Bankshot #1

Writer: Alex De Campi Artist: Chris Cross Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 28, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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Marcus King: modern-day Robin Hood or terrorist? Maybe both? When Marcus comes face to face with an adversary who knows all of his carefully buried truths, he's forced to become the man he has always pretended to be. And punch a small army of dudes. And blow up stuff. Lots of stuff.
o Written by Eisner nominee Alex de Campi (Archie vs. Predator).
o Art by ChrisCross (Convergence: Justice League of America).

  • 9.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jun 26, 2017

    Bankshot #1 is an intriguing start to the series with mostly effective flashbacks and entertaining action. The opening sequence works beautifully in the way it establishes him as a formidable character. It's easy to get excited about a shiny new character, but the way Marcus King's world is set up I have hope that the story will be enjoyable throughout. Looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Jun 27, 2017

    A white-knuckle ride of a first issue, it is difficult to not get completely suckered in. Giving us just enough information to demand some more answers, it ticks all the boxes of a debut by inviting us to stay a little longer and find out how this (anti)hero gets out of peril. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Outright Geekery - Christopher Amundson Jun 14, 2017

    With the color and the explosions, this book promises to be fun and loaded with constant action! If you are into spy books, big explosions, good guys who are bad guys, this is something worth looking into. Heck, the book alone and it's action is worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jun 28, 2017

    I would say that Bankshot #1 got my attention. This first issue leaves you with more than enough interest in getting the full picture. We know the motivations for what drives Marcus to do what he does, we know just who he is looking for revenge against, and we know just what he is willing to do to get the job done. However, there is still so much to get into. Including whether we can really call this Marcus King a hero of any sort. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jun 27, 2017

    Action packed first issue that sets up what could be a very unique spy/action thriller. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - David Gladman Jun 28, 2017

    Ultimately though, it feels like Bankshot has the potential to become the comic book version of the Matthew Reilly novels (excellent action novels that you should definitely seek out), so I will be keeping a close eye on it as the series develops and hope to review it again in a few issues time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Amani Cooper Jun 18, 2017

    Bankshot #1 is on track so far. Hopefully the team will think about expanding this to a full series. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 29, 2017

    Together, De Campi and ChrisCross create a boisterous, explosive tale of modern war and espionage, one where the liens between good and evil are practically nonexistent. If the plot comes together, this could become a truly memorable addition to Dark Horse's lineup. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux Jul 24, 2017

    I think the best is yet to come in Bankshot. I am enjoying ChrisCross' art, but the art is also cluttered in many panels, which is (say it with me!) static in the line communication between the story and the reader. I look forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Jun 30, 2017

    Final Verdict: 7.4 The line work and colors are so well rendered you'll want to linger, savoring the details. The characters and plot have potential, but there's not a lot of dramatic tension, despite a multitude of panels of bomb blasts and bullets. Read Full Review

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