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Peacemaker: Disturbing the Peace #1

Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Garry Brown Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 26, 2022 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 12
8.0Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

The breakout character from The Suicide Squad gets his own tale of peace ahead of the upcoming HBO Max TV show! Long before joining the Suicide Squad, Christopher Smith, code name Peacemaker, meets with a psychiatrist-a woman dangerously obsessed with his bizarre and violent past. From his tragic childhood to his military service overseas to his multiple missions with Special Forces, Smith has more than his share of skeletons in the closet. But who’s actually analyzing whom? And will this trip down memory lane result in yet more fatalities? Garth Ennis and Garry Brown delve deep into Christopher Smith’s history of violence, and reveal wha more

  • 10
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Jan 27, 2022

    DC is going balls deep in its Peacemaker character development at the moment with the TV Show and this new Black Series comic. Smith skillfully dodges Sedwick's concerns of the constant violence on his psyche and with professionals like Ennis and Brown, the chilling final page suddenly adds even more depth to the growing character. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Jan 24, 2022

    As for the art, Brown is a great fit. This character isn't a hero, and this is very much a dark story. You need an artist whose style reflects both of those qualities " enter Brown. And Lee Loughridge's colors help readers comfortably make the jump between Peacemaker's ridiculous past and the cold conversation taking place in the present. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jan 25, 2022

    Furthermore, this isn't your Jon Cena PEACEMAKER. Ennis' version isn't goofy or weird. Sure, he's awkward, direct, and silent. But to those looking for something humorous or fun from the character, that's not in this week's PEACEMAKER: DISTURBING THE PEACE #1 nor does it fit Ennis' style. However, there isn't a better pick for a writer to legitimize PEACEMAKER and separate him from the own screen, goofy Cena version than Garth Ennis. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Jan 25, 2022

    In true Garth Ennis fashion, Peacemaker: Disturbing The Peace #1 is a hilarious and meticulously crafted opening that nails the tone for this patriotic mass-murderer. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Ronnie Gorham Jan 30, 2022

    Peacemaker: Disturbing the Peace adds a new layer of confidence to a character with little lineage but a lot of potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 25, 2022

    Those coming into Peacemaker: Disturbing The Peace #1 expecting the same hijinks-filled hilarity of the HBO Max series will be sorely disappointed. That being said, there is the start of an interesting story here and the artwork matches that story, beat for beat. Readers should come in with an open mind and not expect the Garth Ennis of The Boys and The Pro. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Jan 25, 2022

    Peacemaker: Disturbing the Peace #1 is disturbing indeed and not for the fainthearted! Explore what makes this breakout star tick in this dark one-shot that's not to be missed! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jan 26, 2022

    The result is an impressive one-shot that applies elements of horror and action to create one of the most twisted reintroductions of a DC Comics character in many years and, despite the terror and ugliness on the page, it's hard to resist wanting more Peacemaker for the first time in the character's comics history. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Jan 25, 2022

    Peacemaker - Disturbing the Peace #1 is a one-shot seemingly aimed at synergy with the buzzy HBO Max TV show, but readers might be in for some tonal whiplash, even if the thematic hearts of the two share quite a bit in common. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jan 25, 2022

    Peacemaker: Disturbing The Peace #1offers a new origin for Christopher Smith, though its stellar artwork can't make up for the lack of originality or the fact that Gath Ennis is scraping his bag of tricks. Those looking for Peacemaker comics to read after watchingThe Suicide Squad and/or Peacemaker would be better off reading the currentSuicide Squad series. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 25, 2022

    This is just a one-shot that doesn't tie into anything, and that might be for the best"this Peacemaker doesn't feel like he belongs in the DCU. Read Full Review

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