Nubia: Queen of the Amazons #1

Writer: Stephanie Williams Artist: Alitha Martinez, Mark Morales Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 8, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 10
8.4Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

Nubia may be queen, but not all Amazons call Themyscira home, which prompts the new monarch to leave Themysci-ra for the first time in decades to serve her people in a way Hippolyta never had the opportunity to. Now, as she em-barks on her tour through Man's World to show off the newly established sisterhood, she will be met with joy, distrust, and danger. As she travels to the homes of both the Bana-Mighdall and Esquecida tribes, something lurks in the shadows following her every move. A villain from Nubia's mysterious past has been waiting for the day the queen joined the outside world again, and they're ready to make her wish she never lef more

  • 10 - Jenna Anderson Jun 8, 2022

    Stephanie Williams' script thrives in some of the smaller-scale character interactions (of which there are many in this issue), which only makes the escalation of events all the more satisfying. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Carrie McClain Jun 7, 2022

    Reading Nubia: Queen of the Amazons #1 leaves me in awe and leaves me as entertained as I was reading the first issue of the last mini-series. This creative team has worked to make Nubia a stand-alone character in her own right and it is so glorious to see on the page. They have successfully built on that and have continued crafting Nubia into a headliner and ultimately, being exactly what Themyscira needed and what the rest of the world has been waiting for. As a comic book reader and fan, I'm happy to see it with a creative team that has done so with much care and appreciation for such a beloved character. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Jun 7, 2022

    The first chapter of this series does not disappoint. Williams's recreation of Nubia ushers in a new era for Themysciran lore as it does an excellent job of showing a relatable and inclusive leadership style framed in a modern aspect. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Clint Theron Jun 7, 2022

    I've said this before and I'll say it again: I haven't been this excited about a character in years. This first issue takes everything fromNubia & The Amazons and theNubia: Coronation Special and expands upon it, revisiting most of the new amazons while also placing Queen Nubia at the forefront of the story. And there's Kangas! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 7, 2022

    I was surprised to see DC give Nubia such a push recently, but it's paying off in some great stories so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jun 8, 2022

    Williams is playing with precision in making certain that the tension steadily rises from the beginning of the first issue. The size of the ensemble might be a bit cumbersome, but Williams is showing that she can deliver a satisfying amount of story to every panel. Even a single-page conversation between Wonder Woman and Nubia feels impressively deep in Williams hands. The dialogue might not always feel perfectly fluid, but Williams clearly manages a sharply-constructed plot that should glide nicely through the summer of 2022.  Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Jun 7, 2022

    Nubia: Queen of the Amazons #1 starts off the series with an interesting premise that has far-reaching potential for DC. Unfortunately, the lackluster art, clunky dialog, and massive amount of unnecessary scenes that have no bearing on the plot bring a full issue down to a barely passable backup story. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AIPT - Robert Reed Jun 7, 2022

    Though the artwork is gorgeous, Nubia: Queen of the Amazons #1 is a slow start that spends most of its time introducing the cast without developing a plot for readers to hold onto. Read Full Review

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