The Legend of Luther Strode #1

The Legend of Luther Strode #1

Writer: Justin Jordan Artist: Tradd Moore Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 5, 2012 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 12
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Luther Strode lives.

Five years after losing everything, Luther has become more than a nightmare for the evil men in his city... he has become a legend. But somebody is hunting the bogeyman, and he has dangerous allies that Luther will never expect. Luther Strode lives; but for how long?

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Kevin Beckham Dec 5, 2012

    In short, you already know this book is awesome and this whole series is going to kick all kinds of ass! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geekality - Kat Vergin Dec 6, 2012

    WHAAAAAAAAAAAA?!?! I just found my new favorite comic! This book isoutrageous! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Barron Network - R.Barron Dec 5, 2012

    I feel like this is begging to be a trend because I honestly have nothing bad to say about Luther Strodeits honestly epic. One thing I would point out is that if you get queasy easily this isnt the book for you. Also if youre under the age of 13 stay away this isnt for you!!! Anyway this is going to be one hell of a ride! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov Dec 7, 2012

    Let me make this very straightforward: did you read and enjoy “the Strange Talent of Luther Strode?” If yes, then buy “Legend.” Even if you didn't buy “Strange Talent” when it first came out, go buy it now and pick up a copy of “Legend” so you aren't left waiting. “Luther Strode” is the kind of book that knows what it wants to be and goes after it with a vengeance, and unless you want it to come after you you'd do well to pick it up now. It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that a title like “Luther Strode,” known for kicking ass and taking names, doesn't fall victim to any kind of sophmore slump. Instead, it punches through a door and punches through the reader's skull. But don't worry – “The Legend of Luther Strode” is the best fist through your face you're likely to get this holiday season. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Dec 5, 2012

    But, what we all came to see was the blood and guts, and Tradd Moore delivers that in spades. His art style is unique and instantly recognizable. There's movement to every page, a frantic, bustling energy that you just feel. And buckets of blood. Blood everywhere. If Marvel ever decides to do a Hulk MAX series where the Hulk just crushes people, they had better call Tradd Moore to draw it. I'm hard pressed to think of anybody that draws this level of violence and intensity better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Christof Bogacs Dec 6, 2012

    The Legend of Luther Strode #1 is a challenging and provocative read. Although by no means perfect, it really hit all the right notes and I am eagerly awaiting issue number two. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Max M. Dec 4, 2012

    Overall, The Legend Of Luther Strode issue #1 is a solid beginning in what hopes to be a solid mini series from Image. We at highly recommend it for new comers and previous Luther Strode readers! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - MelissaGrey Dec 7, 2012

    With more characters rolling out in upcoming issues, itll be interesting to find out what exactly transpired in the previous five years to so drastically change the landscape of the Luther Strode universe. All in all, its a solid first issue and the choice to leap forward, temporally, in the saga of Luther Strode is a wise one, as it opens up a whole wondrous world of delightfully violent possibilities. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    First Comics News - Matthew Szewczyk Dec 8, 2012

    Some of the art gets a little tough to follow at times but for the most part you will get to see people getting their heads ripped open and their hearts ripped out of their chests. Thank god that this is not in color of there may have been a shortage of red ink after this went to the printer! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 10, 2012

    "The Legend of Luther Strode" #1 is getting the mini-series just started right here, but it's off to a strong beginning. Now that the set-up is over, there's no doubt in my mind that we're in for another crazy ride. If you liked "The Strange Talent of Luther Strode" (now available in a collected edition, for that matter) you'll almost certainly like "The Legend of Luther Strode" #1, too. If you haven't read any of these comics, now is a great time to begin. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Dec 9, 2012

    There's a few instances where the dialogue feels a little off, but on the whole, this is an excellent first issue that's lots of fun for readers old and new. Just be sure you're ready to deal with gore and violence, because they definitely did not forget to bring that back either. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 4, 2012

    It could be worse, but The Legend of Luther Strode also could have been so much more. When the series first began, I said it was an old story told with some fresh new art, but Strode is beyond the point where he can get by on looks alone " this book looks sick, but needs to be more than just a showcase for Moore's formidable chops. Where is Luther's legend heading? A more solid direction would definitely keep this hero from turning back into a scrawny high school zero. Read Full Review

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