The Victories #1

The Victories #1

Writer: Michael Avon Oeming Artist: Michael Avon Oeming Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 15, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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Not long from now, all that will stand between you and evil are the Victories—six heroes sworn to protect us from crime, corruption, and the dark. As one member cracks down on the violence, he discovers himself touched by a painful past through the psychic powers of Link. Will this trauma cause him to self-destruct or continue the fight?

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Aug 15, 2012

    A lot of readers probably think of Oeming as an artist first, writer second which is inaccurate. He’s what I call a “creator” the perfect balance between writer and artist that produces amazing comics that stand the test of time and that people latch on to. The Victories is very different from your typical superhero book and more than likely when it finishes its story it will be something that no one else will be able to replicate. It falls into that great creator owned realm of books that everyone loves/talks about, but that no one else can touch. The Victories is in its own class and you’re not likely to see repeats any time soon. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Aug 17, 2012

    There is certainly much here that is derivative, but Oeming goes after Victories with such gusto that even the most derivative elements feel fresh. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Sep 7, 2012

    The Victories is a five issue minieseries. Whethar it's going to focus on a different "Victory" each issue, or follow the story between Faustus and the Jackal, I don't know. But it starts off pretty darn solid, and certainly very gruesome and rough-edged. If that's your thing, so might The Victories be. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 20, 2012

    If you enjoy these kind of Sin City-like tales, or if you're a fan of Oeming's work, you'll enjoy this one. But more squeamish readers should stay away. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Niall Doonan Jun 27, 2012

    Victories looks to be a very promising comic, theres plenty for fans of action and vigilantes, but there also seems much more to this series, plus, the art is fantastic throughout. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Aug 16, 2012

    The visuals are definitely the strongest point of the comic, with some wonderful cartooning and beautiful brushwork. The only thing really holding the story back is that it kind of fails to adequately define its central premise and grab the reader's attention. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gilbert Short Aug 17, 2012

    Or I could just wait for more Powers and Takio. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Therapy - thorverine Aug 15, 2012

    This story wasn't as hard a hit as one would hope from Oeming's outing as a writer. The story lived up to one point- it is the raunchiest superhero book since The Boys, but that's about all it has going for it. While I will wait for the second issue, this one may be one to save for the trade if you're interested in it at all. I give The Victories #1 a 2/5 Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 15, 2012

    Loaded with expletives, gory disembodiments and other excessively disgustingly foul acts, this story doesn't do much to entice readers to return for any further installments, despite some bold art choices in the non-offensive scenes. "The Victories" #1 was more than enough for me to thank Oeming for sharing his ideas and leave them for fans more apt to enjoy them in a way I simply cannot. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Comicosity - Brett Monro Aug 20, 2012

    If you like swearing, blood, and a lack of originality (and swearing, did I mention swearing?), then this is the book for you. For those who want a darker themed super-hero take, you might as well go and pick up a copy of Kick-Ass. Despite the occasional attempt to take this book somewhere, there is just not enough real substance to go along with the style. Read Full Review

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