Blood Syndicate: Season One #1

Writer: Geoffrey Thorne Artist: ChrisCross Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 11, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 7
8.0Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

You asked, and we delivered...the Blood Syndicate is back! Wise Son and Tech-9 have returned from their military tours in Afghanistan-and life in Dakota City could not be more different. While Icon and Rocket have been busy cleaning up the streets, Bang Babies have been forming rival gang factions. With Holocaust's influence-and super-powered army-growing, who will look out for the people of Paris Island when the capes aren't watching? What secrets do Wise and Tech hide from their time overseas? As the struggle for power on the chaotic streets spills into war...who will emerge victorious as the new kingpin of Paris Island? Original Blood Synd more

  • 10
    Get Your Comic On - Dave Jones May 10, 2022

    The best way I can think to describe Blood Syndicate is a mix of Boyz in the Hood (my favourite film of all time) and The Boys. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth May 18, 2022

    Blood Syndicate #1 is a very strong opening issue setting the tone of events to come while also smoothly inviting new readers into the Dakotaverse. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 10, 2022

    ChrisCross delivers some dynamic and beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. The action was vibrant and visually exciting throughout. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Robert Reed May 10, 2022

    Blood Syndicate: Season One #1 is a debut that will invite readers new and old into its world through its strong characterizations and fantastic artwork. This isn't a perfect issue by any means, but it lays a strong foundation for Thorne and ChrisCross to build on and flesh out this new version of the Dakotaverse. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 10, 2022

    While it wasn't overly flashy and mostly set up for future installments, this was a strong debut for the next era of Blood Syndicate. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 10, 2022

    Overall, it's a bit of a slow start, but it has some intriguing lead characters and a fast-paced feel that keeps the sense of danger going strong to the cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings May 10, 2022

    Blood Syndicate: Season One #1gives one of the Milestone Universe's fan-favorite teams a fresh start, courtesy of a talented creative team. If you're looking to get into the Milestone Universe or learn more about its non-Static character, this is the series for you. I can't wait to see how the creative team works with the other members of the Syndicate Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Tyson Yurai May 10, 2022

    While this first issue of Blood Syndicate didnt light a fire under me, the book certainly has potential that I cant wait to see realized - especially from great creators like Thorne, ChrisCross, Castro and Quintana! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez May 10, 2022

    Blood Syndicate #1 is a refreshed take on the origins of the Blood Syndicate, with homecoming soldiers learning their town has developed a power vacuum after Icon and Rocket cleared out the drug cartels. The art is above average, with excellent coloring for a solid visual experience, and the plot is pretty straightforward. Thorne puts enormous effort into making the dialog as authentic as possible, sometimes at the expense of accessibility and clarity. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday May 10, 2022

    A mixed bag of a first chapter, Blood Syndicate #1 suffers from worn tropes and inconsistencies taking time from its greater moments. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Evan Valentine May 11, 2022

    Blood Syndicate didn't grab me as much as I wish it had, but I'm interested in seeing where it takes its story next. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Amazing Psycamorean May 18, 2022

    Honestly the fact that this is from the same creator who wrote that terrible Green Lantern run is crazy. This is actually very good, with deliberate yet interesting pacing.

  • 8.5
    maljoss May 10, 2022

    An almost perfect first issue.

    The creative team did a great job establishing the setting, setting up the main conflict, and seeding a few subplots. Tech-9, Wise Son, Fade, Flashback, and Holocaust are introduced, with the much of the focus being put on Tech-9. I would have liked to know more about these characters by the end of the issue (I"m an old Milestone fan, so I'm familiar with the characters, but new readers might need more information). The issue ends in a way that left me wishing it was 10 pages longer. It felt like part 1 of 2, and, as a rule, I think first issues should be complete stories, in and of themselves. It didn't end on a cliffhanger, exactly. I was left wanting more and will definitely check out the next i more

  • KittyNone May 12, 2022

    Hm. I was excited for this, but now that I've read the first issue, I'm not sure how I feel about it yet and that's basically down to pacing — this issue doesn't do an awful lot except introduce some of the main characters and confirm that Holocaust is floating around being awful. ChrisCross has never turned in a bad comic, but he's definitely done better. No rating because I could definitely see this being something I get into as it goes on, but as a first issue it's pretty slight. The original Blood Syndicate came out of the gate guns blazing; this, by contrast, is really just prelude.

  • 8.5
    Pantheon36 May 17, 2022

  • 7.5
    The Cheese Man Dec 19, 2022

  • 7.0
    ed1138 Jul 15, 2022

  • 6.5
    cumgurglinrhino May 12, 2022

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