Nubia & The Amazons #1

Writer: Vita Ayala, Stephanie Williams Artist: Alitha Martinez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 20, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 28
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After the thrilling events of Infinite Frontier, Nubia becomes queen of Themyscira, but the new title also brings challenges. With the unexpected arrival of new Amazons, our hero is forced to reckon with her past and forge a new path forward for her sisters. Little does she know, a great evil grows beneath the island and it's up to this former guardian of Doom's Doorway to unite her tribe before paradise is lost forever! This unforgettable miniseries from writers Vita Ayala and Stephanie Williams, along with all-star artist Alitha Martinez (Future State) brings the fan-favorite character back to the DCU for good. After Nubia, the world of the more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Carrie McClain Oct 19, 2021

    Getting to know Nubia and Themyscira in this issue is a treat. Easily accessible, fantastic art and a story that features women being trusted, comforted and celebrated makes a great first issue. Being able to see Nubia in the spotlight in this new mini-series is a long awaited treat as this superb creative team tackles one of comics first Black superheroes. Ultimately, Nubia & The Amazons feels like a grand homecoming with all the right beats in place that honors a hero who has always deserved it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Oct 22, 2021

    Nubia & the Amazons #1 was as solid an opener as you could have hoped for when it comes to a character like Nubia. It reintroduces us to her story while making it known that she's not going anywhere anytime soon. Read Full Review

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    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton Oct 25, 2021

    Ayala and Williams craft a story that is brought to life by Alitha Martinez pencils, sharpened by the inks of Mark Morales, and brightened by the colors of Emilio Lopez. Becca Carey's letters bring to life every voice and thought with verve and timbre. The time is ripe for new legends and Nubia and The Amazons have many new stories to tell. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Oct 19, 2021

    The artwork in this issue is beautiful and each panel feels like a painting. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Oct 20, 2021

    With the first issue over, there are only five more left to go in the series. Ayala, Williams, and company do a good job of covering a great deal of ground in the first chapter. With introductions well and fully out of the way, the series can dive headlong into the action that will dominate the remainder of the series. There are SO MANY elements in play in the first issue. With only five more chapters to go, the series really needs to maintain the kind of focus it has found in the first issue, or it could get seriously derailed.  Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    GWW - Heather E. Houston Oct 20, 2021

    Nubia and the Amazons is an excellent addition to the Wonder Woman story, and it is intriguing with a nice setup to what promises to be an action-packed series. I am excited about what comes next as this epic tale unfolds between the pages. The depth of color and scale that took my breath away in certain scenes was nothing short of spectacular! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Clint Theron Oct 19, 2021

    What better way to prepare for the Trial of the Amazons then by reading its prelude, Nubia & the Amazons? If you're interested in Wonder Woman's corner of the DC Universe, especially the Amazons, Doom's Doorway, or Themyscira in general, this book is for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 19, 2021

    It's a slightly disjointed first issue, but one that has a lot of good elements. It's great to see an underrated figure from Diana's past get the spotlight. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 19, 2021

    Nubia and the Amazons #1 introduces new characters via a magical well that could change the way we think about the Amazons forever. The concept is intriguing and not unlike Marvel's Krakoa era with mutants never dying, but with an added fatal twist that'll keep readers coming back for more. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Oct 19, 2021

    Nubia & The Amazons #1 is a novel story about life on Themysciara with a mild mystery to build curiosity, but the central conflict lacks energy or excitement. The art is decent enough, but the bizarre artistic choices for the "new" Amazons seemingly ignore the rules of the world the creators have introduced to new readers in the same issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 20, 2021

    This doesn't really read like a first issue, but it's well-drawn and the mysteries introduced are compelling. I just wish there were more context actually provided in the issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - C.V.R. The Bard Oct 22, 2021

    The next issues should feature heavier action sequences with dialogue mixed in, instead of these two core concepts being divided. If that can be successfully executed then "Nubia and The Amazons" can go down as a touchstone for the future of DC, instead of a tokenized mini-series only put out seemingly to appeal to marginalized readers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Oct 25, 2021

