Panya: The Mummy's Curse #1

Writer: Chris Roberson Artist: Christopher Mitten Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 12, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
7.7Critic Rating
9.8User Rating

Thousands of years before Hellboy, the B.P.R.D., and Ragna Rok, there was Panya. As a girl in ancient Egypt, she witnessed the fall of a dynasty and was gifted-or cursed-with visions of the beginning, the end, and the coming of the dragon...  
Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson join creative forces with artist Christopher Mitten and colorist Michelle Madsen to bring Panya's story to life.

  • 10
    COMICON - Anton Kromoff Jul 12, 2023

    Everything about Panya: The Mummy's Curse, from the interior cover art to the folktales of old to the events unfolding across each page, echoes with rich worldbuilding and a deeper secret lore that feels as timeless as the sands of a desert that was ancient before the first cities of man were even conceived of. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Mark Tweedale Nov 8, 2023

    One last note, Christopher Mitten's covers on this issue were fantastic. I loved every one, but issue #3's was my favorite. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Jul 12, 2023

    This debut issue has largely just set the stage for the future of the series, and while we don't know what direction it could go into, it's off to a strong start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jul 13, 2023

    As delicately as the creative team on the book moves the action along, that final scene is a little more intense than much of the rest of the book. They were wise to slowly lead into it. However, that sudden burst of energy at the end of the issue feels like a bit of a jarring contrast to the more intimate,  intricate, and emotionally dramatic nuances that lead to that final scene. The delicate balance between earthbound drama and the world of magic and fantasy needs to be well-defined if the series is going to live up to its potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Comic Watch - Tyler Davis Jul 14, 2023

    Panya: The Mummy's Curse #1has a solid setting and okay arc, but fails to draw readers into it's world thanks to a generic take on mythology and main character who's too passive and lacking in personality to carry the rest of the book. Read Full Review

  • 5.1
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Jul 14, 2023

    An unnecessary historical artifact that doesn't do the lead character, nor the overall story, any favors. Read Full Review

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