Ragman #1

Writer: Ray Fawkes Artist: Inaki Miranda Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 11, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 19
8.0Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

After a failed mission to raid a tomb in the Israeli Desert, war veteran Rory Harper is plagued by the death of his partners. As Rory battles his guilt back in Gotham City, he discovers that what was in that tomb has followed him home, and it's about to change his life. But as Rory begins his journey, an evil is invading Gotham City, and it wants what he's discovered. A hero is born in this visionary reimagining of the Ragman mythos by writer Ray Fawkes and artist Inaki Miranda!

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Oct 11, 2017

    In conclusion, the first issue of Ragman is really solid. Not only does it present the reader with a mystery, but also shows us the effects of going off to war. Fawkes makes Rory a sympathetic character and makes the Ragman identity wholly interesting. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Shean Mohammed Oct 12, 2017

    Worth the buy, as Fawkes finds that eerie enjoyment factor that combined superhero mythos with horror fantasy which made Justice League Dark and Constantine so good. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Oct 14, 2017

    RAGMAN #1 is an excellent revisioning of an iconic DC superhero. With a deep focus on protagonist Rory Regan's battle with PTSD, this comic should be read by fans of all stripes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Oct 11, 2017

    The first issue hits the ground running, introducing the characters to each other as quickly as they're introduced to the audience. A little jarring at times, but does little to get in the way of the excitement there is to be had. Fawkes and crew may only have 6 issues but the story is off to an adventurous start. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Paul Tracy Oct 10, 2017

    The smart, concise, well-formed origin remake is exactly what Rory Regan's Ragman character needed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Connor Willesden Oct 11, 2017

    Ragman superbly sets up the miniseries with stunning art from Miranda and great writing from Fawkes and pushes forward into DCs mystical section. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Oct 11, 2017

    Ray Fawkes and Inaki Miranda breath life into a mystical character that first hit the pages in the 1970's. Ragman #1 is a fantastic start to what promises to be a memorable mini-series. Don't miss this one folks. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Oct 13, 2017

    Read this book once to follow the action and again to savor the artwork. Either way, just buy it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Oct 13, 2017

    A dark but fun story, totally worth picking up, even if this is your first exposure to the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Adeem Khan Oct 12, 2017

    Ragman #1 rushes out of the gate strong, with just a few stumbles along the way. The setup, the art, and the writing give me confidence that this is going to be a great series to keep up on. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    CourtOfNerds - Grant Stoye Oct 11, 2017

    Fawkes and crew do a phenomenal job of updating a classic Kubert character for a modern audience. They establish a sense of horror in this book that never lets the reader relax, from the gripping character narration to the otherworldly artwork. If youre in the market for a new supernatural DC book, this is definitely worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 17, 2017

    Ragman is a familiar character that has some of its trappings set in a different way here but looks to stick to the core of what makes it work, both in powers and in character. Ray Fawkes delivers a strong opening that's accessible to new readers while also ticking the boxes for those that have known it for some time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Deron Murphree Oct 12, 2017

    This was a quick read and Im already looking for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manny Gomez Oct 11, 2017

    This is a solid book that re-introduces a character perfectly. It has the right amount of set up, cast development and story intrigue to get a reader invested and wanting to continue on with the rest of this six-issue miniseries. Consider me officially waiting for the next chapter. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Oct 11, 2017

    A telegraphed story and some nice artwork make for a pretty standard comic book. There's enough here to sustain interest to the next issue, but I do hope that this debut is suffering from "pilot episode syndrome" and it won't be as rote next month. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Geekery Magazine - Kris Kolish Oct 11, 2017

    While its not the most thoughtful exploration of the character thus far, Ragman #1 is a well-executed and action-packed blend of superhero and horror. Fawkes is a capable writer, so Im hopeful that subsequent issues offer a bit more depth. But even if the story remains light on substance, at six issues its really not at risk of overstaying its welcome. 3.75/5 Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Oct 11, 2017

    Ragman #1 serves as a good jumping on point for anybody that has ever been interested in the character and wanted to read about him. The story starts off strong and brings the reader along slowly getting to know this character. The art, for the most part, is good comic art and the action pages are where it really starts to shine. Ragman #1 is a solid pick up if you are in the mood for a little something on the supernatural side, but still in the superhero universe, much like Marvel Spirits of Vengeance. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Oct 15, 2017

    If you've never read a Ragman book before but want to know more about him then this is the a great place as any to start, especially if you're in the mood for a spookier type of book to read this October as Halloween gets ever closer Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - MJ Rae Oct 11, 2017

    Ragman is a classic character in the DC Universe, and this new series is off to an excellent start. It will be interesting to see how, or if, Ragman factors into the current DC comics and integrates into a more modern Gotham City. With 5 more issues to go, the stellar team on this book should be able to turn out an action-packed mini-series that shines the spotlight on an underrated character. Now all that remains is to see if Ragman will lean into heroics or horror, but it is sure to be an exciting ride either way. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 12, 2017

    There's a lot to like in these pages, but I'm hoping that next issue delves into the nature and motives of the cat-eyed folk rather than trying to drag out the mystery for the entire six issues of this mini. Ragman #1 is a good first issue for a character who has never really caught fire with readers, providing drama, action and mystery in a nice coherent package. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - Sean M. Morse Oct 12, 2017

    This was a standard first issue. It gave us a clear view of the characters origins and set up strife to drive him forward. It was all done well, but I would have liked to see a little more personality to differentiate Ragman from similar heroes (particularly Moon Knight). From the beautiful cover by Guillem March to the tight interiors by Inaki Miranda, this is one of the better-looking books coming from DC right now. With so many series revolving around major events, its nice to have a self-contained story like this. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Blair Marnell Oct 12, 2017

    As a new setup for Ragman, this could eventually work. But the opening chapter doesn't do enough to make me want to follow the rest of Rory's new life in the DC universe. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Oct 11, 2017

    The premise and idea behind Ragman isn't a bad one. It has legs, but the problem is the name, the design and the fact that this character was created at a different point in the world. Not every character or creation is going to be timeless like Batman or Superman, and even they have had their fair share of tune-ups over the years. There were so many small things that could have been changed and cleaned up with this concept to make it fresh and exciting in 2017. Instead, it's just a modern setting for the same old shit which ends up being done deaf. Read Full Review

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