Sons of Anarchy #1
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Sons of Anarchy #1

Writer: Christopher Golden Artist: Damian Coueciro Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: September 11, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14
7.3Critic Rating
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WHY WE LOVE IT: Sons of Anarchy has captivated the attention of the entire BOOM! team with its smart plotting, compelling characters, and modern vision of the outlaw genre. We love the show so much we couldn't wait to help expand the world of SAMCRO.

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Aaron Clutter Sep 14, 2013

    Multiple covers always make things interesting, and this book is no different. There are 18 different covers, including retailer exclusives, in case you are that extreme collector who needs to have them all. I thought the main cover was pretty nice and illustrated the feel of this book and the series. All around, a great book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Stephen Hardman Sep 12, 2013

    If you're a fan of the TV show I'm sure you'll enjoy this comic. If you're not, then it is a perfect introduction to the world of the Sons of Anarchy and well worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Sep 11, 2013

    Sons of Anarchy does exactly as promised and delivers gun-smuggling outlaw bikers with complex pasts and gripping personalities. If you love guys with guns like we do, this is that genre at its most elevated. And a series, and setting, you just can't find anywhere else in comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - BigJ Sep 13, 2013

    If you are a fan of “Sons of Anarchy” TV series then this series is simply a must read. Rather than create a book just to cash in on the popularity of the series, Boom Studios have taken the time to find the proper creative team in Golden and Coueciro, and have harvested Season 5 of the television show to come up with another chapter in the ongoing narrative of SAMCRO. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Barron Network - Robber Barron Sep 11, 2013

    There were some panels in which the characters emotions felt a bit flat. In particular there is a panel in which Tig is supposed to be completely pissed but instead he looks only slightly mad. I am also not a fan of the eye designs for some of the characters. It almost looked like some characters just had slits for eyes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Addicts - Anirudh Singh Sep 17, 2013

    Issue one wraps things up at a good point. The plot is not unraveled completely and things are set to explode. A good introduction to what looks like a superb series. If you like motorcycles and gangs on motorcycles or Sons of Anarchy then this is the series for you. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Sep 13, 2013

    The art itself really fits the book, and the characters are easily identified, but something about the colors just doesn't work. That's a minor drawback to a comic that in it's first issue, captures a lot of what makes the show so much fun to watch, lets hope they can keep it up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - Ollie Sep 13, 2013

    The book is an extremely quick read and is a nice extra for fans of the show. If you aren't a fan of the show you can still read this and enjoy it. I don't think I have ever come across the artist Couceiro before but he seems to have done quite a bit of work for Boom. He seems to be a promising artist although I think the Likenesses of the characters from the TV show could have been a bit better although that's probably the biggest downside for an artist when doing a TV or movie project. The writing by Golden is top notch which is to be expected from a writer of his talent. The story fits perfectly into the SOA mythos and is still accessible to readers who are not fans of the show. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Sep 28, 2013

    Next issue will likely get us into some more action as SAMCRO and Griggs move into (or closer to) opposition with one another. This is a good series for people who really dig the Sons of Anarchy series. If you've never watched it, don't dip your toe into the franchise with this comic, go watch the series starting with Season One on Netflix or Amazon Prime. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The MacGuffin - Matt LeMaire Sep 13, 2013

    Overall, SONS OF ANARCHY #1 is a good start to a series that has a lot of promise. While some problems crop up in the first issue, it's nothing that likely won't be addressed as the story moves forward. What is impressive, though, is the way that Golden manages to work the story so seamlessly into the world we've come to enjoy so much, while Couciero's art captures the SAMCRO folks really well, adding all the little nuances that have made them compelling for 5-plus seasons. I'll definitely be back for issue #2, and you should too. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Melissa Grey Sep 11, 2013

    While it's only the first issue and much is yet to be revealed, Sons of Anarchy #1 doesn't quite hit the Shakespearean high notes that the show embodies. That being said, I'm intrigued enough to stick around to find out what happens in next month's issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Joey Caswell Sep 11, 2013

    Although the artwork was fantastic, full of rich detail and well-executed lighting effects, the actual story in this first installment was a little disappointing. True, this is only the opening of the story, but it wouldve made more sense to have this series take place during the time of the current season of the show. As it stands, there is no indication that this is the case and some aspects of the book clash with what is currently happening on TV. Overall, the characterizations were well-done and felt consistent with the popular series. There are some interesting things happening in issue #1, but future issues will decide how closely this book sticks to the source material and whether or not this story will directly tie-in to the TV show. Whether or not this ends up being the case, the creative team seem to be setting up an intriguing tale of crime and revenge. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Kevin Beckham Sep 19, 2013

    Regardless, the Sons of Anarchy comic isn't bad by any means it just doesn't work for me. But believe me I'm the expectation to the rule. Writer, Christopher Golden does a fine job in capturing the voice of the characters and together with Damian Couceiro art; the reader should have no trouble being immersed into the dangerous world of SAMCRO. So if you're a fan of the series then this book will do its job in bringing you more SAMCRO goodness. Or if you're a little bit curious then be prepared to enjoy a very decent television adaptation. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Flip Geeks - Nicolo Parungo Sep 19, 2013

    Sons if Anarchy is the type of comic I expressed weariness off in my first paragraph. Inaccessible to new readers and is entirely skippable for fans of the show. If you're a diehard fan of the TV show you may like this, and it has some solid art but I can't recommend it to anyone else. Read Full Review

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