Daomu #1

Daomu #1

Writer: Kennedy Xu Artist: Ken Chou Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 2, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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Fresh from a sold-out run in China, Daomu follows young Sean and his initiation into a secret society of tomb robbers, where he learns about his family's legacy: protecting hidden underworlds that exist beneath our feet. Along with a ragtag band of marauders, Sean must survive the terrors of the deep, solve his father's brutal murder, and ultimately claim his birthright as leader of the Daomu. But forces are hell bent on stopping him... MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - Niall Doonan Feb 17, 2011

    The Daomu of the title are a specific group of tomb robbers that serve to protect the balance between man and nature rather than just steal for their own benefit. Presumably, this is where Sean will be heading, and with and with his father's murder to solve and enemies to fight, it should be a great journey to read in future issues. This was almost a perfect first issue, with plenty of story set-up covered while introducing more than enough mystery to keep anyone happy, with art to match. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Kristina Poffenroth Feb 17, 2015

    The most brilliant part of Daomu is definitely the art. The art team was led by Ken Chou, the creative director of James Zhangs Concept Art House, whose name you might recognize from their work with the World of Warcraft and Magic the Gathering franchises. Every panel is incredibly detailed, to the point of creating a cinematic effect. It would be easy to translate this book into an animated series or film without having to change the style. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Roberts Feb 10, 2011

    Beyond these few negative points, the rest of the book moves quickly, and readers can really get swept up in the pace and mystery of the story. This is definitely worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Feb 5, 2011

    I wanted to love "Daomu" but this first issue isn't doing it too many favors. I suspect "Daomu" reads better in a collected format, if only because we'll get to the heart of the plot much quicker, but even then I found myself hoping to just get a translated novel to read instead. "Daomu" #1 has the best of intentions, but it's not living up to the advance promise. Read Full Review

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