Oberon #1
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Oberon #1

Writer: Ryan Parrott Artist: Milos Slavkovic Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: February 6, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
7.5Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Betrayed by his people and exiled to Earth, Lord Oberon, the former king of the fairies, seeks out an innocent prophesied child in order to manipulate her into becoming his ultimate weapon so that he can reclaim his rightful throne.
From writer Ryan Parrot (VOLITION) and artist Milos Slavkovic (T/K), Oberon is a new supernatural adventure proving once and for all that fairies should never be trusted.

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Sean Nickerson Feb 7, 2019

    As beautiful as it is captivating. Its story is unique, compelling, and wonderfully complex without compromising its whimsical sense of fun and adventure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 9, 2019

    The fairy king needs a girl for a devious plan, but she has to assist him willingly. This is a solid start that introduces the premise, the characters, and teases the fantasy world. I'm interested to learn Bonnie's past, what Oberon wants in her, and what her parents know. The visuals do a great job in creating the ordinary and the fantastic, with the colors adding to them. This would be suitable reading for all ages with something for everyone. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 6, 2019

    The opening installment of Oberon is a lot of fun. It's well-put-together both in story and artwork and it hits a lot of good points here to make it accessible and not like you're unsure of some of the basics of the world, something too many books have been doing the last few years to my frustration with them. Parrott gives us two characters that we can connect with in different ways and to see where it'll all go in the long run while getting a clue as to some of the twists and turns as well. Slavkovic's art is solid and I like his approach to Bonnie and the world design in general. I'm definitely looking forward to more to see what truths may prove to not be quite so true. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Feb 6, 2019

    Relatable, imaginative, and inviting,Oberonoffers readers a much-needed escape. But, be careful what wish for... Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 11, 2019

    An interesting take on the fairy legends of yore, with just enough Shakespearian references to make it clear they know whose turf they're playing on, plus beautiful art. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 8, 2019

    With the conclusion of this issue marking a dramatic change of setting, things are only looking up for Oberon, even if this debut issue isn't quite as spellbinding as one might hope. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Feb 6, 2019

    Having enjoyed Parrotts writing in Volition, and possessing something of a fondness for fairy-tales, Ive been very keen to see how theyd tackle this twisted fantasy. On the whole, pretty darned well. Reading it over a second time, theres an impressive amount crammed into these twenty-something pages of story, with the promise of much more to come. I felt there wasnt the blending of the real and unreal that I expected but thats a gripe on personal taste that definitely shouldnt put you off. From a cracking start to a strong finish that has more than piqued my interest for issue #2, if a modern spin on dark fantasy is your thing you wont go wrong here. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Feb 6, 2019

    With a strong central character and an intriguing mystery, Oberon #1 is a solid first issue. The lack of interesting supporting characters is overshadowed by the clever design work and panel layouts. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Feb 6, 2019

    I’ve always been a proponent that you have to give a new property a chance to succeed and to wow you. Not every comic will do that with the first issue and Oberon has at least piqued my interest in the second issue and we’ll see if the second issue will bring me back for more. Read Full Review

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