Protectors Inc. #1

Protectors Inc. #1

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Gordon Purcell Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 6, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
7.0Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Protectors, Inc.: Heroes in a world without super-powered bad guys. Heroes with corporate sponsors and far too polite rivalries and sporting franchises. Heroes without anything or anyone to fight...until one of them is murdered in ways that could only have been accomplished by someone with equal powers.

Solving the mystery falls to Lieutenant Detective John Riley, an ordinary man whose investigation takes him into a strange and dangerous world light years beyond his abilities to understand and very likely far beyond his capacity to survive. The trail leads to a fifty-year-old secret that could threaten the very existence of Protectors, Inc., an impossible love affair, and a serial killer whose work is not yet finished.

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Nov 17, 2013

    Protectors, Inc, is here and it looks like their past is going to be dragged to the present by Detective Riley. This will not be pretty for them, but for readers this is going to be entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - James Anders II Nov 6, 2013

    By looking at the content of the re-launched Joe's Comics titles, I think it's safe to say that they have succeeded in placing some quality stories into the world. My hope is that Protectors Inc. can build on the strength of #1 and make for some excellent future reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Nov 7, 2013

    With equal credit to J. Michael Straczynski and Gordon Purcell, "Protectors Inc." #1 is a prime showcase of exemplary collaboration in creating not only a fascinating world but a resonant social satire. Fans will delight in the little nods to comics' history throughout the years, even if the references can be a little heavy-handed at times. This first issue will rope you into an all-to-familiar world that will captivate you and leave you feeling a little uncomfortable -- as it well should. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GoCollect - @Tom_Kray Dec 15, 2013

    This book didnt blow me away but Im still really happy with it. It feels like they have a plan for where theyre taking the story and they did a good job of getting it started. If you want to read a different type of superhero book, this is fun one. Ill definitely be picking up issue 2. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Nov 6, 2013

    Protectors, Inc. #1 is not the most exciting of first issues to a new series you could read, but it does paint an interesting world that has a lots of potential for great stories, characters, and idea to emerge from. Not much has gotten going outside of a mystery or two to hook the reader, but there is enough here to encourage checking out the second issue. Maybe give this a peek if you see it on the shelf. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Nando Acosta Nov 7, 2013

    Overall, I can say that Protectors first issue is a good read if you never heard of The Watchmen. The Art was good, and the writing was spot on but like I wrote earlier. I could not help but to think of it as Yea this can be like Watchmen, but it does not have bad guys and the others reason I gave you. Do not get me wrong I would be picking up the next issue and see what happen next, and hopefully J. Michael Straczynski will distance himself more (which I know he will) from the well-known series. I'm looking forward for the next issue and for that it gets a solid grade from me. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Mark Viola Nov 13, 2013

    I just think it could have been better. Its a monthly, so like with most new books that dont suck balls right out of the gate (Im looking at you, Liberator and Survivorman), Ill give it another issue before I pass permanent judgment. Still, a very flimsy offering from what should have been a better book. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Nov 18, 2013

    Nothing here was different or compelling enough to get me to continue with the series past this first issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.7
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Shaun Ketchion Oct 8, 2014

    Protectors Inc is lacking in definition , particularly in terms of the art style. It feels tried and remains too heavily off of older heroic architypes. Can't see this on a monthly pull-list unless you happen to be a fan of 60's-70's comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Synthozoid Nov 12, 2013

    The story is intriguing, even if it is a bit of a Watchmen/Rising Stars knockoff. I'd still like to see where this goes. The art, whoa, astoundingly bad. Jim Valentino bad.

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