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The Silencer Annual #1

Writer: Jackson Herbert Artist: Dan Abnett Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 29, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 9
8.3Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Silencer visits Gotham City, but she's not there to see the sights-she's there to shut down Talia al Ghul's latest secret weapons plant. Obviously, this brings her into conflict with Batman-but there's a secret history to Bruce Wayne and the Silencer that complicates everything! Will Batman slap the cuffs on this metahuman hit woman-or will one of Batman's rogues get the drop on them both for the mysterious Leviathan organization?

  • 10
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Aug 30, 2018

    I highly recommend you pick upThe Silencer Annual #1. Whether you're a regular reader or new to the title, there's plenty here for you to enjoy. From Honor's past with the League, to her transition to Leviathan, an encounter with Batman, and her introduction to Blake, this book is sheer perfection! So, what are you waiting for? Go get this book! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Eric Mitchell Aug 29, 2018

    I absolutely had a blast with this book and I am now tempted to pick up the series as a subscription at my local comic shop. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Aug 31, 2018

    It's a series that has one foot in the main DCU and one in the "real" world, and its sympathetic view of Honor and her family is something I particularly enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 29, 2018

    A strong annual that matters due to great character development. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geekery Magazine - Chino DT Aug 31, 2018

    "Family Business" brings a good story that is set before the creation of the Leviathan organization and focuses on the early beginnings of the Batman " Thalia al Ghul relationship (I hope you understand why Thalia is interested in protect Bats heh heh). Written by Dan Abnett, Drawn by Jack Herbert and colors by Hi-Fi. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Oct 21, 2018

    Jack Herberts work is much cleaner than Silencers co-creator, John Romita Jr. I like his Talia. While pretty, there is something exotic and non-caucasian inn her looks. Herbert is also good with drawing everyday thugs and cityscapes. I find that his Silencer seem to be able to jump as high as Daredevil, but I dont know if this is one of her abilities or the artists exaggerated interpretation of her skills. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Hussein Wasiti Aug 29, 2018

    I really did like this issue. It may be one of the best of the series, not just because of the action scenes, but also because it sheds some light on Honor's role as Talia's primary assassin, as well as the kind of person she used to be before she started her own family. This issue solidifies Honor as the best character in the New Age line. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 29, 2018

    This flashback annual turns back the clock to the beginning of her career, much the way the recent Damage Annual showed us Ethan Avery's first day on the job. This one is much more successful at filling in blanks and humanizing its main character, as always. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Sep 5, 2018

    It feels like Mission Impossible but with costumed vigilantes, and the spy approach works in its favour to produce excellent results. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 29, 2018

    Abnett does a great job of weaving Silencer into the world of Batman with their mutual link to Talia. The story is done really well and keeps the tone of the series as Honor finds herself questioning her role as an assassin and what it might be like to have a life and family of her own. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton Aug 31, 2018

    A good comic book annual offers a look at the past and a promise for the future. The Silencer's first annual illuminates key moments that led to a change in Honors belief system and a challenge to her League of Assassin indoctrination. By opening and then ending this book in her home with Blake and their son, Honor acknowledges that her greatest lesson from Talia was the value of family. A family shechosen and built with the people she loves. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Christian Hoffer Aug 29, 2018

    This might be the best issue of The Silencer yet, although that's not exactly high praise given the mediocre quality of past issues. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Sep 5, 2018

    The Silencer Annual #1 has some of the better art for the series, but a story that lacks any real impact. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nihilist Aug 30, 2018

    Silencer so far keeps her standards, and does not disappoint. Not once. This annual issue offers not the most original, but surely essential backstory of her coming to revelation she wants to quit her "work", and also how she met her to be husband. It's important, since part of her comics always revolve around the concept of family, and keeping them out of danger, related to Honor's profession and past.
    If you're fan of the series, don't hesitate - buy this issue, it's great, and helps us understand the crazy world of Honor Guest.

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  • 6.0
    daddyT Aug 30, 2018

    not bad. finally really cements her as a "good guy"...

    but the art was bad. blank faces and all.

  • 3.0
    Herushalaim Sep 2, 2018

    The writing in this is trash.

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