Reyn #1

Reyn #1

Writer: Kel Symons Artist: Nathan Stockman Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 21, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16
6.3Critic Rating
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Reyn is a freelance swordsman and monster hunter who also might be the last of the legendary "Wardens" of the land of Fate, whose ranks long since faded into myth. He's haunted and driven by visions from a "guiding angel" who sets him on the path of a great quest-though Reyn's hardly the errant knight-type. He'll rescue and partner with the sorceress Seph, a member of a coven known as the Followers of Tek, hunted as heretics for their beliefs, but who may know what secrets Fate holds.

  • 10
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Jan 21, 2015

    This issue kicks off the story ofReynto a great start. We're given insight into a big world as we're introduced to some major characters and even given some laughs. Oh, and that guy is totally going to regret messing with Reyn'sale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Wesley Messer Jan 20, 2015

    The way to sum up Reyn for me is simple:buy this book! Reyn has a good first chapter happening here and this comic impressed me. Even with mild issues, I can't help but recommend this book.There is a lot to love here and you would be doing yourself a disservice in skipping this book. Reyn is a blast and a killer read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Joe Fauvel Feb 12, 2015

    Like I mentioned above there are some real ties to Star Wars. The, thought to be, defunct defenders of good and the land overtaken by evil. The story got me wondering what is going on here. Stockman did his homework with making this medical in nature. A lot of knight and castle designs and the such. Im curious if Symons has a twist in here, if not it is all very similar. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jan 20, 2015

    Reyn #1 is a solid start that's going to garner attention. It's not perfect but it's good fun as it does enough right to earn a recommendation from me. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Jan 20, 2015

    The first issue is good, and fans of fantasy should check it out. The issue lacked a little bit of oomph that makes it stand out from the pack though. I'll definitely keep reading at least through the first arc, and here's hoping we see that something special to make this series rise above the pack of numerous other fantasy series out there. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Adam Cadmon Jan 21, 2015

    While I can't say that I was overly impressed with the artwork, that's not because it was poorly done. On it's own the work in Reyn is good, but in comparison to other books in the genre like BirthRight or Grimm's Tales of Terror , it just doesn't have the attention to detail and vitality that's needed to set it apart from the rest of the field. Regardless, it's still very much worth your time and hard earned cash, if for no other reason than to see just what Fate has in store. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Geek Sushi - Paul Nolan Jan 24, 2015

    All in all Reyn is off to a fair start. Though not perfect, there is always space for comics that the likes of Sojourn once took. And aren't the unlikely characters that fall into heroics rather than look for it always the best? Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jan 20, 2015

    This issue ended pretty abruptly so it remains to be seen if this story can hold more weight, but from what I was given there just wasn't anything making me want to come back. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Jonny Stone Jan 28, 2015

    A solid if slightly pedestrian introduction to a potentially great fantasy series Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Jan 23, 2015

    Reyn #1 doesn't give readers that much information about the new world or the characters and will likely be best enjoyed by somebody looking for a quick read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Shane Hoffman Jan 21, 2015

    As an opening issue for a new series I found this to be very well done. The setup and character back-stories are already starting and all the major players have been introduced – or at least what we may think are all the major players. I have no doubt in my mind that more villains will show themselves in the issues to come, but for now my interest has certainly been piqued. Im definitely on board to see where Reyn goes from here and what develops between him and Seph and whomever else they may recruit or meet along the way. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Jan 22, 2015

    Doesn't show enough promise to bring readers back next month Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Jan 26, 2015

    Regardless of its faults, Reyn #1 is a solid start to a new series that looks like it can be a great source of story for the sword and shield fanatics. The comparison to Dragon Age is only in the names Symon chooses to use for the organizations and characters, but that doesn't stop it from taking on the essence we all know and love from medieval fantasy stories. Hopefully in the issues to come, we'll learn more about Reyn and Seph's motivations as they navigate this unsettling world. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Allen Wiggs Jan 21, 2015

    For every good page in this comic there are two heavy handed or just clich ones. With time this could become worth reading, but as it stands it is just a decent comic. We deserve better than just decent. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 24, 2015

    Reyn is a comic book that relies on fantasy and chivalry elements. The book certainly has that King Arthur-quest feel to it as we find a knight wandering the countryside. The comic has some okay characters, but ones that aren't too developed yet. I'm still not sure what this book will ultimately be about at this point. Generally, this is an average comic book with some good ideas that are underdeveloped and needed some better execution to fully come together. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jan 23, 2015

    The reader knows who to like and who to dislike through all the well-worn visual and verbal shorthand. It's efficient, but there are no surprises here, to the point that it's a liability for the story. Every single character in "Reyn" #1 has been endlessly rehashed in the fantasy genre already, and the creative team hasn't added anything new. The world of Fate is built up adequately, but it is also derivative. In the end, the lack of originality in setting, character and dialogue makes "Reyn" feel like old news even though it's a debut. Read Full Review

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