Invisible Kingdom #1

Writer: G. Willow Wilson Artist: Christian Ward Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: March 20, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 13
9.0Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

    Set in a in a far-flung star system, this new epic sci-fi monthly saga tells the tale of two women-a young religious acolyte and a hard-bitten freighter pilot-who separately uncover a vast conspiracy between the leader of the system's dominant religion and the mega-corporation that controls society. On the run from reprisals on both sides, this unlikely pair of rebels risk plunging the world into anarchy if they reveal the truth. But when your beliefs betray you, what choice is there left?
By Hugo Award-winning writer G. Willow Wilson (Wonder Woman, Ms. Marvel) and Eisner Award-winning artist Christian Ward (Black more

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 21, 2019

    Despite its title, Invisible Kingdom's pedigree is immediately apparent from just first glance, and is a debut you do not want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Mar 20, 2019

    Invisible Kingdom #1 is like Ray Bradbury meets Ursula Le Guin, but with Wilson's unique voice. Wilson crafts a complex and intriguing story that captures you in the first few panels all the while Christian Ward's art creates a stunning and intense reading experience. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Feb 25, 2019

    Invisible Kingdom is a heady comic youll want to read twice to get a better grip on its ambitions and ideas. Fortunately, the artwork in this book is so vibrant and imaginative, immediately re-reading will feel less like a redundancy and more like a second helping of an impossibly-spectacular visual treat. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicsverse - Jhoan Suriel Mar 20, 2019

    INVISIBLE KINGDOM #1 offers the best of its influences: intrigue, interesting characters, and a well-realized world. Ward's art alone makes it a must-read for sci-fi lovers. Berger Books has another hit that will surely be talked about for months to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Mar 22, 2019

    A debut that blends excellent world building, character relations and vibrant environments, "Invisible Kingdom" #1 is a great series debut for G. Willow Wilson and Christian Ward. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Feb 24, 2019

    With new science fiction comics being released on a weekly basis, it really takes something truly special for a new story to push its way through the crowd and stand out on its own. Thankfully, special is something INVISIBLE KINGDOM has in spades, and whether it's brash action, quiet contemplation or the way these two themes come crashing together, this is a new series that deserves your full attention. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Forrest Hollingsworth Feb 25, 2019

    Invisible Kingdom's first outing is more than an impressive start, it's a salvo of creativity on both a narrow and broad scale the likes of which I haven't seen in years. Especially appealing for fans of the genre, but near everyone should feel comfortable picking this up knowing they'll find something to like (permitting you have time to make sense of all the new words and worlds). Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kenneth Laster Mar 20, 2019

    The major element that separates the book from the rest is Willows use of the real world growth of e-commerce and tying it to materialism versus truth and what happens when the line between religion and greed gets removed and when an organization instilled in truth is a part of a grand lie. All of those elements feel incredibly salient to the current world we live in and the series stands out based on the anticipation of seeing how these themes will be explored in future installments. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Mar 31, 2019

    Invisible Kingdom #1 is a thought provoking and epic entry into a magnificent new world, but pacing issues unfortunately hinder it from truly shining. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Mar 19, 2019

    Invisible Kingdom demands to be read by science fiction fans. Even those who aren't into space stuff will find plenty to enjoy in this debut issue. The characters are wonderful, the world is essentially breathing, and everything is just gorgeous. This story wouldn't be possible with another creative team, and I can't wait to see where Wilson and Ward take these characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Mar 17, 2019

    A spectacular start to a new space opera. The visuals create a magnificent new world while the narrative hooks the reader in. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 20, 2019

    With the opening installment of the series there's a whole lot going on here to be explored, from capitalism to prejudice to religion with mixes of sexuality and family brought in along with a lot more. It's not a complex book based on the first issue but it's starting the world building and giving us characters to connect with from a wide range. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Mar 20, 2019

    Anyone craving a thoughtful sci-fi that doesn't skimp on excitement or visual flair needs to check out Invisible Kingdom. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - L.E.H. Light Mar 20, 2019

    If you liked Black Bolt, I can totally recommend Invisible Kingdom. It also strongly reminds me of many of Vault Comics' latest releases like Wasted Space. The opening is slow and steady, but this is space adventure and intrigue with a familiar beginning and unlimited possible endings. And the art, atmospheric and immersive, is the perfect visual vehicle. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    SloboSOY Mar 22, 2019

    Ok maybe it's because I'm french, but I don't understand much of it.
    We have not much clues about this new univers and so the cliffhanger don't work at all on me.
    I even don't find this book interesting enough to try to make more effort.

    Cover - Nice and related. 2/2
    Story - Well, it's a very bumpy ride that kick me out. In case it's only me I will not be mean about that. 1.5/2
    Arts - For sure that don't help. In one hand, for another univers it's logic to have a weird art, In another I didn't like it when it come to characters. But I can't tell if that do the job or not. 2/3
    Feeling - Deffinitly not for me. And I will have to take issue 2 that I sollicited. But I'm not thrilled about that. 0/1

  • 5.0
    Brion Salazar Mar 22, 2019

    Marking the return of former Vertigo editor Karen Berger to comic book publishing under the “Berger Comics” line at Dark Horse, I was maybe expecting too much from this first offering.

    G. Willow Wilson and Christian Ward have attempted to create a lush and complicated sci-fi saga revolving around two very different characters whose lives are connected through the tendrils of a inter-stellar shipping company, the LUX Corporation, a massive conglomerate whose morality quickly comes into question.

    The story revolves around a pair of women that are literally, and figuratively, from two different worlds. One the captain of a space-delivery cargo ship, the other a being from a marginalized alien race who is being indoct more

  • 8.0

    An interesting concept for sure, but I am still waiting to see if the execution lands.

  • 5.0
    Cosmic Ray Apr 29, 2019

    Half efforts

  • 10
    Greg Hound Mar 18, 2019

  • 9.5
    Mike L. Mar 20, 2019

  • 9.5
    KillianH Mar 20, 2019

  • 9.0

  • 9.0
    RocketedToEarth Mar 20, 2019

  • 8.5
    Phil B. Mar 20, 2019

  • 7.0
    Veido Mar 24, 2019

  • 8.5
    StanielK May 4, 2019

  • 6.5
    batman_forever Apr 30, 2020

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