Checkmate #1
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Checkmate #1

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Jesus Saiz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 26, 2006 Critic Reviews: 3
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"The Game of Kings" part 1! In Checkmate, it's all about the balance of power--between Black and White; between human and metahuman; and between the familiar faces who have become its new Kings and Queens. But first, they must prove their right to exist to the U.N. And they only have hours to do it.

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Aronson Apr 26, 2006

    Checkmate is another triumph for One Year Later. Its easily been my most anticipated of the post-Crisis books and the first issue lives up to my expectations. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Bailey May 12, 2006

    In The End: So how do you start off a series about an organization that will monitor and police meta-human activity all over the world? Simple, you disband it and thus the political intrigue begins. This was an impressive first issue that hit all of the beats that it needed to. While action will be an important part of the title, what will make this book work is Rucka's ability to mix the world of intelligence and super-heroes and balance both genres equally. I have all of the faith in the world that Rucka will make it work, and that this will be a book I look forward to month after month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Apr 27, 2006

    My only complaints are minor. I think the use of "Kobra" being a painfully obvious play on Cobra was cheesy. I also am not a fan of the Nick Fury look that Alan Scott is sporting with his eye patch. That creates an unnecessary tie with S.H.I.E.L.D. that will only encourage critics to say that Rucka is trying to create a S.H.I.E.L.D. rip-off with this title. Read Full Review

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