Sentry #1

Writer: Paul Jenkins Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 3
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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Oct 14, 2005

    I approached this comic with some trepidation after the abysmal lead-in story in New Avengers, but it's a lot better than I dared to hope. We'll see how things go in future issues, but for now this is a fun and enjoyable book, and the only problems I have are purely conceptual; with the Sentry around, the Avengers seem somehow demoted, almost like a B-list team, and his presence makes finding a place in the Marvel Universe for the beleaguered Thor even more difficult. As such, I really don't think the Marvel Universe needs a Superman, indeed his presence undermines things a little, but he's a fascinating character nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Oct 11, 2005

    Whilst Im pleased to see the Sentry character rising to greater prominence in the Marvel Universe, Im just not sure this is the way to do it. On one hand, Im happy to see this issue series begin with a one-shot which is an accessible read for any newcomer to the character, whilst also laying the groundwork for complex relationships and character traits which will likely become more and more important as the series progresses. Ill be interested to see if this single-issue approach continues, as theres definitely room for more than one angle on the complex character of the Sentry, and I think that Jenkins definitely has the writing chops to explore them. However, theres just as much which doesnt work here in the fusion of art and script that I cant see any quick fix which will make the combination easier to swallow. Maybe the book will settle into itself a little more and the next issue wont seem so jarring, and maybe Jenkins and Romita will develop a relationship which allo Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dominic Organ Oct 3, 2005

    Now, I intended to give this , but I amended it to as the issue does have a few redeeming qualities. The strongest being that I understand and see what Jenkins was trying to do here. He was trying to show the distance the Sentry has from all those around him due to his mental issues and the threat of the void. The idea of a hero having to cost millions in ecological damage as the best course of action is a solid one, though not focused on enough here. Really we have an issue all about the Sentrys timetable and while not good, its not terrible either. His conversations with the Void and his therapist are revealing, though hardly informative or overly interesting. The two things that give the issue the solid instead of the shakey are: the art is exciting, lots of energy and colour thrown around to keep the eyes happy even as your wallet cries out at more money spent on brightly coloured paper. The other is the idea of the Sentry himself. Yes, claims that he is a Superman clo Read Full Review

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