Athena #1

Athena #1

Writer: Doug Murray Artist: Fabiano Neves Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: September 16, 2009 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
6.5Critic Rating
5.0User Rating

Dynamite presents the debut of Athena! Featuring a story from veteran writer Doug (Savage Tales, Red Sonja) Murray and illustrated by both Paul Renaud and Fabiano Neves, the goddess Athena is reborn into our world! Each issue will feature a special flashback sequence from Paul (Red Sonja) Renaud, with modern-day sequences illustrated by Fabiano (Army of Darkness vs. Marvel Zombies) Neves! The series also kicks off with a special flip sequence featuring the meeting of the Obama Family and the Goddess Athena!All of that, plus four incredible covers on issue #1 (and a special flip-cover for the Obama back-up) by Fabiano Neves, Paul Renaud, Patrick Berkenkotter and Denis Calero!

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Sep 16, 2009

    It is also worth mentioning, that issue #1 is a flip book with a short story tacked on where Athena meets President Obama. Obama is everywhere in comics these days, and his appearance is starting to get a bit trite, and overexposed. Placing him next to, and on equal standing with the goddess of wisdom and justice is a nice image though, and will undoubtedly, but unnecessarily, increase interest in this book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Sep 19, 2009

    With fantastic artwork and a respectable hero, Athena's debut is a success. However, Athenas secret identity is too vague. Because the supporting cast is linked to her secret identity, they lack a necessary dimension to fully enjoy. If theyre not important enough to name, why should the reader care? By not designating the positions and roles, they become generic, a necessary evil to get the main character to the center of the story. As a result, the story becomes less substantial. The obfuscation is a pity because had the area been developed, Athena would have earned four or perhaps five bullets. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 20, 2009

    Taking a risk in today's comic market by offering up a title featuring a female lead, "Athena" is able to offer readers a different take on a female warrior with a title that not only develops the character for the future, but also celebrates her past. While this comic may not be directly comparable to "Wonder Woman," it will be interesting to keep an eye on both titles and see if one influences the other in any way. Read Full Review

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