Vigil #1

Writer: Ram V Artist: Lalit Kumar Sharma Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 17, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 28
8.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

/.../ /Who Are The Vigil? The shipping vessel Eastwind was taken captive by pirates off the coast of Thailand. 24 hours after the crew had been taken hostage, before communications had been established or any demands made, the crew reported an intervention by a group of unknown individuals. Amid other bizarre claims by the crew, are reports of an individual who changed his appearance at will and a woman who seemingly dodged bullets. Once the pirates were taken out, no attempts were made at rescuing the crew. There have long been rumors rogue metahumans targeting weaponized illegal technology. With some hinting that they call themselves The Vi more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson May 16, 2023

    As a fan of espionage movies and comics, this book hooked me easily. But the creative team opened up a new world to me that I really hope other fans will take a liking to it too. Yes, it can be cozy to stay in one's lane and stick to what you know. But this corner of the DCU is jam-packed with cool secrets in a hot climate, a cast of die-hard vigilantes, and a litany of questions I need answers to. Do yourself a favor and support this book Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicsOnline - Matt Sernaker May 16, 2023

    The Vigil fits perfectly under the Dawn of DC initiative, as the engaging story explores new characters and new concepts in a compelling way that will surely surprise readers. I eagerly await the following issues, and I am calling this a book to watch. Call your Local Comic Book Store today and ask them to hold this issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Seth A. Romo May 16, 2023

    The Vigil #1 is on shelves on May 16 and is worth checking out at your LCS. This issue is exciting and is expanding the awesome world of DC Comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 16, 2023

    Less James Bond and more Argo, The Vigil grabs you at the start and gets espionage lovers' hearts racing where it counts. Spy lovers, The Vigil has it all from plot twists, cliffhangers, foreshadowing, and red herrings. Buckle up as there's a new spy drama worth investing in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 16, 2023

    I'm not sure where this is going, or how it'll ultimately intersect with the rest of the DCU. However, I'm a sucker for anything that turns the DCU into more of a global story, and this is an extremely strong start. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez May 16, 2023

    The Vigil #1 introduces readers to a new and very secret super team tasked with finding and destroying dangerous threats around the world. Ram V's story is well-crafted and ticks all the boxes for a solid foundation, and the art is excellent. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - William Martin May 16, 2023

    It's not that DC needs new characters. What they need is new angles and perspectives and as it happens, new characters are sometimes the best way to get that. This issue is a strong start for this troupe and I'm very excited to see what it could grow into. Come on, DC readers, let's make this series sell well enough to become an ongoing! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 24, 2023

    The Vigil certainly has plenty of potential and it scratches a particular itch of mine that DC has long done well. I grew up on a bunch of these kinds of projects in the 80s and 90s such as what we saw with early Checkmate and Suicide Squad books, so there's a lot that they can do things with here. It just depends on whether it charts its own path and has a solid enough audience to sustain it or if it ends up getting hobbled by crossovers and cameos that feel forced. I like the cast with what little we get to know here and the concept works, as design the first blush round of design and costuming. I'm curious to see what it'll do going forward with the next couple of issues and how it wants to define itself because the team working on it is definitely strong. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 16, 2023

    Lalit Kumar Sharma delivers some beautifully detailed and visually thrilling art throughout the issue. Both the action scenes and the environments draw you in with their imagery. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 17, 2023

    The Vigil #1 is a strong debut for the new Dawn Of DC series. Ram V and Lalit Kumar Sharma successfully introduce us to how you can mix the world of espionage with the DC Universe. If they can carry this momentum for future issues, The Vigil can become one of the standout series for DC Comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 31, 2023

    3.5 Razors, The Vigil Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett May 17, 2023

    The Vigil certainly possesses potential, but its introduction is ultimately run-of-the-mill. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 19, 2023

    In the new era of DC, a new black ops team makes perfect sense, and while I would have liked a little bit more information in these pages, the secrets do seem to be the point. Read Full Review

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