No One Left To Fight #1

Writer: Aubrey Sitterson Artist: Fico Ossio Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 3, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 7
8.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

They've saved the planet countless times, but what happens after the final battle has been won? Creators Aubrey Sitterson (The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling, G.I. Joe) & Fico Ossio (Spider-Man, Revolution) take inspiration from the legendary Dragon Ball to tell a story of regret, resentment, and growing older, one that asks, "What does a fighter do when there's no one left to fight?"

  • 10 - Tanner Dedmon Jul 3, 2019

    The earth-shattering fights might be what you're here for, but our guess is that you'll get much more than that out of No One Left to Fight #1. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Nikko Soto Jul 2, 2019

    After just one issue, this has quickly become one of my favorite current comic series. Aside from the inspiration, the premise is what really drew me in. There are countless stories about the glory days of heroes but rarely do we get glimpses of what happens after everything is done. I'm not quite sure what to expect out of the rest of the series, but this struggle about what to do after fulfilling a major purpose in life is an intriguing theme. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 8, 2019

    A loving tribute to the Dragons Ball and Street Fighters of days past, with colorful art and a joyously explosive story. This is really good, y'all. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Rogues Portal - Christoph Staffl Jul 3, 2019

    No One Left to Fight #1 sets up an intriguing world, with fascinating characters. Each of them comes with a rich history, which results in some conflicts that we need to explore throughout the next issues. After reading the first installment, the story could go both ways: either a remarkable, intimate tale into a heroes psyche or an exciting premise that quickly falls apart because of a strange emphasis. I am leaning towards the first one and will be glad to pick up issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Jun 24, 2019

    We dont see a whole lot of action here, but what we do get is high octane and frantic, reminiscent of DBZ. Lots of blur fast punches, announcing moves as they happen, and with an ending that feels like its inviting us back to the next episode of Dragonball Z, this is a love letter to the trailblazing manga and anime, and I love it. Sitterson and Ossio create something amazing here, with a spin that will twist the similarities between this and DBZ. As the titles says, there is no one left to fight, so what will do battle-hardened warriors that live for the thrill of battle do? I cant wait to find out. Give No One Left to Fight a shot, and if you are a fan of Dragonball Z, you can thank me later. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Jul 4, 2019

    "No One Left To Fight" is high-powered and fraught with delicately complex characters, truly the comic we always wanted. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Outright Geekery - Brian Wayne Jun 17, 2019

    I didn't know I wanted this, but now I am fully subscribed. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Nick Friar Jun 18, 2019

    There are other things at play in No One Left to Fight #1 " including some sweet action " the will bring you back for more in the next issue of this promising series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Brendan Hodgdon Jul 1, 2019

    After luring in readers with flashy colors, stylized character designs and aesthetic echoes of formative 90s anime, it is the emotion and intimacy of No One Left to Fight that makes it such an engaging read. Sitterson, Ossio and Esposito offer an eye-catching piece of old-school dramaturgy in comic book form, built on the understanding that "action" doesn't have to just mean energy blasts and martial artistry. No One Left to Fight speaks to the atypical approach that makes it such a success. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Jul 3, 2019

    Does No One Left to Fight #1 live up to the hype? It really does! I felt like I was reading a manga, which is an experience in comic form that you should never pass up. This story so far takes everything you love about Dragon Ball and other fight manga, and goes wild with it. With the added bonus of course of showing you things that the other stories aren't willing to go all in with. Exploring regret, resentment, and growing older will be the driving force of this story when the entertainment value keeps you coming back for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Pop Break - Rachel Freeman Jul 5, 2019

    Aubrey Sitterson and Fico Ossio clearly understand both the anime and comic genre well, so I have high hopes for this series. I can just hear the voice of Kyle Hebert saying "Next month in, No One Left to Fight"" and giving us a teaser that tells us nothing but gets us super pumped regardless. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jul 3, 2019

    Although it takes some time for the ball to get rolling--for the punches to start flying--No One Left to Fightpromises nothing short of an epic, hard-hitting ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Ben Snyder Jul 5, 2019

    What could have been a clich, trope filled mindless romp proves otherwise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jun 17, 2019

    Its an incredibly strong package visually, and while the story is clearly going to take a little while to get going, theres already a lot to like about this new series. Sitterson and Ossio have introduced us to our key players, and now all we have to do is sit back, relax, and watch this striking blend of Dragon Ball excess and midlife crisis drama unfold. Definitely well worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 3, 2019

    The first issue is entertaining and delivers an interesting debut that's one anime and manga fans will want to check out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Adrian Care Jul 3, 2019

    A solid first issue that introduces the premise in basic fashion and has fun with its core cast. If you’re not overly in love with Dragon Ball Z, the quick and loose logic may be deter you (because like I said, Vale and Timor’s fight after dinner sure escalates quickly). That said, there’s enough visually to keep No One Left to Fight battling onward to a second issue, with a story that’s interesting, even if it isn’t that ground-breaking. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Lonnie Jun 26, 2019

    Brass tax, the setup could be way stronger and that is the biggest failing. But who is buying fight manga for story, right? Maybe issue #2 will be a must-have. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jul 9, 2019

    No One Left to Fight #1 has a lot of good going for it, but it ultimately suffers from a subpar narrative structure. Read Full Review

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