Starcraft: Scavengers #1

Writer: Jody Houser Artist: Gabriel Guzman Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 25, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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Writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Faith) and artist Gabriel Guzmán (Mass Effect: Discovery, Star Wars) join forces for StarCraft, a new series further exploring the expansive universe of Blizzard's hit game. A group of terran space scavengers hope to pull off the job of their lifetimes, ignoring a recent United Earth Directorate treaty to pillage a derelict protoss ship.

o Produced by Dark Horse Comics in close collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment.

o Writer Jody Houser takes readers on a sci-fi-horror thrill ride in space!

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Jul 27, 2018

    A tense, white-knuckle deep space thriller of the finest kind! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - brianarbizo Jul 30, 2018

    The story can be amazing in a comic book, but if the art isnt what I like, I lose interest in a book. That is not what happens here. The story thus far is amazing. The art is beautiful. The art really takes you inside the story. It really has the horror movie feel to it. I cannot wait until the next issue. I want to see who was behind that sealed door. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Nathan Braudrick Aug 7, 2018

    Suffice to say, I was strongly and pleasantly surprised by StarCraft: Scavengers #1. While I was expecting a sci-fi heavy space story with lots of alien battles and flights through the stars, I instead got a claustrophobic, character-driven journey through an Alien inspired derelict ship full of haunted house style horrors. There is no need to be familiar with the video game franchise to gain maximum enjoyment out of this story, and that might just be writer Jody Houser's greatest achievement. It's a wide-open welcome mat for anyone who enjoys a good space scare and with the strong characterization coupled with some great artwork, Dark Horse comics has a winner on their hands! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Jul 28, 2018

    Good science fiction setting with well-rounded characters. A great glimpse into other parts of the StarCraft Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jul 26, 2018

    That said, at the end of the day, this first issue provides a little sci-fi, a little horror, and a cracking cliffhanger that promises a lot from the series as it unfolds. Sure, theres nothing particularly groundbreaking here, but theres something to be said about good, well-structured science fiction, and in STARCRAFT: SCAVENGERS, thats exactly what Houser and Guzman have delivered. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Jul 25, 2018

    This is the perfect tie-in comic for a video game - something that doesn't try to recreate the experience of the video game, but instead uses an existing world as a backdrop for an interesting story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Alex Henning Aug 2, 2018

    It's a decent first issue with some problems setting it back from being the best it could be. It's a book that nails tone and atmosphere but needs character development badly. If you're a fan of StarCraft, you'll enjoy what's given here, but if not you may want to wait to see what issue 2 brings first. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Jul 26, 2018

    "Starcraft: Scavengers" #1 is a visually beautiful debut that narratively feels a little too familiar. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 30, 2018

    Starcraft: Scavengers #1 didnt blow me away by any means, but it is a competent story that would likely give some joy to a devotee of the franchise. I can recommend it if youre hurting for some sci-fi or a Starcraft story. Beyond that demographicwell, it wouldnt be the worst use of your time, but I wouldnt call it required reading. Read Full Review

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