Telos #1

Telos #1

Writer: Jeff King Artist: Carlos Pagulayan, Jason Paz, Sean Parsons, Hi-Fi Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 7, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
5.7Critic Rating
4.8User Rating

The villain of the world-shattering CONVERGENCE event stars in his own new series! Set loose from his planetary tether at the end of the best-selling CONVERGENCE, Telos finds himself free and able to traverse space and time via a sliver of Brainiac's powers. As this epic begins, he embarks on an odyssey, journeying across time and space in search of his past.

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Oct 13, 2015

    What is the purpose of ringing a bell in a soundproof room? Why go to the trouble of crafting a two-month event that seems sealed away from the greater continuity of the DC Universe? The effects ofConvergence, or the lack thereof, have fueled discussion and speculation in comic shops and on internet sites for months. DC seems finally to have settled on a model of waves rolling through space and time revealing their significance as they slowly manifest. The newest arc ofJustice League Unitedquite explicitly deals with these reality ripples, while three new books debuting this month,Telos, Superman: Lois and Clark,andTitans Hunt,reveal further fallout fromConvergence. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Oct 7, 2015

    For a new title launch at issue #1, Telos unfortunately fails in its most basic mission: capture the readers interest with a solid foundation and get them off on the right foot to want to learn more. King clearly is relying on a readership that already has an investment in Telos journey, and time will tell whether that readership actually exists or not. Either way, this is a pretty gorgeous piece of work from Paguyalan and company. The question is, is great art enough to keep me coming back? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    GAMbIT Magazine - J. Luis Oct 9, 2015

    I don't know, it just all feels really rushed story wise. I would have loved to spend more time on the battle with Brainiac and getting more details on who Telos is because he looks like a pretty neat new character. Still, Telos #1 is a fun read and does its job to get you hooked for the next issue, so this one gets a recommendation, albeit a tepid one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Max Eber Oct 12, 2015

    If you are invested in Convergence and like to see redemption arcs, this will be right up your alley. It's not terrible, what's here isn't offensive to read nor is the art too much of anything other than competent, but it's such a normal and heavy book (as this is a direct sequel) it really doesn't feel like it's particularly special either. DC needs to push more stylistically. I know they have been and that's great, but they need to do it even more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 8, 2015

    The comic is ok. It's not bad in any way, there's just nothing that really excites me about it. Telos as a character didn't interest me in Convergence, and that carries over here too. It's a series I wasn't expected, and after reading the first issue, I'm not expecting it to stick around too long. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 7, 2015

    This is one of the weirdest titles to come out in a long time in my mind, simply because it's about Telos.  There wasn't a lot of character development going on in Convergence that would make me think that we'd ever see the character again and sadly there isn't much here either.  This issue sets up the story, but I don't know if it's something that I really want to see because of how one dimensional the title character is.  The art is half decent though and if you were a fan of Convergence than there's no reason you shouldn't continue the further adventures of Telos here....... I'm just personally not sold on it yet. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Oct 7, 2015

    Telos #1 is a mediocre comic. There's nothing wrong with it that is really bad or makes it hard to read, but there's nothing really great to make you happy that you read it. Unless you were a big fan of the character from Convergence, I don't see there being enough here worth recommending. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Oct 7, 2015

    The debut issue of Telos feels like an extended prologue to the series it actually kicks off at best, or a muddled collection of half-finished thoughts at worst. Telos has been imbued with the ability to travel through all of space and time, has been initially tasked with what appears to have all the makings of a heist story. There's still a long way to go, but it's hard not to feel disappointed that the promise of the DC You and this intriguing character has so far yielded something less than the sum of its parts. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 8, 2015

    While some elements of Convergence may have warranted a spinoff series, the rivalry between Telos and Brainiac certainly isn't among them. Unsurprisingly, Telos doesn't make for a particularly compelling protagonist as his search for his family continues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    SteveO Oct 13, 2015

    I enjoyed this and am intrigued with the premise of the next issue basically being a heist movie (except with super-powered beings and a planet full of AIs). I'm pretty new to comics having only read trade paperbacks before and I used Convergence as a jumping on point (having done my homework with the various Crises) For me, I like that I can carry on following the Telos story set up in Convergence in a fairly self-contained way in this series. Looking forward to the next issue now that the exposition (presumably) has been dealt with.

  • 4.5
    Big Brother Oct 7, 2015

    DC, what are you doing?

  • 3.5
    Supes' soups Oct 9, 2015

    Terrible first issue. Telos has always been a character with potential but he's being mishandled again and again. Convergence was the biggest wasted opportunity in recent time and the only benefit from it, is that writers are no longer constricted to the New 52 timeline and I'm expecting next week's Lois and Clark to hit it out of the park. But Telos is a mess of a comic. I honestly don't remember what I read except that they have a cowering, backstabbing version of Brainiac rather than the omnipotent supervillain up there with Darkseid and Anti-monitor that I usually think of. I think this title will crash and burn. It might not even complete its 12 issue run like it's supposed to.

  • 4.0
    Juanpk26 Oct 8, 2015

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