Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers #1

Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers #1

Writer: Joe Casey Artist: Nathan Fox Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: August 6, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 3
8.6Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Joe Casey is one of the industry's most popular writers having written for Marvel and DC, from The Uncanny X-Men to Superman, and many more best-selling titles, and most recently created and writes the acclaimed Sex series from Image Comics! Now he is tackling one of Jack Kirby's greatest creations, Captain Victory! And this story will Blow! Your! Mind! Out of the hell of a cosmic firefight, Captain Victory is launched into an epic adventure that spans both space and time! All your favorites are here -- as well as all-new enemies to face! Your new favorite cosmic comic book has finally arrived!

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Aug 5, 2014

    Modern comic fans often lament that we will never have another Kirby and while that may be true for the most part, luckily we have titles like Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers and a creative team that is devoted to the wild creative energy that Kirby presented and represents now. Joe Casey, Nathan Fox, Jim Rugg, Brad Simpson, and Ulises Farinas know they aren't Jack Kirby, nor do they really have to be. All they have to do is give their audience a great comic reading experience and they deliver that within the first few pages of Captain Victory and then ride that wave until the climax. They don't have to be exactly like a Kirby book, they just have to use that creative momentum and core concept to deliver something that is truly their own and they do from beginning to end. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Aug 7, 2014

    "Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers" #1 is a hard sci-fi action series that embraces the genre and makes no apologies for that. The tone is pulping and fun, and Joe Casey isn't afraid to challenge the readers with big ideas and lots of them. Nathan Fox, Jim Rugg, Ulises Farinas and colorist Brad Simpson step up to provide a look that harkens back to classic Kirby, while creating dynamic and action packed sequences that bring the reader into this new universe. "Captain Victory" is off to a strong start, and is a worthy successor to the work of the legendary Jack Kirby. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges Aug 5, 2014

    Captain Victory is a great start to a new series and it works. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 6, 2014

    "Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers" #1 is as much a tribute to Kirby as it is a journey to new spaces. It doesn't stop there, but seeks out the new, giving these characters an opportunity to be presented as a fresh franchise. Casey and crew showcase sharp reverence for the creator, confidence in the creation and ambition to move forward. This feels like a comic from my childhood, before previews and interviews and creator sneak peeks. I don't know what's going to happen in "Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers" beyond what I've just read, but I'm all in. This is a comic book I could -- and probably will -- hand off to some of my lapsed reader friends. It's a solid, approachable start with a nice range of art and an action-packed thrill ride of a story that has just enough humanity to keep the science fiction aspects from becoming overwhelming. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Aug 7, 2014

    In case Gdland hadn't tipped you off, Joe Casey is something of a Jack Kirby fan. While the former was a love letter to the King of Comics, this is full-on immersion in the crazy world of Kirby. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 6, 2014

    The combination of a Kirby and Starlin with Casey and his team drawing it all together is a special kind of magic that I really hope turns into something amazing here. It has all the right ingredients and is a must-try book. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Aug 8, 2014

    For me, this is a hell of a start that has me interested in a property I've never really had an interest in. When I go into a series like this I expect a galactic adventure, and in this case Captain Victory and his crew of rangers delivers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Kyle Welch Aug 6, 2014

    The story is epic in its scope and structure. The Kirby influences are present in all the right places. The story is true science fiction as Casey and crew make no effort to over-explain everything about the world. Readers are hit with terms and ideas that areforeign but feel at home in the context of the world. Captain Victory is a comic for fans of Kirby, golden age storytelling, artists at the top of their game, engrossing science fiction and an all around unique reading experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Wesley Messer Aug 7, 2014

    Captain Victory and The Galactic Rangers is without a doubt a weird comic to comprehend. A solid #1 that gives at least a loose idea as to what you'll be in for in the months to come. If the story catches up to the powerful art on this series, this is going to be one impressive story. Looking forward to seeing how Captain Victory and The Galactic Rangers develops in the months to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - The Nerd Aug 7, 2014

    As I closed the cover on this issue I'll say that it wasn't the most amazing book I have ever read. But it was the best book I've read this week and I have found a whole new world to explore in the back issues of Jack Kirby's creation. As for Joe Casey's elegant reboot, I will definitely give it a shot past issue 2. Fans of Kirby should enjoy this book immensely. For those not old enough or have yet to discover Jack Kirby, you will find this book gratifying. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ryan Scott Aug 12, 2014

    As for the story, it does what most first issues do: asks more questions than it does give answers. That being said, they are good questions that the reader does want answered. This sci-fi adventure has everything from cloning, to crazy space animals, to violence, and some mystery to boot! As first issues go, it's pretty awesome, but flawed in the way all first issues are: so much information, so little time. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Buccaneer Book Reviews - Cap'n Aldous B. Adder Aug 8, 2014

    All in all it's not a bad tale and the reveal at the end lends itself to interesting possibilities. But I didn't find it either terribly enticing or all that unique aside from some slightly over-whelming but good art " though the potential remains. The choice of showing what happened to the two wayward pods seems too easy or too derivative in a sense, depending on how you look at it, but for now I'm willing to give this a couple of issues before making a judgement. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Victor Fries Aug 8, 2014

    An interesting concept with a hook that will keep me around. Beautiful art. Lots of potential for this title, and I look forward to seeing where Casey and his team take it.

  • 7.5
    Cosmic Ray Nov 16, 2014

    First part art, though beautiful, can be confusing at times. Good story.

  • 10
    Clucaran Aug 8, 2014

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