Crone #1

Writer: Dennis Culver Artist: Justin Greenwood Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 6, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 4
7.7Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

The Sword Saviour and Champion of Men once known as BLOODY BLISS is now nothing more than a reclusive old CRONE. Does she have the strength to answer the call for one last adventure? Only Dennis Culver (Burnouts, E is for Extinction) and Justin Greenwood (Stumptown, The Last Siege) know for sure in this story that is equal parts Unforgiven and Xena: Warrior Princess.

o From Burnouts creator Dennis Culver and acclaimed artist Justin Greenwood!

One more battle for Bloody Bliss!

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 6, 2019

    Justin Greenwood's art is great. The battle scenes are beautiful and brutal and the visuals do an amazing job of bringing readers into a new and different world. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Nov 1, 2019

    When I first approached Crone #1, I expected a quirky swords and sorcery tale about a past-her-prime barbarian that had to dust off the sword for one more adventure. Instead, I found a deep, emotional beginning to what I hope will be a satisfying tale of a person who, after living a hard life, is able to come to terms with who she was, and maybe manage to find a little piece by the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Nov 11, 2019

    It's all familiar material, but it's worth revisiting due to a fine level of polish and talent. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 7, 2019

    While I wasn't looking for a new book to pick up, the look that the cover gives with her expression and the title just made me have to check it out. It's a solidly executed opening book that sets the stage well, gives us the key deatils in a way that we can understand quickly, and sets into motion the story that it wants to tell. That puts it light years ahead of a lot other books that want to give off a complexity that's unearned and often just leaves me frustrated, as though the writer is building walls to break through before I can come in. Here, Culver makes this a hugely inviting and accessible book while Greenwood gives ut all that appeal it needs with good fight pages and solid characters pages. It's my first experience with these creators in general and I'm definitely liking what I'm seeing and have some good hopes for this run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Nov 1, 2019

    Wonderfully powerful art with a beautiful sense of emotion combined with a story that draws you in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Dusty Good Oct 16, 2019

    All in all, Crone sets the stage for what might be a grand adventure or maybe just a rehash of a D&D style story that we have seen too many times before; really it's too early to tell. The book could go either way. Judging from this initial offering there is more than enough here for readers to enjoy. I say take a chance and see where this creative team leads you. If nothing else, this might be the "what if" Red Sonja tale that no one has told yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Lenora Pentecost Nov 8, 2019

    Crone #1 (Culver, Greenwood, Simpson, Brosseau) has a lot of potential, but it relies greatly on tropes and imagery from other staples of the sword and sorcery genre. Time will tell if this story escapes blending in too much with its predecessors. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cat Wyatt Nov 6, 2019

    Crone #1 was a strong start to a new series, one that subverts all expectations of what it means to be a warrior. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Chris Coplan Nov 6, 2019

    A tale of second chances and revenge begins with raw emotion and empathy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Nov 8, 2019

    Greenwood and Simpson's art pops throughout and it has the look and feel of the old Dragon's Lair video game " vibrant and full of life, and readers will want to wait until issue #2 to see whether Crone is able to find its true potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Nov 6, 2019

    The book is setting the stage for the toll the aging process takes on even the mightiest of warriors, a narrative thread which could be explored to a fascinating degree, though it's possible we'll just get a storyline that is "Badass Female Warrior, but Older." Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Nov 11, 2019

    Am I being hypercritical? Well, perhaps. But with the pedigree that Dark Horse has earned over the years, I really would expect a more polished and far-sighted story than the one Culver and Greenwood have given us. I hope that Im wrong and that this develops into a truly epic tale as the issues progress, and it may well be that this is a series best read in a collected format. Read Full Review

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