    "Nubia and the Amazons" #1 is an important but bland reintroduction to Nubia and the current Themyscarian power structure. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Connor Casey Oct 20, 2021

    There's not much character development to speak of, Nubia gets little to do despite being on the title and cover, but if you love this corner of DC you'll feel right at home. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 19, 2021

    As a spotlight on Nubia, this was underwhelming and Amazon politics and rearing of the new generation don't make for the most exciting entry point for a new mini-series Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Antenovial Oct 19, 2021

    A wonderful first Issue. Themyscira hasn't felt this lived in for a while and the story has set up enough intrigue to keep me hooked.

    I already enjoyed Martinez art on Nubia's Future State: IWW back-up, and while her style won't be for everyone, I truly appreciate that she does not suffer from "same phase syndrome". That would have made following this story extremely difficult.

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    Amazing Psycamorean Nov 1, 2021

    This was good. I kind of expected not to like this, since I have no affinity for Nubia and Themyscira, in my time reading DC, has been the antithesis of interesting. However, this wasn't bad. The pacing is a little slow, but the focus is very tight, and we've yet to get caught up in complicated, boring lore like so often happens with the Amazonians.

  • 8.0
    Toonstrack Oct 28, 2021

    Decent beginning with some nice art and writing. Nothing crazy good yet but its solid. Art is very nice.

    Wouldve liked an action sequence of some kind but I get it.

  • 8.0
    Gaius Oct 26, 2021

    Decent setup issue. Nice to see a lot of George Perez concepts make their way back into Wonder Woman.

  • 7.0
    Imnotreallyintocomics Oct 31, 2021

    This comic wasn't great, though I believe that may be due to trying to get through introductions for the coming issues. As a stand alone issue this comic is a bit underwhelming. I especially felt burdened by the large amount of characters introduced without giving us a reason to remember most of them. I found it especially annoying when all the new amazons yelled out their new names with no indication on which ones I should remember.

    On the other hand, this is a good beginning issue. From the lore of the Well and Doom's Doorway, to the feeling of almost Frat/Sorority-esque life on Themyscira, to looming dangers ahead, there was enough to entice me to pick up issue #2.

    I also enjoyed Nubia in this issue. She definitel more

  • 6.5
    Merlyn Oct 19, 2021

    I have this feeling like this would be better just with Stephanie Williams as a writer, Vita Ayala has this style with her writing all over the place, she's just not a good writer.

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  • 6.0
    BigCliff Nov 4, 2021

    An issue that suffers from being literal setup. Nubia & The Amazons issue 1 gives you the broad strokes of the island & it's inhabitants. Small & quick glimpses of sections of Themyscira such as the library, well of souls, etc. You don't actually get time to know any of the characters unfortunately because the book is focused on setting you up for issue 2. My only complaint with this issue is the concept of the "well of souls." The idea is interesting but much more will need to be explored with it. For now, its main focus is providing second chances at life for women who were victims of crimes in man's world...ok. Also I hope the last five issues expand the influence of whatever is being guarded at this door mentioned in the story. I don't more

  • 5.5
    Joresti Oct 25, 2021

    Art was mediocre. Story was slightly above mediocre. We will see how this goes but not having particularly high hopes.

  • 4.0
    I Review Comics Oct 25, 2021

    Nubia and the Amazons #1 Review - This is Bait

    When I saw the solicited covers for Nubia and the Amazons I immediately added it to my pull list. I'm a sucker for comics featuring Black Characters and these renditions of Nubia are the best I've ever seen.

    Unfortunately, the book nosedives and we're left with a pretty vapid reading experience. It has very little to offer by way of story or action. I'm not quite sure who this book is for other than those who are reading it to love or hate it because of the creative team and the marketing behind the series. I honestly had no expectations because I didn't even read the solicitation beyond the preview art.

    The crux of Nubia and the Amazons is that women killed more

  • 1.5
    Briton Oct 26, 2021

    Nonsensical plot & awful art. Avoid.

  • 1.0
    Fredyourself Oct 25, 2021

    No make sense

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