Threshold #1

Threshold #1

Writer: Keith Giffen Artist: Tom Raney, Scott Kolins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 16, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16
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Continues directly out of this month's GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS ANNUAL #1! Jediah Caul, a disgraced Green Lantern stripped of his power ring, is hunted for sport on a televised reality show! With nothing but his training as a GL and whatever weapons he can scavenge, can Caul not only survive these games but win back his self-respect? Plus, in the backup story: What happens when Larfleeze, the ultimate hoarder, is robbed...of everything!

  • 10
    Fanboy Buzz - TommyZimmer Jan 22, 2013

    Tom Raney does a good job drawing the Caula/Caul/Stealth story. His knack for sci-fi is evident, and he keeps the pace of the story going nicely. Scott Kolins does a great job as well. His Larfleeze is as crazy as any previous incarnation, and does not let up. This book has potential to stay, and I hope it does. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Addicts - Akshay Dhar Jan 21, 2013

    Loved both stories and liked both artists " I'm definitely on-board with this book for as long as it finds an audience and stays this good, with DC losing books (like this weeks too-soon finale of the wicked-awesome Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E) and new ones popping up pretty fast, here's hoping this one finds a foot-hold as it shows promise and the potential to have something to compete with Marvels excellent cosmic books, something, anything besides another standard Legion or Green Lantern story. While connected, these tales at least show a unique adventure and world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Jan 19, 2013

    Keith Giffen has the opportunity to write some very good science-fiction here and so far he is succeeding with his great mix of plot and humor, helped by the very competent artists that he has in Tom Raney and Scott Kolins. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Den Of Geek! - Mike Cecchini Jan 17, 2013

    The amusing back-up story (with terrific Scott Kolins art) starring everyone's favorite Orange Lantern, Larfleeze is a nice touch to fill out the book, and you'll feel like you got your money's worth. Threshold #1 helped me meet my recommended weekly allowance for alien planets, laser guns, and forgotten silver age DC sci-fi concepts, so I'm feeling pretty good about it. Now, let's see what Giffen does on Legion of Super Heroes next month" Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Elvis Dutan Jan 18, 2013

    The art in this issue is split between Tom Raney and Scott Kolins, who both do great work and really compliment their respective tales while also highlighting the differences between them. Raney's art accents the neon-plastic sci-fi wasteland that Jediah Caul, our erstwhile protagonist, has found himself trapped within. Kolins' art, on the other hand, is much more cartoonish and expressive a perfect fit for Larfleezes personality and energy. Threshold is already off to a steady start and with the new wave of DC books already on the horizon I can definitely see Threshold holding the lead on those, quality wise. Now all thats left is to see where Keith Giffen takes us on this crazy adventure through the cosmos. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jan 16, 2013

    While THRESHOLD 1 may have been a bit confusing and overwhelming to me, it was still a very good issue. Both the main story and the back-up are great here, even though I think the back-up may be a bit better, and it's something I'm for sure putting on my pull list.Overall, I recommend this book. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 16, 2013

    Giffen rounds out this issue with a short story starring Larfleeze. Unlike the backups in books like Batman or Detective Comics, there' no seeming connection between it and the main tale beyond the general sci-fi setting. Still, it's a fun little tale that takes advantage of Larfleeze's bizarre personality and dials up the humor even further than the main story. Scott Kolins' loose, cartoony style fits Larfleeze's world like a glove. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jan 16, 2013

    Scott Kolins' artwork in the backup story fares a bit better than Tom Raney's in the main story simply due to its stylization, but both are solid. Giffen's dialogue is cute and fun, establishing a swashbuckling tone for the proceedings. If you're in for some rip-roaring space adventure, you could do worse than Threshold. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Jan 18, 2013

    Overall, “Threshold” presents two distinct stories, neither of which are abhorrently bad or astonishingly good. Going in, I expected to love the backup and trudge through the main story. While I didn't entirely fall for the main story, it was by far the more engaging and exciting of the two stories. Understandably, DC initially led with the Larfleeze content, but I don't see that being what carries this book. Sadly, despite the solid work, this seems to be destined to a short run as well. This doesn't have the crossover appeal of an “I, Vampire” (20 issues), or the nostalgia of a “Justice League International” (12 issues and an annual), so this seems to be a 16 and done series at best, which is a real shame. Hopefully, Giffen can draw readers in and do some special work, but with the current DC landscape, it seems that there is only a limited time before this series is hunted like one of its fugitive characters. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Crux - Wesley Messer May 10, 2013

    Threshold is a book that goes up and down in focus for the most part. The Hunted has potential and its almost hard to judge from one issue just where this will go. There is potential, I cant deny that at all, Ill have to check back in on this series to see where Giffen takes this one. Larfleezes story is a blast to read and if you like the character youll want to take a look at this for sure. Its a mixed bag but it is a mostly solid book, so I dont give Threshold my highest recommendation, more wait and see how it develops. In my case, I wasnt that impressed, but Im hopeful Giffen finds the right voice for the story. Well have to wait and see. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Steve Morris Jan 17, 2013

    Threshold #1 is a curious little book. It's light hearted and fast-paced, with not very much going on. But the world is involving, and the cardboard characters provide a lot of entertaining moments. It is, I say, quite a lot like Star Wars. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jan 21, 2013

    I found this issue enjoyable and far better than the annual which preceded it to be certain.  However I don't find myself quite certain that it's something I'd want to read on a monthly basis yet, but I'm willing to give it an arc or two to hook me.  Three out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 17, 2013

    "Threshold" #1 is an all right comic, but I do feel that as a first issue it's missing the boat a bit. Neither story makes me dying to read a second chapter; they're both reasonable but for the moment I feel like they're lacking that extra spark that will make a reader add this to their subscription list. Giffen's been more reliable in the past so I don't think it's out of the realm of possibility that "Threshold" #2 could turn things around quickly. But for now, it's not the blockbuster starting that a new series needs in this crowded market. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 19, 2013

    At least both stories have good art. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - funwithjedi Jan 20, 2013

    Ultimately, the title rings hollow. It feels like a B-movie when conceptually it could be so much more. Science fiction comics shouldn't be to the lowest common denominator (best testified by Saga), but it seems like that's what the Big Two hold it as. Maybe Guardians of the Galaxy or Nova will provide something better. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jan 22, 2013

    Continue to read: No, at least not in single issues.Continue to review: No. Read Full Review

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