New Warriors #1

New Warriors #1

Writer: Christopher Yost Artist: Marcus To Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 19, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 31 User Reviews: 2
7.1Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

WARRIORS REBORN! Adventurers SPEEDBALL and JUSTICE have come together with a group of young heroes including NOVA, SUN GIRL, and HUMMINGBIRD (and even a couple of new faces) to stop the latest threat to the Marvel Universe-the Atlanteans, Inhumans, clones and hundreds of other so-called "superior" beings are living among the humans of the Marvel Universe, but not everyone is pleased about it. THE HIGH EVOLUTIONARY has raised an army to combat the evolution of humanity - and the New Warriors are locked in his sights!

  • 10
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Feb 18, 2014

    I'm all in onNew Warriors. I really hope this comic finds an audience and has a sustained run. For anyone new to Marvel comics looking for a team book to subscribe to, I recommend giving this a try. It is an eclectic group of heroes joined by a talented creative team ofChristopher YostandMarcus To. So you already know the stories will be compelling and the artwork will jump off the page at you. To quote Speedball, “Get Your War On!” Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Max Level Geek - Jonathan Semoneit Feb 19, 2014

    I've heard New Warriors described as Marvel's version of Teen Titans. Now, depending on the connotation, that can be a good or bad thing. Truth be told, the only real similarity is that they're both groups of young heroes. Young superhero teams may offer up all the teen drama you can handle, but for some reason teen drama and superhero fantasy make quite the pairing. We've seen it countless times with the X-Men; we saw it before with Marv Wolfman's Teen Titans; and I sense we'll see it again with Yost's New Warriors. Now, what about that sounds like a bad thing? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Feb 19, 2014

    New Warriors #1 is a pure, fun, and highly enjoyable superhero romp that was honestly needed. It doesn't change or challenge the readers like other titles do, but it gives them something that they could be missing: a real, more traditional superhero book with great characters that can be fun for everyone. If you looking for something along those lines, then definitely give this book a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 19, 2014

    Overall a great start for New Warriors. There may not have been a forming of the team, but Christopher Yost definitely went into this knowing how to put them all into the right place at the right time. There's a lot of potential from this story as one that focuses on younger heroes, those new that have come into power(mutants and inhumans), and the threat that all of them face when up against someone like the High Evolutionary. This book certainly is worth picking up with the hope that having this many on the same team doesn't make it hard to manage. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - mcknight57 Feb 20, 2014

    The whole of the artwork here is eye-catching without forcing the reader to be distracted from the story, and in truth, the artwork is a complement to the writing. That gives it 4 out of 5 stars. The reason it didn't get a perfect score is simply because it's a beginning, and seaders shouldn't expect something rarified or exceedingly grand without knowing what's to come. We're all just getting started on this ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Feb 19, 2014

    The New Warriors are coming back, sort of. There's a new mystery developing that will pull together the latest incarnation of the team. It's a great feeling seeing the story develop rather than having the status quo already in motion and being expected to just accept it as the new starting point. Chris Yost and Marcus To are cranking up the fun and energy in their corner of the Marvel Universe. There's a great vibe being established and seeing how all the characters fits together is going to be a blast. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Feb 20, 2014

    Yost and To are off to a great start with the first issue of New Warriors. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Feb 20, 2014

    New Warriors #1 establishes quickly that it's something the main Avengers books don't offer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Feb 20, 2014

    I come out of New Warriors #1 less bowled over than eager to be convinced. The constraints of the story make it hard to feel definite about this particular series, however Yost, To, and Curiel have made a compelling argument for their partnership. So, even if this book is mostly solid broad strokes introductions, it's easy to be optimistic for its future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 24, 2014

    But the story by Christopher Yost doesn't hold up its end of the deal. The first issue of a team comic is usually the "gather the team" story, but we only get part of that here. There's more ground to be covered, and it's possible the story will pick up once the gang is together - but so far, it's not holding my attention. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Guy Copes Feb 25, 2014

    Marcus To's pencils are clean and dynamic. This is great superhero comic art on display here. Yost weaves the perfect first issue intro tale. It's not all shits and giggles though, as there is a pretty serious threat that keeps popping up rather violently and seems to be the plot device which will eventually see the whole team come together. The book's solid dialogue emphasizes the outstanding characterization that Yost uses to flesh out the personalities of the "new" New Warriors. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Jeff Bouchard Feb 25, 2014

    One of the things I remember from the original series is that even though it was a team of younger heroes, they were heroes nonetheless and they did not shy away from any type of villain or situation and it looks like the creative team has set this new iteration of the New Warriors on a similar path. There are some familiar faces and several new characters that have a big challenge ahead of them right out of the gate. I look forward to seeing how this team comes together and represents the moniker of the New Warriors. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CHUD - Graig Kent Feb 22, 2014

    It's nice to see a new team book from Marvel, even a relaunch of an old one, that isn't yet another X-Men or Avengers franchise. It seems to me that the Marvel Universe has largely been divided into those two halves, and that there's less and less room for books to stand outside those two barely overlapping circles on the company's venn diagram. In this respect I worry for the New Warriors' future, but on the merits of the story and art alone I'm utterly pleased. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - jsarrow Feb 19, 2014

