EGOs #1

EGOs #1

Writer: Stuart Moore Artist: Gus Storms Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 15, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 1
8.0Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

A twisted far-future epic! An aging hero risks everything to rebuild his former team - but to do so, he must cross a line with his wife that can't be uncrossed.

  • 10
    All-Comic - Joey Caswell Jan 15, 2014

    Image has been on a roll for a long time now and there are no signs of slowing. Moore and Storms tear right out of the gate to bring us a perfect opening issue to EGOs. Lets hope everybody had this one on their pre-order list for the month because if there is any justice for terrific artistic talent, this one will sell out quick! Get to your shop now if you havent already and pick up EGOs #1. It has a fantastic story delivered through pitch-perfect writing and magnificent artwork from a great new industry talent. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Jan 17, 2014

    "Egos" takes some really classic superhero tropes, like the building of the "exciting new team!" concept and turns it completely on its head. As a reader, I found myself completely caught up in Moore and Storms "all new team!" before Moore flipped the script and made everything more interesting. It's a talented creative team that can make something as old hat as the "all new team" feel so fun and exciting, but it's a whole other level of creative team that can then throw that excitement out the window simply because they've got something more interesting planned. I simply cannot wait to see what this series has in store. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Kyle Overkill Jan 14, 2014

    There is a lot of love in the first issue of EGOs. When I say there is a lot to love I mean there is literally a lot to take in and all of it is incredible. Moore has laid the ground work for a plethora of stories all of which you will want to know more about when you reach the final page of EGOs #1. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Aaron Clutter Jan 21, 2014

    It turns out that Deuce's power is the power of persuasion and his name us actually short for Seduce. So, are people's actions around him every really their own? It definitely begs the question of whether Repliqua with her army of controlled clones was any different than Deuce possibly controlling the actions of everyone around him when he needs to. When does the mask of the hero come off to reveal the villain? This is a little beyond what is explored here in this first issue, but it is definitely a thought, or at least a splinter in the minds eye left from reading EGOs #1. This is a great book and one to keep an eye out for as this interesting new sci-fi/super hero comic book unfurls its tale. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jan 19, 2014

    A solid debut that introduces a nice cast, a solid villain, and a lot of questions that I'm more than willing to continue to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jan 18, 2014

    Writer Stuart Moore takes the idea of a superhero team and spins it in his own creative direction. The main character Deuce and his wife are putting together a group of superheroes that could compare to DC's Legion of Superheroes. As they put together this new team of heroes, there's a lot of story underneath the shiny exterior of this new team. Deuce is not exactly what he seems, there's a girl on a dead planet that feels the call of this new EGO team, and there's a super villain galaxy called the Masse who's killing off the old team. A lot of ideas are presented in this first issue and I'm on-board for what's coming next. Image can potentially have another hit on their hands with this title, assuming all these ideas can come together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Jan 15, 2014

    An intelligent sci-fi comic with superhero overtones, realistic characters and more creativity than it knows what to do with, EGOs is going to be an extremely interesting read over the next couple of issues, and I for one cant wait to see where this particular story is headed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Jan 16, 2014

    Maybe because I was not familiar with its creative team and not having heard talk of the title previously, but EGOs has to be the nicest surprise for me this week. It's a fun yet weighty beginning to an adventure that will undoubtedly explore an aging hero's tenuous grasp of relevance and respectability, his willingness to justify ends over means and what that will hold for a universe under the threat of truly cosmic peril, all brought to life visually by a very talented relative newcomer. In the end, I was glad I took a chance on EGOs, and I think you will be, too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - mahargen Jan 20, 2014

    Check it out, see if it's your thing. If you're not normally a Sci-Fi person, this might be up your alley. I'm not and it drew me in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Jesse Scheckner Feb 12, 2014

    EGOs wears its influences loosely. Equal parts Watchmen, Fantastic Four and Green Lantern, Moore and Storms do an exemplary job of combining the classic cornerstones of the team book with the fantastical elements of sci-fi space fiction while holding the reins just tightly enough that none of it feels like a retread. The art alternates between cartoony and gritty, the writing is playfully confessionary (our narrator, though not one of the book's protagonists " yet " has close ties to them nonetheless) " both great elements " but what makes this book more intriguing than anything else is something I refuse to spoil for you. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Jan 16, 2014

    More than anything, “EGOs” feels like it's playing with house money a little bit. At least, it's acting like it is. Moore is throwing all kinds of stuff at the wall to see what sticks and Storms gets to stretch his admittedly “green” artistic muscles a bit on a book for a major publisher. The overall result is a comic book with a lot of great ideas, both conceptually and visually, but one that feels really raw. That said, the potential on both of those levels is so clear that you'll have a good time reading this one and watching it grow over time. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jan 17, 2014

    Overall, EGOs #1 is a solidly entertaining start to what could be a pretty cool series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jan 15, 2014

    EGOs #1 is a unique story that starts off a bit slow but by its cliffhanger there's just enough promise to garner attention and hopefully cultivate a following. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Jan 17, 2014

    Moore's script is evenly balance with characterization, mystery, and action to make this series' debut a strong one. Newcomer artist Gus Storms' cartoony style is fits this sci-fi story well; his characters are full of emotion and his pencils have a quirky, fun look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Jan 20, 2014

    Overall, I can't say the first issue blew me away, but it was enough to get me to come back for a second issue. Hopefully, it'll gain strength as it goes on. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Mark Pritchard Jan 16, 2014

    It's not terrible, and I'm sure it will get more interesting as it goes on, but a first issue is supposed to grab you. This book didn't grab me at all. It's not horribly written and it's not horribly drawn either. It's just another comic, not that much fun really, but it didn't offend me. So putting a positive spin on it all, I'll say that it's competent, it has potential and who knows? It might get a lot more interesting as it progresses. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Taylor Lilley Jan 21, 2014

    If EGOs is going to go anywhere, it's going to need to find a heart, and soon. As of issue #1, it's a little too knowingly familiar, too superheroically insular to be compelling. Perhaps as the focus shifts away from dull Deuce, his anodyne clone-squad and feisty-bland wife, towards the interestingly designed villains Masse and Top Quark, or the precocious Shara, EGOs will stop being genre commentary, and start being a good story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Master Destructo Feb 9, 2014

    This reminded me a bit of 90's Claremont storytelling. Very crowded plot, lots of ideas and characters, not always coherent. The art was very good, and Storms definitely has his own thing going on, but it didn't knock me out. This will probably be my only issue of this. If it continues to get good reviews and buzz, I might track down back-issues and jump back on.

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