Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S. #1
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Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S. #1

Event\Storyline: Forever Evil Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Manuel Garcia Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 30, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 4
6.8Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The villains have killed the Justice League and decimated A.R.G.U.S.'s headquarters. Only Steve Trevor and the surviving A.R.G.U.S. agents can pick up the pieces and save the civilian populace from unthinkable evil!

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Oct 31, 2013

    Seeing the President of the United States and Wonder Woman juxtaposed with this "everyman" was not only refreshing, but gave this event a much-needed sense of realism. After all, in a world of capes and superpowers, it's always nice to see that the true heroes, the ones who actually end up doing all of the work, are not only relatable, but actually likeable. And political commentary aside, it was nice to see a different and brave approach to giving a real person dialogue that actually affects the plot and overall tone of the story. Count me in for the rest of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Oct 31, 2013

    Look for me to be keeping up with this title going forward. Mr. Gates' ability to weave a strong story will keep me on the edge of my seat even if the art isn't as strong as I'd like it to be! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Nov 1, 2013

    Gates has me interested in the fate of A.R.G.U.S. and Steve Trevor more than I ever have been before, and I will definitely be continuing with this series. This is a solid debut issue that has the potential to tie up a lot of Forever Evil loose ends and seed many storylines into the DCU and I recommend giving it a shot. This series has a lot of avenues to explore and based on his work in issue #1 I think Gates is going to take readers to some interesting places. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Entertainment Fuse - Elvis Dutan Nov 2, 2013

    Overall it was an exciting issue and one that captures the sort of roller coaster ride that Forever Evil has become. Its a great tie-in that picks up a lot of loose plot threads from Justice League of America and fulfills a major part of the storyline. So, like much of the other tie-ins, this is a must read for those that want a well-rounded view of what is happening. The only fault I had art-wise was the front cover Brett Booth is just awful. Inside, Philip Tan, Neil Edwards, and Javier Pina do a serviceable job that shows moments of greatness. Which is, by and large, pretty impressive for a tie-in miniseries. Im already awaiting the next issue and I definitely recommend it out to all who want. Its well worth it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Oct 31, 2013

    It's possible ARGUS can emerge as a rock-solid part of the DCU. Team 7 didn't take, but maybe this series will. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - MikeFitz538 Nov 7, 2013

    Not a bad first issue for this mini, especially since it just recently changed writing hands between Kindt to Gates (though from scheduling issues more than anything) and with three artists. Wisely, it seems that Pina takes the majority of the flashbacks, which gives us Diana's 1st costume, and the creation of A.R.G.U.S. while Tan and Edwards seems to give us Trevor in modern day: being saved from the fate of the Leagues, catching up on the events of Forever Evil and trying to save the President. It is a good first issue, though at the same time, Trevor has never been the most interesting and the plot seems so action intense, that it leaves little time for character moments. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Oct 30, 2013

    Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S. #1 showed that this mini-series has potential. It's good at getting everything setup and establishing our main character well. It falters in the art department and by not being very exciting. If the next issue can fix these problems, this mini-series could be a lot of fun and enjoyable while it lasts. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Oct 30, 2013

    While this may have been better off as a Steve Trevor one-shot, with little evidence so far that there's enough material here to sustain an entire mini-series, it is one of the first main "Forever Evil" tie-ins to give some glimmer of hope that there's a plan to get out of this thing. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 30, 2013

    There's little reason to suspect this book's visual woes will improve, but hopefully Gates writing will ensure A.R.G.U.S. is worth following. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Oct 31, 2013

    So far I don't have much hope for this new mini-series, but I'm willing to give it another try. You have one more chance to convince me. Time to prove you're a hero, Steve. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    We The Nerdy - David John Oct 31, 2013

    In short Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S # 1 is a book which offers insight into Steve Trevor and the Forever Evil event as a whole, but is nothing special in its own right. The threads and characters are potentially there for a better story but as is I would recommended this to big Trevor fans and people who want more Forever Evil, but not the average reader. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jason Motes Nov 3, 2013

    It was okay. It wasn't my cup of tea, but the art is pretty good and the writing is also solid. There are some interesting developments, which I am interested to see play out. I'll probably hang in for one more issue at least. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 31, 2013

    "Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S." #1 succeeds in the spots where it doesn't focus on the acronym, the organization or the crossover with "Forever Evil." Essentially, if this comic were called "The Adventures of Steve Trevor," it would be a lot more on-target. The cover makes this seem as though it is a book about a team of warriors, but the story inside narrows the focus to Steve Trevor and Etta Candy, with a few cyphers dropped in for padding. This isn't the greatest tie-in story ever, but it's also not the worst. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Jay Mattson Nov 1, 2013

    Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S. #1 is a necessary, but tedious read. Steve Trevor and A.R.G.U.S.s activities in the wake of the Crime Syndicates invasion prove to be the most interesting aspect of the story, but the entire issue is weighed down by unneeded backstory concerning Steve and Wonder Woman. Read Full Review

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