    Even though the issue was paced a little too quick, the story is definitely one to look forward to and we're positive Yost has a lot of character development in the works that was missed this issue but one the stage is properly set the characters will have their time to shine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Herotaku - Frankie Rodriguez Mar 5, 2014

    This was a solid first issue that makes me want more and feel very excited. The characters are interesting and varied. The stakes are high. Yost ties the plot together and To and Curiel's art is stunning. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Feb 24, 2014

    Overall, quite a decent issue. I went in with zero expectations and I was pleasantly surprised. And its nice to see at least some POC representation on the team. That is all too rare these days. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    ComicBuzz - Ollie Feb 28, 2014

    Another strong Marvel relaunch and worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Feb 21, 2014

    “New Warriors” certainly isn't the artistic or literary game changer that some of its fellow “All-New Marvel Now” colleagues have proved to be. However, it's certainly a respectable superhero book, and more than a few rungs above the Distinguished Competition's equivalent offering. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GoCollect - @UrbanRemnant Feb 20, 2014

    Readers who are looking for something "new" and fun to read should pick up this book. It's good to see "New Warriors" on shelves again. It was a fan favorite a long time ago. With the writing duties in the hands of Yost, I think it will become a fan favorite once again. 3.5 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Feb 21, 2014

    This first issue is very much a "Hey guys we got all these characters in different places lets start fixing that". So unfortunately we don't have the full team on display yet, infact we haven't even met everyone. On the brightside they've certainly got their mission by the end of the book, and hopefully next month we'll start to see them all coming together. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 22, 2014

    In short, while I do hope that more classic Warriors appear (are Silhouette and Rage dead yet?), this book has the makings of something interesting, and helps to cushion to loss of the latest chapter of Young Avengers, filling the niche of "teen super-duper teamup" admirably and looking great in so doing. New Warriors #1 may be the sixth volume or some such, but it manages to make the concept of the group attractive for the first time since Version 1.0, introducing some cool new characters and making me happy to award it 3.5 out of 5 stars overall. I'm hoping for a lot more Sun Girl, as well. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Booked - 2 Comic Nerds Feb 21, 2014

    If you were a fan of Chris Yost's Scarlet Spider series then you will love this issue. And if you love The Guardians of the Galaxy then you will love this, because this is a team of lovable misfits as well. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Feb 19, 2014

    The New Warriors title alone will cash in on a lot of nostalgia but not much else. Marcus To fans will be pleased but readers hoping for a team book with heart will be sorely disappointed. It's hard to have a team book without a team in place and Yost's disjointed approach just isn't gelling. Coming off a relative hit with Scarlet Spider, I'm this book will get a real chance to sink or swim but right now it looks like it's taking water. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Feb 19, 2014

    New Warriors #1 is a decent comic. If it wasnt for the current state of comics, it would probably be higher on my list of recommendations. If you want to give it a shot, you could always do worse. Yost gives us just enough to have high hopes for future issues. Plus, I will buy anything with Scarlet Spider in it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Feb 19, 2014

    New Warriors is a little rough around the edges. It's got a long way to go before it justifies a spot on your pull list, but it's not all bad. If the creative team an manage to make every page as compelling as the Scarlet Spider pages, this could become a pretty great book. Also, more Nova is always a good thing. There's not enough Nova in here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Feb 20, 2014

    While New Warriors #1 isn't the best launch for these characters, the potential between Yost and To is enough to keep me around for a few more issues and hope everything gels. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Feb 24, 2014

    All in all, "New Warriors" #1 is completely competent and an enjoyable enough superhero comic, as well as one that deserves kudos for handling a tough reintroduction to a large roster. However, it's just not an issue that's going to leave an impression over time, and unless you're already very attached to the characters, I'm not sure there's enough to compel readers to return. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 22, 2014

    I didn't care for it. Mostly because it's just a generic superhero story, and those just don't do it for me anymore. Maybe there's an audience out there for a comic where a bunch of colorful superheroes show up, team up and fight evil, but I need more in my comics. I want drama and romance and meaningful themes"but New Warriors #1 doesn't have any of them. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Feb 19, 2014

    I have no clue where the future of New Warriors will go. Hopefully it will be something a little less pedestrian. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Alan Shields Feb 20, 2014

    I was keen to pick this book up, purely down to the Nova association, and while the book isn't necessarily bad, it does suffer from ‘team-building-first-issue syndrome', which I think could have been avoided. Things may well get better, but as a first outing, New Warriors didn't get this reviewer hyped. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Kyle Rivest Feb 21, 2014

    New Warriors #1 is a bland, uninteresting book. I put the issue down with no inclination to learn what comes of the big threat, or how these characters are going to come together, overcome their differences and learn to work together as a team. Or whatever other tired trope is going to be wheeled out and stretched to fill the remaining five issues of the six-issue introductory arc. Read Full Review

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