Disney Villains: Scar #1
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Disney Villains: Scar #1

Writer: Chuck Brown Artist: Trevor Fraley Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: April 5, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
7.9Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

A startling new vision starring Disney's greatest villain, set within the world of The Lion King!  Eisner and Ringo Award-winning author Chuck Brown (Bitter Root) and stunning artist Trevor Fraley tell a tale of fire and fury, centered on an enraged Scar, unable to accept that he will never be king - not so long as long as Mufasa and his new son inhabit Pride Rock. A plan is starting to formulate within Scar's corrupt mind, which will bring him face-to-face with the mysterious shaman, Rafiki...

  • 9.0
    Comical Opinions - Gabriel Hernandez Apr 5, 2023

    DISNEY VILLAINS: SCAR #1 is a treat for Dieny fans who want to know more about The Lion King's villain through his own side story. Chuck Brown's script captures Scar's voice perfectly, and the art looks fresh but familiar. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - batfan1992 Apr 5, 2023

    This is a great new addition to The Lion King saga. Disney Villains: Scar #1 showcases Scars ruthlessness without making the reader feel sympathy for him. So many stories want to make us feel sorry for the villains, but this makes sure to keep Scar as the evil creature that he is, all the while showing new layers to his character. In fact, this story even shows more potential reasons for his motivation to kill and usurp Mufasa. There are also hints of whats to come. What do you think will happen next, and how might it connect to the events of the movie? Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 5, 2023

    Disney Villains: Scar #1 is a solid start. It does a fantastic job of forging its own path of a story while also weaving that through an established and loved story that has existed for decades. It's additive in that way presenting a main character we know we're supposed to hiss at but the comic delivers just enough to feel some sympathy too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Capes & Tights - Justin Soderberg Apr 7, 2023

    While this comic is not perfect, it does the job in entertaining an audience who grew up on watching 1990s Disney animated films and allows us to think back to our childhood for even just a moment. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Apr 7, 2023

    This is an issue that simply does not live up to its potential. It does not add any depth to the character of Scar and feels isolated and dull. The introduction of the Bone Eaters only leads us further away from any meaningful character interaction with the main cast. We would be better off with a prequel series with a more sympathetic Scar and a more consistent edge to the art style. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Moolissuh Dec 12, 2023

    It's very nice to see Scar's rise to power with the hyenas in this prequel.

  • 9.0

    This was a very intriguing start to a prequel that may actually work. It's nice to see a new Lion King story centered around an original movie character besides Timon and Pumbaa. It should be interesting to see how Scar began his alliance with the hyenas and his plans to overthrow Mufasa and Simba. This is one of the best new books I've seen in a while. Dynamite's new Disney line is one of the best I've seen in a long time for Disney properties. It's definitely worth checking out for any who are fans of the legendary animation classic.

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