dec 1, 2016

    All in all, this was a strong issue featuring a mixed bag of stories that showcased a lot of new talent. If the future of comics is in the hands of these creatives, then we have a bright future to look forward to, indeed. I am hoping that DC might consider making more of these issues in the future, such was the way with the original anthology series back in the 80s, but I guess we will see as time goes on. This is definitely worth picking up; it provided me with an afternoon of delightful reading and I know it will do the same for you. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 30, 2016

    While it's nice to see new faces and mix up the Annuals Week format a bit, this New Talent Showcase falls a little short of the mark.  In general, the art is great, but the compressed nature of the stories doesn't let the writers (or readers) get comfortable with what's going on before they are spirited away to the next one.  It's not a missed opportunity, but it certainly could have been a whole lot better. Read Full Review

  • 5.1
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Dec 1, 2016

    Ultimately, this book was a bit of a tease: it gave the illusion of new stories, but were really just the equivalent of a Saturday Night Live fake commercial: no matter how hard you laugh at the sketch, or how much you love these stories, you still can't buy the product tomorrow. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kitaru Dec 1, 2016

    Not that bad overall. It does feel like the writers are still trying to find their groove within DC, but some of the stories had some genuinely good plots and ideas behind them. I enjoyed the Superman story, as well as the Boston Brand, one the best, with Wonder Woman and Flash having a great artistic style to it. While I would not say this is required for any DC fan, it is a good idea to see what writers will be available in the future and how they are.

  • 7.0
    sebastianorellana95 Dec 1, 2016

    Superman's story: 9,5 Kyle Rayner's story: 9

  • 6.5
    ComickerPerson Nov 30, 2016

    Very little to take away from these showcases. They're all just lead-ins for hypothetical future stories that may not even exist. Good artwork, though.

  • 3.0
    Mister Bungle Nov 30, 2016

    Not worth the price tag.

  • 7.5
    DizzyG Nov 30, 2016

  • 7.5
    EDiakota Dec 2, 2016

  • 7.0
    pablo Nov 30, 2016

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