Zodiac Starforce: Cries of the Fire Prince #1

Writer: Kevin Panetta Artist: Paulina Ganucheau Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 5, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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An elite group of teenage girls with magical powers have sworn to protect our planet against dark creatures . . . as long as they can get out of class! Known as the Zodiac Starforce, these high-school girls aren't just combating math tests-they're also battling monsters!

After defeating a former ZS member and her mean-girl minions, the girls thought they'd get a little break! But a new big bad's come out to play, and demons are starting to overrun the downtown!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Sarah Moran Jun 28, 2017

    It's fantastic having the Zodiac Starforce team back in action and they're better than ever. Cries of the Fire Prince has only just begun, but it's already fulfilling its promise of delivering more magical girl action and witty comedy with just a touch of drama and intrigue. And what intrigue! The Fire Prince has only just arrived, but from where and for what purpose? Only way to find out is to tune in next issue! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Kittie Pop Jul 5, 2017

    Needless to say, I'm really excited to see Zodiak Starforce back in action and hope I fall in love with every single issue like I did this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - River Godbee Jul 4, 2017

    This is a great start to the 2nd series! Read Vol. 1, then join the girls! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Folkard Jun 29, 2017

    Witty dialogue, combined with an engaging story and beautiful art, this is a great introduction to the new story arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Jul 5, 2017

    I hated the idea of only ever getting four issues of Zodiac Starforce, and Cries of the Fire Prince #1 brings back all the magical girl charm of the first series with even stronger writing and artwork. Today's debut issue will undoubtedly delight longtime fans of the original miniseries, and this is a perfect time to catch up on the first volume before diving back into Panetta and Ganucheau's heartfelt take on a much-beloved genre. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Stefania Rudd Jul 6, 2017

    Fans of the first series will definitely be pleased with this debut and will be happy to have the dynamic ladies of Zodiac Starforce back in action. For candy-colored thrills and aching charisma, go no further. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Jul 6, 2017

    "Zodiac Starforce: Cries of The Fire Prince" #1 is good and pure and everything comics needs right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 5, 2017

    Zodiac Starforce essentially provides the launching point for the story here with a few teases with what's being brought into the world toward the end, which means there's little to really say about it just yet. What the bulk of the book does is to reconnect us with the cast a little bit after the events of the previous miniseries and to show what changes in life have occurred since then. It's solidly done to get everything underway that will please existing fans but be entirely accessible to new fans as well. Panetta keeps it smooth and fun, albeit a little overstuffed in some ways, while Ganucheau's artwork and Stearn's color work gives it a great sense of life and vibrancy that has me quite interested to see what's in store with this run of the book. Read Full Review

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