Peacemaker Tries Hard! #1

Writer: Kyle Starks Artist: Steve Pugh Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 3, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 19
8.9Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Having earned his release from the Suicide Squad, Peacemaker wants to try and do normal superhero stuff for a change. Unfortunately everyone, including the bad guys, thinks he sucks at superhero stuff. But when busting up a terrorist ring introduces Christopher Smith to the cutest thing to ever walk (awkwardly) on four legs, he finds the unconditional love he's been denied his whole life. That is, until the dog is kidnapped right out from under him by a super-villain who has some very un-super-heroic plans for Peacemaker's brand of ultraviolence. Will he help an infamously unstable super-powered criminal steal the world's most valuable-and da more

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 3, 2023

    This Peacemaker is perfectly placed to capitalize on the 'Peacemaker' show starring John Cena..just, y'know, sixteen months later. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Capes & Tights - Justin Soderberg Apr 27, 2023

    Along with Kyle's spectacular writing, legend Steve Pugh nailed the artwork which pairs extremely well with the Peacemaker character and Starks' story. We are excited to see where Pugh and Starks take this six-issue miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Get Your Comic On - Dave Jones May 3, 2023

    The debut of Peacemaker Tries Hard! has definitely lead the groundwork for an exciting series to come. The creative team has hit the mark and I look forward to seeing more in the future. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer May 2, 2023

    Peacemaker Tries Hard! sets a bonkers new standard for humor in comics, completely going far harder than it has ANY right to in its mission to thrill and cause many a reader to quite literally LOL. If you're a fan of the show, there's zero excuse for missing this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 2, 2023

    Peacemaker Tries Hard! #1 is a refreshing start to a kind of adult comic series you don't often get from DC Comics. It's a book many will love, especially if they liked the recent TV show, as it blends vulgarity, and adult humor, all in a slick visual package. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 2, 2023

    When Kyle Starks has a new comic, you know you're in for something gleefully ridiculous. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles May 2, 2023

    Final ThoughtsPeacemaker Tries Hard! #1 is a great first issue, perfect for both Peacemaker fans and those who know nothing about Peacemaker. Its fun and has a fantastic cliffhanger ending. If youre curious about Peacemaker, grab this book and get on the ground floor of what promises to be a great ride. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 3, 2023

    Peacemaker: Tries Hard! #1 is a great debut. It's absurd in its situations playing up everything to extremes but never quite crossing that line to distract. Every moment is used to pack in a joke and a laugh, and through it all, you feel a little bad for Peacemaker. Well worth a buy if you're a long time fan of the character, new to him, or just need a good laugh. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday May 5, 2023

    An irreverent, goofy, and charming start to this new chapter starring everyone's favorite loveable mass murder machine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 2, 2023

    The language shifts this book to a Black Label title, but it's the Peacemaker that's gained a following from the TV series ensuring that this series is one that already has a ready audience. If they can forgive the lack of a pet eagle. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Manzo May 8, 2023

    If this series continues with the James Gunn way of Peacemaker, it'll be entertaining and exciting to see how Starks can connect it to future DC projects with Peacemaker. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett May 3, 2023

    Fans of The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker are bound to find plenty to enjoy in this humorous action romp, even if it's simply par for the course when it comes to the consistently excellent work of Starks and Pugh. Read Full Review

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