Scout's Honor #1
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Scout's Honor #1

Writer: David Pepose Artist: Luca Casalanguida Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: January 6, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 12
8.8Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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Years after a nuclear apocalypse, a new society has risen from the ashes...and their bible is an old Ranger Scout manual.

A young Ranger Scout named Kit has endured the harsh survivalist upbringing needed to con-quer the irradiated Colorado Badlands. But after discovering a terrible secret once lost to histo-ry, Kit must risk everything on a dangerous quest to uncover the truth behind the Ranger Scouts' doctrine.

From multiple Ringo Award-nominated writer David Pepose (Spencer & Locke, Going to the Chapel, The O.Z.) and artist Luca Casalanguida (James Bond, Lost Soldiers) comes a post-apocalyptic coming-of-age tale that pr more

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Jan 5, 2021

    'Scout's Honor' is the perfect storm of a great concept supported by efficient writing and fantastic art. Pepose breathes new life in the dystopian genre creating an exciting new adventure full of action, drama, and surprises. It's been described as 'Mad Max' meets 'Mulan' and certainly echoes those films in ways but it's really an already fully formed blockbuster all its own.  Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - CJ Jan 19, 2021

    Scout's Honor #1 is a unique take on post-apocalyptic fiction and showcases the dangers of ideology being twisted into fanaticism. As a former Boy Scout reading this comic, I appreciate the unique take on the various elements of the Scout lifestyle and I look forward to future issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comics Bookcase - Gabe Gonzalez Jan 5, 2021

    A fantastic creative team brings to life an interesting and rich vision for a post-apocalypse guided by an old Ranger Scout manual for better or worse. Its a first issue that will get its hooks in readers, inspiring them to add it to their pull. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Kellie Keener Jan 6, 2021

    With its intense action, underlying dark mystery, and beautiful art, Scout's Honor #1 is perfect for dystopian media fans.   Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    COMICON - Brendan M. Allen Jan 12, 2021

    A slick commentary on flawed and corrupt institutions mashed up with gritty post-apocalyptic action, Scout's Honor is off to an amazing start. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Jan 8, 2021

    With a blend social commentary, tightly written action sequences and captivating characters, "Scout's Honor" #1 starts with a great premise and rises to unexpected heights. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 7, 2021

    Scout's Honor #1 is a strong first issue built on a great premise. It doesn't hold back and instead delivers exciting action, interesting twists, and a brand new dystopian world that manages to feel truly original. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Jan 7, 2021

    A superb opening issue that does everything that an opening issue should do, and does it in style. Scout's Honor is engaging from page one and is one of the first must read comics of the year. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 7, 2021

    While I had some issues with the end in terms of timing. I really enjoyed this book overall. It leans into some of the things that made up my 80s childhood in terms of post-apocalyptic futures when it came to role-playing games and other media and it's also the kind of book where, with the time span it uses, you have to kind of ignore certain things being available and surviving. But conceptually, it's a lot of fun as we're going to see that things aren't what they seem and a takedown has to happen because it cannot be built on lies, especially with Kit realizing the truth of their founders after all this time. Pepose's script is solid and Casalanguida puts together a great look for everything that definitely has me interested in seeing more. A very easy recommendation to start the year off with. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 6, 2021

    Scout's Honor #1 is a fantastic start to the miniseries. It approaches a familiar concept but does so in different than expected ways. There's many directions and issues that the series seems it'll be tackling delivering much more than just another clash in a post-apocalyptic world. We're getting a series that'll challenge and discuss where you go when you find out your world is a lie. It's a timely comic that we might be able to reflect on our own reality from. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jan 12, 2021

    Scout's Honor #1 is a solid first issue. I was not really expecting much out of it, but by the end it had me hooked to pick up the second issue. It does follow a lot of tropes and feels very familiar. But the creative team does do a good job of still telling a unique individual story, as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Jan 15, 2021

    The end of the world doesn't mean there's any time to let go of your values, and this new indie series asks questions that many might find hard to answer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jan 6, 2021

    Overall, this is an ambitious and cleverly structured start to the series, and knowing Peposes track record, I have absolutely no doubt that the onslaught of plot points will sort themselves out into a thoroughly enjoyable series in short order. Packed with action, drama and an undeniably clever premise, this one is definitely worth earning your Read Dangerously badge with. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Jan 4, 2021

    A post-apocalyptic future in which a new society has been founded and forged around the ideals of an old copy of the Scout Rangers Survival Handbook. A world in which survival skills are necessary for your own survival. But also a world in which our hero – a young Scout called Kit – must keep their real identity a secret. And that's not the biggest mystery in this exciting new series AfterShock's ‘Scout's Honor' #1, from David Pepose, Luca Casalanguida and Matt Milla. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Jan 21, 2021

    I look forward to the next issue as we dive down the rabbit hole of this newly founded society. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Jan 7, 2021

    Scout's Honor is a fantastic idea for a comic, especially if you participated in Boy Scouts growing up (present company included). Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Impulse Gamer - Derrick Murray Feb 12, 2021

    Scout's Honor #1 isn't necessarily breaking any new ground but is an enjoyable enough story to want to continue reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Rauld Jan 8, 2021

    Very interesting first issue. Love the world building without having to explain everything at the start, it just feels natural

  • 9.0
    AdmiralWhiskers Feb 10, 2021

    Wow. WOW. So much to process. Okay, basic premise is what if, in the American world of Mad Max, a society of "Ranger Scouts" organized as a quasi-religious cult based around the 7 Laws of their founder? As insane as this sounds, it works really well. (But all is not what it seems...)

    Art and coloring are excellent complements to the script, too.

    That said, and I appreciate it as fiction, this book presents probably the worst extreme of how one conveys Scouting. I am VERY familiar with this subculture, being an active Scout leader, and this is the logical extension of the hyper-conservative Scouting movement. Pepose knows what he's doing, and he capitalizes on the nuttiness to make a very compelling opening cha more

  • 8.5
    Fracadactyl Jan 6, 2021

    I did not know what to expect going into this. In real life there are some issues of what gender scouts should be in. But what happens when the traditional way of scouts becomes a means of ruling the world. Building discipline might be good for personal development, but making that a way of life can be rather cruel. So when a girl disguises herself as a Scout and proves to have the mettle, I can't help but feel for her.
    The way the scoutmaster leads the scouts like a cult makes me feel uneasy. Like any cult, a prophet's words are taken to such extremes, it becomes a means to dominate. Say what you will about trying to discipline psychopaths, anything that can justify toxic masculinity is nothing but an excuse to be a bully.

  • 2.0
    Adam Apr 11, 2021

    Liked the premise. Wasn't a fan of the execution.

  • 10
    AdventureGirl811 Jan 6, 2021

  • 10
    Mindo2003 Mar 21, 2021

  • 9.0
    tonpas1989 Jan 9, 2021

  • 9.0
    TGttgg Feb 25, 2021

  • 7.5
    c.oliv Feb 5, 2021

  • 7.0
    Steve R Mar 8, 2021

  • 5.0
    letskillrobots May 4, 2021

  • 2.5
    wing81 May 21, 2021

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