Bane: Conquest #1
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Bane: Conquest #1

Writer: Chuck Dixon Artist: Graham Nolan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 3, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 13
7.1Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

The co-creators of Bane make a triumphant return to the character, with a twelve-issue series that will push him to the limit! Bane is seeking to create a global criminal empire with the help of his original gang, Bird, Trogg, and Zombie. The Man Who Broke The Bat moves beyond Gotham to find new cities to conquer and new enemies to crush. He won't stop until he stands at the top of the world of crime! For Bane, it's all about CONQUEST.

  • 10
    We Got This Covered - Sergio Pereira May 3, 2017

    In Bane: Conquest #1, Bane's co-creators Chuck Dixon and Graham Nolan show us that no one knows the Santa Prisca monster quite like they do. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 7, 2017

    The series is highly recommended, and we can only hope that this is just the beginning for Dixon working at DC again. While he can write anything, the members of the Bat-family are in desperate need of his guidance. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Slackjaw Punks - Garret Tumey May 3, 2017

    I thought this issue was really great, and the perfect new chapter in the constantly expanding mythology of Bane. His name is enough to get fans every where drooling at the thought of him gracing the pages. This time is even better than him being a side villain or having a quick arc and being dealt with, because we get another series with him as the main character. That's not even the best part either, it's also done by the two guys who created the character way back in 1993. Who knows the character better than these two, and that's why I think this series will be as shocking as the original that lead into Knightfall. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman May 3, 2017

    Chuck Dixon and Graham Nolan are back and they are working together on a Bane comic book. Exciting, right? Bane: Conquest #1 is packed with action, and its straightforward, easy-to-digest plot makes this book easy to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller May 4, 2017

    Dixon and Nolan have begun a year-long journey with Bane, starting out with several literal bangs, from Banes fists to satisfying vehicular explosions. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Joshua Raynor May 3, 2017

    Overall, I think this was a great start to this new maxiseries. It reintroduced us to some great characters and gave us a version of Bane we haven't seen in a long time, all thanks to the power team that brought us this character, Chuck Dixon and Graham Nolan. So, no matter if you're a long time Bane fan, or just getting into him now, this is definitely a series to check out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Jules Boyle May 3, 2017

    Make no mistake, this is top quality stuff and even if you're an old-school Batman fan who's not picked up a comic in years, you need Bane: Conquest in your life. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Russ Whiting May 3, 2017

    Bane: Conquest #1 won't blow you out of the water, but it's a solid setup issue for a character who has deserved his own series for some time now. If you're here to see Bane stomp heads, spout badass one-liners and get some shine in the spotlight away from Batman, you won't be disappointed. Just don't expect the invincible force of nature you saw in "I Am Bane." Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - stephengervais May 3, 2017

    I recommend picking this issue up if you've readKnightfalland are a fan of it. Otherwise, many of the supporting characters might be lost on you. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar May 10, 2017

    Overall, this is an issue that any Bane fan is going to love"especially since the classic creative duo is back in action. It's worth a read, but I'm hoping that things get a bit clearer as to Bane's end goal and motivation in the next 11 issues. In the meantime, head to your local comic book shop and read up on some Bane stories to get a feel for the character! Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover May 5, 2017

    Bane's back to his old ways, with an entertaining solo debut that needs to work through a few issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Nerd Church Radio - Ben DuPey May 3, 2017

    Watching Bane go out on the open sea, crush some skulls, and meet up with Damocles was fun, but I don't know if it's enough to carry a mini series. There was inklings of a Batman cameo in this book, so that might help down the line. The artwork was pretty good and Dixon is giving Bane a little more depth as a character along the way. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 3, 2017

    I really looked forward to this series, but this first issue just didn't sell me enough. I'll read the next to see if there's improvement, but the comic feels like a throwback and not in a good way. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 3, 2017

    I'm really worried that this first issue will turn a lot of people off because I found it to be a hard thing to get into, but hopefully the readers stick around because as long as Chuck and Graham haven't lost a step from their earlier days at DC Comics, this should be something totally worth getting invested in.  Too bad that doesn't show right now.  I loved the art and the nostalgic feels that this book gave me, but the story isn't quite there yet. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 4, 2017

    Perhaps it was too much to hope for more than one great Bane story out of DC this year. Bane: Conquest comes right on the heels of Tom King and David Finch's "I Am Bane" storyline, but it does little to build on that momentum. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    GWW - Christopher Rodriguez May 5, 2017

    This wasn't horrible by any means, but it did not live up to this creative teams past work. The retro art style was fantastic, the Bane action scenes were fun, and he makes for an interesting main character. There just wasn't much in this issue to excite me. As a reader, I wasn't given any reason to care about any of this. There was no drama. With that said, I have no doubt this creative team will deliver in future issues, they're too good not to. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason May 6, 2017

    After a second read the plot and characterization became clearer, but I dont enjoy a comic hurting my head upon first read trying to figure out whats going on. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand May 3, 2017

    I love Chuck Dixon, so it genuinely pains me to have to give something he wrote such meager reception, but his many successes from the past will not excuse a misstep in the present. The biggest problem with this story is that we aren't given a reason to care about Bane, root for him, or become invested in his journey. The plot is also very basic without a hint of suspense. On top of that, Bane's motivation is somewhat unclear. Being that this is the first of 12 issues, there is plenty of time to improve. At the same time, we're off to a real rocky start, and I shudder to think that all we have to look forward to is 11 more issues of the same. Read Full Review

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