Writer: Matt Kindt, Keanu Reeves Artist: Ron Garney Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: March 3, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 71
8.5Critic Rating
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* Discover the next blockbuster action franchise from the iconic KEANU REEVES in his Must Read comic book writing debut alongside New York Times best-selling co-writer Matt Kindt (Folklords, Bang!) and acclaimed artist Alessandro Vitti (Marvel's Secret Warriors) in a brutally violent new series about one immortal warrior's fight through the ages.
* The man known only as Berzerker is half-mortal and half-God, cursed and compelled to violence...even at the sacrifice of his sanity.
* But after wandering the world for centuries, Berzerker may have finally found a refuge - working for the U.S. government to fight the battles too violent a more

  • 10
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Mar 3, 2021

    Ron Garney does a masterful job creating detailed, tight drawings depicting both action and gore. Bill Crabtree layers these panels using red and blue tones that create a washed out newspaper effect that is reminiscent of old school comics. While light on words, this issue uses the art to convey the story line. And it absolutely works! Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Mar 3, 2021

    BRZRKR #1 is breathtaking. It feels like the beginning of a Keanu Reeves movie, which is fitting since he helped write it. He and Kindts working relationship seems to be very good. There are so many secrets in this comic, and the visual storytelling is strong, thanks to veteran artist Garney. Reevess first foray into the comic industry is a definite winner, and he has great talent backing him up. BRZRKR #1 is an intriguing, action-packed book that will leave readers begging for more. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Mar 12, 2021

    Boom! Studios has an absolute hit on their hands with this book. It broke records on pre-orders, and after reading the debut issue, the hype was worth it. Check out the podcast below as well, as our panel dissects and reviews this issue as well. For me, this was amazing. BRZRKR is a non-stop thrill ride from beginning to end. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Caffeinated Critique - James Stone Apr 12, 2021

    I loved it, I loved it, I loved it. That is all I really want to say but what I should be saying is that BRZRKR #1 is a brilliant opening issue, packed with very graphic action which introduces us to a special and interesting character through stunning artwork. Welcome to comics Keanu Reeves, thank you very much for coming. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Mar 15, 2021

    BRZRKR #1 knows exactly what it is. There are no punches pulled in the story telling nor in the issue. It is a bloody (quite literally) fun good time. This is clearly just the tip of the iceberg in an epic maxi-series that will traverse time, space and reality. I would say you should get on this now before the team turns it into a movie and the books become more valuable than they already will be. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Mar 2, 2021

    A fantastic introduction to a brand new series which holds plenty of promise. Action filled in a way that is more reminiscent of a movie than a comic, Keanu Reeves involvement is clear, not just because the protagonist is based off him, there is a certain style of action that will remind readers of John Wick turned up to 100. An intriguing concept there is plenty here to keep readers coming back for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Joseph Gilmore Mar 3, 2021

    Overall BRZRKR #1 lives up to the hype and is more than just a celebrity slapping their name on a comic book to try and cash in on their brand recognition. This story has something for everyone between its viscous art and fantastic storytelling. It is going to be fascinating to see this story unfold and just where Reeves and Kindt take this character. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Justin Harrison Mar 2, 2021

    BRZRKR #1 is an excellent comic, and I am thrilled to be following it. The action is creatively vicious. The story is intriguing. The interaction between Reeves' star image and the character he is co-writing and lending his likeness to is downright fascinating. For folks on its wavelength, it's a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Mar 3, 2021

    BRZRKR #1 is a nonstop high-octane and explosive experience that delivers brutal fast-paced violence in an accessible first issue, making it perfect for any fan of comics packed full of action. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Mar 3, 2021

    BRZRKR is a violent tale of a god-like super-soldier who craves to be more human and, maybe, a release from his endless struggle. There is more than brutality to the story of this immortal. And yes, whoa, this is excellent. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Mar 5, 2021

    While it really lacks a long term narrative, its still an awesome example of visual storytelling with an interesting take on the immortal super warrior character and beautiful gore. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    BGCP - Daniel Boyd Mar 3, 2021

    Overall, I enjoyed getting to review BRZRKR #1. It is a fun first issue that any fan of over-the-top action comics will thoroughly enjoy. It is not going to deliver a highbrow look at what it means to be mortal in the way that Watchmen does, but at the same time it is not trying to. It is trying to be an in-your-face action comic full of fun and it totally delivers on this front. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Mar 3, 2021

    If you want more Keanu Reeves content in your life, this is it. You can feel Reeves' signature energy bolstered by the rest of the creative team and you can tell that everyone had a blast bringing this larger than life character to life. I'm not overtly enthused about this particular archetype or character (especially since this errs a little more to the violent than introspection side), but with this iteration I am intrigued and I think it's a well-constructed comic that's worth looking into. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Mar 3, 2021

    All of this is to say is that BRZRKR #1 is worth checking out if you like breathtaking fight choreography and layouts with an eye for detail with a protagonist, who is a total badass, but needs a hug and not to be treated like a lab rat or go on another mission in service of American imperialism. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Mar 3, 2021

    BRZRKR #1is a solid debut for Keanu Reeves's comic book career, featuring an engaging yet well-worn premise and plenty of bloody battles. Fans of the John Wick series orThe Old Guard will definitely want to check it out, and it's definitely one of the more interesting celebrity-helmed comics I've seen on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jake Palermo Mar 3, 2021

    BRZRKR #1 starts off a huge surprise with how it's a satirical take on Keanu Reeves' recent career. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Calum Petrie Mar 3, 2021

    BRZRKR #1 is not the most original or ground-breaking comic you are ever going to read. It is almost like reading a John Wick comic where his has taken Captain America's Super Soldier serum. I will say it was an enjoyable read, for people hoping this was going to be the next stage in comics, I am sorry. It is very enjoyable though, I look forward to where we go next and what other ways we can see enemies be decimated by an unstoppable juggernaut. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    COMICON - James Ferguson Mar 8, 2021

    Yes, Keanu Reeves co-wrote a comic book, but is it any good? An immortal man rampages through enemy soldiers for the bulk of the debut issue, filling the pages with blood and gore. Vandal Savage meets Wolverine with a bit of John Wick mixed in. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Nicole Drum Mar 3, 2021

    BRZRKR #1 is a fun read, but it's going to need a lot more than the Keanu Reeves of it all to make the ongoing series worthwhile. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Big Comic Page - Laurence Almalvez Mar 9, 2021

    Its not hard to image someone using this book to pitch a movie or series, and honestly, you might be better off viewing this issue (or if this approach keeps up, the rest of the series) as a detailed storyboard for a BRZRKR movie or TV show rather than an actual comic book. Read Full Review

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