The Legacy Of Luther Strode #1

The Legacy Of Luther Strode #1

Writer: Justin Jordan Artist: Tradd Moore, Felipe Sobreiro Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 8, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 4
9.3Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Luther Strode returns. For five years, Luther Strode and Petra have been on the run. Now the time for running is over, and the Murder Cult is going down. The road to Cain starts here. JUSTIN JORDAN (SPREAD) and TRADD MOORE (All-New Ghost Rider) bring back Luther and Petra for their final adventure. The last chapter in the hit trilogy begins NOW. Special double-sized issue!

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 7, 2015

    While there may be some who might cry foul at the barest of bare minimum characterization in The Legacy of Luther Strode, I'd say A.) the first issue of a final arc isn't the place to start, and B.) you're really reading this book for the characterization? No way. This is a proving ground, a place for Tradd Moore and Felipe Sobreiro to flex their muscles and assert their dominance over much of the rest of the comic book industry. These may be strong words, but when it comes to Luther Strode, well, there's no one stronger. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Apr 8, 2015

    If you haven't read the first two volumes you can actually start here. You'll be a little lost sure, but the story and art should suck you right in so that you don't care. You'll just want, more that is. Then you should go and track down the other two volumes and read them and love them and appreciate that a comic that comes around once a generation has just appeared and it's so damn wonderful that buzzwords are used to describe it because you finally understand why buzzwords exist and it's for something incredible like The Legacy of Luther Strode. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Apr 10, 2015

    This feels like the series these guys were meant to create and work on; they were born to do this work and tell this story, if we can go that far here. Everybody involved is so focused and so talented that what we get as a reader is so unlike anything else out there; not only is Luther Strode completely engrossing and interesting, but it has some of the best, albeit hyper-violent (in a good way, promise), fight scenes around. Great characters, great premise, great art (understatement, much?) and a helluva lot more combined to make The Legacy of Luther Strode a damn great comic book. If you can only get one book this week, get Luther Strode. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Daniel Kalban Apr 10, 2015

    Jordan and Moore continue to prove that Luther Strode is an awesome series. It's a shame to see that this one will be his final bow. He is in for one great adventure, but a happy ending might not be guaranteed. If you're a fan of the previous stories, you should rush to your nearest comic store for this issue. If you are a newcomer to the series, go read the first two stories, and then go buy your copy! Either way, you're in for a fun ride… just be aware it's a bloody one. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Apr 9, 2015

    All this is to say is that Justin Jordan, Tradd Moore, Felipe Sobreiro have done it again with “Legacy Of Luther Strode” #1. Sure, this is the issue for the loyalists and the team wisely decides to assume that if you're not on board by now then there's not a lot they'll be able to do to change your mind. By taking that approach, they're able to begin paying off emotional threads that have been in play since the first issue of “Strange Talent” in terms of Luther's characterisation as well as dedicated the majority of this oversized issue with a fight scene that is sure to delight anyone who loves Luther Strode. “Legacy Of Luther Strode” is the beginning of the end for the big, blond lug, but it's starting off with a bang and I can't wait to see where it goes next. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Apr 9, 2015

    Like many an Image #1, this issue is oversized (and underpriced), with 40 ad-free pages, and is 80% violent batshit-insanity and 20% heartfelt lovestory. Fast-paced, funny and pretty goddamn brutal, The Legacy of Luther Strode builds on an already solid foundation established over the last four years by creators truly at the top of their game, on a book completely suited to their singular strengths. This might be the last comic series featuring the eponymous Mr. Strode, but if this first issue is any tell, it's gonna be one to remember. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Dennis Burns Apr 14, 2015

    This opening salvo also introduces some new characters, though if the past is any indication, they probably won't be long for Strode's world. Jordan has made no secret that this is the last ride for Luther, but whether or not we'll see more stories in this universe remains to be seen. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Apr 10, 2015

    This book has great action and spectacular art. Action is the name of the game with over the top violence. A great start to the ending of a great trilogy. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 8, 2015

    Moore is too well established at this point to label this issue career-making work. But it definitely elevates him to a new level as an artist, and it bodes well for this last chapter in the Luther Strode saga. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geekality - Josh Pierce Apr 6, 2015

    So, what is it I'm trying to say here? Well, really it's pretty simple, this story is sad, and for a lot of reasons, but none of them are from disappointed in the story or the execution. In that regard Justin and Tradd have come back to Luther Strode to prove why they should beconsidered a‘power couple' of Comic Books that ranks up their with Gillen/McKelvie, and Brubaker/Phillips. This first issue is fantastic, and more then worth a read. The Legacy of Luther Strode is so packed with emotion and sadness, that I don't want to see it end, but the reason that it's sad is because it is ending. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Apr 7, 2015

    This is a fun, action packed series that will at once capture your imagination due to its fantastical action and hero and have you hanging at the end of every panel wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Cat McGlinn Apr 8, 2015

    The Legacy of Luther Strode #1 is a definite return to form for Jordan and his team. Its a blood soaked love story that will leave you feeling all fuzzy inside while also aware that Luther could punch a hole in your face. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Apr 13, 2015

    "The Legacy of Luther Strode" #1 is exactly what fans of the trilogy would hope for: an oversized issue for the price of a standard-sized issue from Marvel or DC. It may leave new readers a bit confused but, hopefully, intrigued enough by the stylized presentation to check out the previous installments. Jordan, Moore and Sobiero work in tandem to wrap up their career-launching work and it's clear that they're treating their baby with the respect he deserves. This book is gore-ious. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Slayer666 Apr 13, 2015

    This is my first experience with Luther Strode and I must say this was an awesome start. In fact, I went out and bought the TPB for the first Luther Strode book. I didn't really like Tradd Moore in his Ghost Rider run but I think his artwork in this one is excellent. Cool stuff. And, I'm really starting to like Justin Jordan a lot more due to Spread and now this.

  • 8.0
    Cosmic Ray Apr 14, 2015


  • 8.0
    Soyner Apr 12, 2015

    Fantastic art in this new Luther strode series. Although it's a little hard to follow in some of the action scenes, overall it's a gun start.

  • 8.5
    1ghostly1 Apr 14, 2015

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