The Troop #1

The Troop #1

Writer: Noel Clarke Artist: Joshua Cassara Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: December 9, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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Across the planet and unknown to each other, a group of troubled teenagers lead lives of quiet desperation. But hell is about to befall them and they find their lives destroyed when they are targeted by dark forces. On the run, they discover they have unbelievable powers and must come together as The Troop!

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 14, 2015

    So if you can handle the rough stuff, The Troop is highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Dec 7, 2015

    Keeping with the fast pace story, the art work amplifies that with use of a multitudecolors. Outside of the few slower bits in the beginning, the artwork keeps up with story wonderfully. Rarely skipping on the gore, when the intense and often brutal fight scenes happen. Even in the few calmer and more “adult,” scenes the panels are well drawn, sharing an odd sense of realism. While balancing the action, and violence superbly well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Kenny Coburn Oct 9, 2015

    Overall,The Troop #1creates a highly intriguing tale of danger and violence but, beyond that, creates a deeper world of people trying to survive being hunted through no fault of their own. Rather, these people are being hunted for simply being who they are, and that message is as relevant in our world today as it has ever been. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Sep 23, 2015

    A violent, uncompromising teen superhero drama wrapped up in a mystery that simply begs to be solved, Clarke takes great pleasure in pushing the envelope in his comic book debut, making The Troop pretty much essential reading for anyone who likes their super comics with a bit of an edge. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Oct 13, 2015

    Obviously if you're a fan or like me were a fan of X-Men then you should check out The Troop. If you've never checked out a "born with special abilities" book before then I would encourage you to check this one out. It's gritty, it's dark and kind of fucked up, but it's an entertaining read. That and a dude pleasures the ladies with his heated cock" hard to argue against that. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Dec 9, 2015

    The Troop #1 is a dark, violent story centered around The Troop, a misfit family of four who have survived horrors in order to find each other. Clarke struggles with his transitions both between the separate storylines and within the storylines themselves. Despite these struggles, he does a good job of characterizing the protagonists and providing just enough for us to be really intrigued about the antagonists' motivations. If you are looking for dark, violent, and super-powered, this book delivers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Dec 3, 2015

    The only other thing to say about the book is that, it is a tad gratuitous in places. Now, I amas laidback as he next guy, and yes, there is always going to be a level of violence in certain comic books, but the violence shown here, some of which is used more as aexcuse thananything, coupled with noreal reason for a female character to be seen naked whichpretty much backs up the claims of Clarke "you'll see it in all it's punch-to-the-face glory", although in reality,adds very little to the story. Overall, I am left more than a little disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBuzz - murrakmr Dec 9, 2015

    However, for me I'm not sure it would be enough. While I did enjoy the issue and there is potential within the book for greater things on the whole there just isn't enough there to keep me interested in reading it now. The story is a little too familiar, as are the characters and so it feels like I've read this all before. For a younger or possibly newer reader the reading experience may be entirely different and they wouldn't have the same problems with the book I have, but as is, I wasn't engaged or excited enough by the story or characters to want to see more. On the other hand, I would be interested in seeing more of Cassara and Guerrero's work and it'll be interesting to see where the future takes them. Clarke may indeed also have the same potential in comics, but so far it seems like he has more to learn. Read Full Review

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