Cage Hero #1

Cage Hero #1

Writer: Kevin Eastman, Rik Hoskin Artist: Renato Rei Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: November 4, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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From the minds of Kevin Eastman (co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Ian Parker (MMA expert and former UFC Manager), and Mark Mastrandrea (MMA personality), comes Cage Hero! A middle school student and wrestling star, raised by his strict grandfather, finds himself on an epic journey to meet his true destiny when he is recruited to lead a super-powered team of mixed martial artists known as the Cage Heroes! Thirteen year-old Ryder Stone must meet the challenge to lead a group of young talented MMA fighters from across the globe, and still maintain his grade point average. Trained in their own unique martial art discipline, all connected by a secret past, this new team will have to dig deep with themselves to protect the world from an evil network known as the Shadow Empire.

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Nov 11, 2015

    This is yet another teen superhero story, but it incorporates the concept of war pretty nicely. I’m suspicious of both Ms. Greene and why Ryder’s grandfather wants him to forget his parents so much. This is a great premiere issue, but I want MORE! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 4, 2015

    Throughout the bulk of this first issue I was coming away with a pretty impressed view of things and thinking that even with the wrestling angle, not a favorite of mine, that it could be a pretty good coming of age with some heroics elements mixed in kind of series.But it ends up going so over the top that it just took me out of the book completely and made it so that I didn't even want to finish it. It just goes into such awful territory that I doubt I'll go after the second issue to see if it can redeem itself. There's a good story to be had here and some great artwork, but the trappings brought in at the end just completely kills my interest in it unfortunately. Read Full Review

  • 5.5 - Harrison Rawdin Nov 4, 2015

    Cage Hero #1 has some good moments but for the most part this first release feels poorly executed. The art is worth looking at and the dialogue can be sort of enjoyable if seen in the right light, but as the end product currentlyresidesI can't recommend this one. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Crusaders - Alan Nov 5, 2015

    This book feels flawed from the concept, and I think the story will suffer from it. Cage Hero #1 is not a strong start for a series that's only lasting 4 issues. If you are going to check this out, pick up the trade when the series has finished. There's no need to pick this one up in issues. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Justin Wood Nov 4, 2015

    This is embarrassing. Not for the writers or the artist, this is probably what they set out to accomplish (verdict out on the colorist though). This is embarrassing for Dynamite. They print too many books and hold too many properties to be operating on this level. While Boom and IDW try their hand at Image style creator owned properties (results vary, but still), Dynamite publishes a title that feels less polished than those Harley Davidson/Marvel comics where Harley's defeat the Wrecking Crew or some shit. Writers, artists, I can forgive you. This isn't good, but there's a chance that you think this is good. Dynamite, you should know better. Read Full Review

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