Pathfinder #1

Pathfinder #1

Writer: Jim Zubkavich Artist: Andrew Huerta Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: August 15, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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Paizo's incredible award-winning, best-selling fantasy world, fiction line and tabletop RPG is now the ultimate fantasy comic from DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT! Valeros can rely on only his sword arm and his friends, the mysterious and beautiful sorcerer Seoni and silver tongued quick-witted elven rogue Merisiel, but nothing can prepare him for the dangers that lurk ahead. The scattered and chaotic goblin tribes of Varisia are changing, growing in power and unifying in ways no one has ever seen before. At the heart of this strange evolution is an ancient evil looking to establish itself anew.The ICONic heroes at the core of the Pathfinder's world are brought to life for the first time in a brand new story full of charm and high adventure that will please fans and entertain new readers alike. Issue 1 clocks in at 40 pages (and remains $3.99) and includes over 10 pages of character profiles and Pathfinder RPG game statistics, plus an EXCLUSIVE removable, playable tactical map and poster.

  • 9.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Nov 17, 2013

    With no prior knowledge of the franchise, it is safe to say that this comic is still a great read. It is a great debut issue that really welcomes the reader to a new world with very believable characters (which is ironic for a fantasy title). Zub offers us some great writing that proves that the team dynamic is something to look forward to in the issues to follow. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Garth the Geek Aug 15, 2012

    But aside from my anal nitpicking, this comic was a lot of fun and I eagerly await issue two. I would highly recommend 'Pathfinder' to anyone who enjoys fantasy, or just a good read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Aug 15, 2012

    Still, my gripes with Pathfinder #1 are quite minor. Taken as a whole, this is one entertaining read and a more than welcome entry in the woefully small fantasy comic genre. Dynamite has a strong team on this book. Like the classic adventuring party, if this creative team can sync up their strengths, we're going to have one fine book on our hands. Pathfinder #1 is definitely worth your hard-earned gold. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Walt Richardson Aug 16, 2012

    “Pathfinder” may primarily attract fans of the titular roleplaying game, as well as other pen and paper lines, but it is sure to be a success among any other fans of fantasy who are willing to look past the fact that it's a licensed property they are unfamiliar with. Jim Zub and Andrew Huerte work very well together, and while it may not reinvent the wheel when it comes to the action/fantasy genre, it reinforces why we've been rolling on that same wheel for so long. What's important is that the story is enjoyable, and that the characters entertain (check and check). And, besides: for all of its hilarious qualities, Zub's “Skullkickers” seemed to be firmly rooted in fantasy conventions in the first few issues. Have you been reading the current arc? Who's to say that “Pathfinder” won't go through a similar spin? We're only one issue in, folks — bring on the rest. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Daniel Alvarez Aug 15, 2012

    Overall, the first issue of Pathfider is everything you want as a beginning to a fantasty epic. A middle-world like backdrop, fun characters, and goblins, lots of goblins. The actual plot hasn't really begun, this is a prologue of sorts. Fans of the franchise or not and fantasy people will definitely want to give the comic a go. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekality - Kevin Hopson Aug 14, 2012

    Jim Zub utilizes his fantasy background to pen a solid introductory story to this series. Readers will encounter bloody conflicts, drunken brawls, and even some fraternizing between the opposite sexes. Andrew Huerta's illustrations and Ross Campbell's colors jump out of the panels, successfully opening readers' eyes to the amazing Pathfinder world. Whether you're a Pathfinder geek or someone new to the material, this book is worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboy Buzz - TommyHancock Aug 12, 2012

    Bottom line(cause Stonecold said so): Pathfinder is a fun, well written comic. If you enjoy RPG's or classic fantasy/adventure stories, I can nearly guarantee that you will enjoy this comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Addicts - Anant Sagar Aug 21, 2012

    Reads well, has action, humour and magic. I would say a must read if you're into fantasy and/or RPG's. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    First Comics News - Matthew Szewczyk Aug 16, 2012

    If you are looking for a good adventure story or to get your role-playing fix away from the table this is a good choice. The comic also includes a dozen pages of character stats, information on the town, a poster and pull-out adventure map to use in the role-playing game. I would have to say that is a great deal for $3.99 and future issues should only get better. Read Full Review

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