House of El: The Shadow Threat #1
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House of El: The Shadow Threat #1

Writer: Claudia Gray Artist: Eric Zawadzki Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 6, 2021 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
8.9Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

A brand-new vision of one of comics most famous tragedies-the first of a trilogy of young adult graphic novels by New York Times bestselling writer Claudia Gray and illustrator Eric Zawadzki!
Explore Krypton like never before: through the eyes of two teenagers on opposite sides of the same extinction-level event. Zahn is one of Krypton’s elites: wealthy, privileged, a future leader. Sera is one of Krypton’s soldiers: strong, dedicated, fearless. Their rule-bound society has ordained that their paths should never cross. But groundquakes are shaking the planet’s surface. Rebellious uprisings are shaking the populace. Krypton’s more

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Dec 2, 2020

    Taking a step backward may seem like an odd move for DC, especially as they are powering up for the Future State event. This is the first book of a planned three part arc; the second book due out in Fall of 2021. Whilst this may mean quite a delay in the minds of some fans, you certainly can't complain about the quality of this project. House of El is a great way to see more of the world of Krypton, lost when a baby Kal-El was rocketed away from it. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jan 6, 2021

    The art is perfect too for this. It is another strong book in the DC Ink line. I enjoyed this very much, just like the others! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 5, 2021

    This is a fascinating book that broadens the scope of the DC OGN line and shows once again why it's where DC's best stories are being told. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Keigen Rea Jan 6, 2021

    Add another book to the list of DC's YA successes! 'House of El Book One' delivers a strong and unique story in the crowded superhero genre. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - James Ferguson Jan 20, 2021

    A new perspective on the last days of Krypton unfolds with a bit of Romeo & Juliet mixed in. Two teenagers rebel against their genetically engineered destiny as the planet begins to crumble around them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Jan 6, 2021

    I'll definitely be looking forward to reading the two remaining House of El books. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    letskillrobots Jan 25, 2021

    An original story from DC. Good for them.

  • 8.0
    JS3620 Jun 20, 2021

    The concept of this story being a full-blown trilogy is done pretty well for this most part. With this being the part 1, I can safely say that its off to a great start. Here, we get to explore the world to Kryptonians; Zahn and Sera, both of which come from different ranks in their forces. The story acts as a non-canon prequel to what exactly is transpiring on Krypton and if it can be stopped, with the addition of new characters in place, other than Jor-El, and Kara.

  • 8.5
    daspidaboy Jul 11, 2021

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