Sisters of Sorrow #1

Writer: Kurt Sutter, Courtney Alameda Artist: Hyeonjin Kim Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: July 19, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 4
7.2Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy, Mayans MC) brings this all-new original tale of revenge and recovery to comics with novelist Courtney Alameda (Shutter) and breakthrough artist Hyeonjin Kim.
By day, Dominique, Greta, Misha, and Sarah run a nonprofit women's shelter. At night, they each don a nun's habit and move through Los Angeles hunting down violent abusers who have escaped justice.
Their increasingly public vigilantism has earned them the nickname Sisters of Sorrow, and has drawn the ire of L.A.'s notorious anti-crime task force.

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Fabienne Payet Aug 5, 2017

    The art is powerful, evocative and very engaging. Everything you want a comic of this standard to be. I have to say I am eagerly awaiting to read the rest of this series. And I am sure many out there feel just the same. It is nice for once to see women stepping out of the shadows and taking action for what has happened in their pasts. The topic of domestic abuse is a strong one, and one that deserves the light of day. Every one of us has dreamed of handing out justice to our bullies, tormentors and abusers. I am sure Sisters of Sorrow will be cathartic for many. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 23, 2017

    Boom Studios here take my money. This is a fast paced exhilarating first issue. It pulls on the heart strings but avoids being a social justice warrior commentary. It's gritty, gory, and engaging. Kim's sequential story telling is excellent. The writing is quite good also. Because these characters are completely new to me it did require a second read for me to really connect with the characters and their actions within the story. But, the second read was just as enjoyable as the first. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Chris Partin Jul 21, 2017

    There really is not much to complain about this first issue. There are some questions that are brought up while reading, but thats the success of this issue bringing up those questions and making the reader want to come back to find out more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 17, 2017

    A solid first issue that sets up the vengeance tale well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - J.P. Harvey Jul 19, 2017

    Artist Hyeonjin Kim has a firm grasp of layout and design and the storytelling is strong from page to page, but the character design seems a little off. The manga styled "Big Eye" look doesn't really suit a story with this type of subject matter and mood. I found it distracting.But overall this is a stand up book, and if you're a fan of Sutter, it's a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Ray W Jul 19, 2017

    Sisters of Sorrow #1 starts with a wallop and dives into the aftermath of it. If you're looking for a new title to check out this week, and love Sons of Anarchy, pick this title up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Jul 17, 2017

    As I mentioned above, this is very much an origin story, so it's still unclear about just what direction the series is going to take as it unfolds. But, whether Sutter and Alameda are planning to adopt a “villain of the week” approach where the ‘Sisters' take down a different abusive husband or random woman-hater every issue, or keep to an overarching story about the evolution of the group, this is a strong start to what promises to be an exciting series packed with action, violence and emotion, and you can damn sure count me in for whatever comes next. Read Full Review

  • 7.5 - John McCubbin Jul 18, 2017

    Sisters of Sorrow #1 is a solid start for this latest collaboration between Sutter and BOOM! Studios, with the premise alone dripping with potential. Having some bold, explosive moments, the creative team leave more than enough reasons to return for more, even if this final product feels a little too frantic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geekery Magazine - Shawn Warner Jul 19, 2017

    Overall this is a solid first issue. The vengeance tale is one that has been told a thousand times and will be told ten thousand more because it appeals to us on a very base level; an eye for an eye. It's a trope that has been with us for as long as stories have been told. Sutter and Alameda don't reinvent the wheel here, but they do a solid job of introducing a brand new property that holds much potential to expand on the wheel, in this case that wheel is attached to a speeding motorcycle ridden by a Sister of Sorrow. Read Full Review

  • 3.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 19, 2017

    Sisters of Sorrow has an appealing elevator pitch, but little of that appeal carries over to the final product. This first issue fails to establish a compelling cast or even justify their transformation into vigilante killers. Between that and the muddled, unclear storytelling, there just isn't much to recommend with this mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jul 19, 2017

    There is a slim chance that I will read the next issue. It's very slim though. Having read Sutter's other BOOM! title and absolutely hating it, I don't have any hope for this getting better. The character's aren't following any logic, but mostly because none has been introduced to them. It was a painful reading experience because it was the most forced comic book I've ever read. I'm sure some will enjoy this issue and comic, but I'll be hard pressed to believe them. Hell, I hope it's only four issues, but I really don't know. Read Full Review

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