Dread Gods #1

Dread Gods #1

Writer: Ron Marz Artist: Tom Raney Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: July 12, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
6.7Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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Ominous Press launches with the first of three limited series set in a science-fiction/fantasy universe of epic heroes and insidious villains. In DREAD GODS, gods in a fantasy world discover they're actually monsters in a post-apocalyptic landscape. Acclaimed creators Ron Marz and Tom Raney join with art master Bart Sears to usher in adventure like no other! Includes a backup tale by Bart Sears, and a wealth of added content.

  • 8.5
    Outright Geekery - Joshua Rathburn Jul 11, 2017

    You should give Dread Gods 1 a chance. This is the ground floor for what these creators are trying to accomplish. It feels different than everything else that is out there and it's that kind of approach to comics that makes the books much more rewarding. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Ben Snyder Jul 12, 2017

    Dread Gods #1 assures the reader this story is off to a unique and fresh start. While there is room for the story to eventually falter, the pros of the present greatly outweigh the cons of the future. Minor gripes aside, Dread Gods should be on everyone's radar for future releases. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 10, 2017

    I'm not sold, but I like what I see. A good sci-fi twist is in store for readers. I think! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    SnapPow.com - Harrison Rawdin Jul 12, 2017

    Dread Gods #1 is a compelling first step into a whole new universe, the creative team takes charge by offering a worthwhile yarn that begins to explore the landscape surrounding all of this. Add in a back up story by Bart Sears that shows off Giantkillers #1 and the whole package quickly turns into a worthwhile buy from IDW. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Christopher Rodriguez Jul 12, 2017

    Typically, you would want a first issue to give readers a bit more to chew on than Dread Gods #1 does. Still, knowing the premise going into it helps and this was an action packed start to a series that has quite a bit of potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 15, 2017

    This comic has interesting ideas, and seems to be hinting at a pretty cool satire. It just needs to flesh itself out more, and hopefully the follow-up issues will address the problems the first had. That being said, I can tentatively recommend this one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jul 18, 2017

    I'm willing to give Dread Gods a couple more issues because of its unique premise. Given Marz's past efforts, there's a good chance this overcomes it's slow start and blossoms into something wonderful. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Rasheda Jul 29, 2017

    The jury is still out on the writing by Ron Marz. He has taken the classic story of the gods of Olympus who battle with the god of war Ares. The viewing screen used by the people of the Wastelands are doing an act of worship as they plug in every day to watch them battle and have love lives. Marz's dialogue sees these gods as haughty, knowing they will win their battles, but I didn't get much of a sense of what the people of Wastelands will have to do with Olympus. It is a good beginning, but remains to be seen if the story will be strong. Read Full Review

  • 5.9
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Jul 14, 2017

    Fans of 90s style comics will get a kick out of this, but Dread Gods #1 does little to impress beyond that factor. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comicosity - MJ Rae Jul 12, 2017

    This series has started off on a somewhat confusing note, and with a lack of information, positive representation, and innovation, this ends up being another semi-decent action comic. Read Full Review

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