War Bears #1

Writer: Margaret Atwood Artist: Ken Steacy Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 5, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Handmaid's Tale, comes this historical fiction graphic novel tracing the Golden Age of comic books.

Oursonette, a fictional Nazi-fighting superheroine, is created at the peak of World War II by comic book creator Al Zurakowski who dreams of making it big in the early world of comics publishing.

A story that follows the early days of comics in Toronto, a brutal war that greatly strains Al personally and professionally, and how the rise of post-war American comics puts an end to his dreams.

Internationally and New York Times best-selling novelist Margaret Atwood and acclai more

  • 10
    PopCultHQ - Joshua Winchester Aug 13, 2018

    If people are fans of Margaret Atwood and her amazing writing, then this is the comic for them. And if they are equal fans of throwback comics to a time when the world was on the brink and superheroes were a fresh concept bringing four-color hope to the world, then they will love this series even more. With stellar artwork from Ken Steacy, issue #1 is sure to be a hot seller and begs the promise of more great material from this team to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Sep 6, 2018

    Atwood and Steacy's "War Bears" #1 balances camp with bleak reality, creating a series debut with compelling characters and timeless artwork. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Sep 6, 2018

    Warbears is a wonderfully moving start to what is shaping up to be an A+ book. Have your local comic shop pull you a copy as soon as possible. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Sep 16, 2018

    Atwood and Steacy have created an awesome start to this brand new book. I love the idea of the story being about an up and coming comic book artist, and seeing the hardships he faces along the way. I didnt expect the story I got from War Bears, but I am glad I got it. Jump on board, this story is going places. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 5, 2018

    War Bears has a lot of potential but it also has a challenge, at least for a segment of fans, as it looks to run in a similar track to a lot of stories about creators screwed over back before there were laws to protect them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Sep 5, 2018

    Dark Horse's War Bears is rather unique amongst current comic titles, and and if you give it a chance there's a good chance you'll fall under its spell. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - D. Ivester Sep 4, 2018

    War Bears #1 is something I believe every comic fan should give a go and especially to aspiring creators. Getting a fun insight into how things may have been decades ago while also getting a good genuine story about chasing your dreams and continuing to chase them even after landing a gig. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina Sep 5, 2018

    The essential elements of enjoying this issue is the attempt at cautionary recognition. But I'll be truthful, that for normal comic book readers unless you are a Historical and political geek this might not register for you, which is a shame. The scary part is that if this title follows along the logical conclusion this could come out of nowhere to be one of the best books of 2018. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Nathaniel Muir Aug 17, 2018

    War Bears is filled with eye catching art and the story is rife with potential. If only the characters were not so generic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Connor Stephens Sep 6, 2018

    The next two issues may make this issue stronger in retrospect, and I eagerly await them, but theres a lot to live up to and a lot of potential fulfil if War Bears is going to become a story to truly be remembered. Read Full Review

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