Creator Owned Heroes #1

Creator Owned Heroes #1

Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Steve Niles Artist: Phil Noto, Kevin Mellon Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 6, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12
8.8Critic Rating
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The world ended a long time ago. How it happened exactly and what exists in the wasteland have always been a mystery. Now Chloe, Gil and a gang of rebels have escaped the last human stronghold and are blazing across Post-Apocalypse America in search of paradise.

In this sci-fi thriller, the sixth in a series of genetically modified assassins born in a secret laboratory sets her sights on the ultimate target. But what happens when the perfect killing machine takes a personal interest in her target only to uncover a conspiracy that may change the fate of the entire human race?

PLUS! An interview with NEIL GAIMAN! Triggergirl cosplay! Con photos! And original articles all celebrating the creator-owned spirit of independence!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 6, 2012

    There's something special when a creator gets to work on their own characters. Writers like Steve Niles, Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti have long proven what they are capable of doing and seeing them work on something they gave birth to in their minds is a treat. Writers that work on the big mainstream characters usually have a deep fondness for those characters but you would have to think being able to work on your own brings a different level of satisfaction. We get the first chapters for two separate stories. The writers obviously know what they're doing in getting us hooked in wanting more. The art by Kevin Mellon is great and I never considered seeing Phil Noto's amazing style with Palmiotti and Gray's script. This is definitely a comic book that needs to be seen. It's more of an experience rather than being a simple comic. I only wish there was more. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts Jun 6, 2012

    Something like this needed to be made a long time ago, but I'm more than thrilled we're getting to savor this now. In this day and age where the big two dominate the box office and the Diamond charts, Creator-Owned Heroes offers a slight reminder why we all fell in love with comics to begin with. It's worth much more than the cover price and I'm looking forward to what comes from this. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Jun 6, 2012

    Creator Owned Heroes #1 is a stunning debut, packed with thrilling stories, gorgeous artwork, and interesting text pieces. Not only that, but it only costs $3.99, which is really quite the bargain. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Therapy - thorverine Jun 1, 2012

    Creator-Owned Heroes is a great magazine. It does feature two fantastic comics, but at its heart it feels like a magazine. The two comics are well worth the $3.99 but to have the articles, interviews, cosplay feature, and con photos, it really make sure you get your money's worth and then some. For something that costs no more than a single issue of a mainstream comic, this is a must get. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Jun 10, 2012

    Creator-Owned Heroes isn't quite like anything that's on stands right now. The two comics it contains are intriguing introductions to stories to come, and all the little additions make it something special. If you're looking for a change of pace from your comic books, might I suggest you give Creator-Owned a chance? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov Jun 7, 2012

    The rest of the book is nice, though largely hit or miss. It's tough to “review” a list of someone else's favorite movies of 2012 (or rather, it's tough to do that without sounding like an opinionated jerk), but the backwater does serve to give the entire comic magazine added value. If you're looking for a book that gives you time for your money, that introduces you to some concepts you might be unfamiliar with or that opens up your mind to the wide world of comics (the Gaiman interview is particularly enlightening), you'll be hard pressed to find a better value than “Creator Owned Heroes” this week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 12, 2012

    Nice to tackle something creative and new. I'm looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jun 6, 2012

    As far as extras go, you get a crap load of them. There is an interview with Neil Gaiman. There is a feature on a cosplayer. There are some Best Of lists, a small essay/rant from each of the creators and lots more. It's not all good, but you would be hard pressed to not find at least one thing that you wanted to read in this issue. This is a magazine that earns its price tag; the Big Two could learn a thing or two from Creator-Owned Heroes. I sincerely hope these guys can keep this up, because we could really use more comic books like this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Jun 8, 2012

    On the whole, "Creator Owned Heroes" is a wonderful idea and one I'd not only like to see succeed but like to be repeated over and over by all sorts of creators (and publishers). Though the interviews are fun and will hit some fans' sweet spots, I'd rather have a third great story in there. Regardless, it's inspiring and exciting and if they can keep this level of quality, I expect they'll do well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jun 6, 2012

    Overall this is a great product, but I hope that they can continue the same level of content each month. I would hate to see fans bail on the book because it didn't have an interview with so and so or cosplay pictures. Seriously people can be just that fickle. This first issue is really cool and something special to the world of comics that exists outside of the "Big Two." I hope that a lot of people check it out so that it catches fire. With so many top tier talents on the book I think that a lot of people will check it out and if they do they won't be disappointed, count yourself amongst them and pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Dave Morris Jun 9, 2012

    "Creator Owned Heroes" is worth your time and money. It's crammed with content and comes in a format that is different enough to warrant an honest look. It creates a platform where more casual fans will hopefully learn about the injustices committed against some of the most important creators in the history of the medium, all while enjoying some new comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Zach Woolf Jun 7, 2012

    Overall Creator-Owned Heroes featured two above average comics and a few articles that had some great take-aways. Looking forward in the solicitations it seems this will continue to be for sale every moth, which should help in the viability and longevity of the title. I'm saying go grab this title. It's worth your time and I'm giving it 3.5 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

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