Strayer #1
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Strayer #1

Writer: Justin Jordan Artist: Juan Gedeon Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: January 27, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 4
7.4Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The world is full of monsters.  Strayer kills them, but, of course, for a small fee... Nothing is free.

Mala does magic of a sort... sometimes when she wants, sometimes not... She may be the only one who can save the world and Strayer is going to help her... whether he likes it or not...

From the popular creators behind the Luther Strode trilogy, Spread, and Ghost Racers.

  • 9.3
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Jan 28, 2016

    A great new title from AfterShock Comics, so it comes highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jan 28, 2016

    If you couldn't tell,Strayer#1 comes highly recommended from me. It's the type of comic that really deserves toexplode and get super popular, because of how exceptionally well crafted it is. Yes, all of this praise does come with the caveat that there's only a single issue out so far, but if it's indicative of the quality of the rest of the series, we're in for quite the ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Jan 31, 2016

    Jordan has created something really cool here: this is a fun, action packed series with a lot mysteries that have yet to be touched on, and with Gedeon providing the art, this issue marks a fantastic start to Strayer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Tyler Pollock Jan 26, 2016

    Jordan and Gedeon have crafted the beginning of a fantastic story with this first issue and I cannot wait to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 28, 2016

    I went into Strayer knowing nothing about it, which is a great part of the discovery process for me that I continue to enjoy. While there are familiar elements here to be sure in setup and the foundations of the world it's also open to a whole lot more like most post-apocalyptic tales are. Jordan's script is light but effective in really getting us our first look at these characters and this world and it's made more engaging through Gedeon's designs. Strayer himself has me intrigued in a way few lead male characters do since they tend to be far too familiar and uninteresting, but something about his personality and approach here coupled with his sense of humor just grabs me in all the right ways. Definitely a series I'm going to check back in on. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Scott Southard Jan 29, 2016

    Some of the art doesn't quite stand up to a lot of today's titles in terms of polish, but it does have it's charm, and the action sequences are fluidly expressive. Which is important, because it looks like we're in for a lot more action. Strayer doesn't seem to be a book that will change the way you look at life or alter your existence, but it promises to be one hell of an action story that is earnest, honest, and fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicsverse - Jonathan Helmke Mar 4, 2016

    A story that's sure to keep you wanting more, STRAYER brings action and adventure to a world where all hope seems lost. The story is a bit tough to get into at first, but a quarter of the way through, things surely pick up. The artist on this comic is one that draws clearly and smoothly so that we get a good understanding of what's going on, even if the story may seem confusing at first. With art that will leave you begging for more, you won't want to miss out on this comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - John McCubbin Jan 26, 2016

    Strayer #1 is a brilliant new series from AfterShock, with the publisher delivering another outstanding new series. The creative team did a marvellous create a fascinating world, delivering an intriguing premise, and despite the art not appealing, the product as a whole was most definitely engaging. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flip Geeks - Drew Bagay Jan 29, 2016

    Strayer #1 is an average action fantasy comic book, but it doesn't have to stay that way. The potential is there; the characters, visuals, and more importantly, the world all seem very interesting. However something is lacking to make us care for everything that's going on. Hopefully, things smooth themselves out in the subsequent issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Feb 4, 2016

    This series has started off in a pretty good way. The story, though not completely original, is engaging and insightful. Jordan is comfortable writing a series like this, so we can expect a lot of really good dialogue to come, and hopefully some twists and turns in between all that. This issue is definitely worth the read, and I can’t wait to see what Jordan and Gedeon have in store for us next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Jan 27, 2016

    AfterShock has another winning title with a world of potential. Jordan, Gedeon, and Bonvillain have given birth to what could be the new pub's finest adventure series. Despite some rough spots, 'Strayer' sets the stage for the further exploits of a mysterious mage and her hero for hire in a world that could use some saving. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts Jan 27, 2016

    Strayer isn't weak, per se, but lacks a certain something that makes it the best book it could have been. The presentation and the visuals are there, as well as a well-defined story, but there's one or two key elements that needed to be injected to make you actually care about the characters instead of just following along. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Jan 31, 2016

    Strayer is off to a nice start, but not a great one. The characters and sensibility are wonderful and the art, while bipolar at times, is strong, however there's not a lot here to hook the reader yet. It's a good issue but one worries about it as an issue #1. Luckily, though Strayer features a slew of familiar concepts, there aren't a lot of big name comics trying to do what it is at the moment. Justin Jordan is clearly in his element, telling the kind of story that appeals to him and Juan Gedeon is a strong addition to the book. Strayer #1 doesn't do enough to grab the reader and is weighed down by a couple of awkward moments, but it's well produced and bursting with personality. I'll be back next month. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Sam Graven Jan 26, 2016

    Maybe I'm expecting too much of a first issue, but honestly, there's both too much and not enough going on here. Somewhat disappointed, to say the least. Read Full Review

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