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Starship Down #1

Writer: Justin Giampaoli Artist: Andrea Mutti Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: March 18, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 6
7.2Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

A cultural anthropologist consults with US Naval Intelligence to investigate the discovery of an extraterrestrial ship buried under the ice for thousands of years in Siberia. The meddling Russians, Vatican officials, the international media spotlight, and her own insecurities all threaten her efforts to keep the fabric of society from crumbling.
o A brand-new thriller with blistering art from Andrea Mutti.

  • 9.1
    The Brazen Bull - John Kocot Mar 18, 2020

    If you are hankering for a modern day sci-fi mystery that is smartly written, expertly illustrated, and ignites a spark of intrigue for future issues then Starship Down is a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Mar 22, 2020

    Fine characters and a compelling mystery are introduced with a confident opening issue that grabs reader's interest from the opening pages. While this scenario has been seen before, it is always once that piques my interest, at least, and I feel confident that there is a large audience for this book. This gets a highly recommended from your reviewer, and I strongly urge you to get out and buy this opening issue of a series that promises to take the reader on a fantastic adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 18, 2020

    Andrea Mutti's art is fantastic. Everything from the military vehicles to the backgrounds is done with impressive detail. The characters look great as well and they are brilliantly expressive in the dialogue scenes. I loved the final panels and look forward to seeing this story evolve. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 19, 2020

    Starship Down sells things a lot just by the title alone but it staffs itself up well with a solid creative team that has me curious to see what the real intention is here. The opening issue covers a good bit of ground in standard "movie" form where you can see the team coming together and the introduction of what's involved in everything to come. It's smooth and solidly executed on both art and story so that you want to see what comes next and what direction they're going to take it in after setting the foundation. I really love Mutti's artwork in general so I'm glad to see more of his work here and can't wait to see what creativity he's going to be able to run with depending on where it all goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Apr 1, 2020

    This whole comic is well done. The art is some of the best work of Andrea Mutti's career. This is a nice start to the series and it is very exciting. I am certainly interested with where they will take it from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Chris O'Connor Mar 25, 2020

    I'm intrigued enough to want to know where this is going. There are some well used tropes but there's also a compelling spin to it all that makes it seem fresh enough to draw me in. I'd recommend it for science fiction fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Geek'd Out - Jim Allegro Mar 18, 2020

    On the whole, I think Starship Down #1 is a strong comicbook with clear writing and the potential to entertain. It is particularly suited to fans of high-concept science fiction. I dont think its pull list-worthy, at least not for me. Though, I would definitely watch for the trade paperback when Dark Horse releases it. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Gabriel Hernandez Mar 18, 2020

    STARSHIP DOWN #1 uses a classic SciFi setup to begin its story. There's potential if Giampaoli can introduce something fresh in the next issue, but not much to get excited about so far. Read Full Review

  • 4.7
    Multiversity Comics - Joe Skonce Mar 19, 2020

    While the art of "Starship Down" #1 is good, the characters leave something to be desired. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Christian Hoffer Mar 18, 2020

    Although the premise of the series could be interesting, the first issue lands with a resounding thud. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AIPT - Alex Curtis Mar 17, 2020

    Things could escalate quickly from here, but even if they did, the sleepy writing and average art don't set a good precedent. Read Full Review

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