Django / Zorro #1

Django / Zorro #1

Writer: Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner Artist: Esteve Polls Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: November 12, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 4
7.6Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Featuring a story by Oscar Award-Winning Writer/Director, and Django creator Quentin Tarantino, and award-winning writer/artist/creator Matt Wagner! The official sequel to Django Unchained in the first-ever comic book sequel ever done of a Tarantino film! Set several years after the events of Django Unchained, Django/Zorro #1 finds Django again pursuing the evil that men do in his role as a bounty hunter. Since there's a warrant on his head back east, he's mainly been plying his trade in the western states. After safely settling his wife, Broomhilda, near Chicago, he's again taken to the road, sending her funds whenever he completes a job. It's by sheer chance that he encounters the aged and sophisticated Diego de la Vega - the famed Zorro - and soon finds himself fascinated by this unusual character, the first wealthy white man he's ever met who seems totally unconcerned with the color of Django's skin... and who can hold his own in a fight.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Allen Wiggs Nov 12, 2014

    This issue was just the start of the film. The first twenty minutes that introduces the protagonists to the audience and brings the unlikely allies together. It is masterfully done, and if the other issues are just half as good, this will be one of the best minis of the year. Definitely the best company owned crossover in a very long time. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Nov 12, 2014

    Django/Zorro is as awesome as I expected, bringing these two wonderful characters together in an enticing fashion. It is however the character interaction where this issue excels, with the chemistry between Diego and Django being very engaging. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Nov 11, 2014

    It will be interesting to see if this mashup between two very different characters from two very different styles of westerns can be successful. Given this creative team, success is great likely. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Nov 14, 2014

    Django Zorro #1 is exactly what happens when you put two vigilantes together who actively search out evil and corruption to kick its ass. Sure you could want a bit more from it as a first issue considering nothing big happened, but you still finish this issue satisfied that you get a taste of what to expect from these two. We can at least be thankful that there wasn't the cliche of them going the distance with only a tease as to who they were. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Sushi - Peter Rodriguez Nov 13, 2014

    Next is the writing. This story has Tarantino written all over it, as he and Wagner do a fantastic job of depicting not only Tarantino's style, but the spirit of Don Diego himself. The first issue was violent and honest, capturing the brutality and the hatred that was rampant during this time, although I feel that this was but a precursor of what's coming in the next few issues. After reading this first chapter, I am convinced that a Django/Zorro team-up would totally work on the big screen, and it is clearly evident that it works well as a comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Tyler Sewell Nov 11, 2014

    This is a great introductory issue to a series with a whole lot of potential. While it contains more discussion than action, issue two is primed to delve into the duo's task and first encounter with the series' villain. De la Vega is a great character who is backed with great writing and easily becomes one of your favorites and he hasn't even donned the Zorro persona yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Wesley Messer Nov 12, 2014

    Django/Zorro for a first chapter in a longer story isn't a bad beginning. The ending is what hooked me enough to sell me on the rest of Django/Zorro. The final page is one piece of art and writing that as much as it hooked me will do the same for many other readers out there. If you're either a fan of Django Unchained or Zorro, you'll enjoy this and if you're a fan of both you'll love this. It's not a perfect start but did enough to hook me for the adventure ahead. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Your Friendly Neighborhood Brady Nov 12, 2014

    Anytime you see Zorro in action, you can't help but see how influential a hero he is throughout pop culture. Comics fans should definitely recognize where one of THE most popular heroes (that rhymes with"Ratman) and see how brilliant this classic hero's mythos really is. I imagine it'll be quite the tale to see as a newer hero like Django learns from this legend. I truly believe you will enjoy this story if you like any of the creators or characters in these pages. To me, it feels like we've only just started and it looks like it'll be a really stylish story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Nov 14, 2014

    Dynamite and Vertigo have an inspired pairing here, and I wonder if we'll see Django cross over with other fictional heroes in the future. I'd love a Djano/Jonah Hex book, for instance, and DC wouldn't even have to go out of house for that. Ultimately, this is a very fun, very well made book that rewards the reader with a truly well-crafted tale. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Oscar Maltby Nov 13, 2014

    It's nice to see a comic book team-up that doesn't just seem like an excuse for the writers involved to bash two of their favorite toys together. There are a few niggling flaws here, but nothing that detracts too badly from an otherwise quality offering. Django Zorro #1 is a solid set-up issue that promises to lead towards a memorable series. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Dan Crotty Nov 12, 2014

    While the last panel had me grinning like an idiot, I am holding out for the swashbuckling, guns-a-blazing adventure that's sure to come. You had my curiosity, but now you have my attention. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Nov 12, 2014

    Like an Old West "Brave and the Bold" issue, this is a fun start to a story that is sassy and reverential. Tarrantino, Wagner and Polls give readers a solid introduction to Django and Don Diego de la Vega in a tight space, while also setting up enough of a plot to make this team-up possible. Django has only been around a couple years, but in this adventure, alongside Don Diego de la Vega, he seems timeless. "Django/Zorro" #1 takes two beloved characters and gives readers a first step into a new adventure. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Nov 12, 2014

    This is a nice little series to pick up if you're looking for something light to read. It's fun and simple enough to read, but engaging enough to not be boring. It's also great for Tarantino and Zorro fans looking for quick fix of action. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    We The Nerdy - Kierra Prince Nov 6, 2014

    The best thing about this comic is the art, however. Esteve Polls is probablythe best artist in the Western/Cowboy genre and his artwork remains some of the best in the industry in general. Everything is drawn with the familiar sepia tones we associate with Westerns and his backgrounds are full of details that make them seem like fully realized places. I'm so happy that Polls was chosen for this project and his art of Django feels so natural that I almost can't believe that Django himself wasn't started in the pages of a Polls' comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Martin Doyle Nov 12, 2014

    Although missing any form of antagonist at this point, Django/Zorro is a solid opening issue from a pretty high profile creative team, that has potential to be something special. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Nov 12, 2014

    Django/Zorro #1 should be getting a higher rating. I will be the first to admit that. Even as I read it, expecting to be blown away by the story, I found myself being more and more disappointed by what I was reading, mainly because I would then have to sit down and then relate to you guys that this isn't as good as it should be. In a lot of ways, this is a bummer, but on the upside, this is only the first issue and by the time the second issue comes out, I could be eating a bunch of crow because of how good #2 is. Though it may have been made for the headline marquee, Django/Zorro #1 isn't the blockbuster that we really wanted. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Joe Tower Nov 24, 2014

    But ultimately Django/Zorro #1 just totally lacks the whizz-bang of pulp comics it should be emulating. This is most clear in the sorry attempt at a climax, in that final panel, when we, as the reader, discover that Don Diego is actually the legend, Zorro. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Soyner Nov 12, 2014

    Nothing too special about issue #1. We get to know a bit about our cast but a lot is still up in the can be expected with a first issue. Not sure I'll continue and buy #2 but I don't regret buying it.

  • 9.5
    Raven_mf_666 Mar 12, 2015

  • 8.5
    ProjectSquirrel May 21, 2015

  • 8.0
    Dyogo26 Apr 4, 2015

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