Seven Swords #1

Writer: Evan Daugherty Artist: Riccardo Latina Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: June 16, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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A weary and jaded D'Artagnan is drawn into a final conflict with the wicked Cardinal Richelieu, whose ruthless quest for power has led him to the supernatural.  But the Last Musketeer can't defeat these infernal enemies alone.

To save the world, he'll need to join forces with seven iconic swashbuckling heroes: Don Juan, Captain Blood, Cyrano de Bergerac, to name a few.  SEVEN SWORDS, who must overcome their host of differences and work together if they have any hope of thwarting Richelieu's diabolical plans.

From writer EVAN DAUGHERTY (writer of films such as Snow White and the Huntsman,
Divergent and Teenage Mutant more

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Jun 22, 2021

    Overall ‘Seven Swords' gets off to a solid start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Connor Casey Jun 16, 2021

    Fans of the classic literature characters will undoubtedly get a kick out of this opening issue, but if you haven't read up on all of these characters you might be a little lost as the references to their previous adventures smack you right in the face. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Jun 16, 2021

    And yet despite my misgivings about the plot, Seven Swords #1 is a competent comic that has me curious enough to come back for the next issue – hopefully, there'll be a little more time spent getting to the meat of the story, because that looks to have a lot of promise. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - Joe Skonce Jun 17, 2021

    While "Seven Swords" #1 features some impressive art of swashbuckling fun, the issue feels muddled and aimless. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 16, 2021

    Considering how many projects AfterShock Comics puts out that I enjoy, I was bound to hit one that just falls very short for me. A lot of what's needed here is just a better introduction and primer for it as the access point is like a wall, and that's even for someone like me with a fraction of familiarity with it. Daughtery's script has some solid pieces to it throughout and D'Artagnan is well-presented here. Latina's artwork is quite good and I like the flow of it as it moves along and some of the creative design choices, but it's still trying to present a story that's making a lot of jumps to it. Read Full Review

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