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Gargoyles #1

Writer: Greg Weisman Artist: George Kambadais Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: December 7, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 5
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All-new ongoing series, in continuity with the epic GARGOYLES television classic!
One thousand years ago, superstition and the sword ruled. It was a time of darkness. It was a world of fear. It was THE AGE OF GARGOYLES. Stone by day, Warriors by night, they were betrayed by the humans they had sworn to protect...frozen in stone by a magic spell for a thousand years. Now, here in Manhattan, the spell is broken, and they live again! They are Defenders of the Night! THEY ARE GARGOYLES!
Series creator GREG WEISMAN and illustrator GEORGE KAMBADAIS reintroduce the Manhattan Clan, a family of Gargoyles at full strength, though modern New Yo more

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 7, 2022

    Kambadais has a fantastic visual style that emphasizes the characters with great, dramatic poses and atmosphere. I love the look of this issue and look forward to seeing how much Kambadais will push the series visually. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 7, 2022

    Gargoyles #1 is an excellent start. Not only did it leave me wanting more, it has me wanting to go back and watch the original animated series to see what I missed. It's surprisingly "adult in what it talks about catching me as a new reader off guard but also sucking me in. This isn't the "kids series I thought it was, and partially dismissed it because of, and has me excited to discover more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comical Opinions - Gabriel Hernandez Dec 7, 2022

    GARGOYLES #1 recaptures the fun, imagination, and excitement of the original Gargoyles cartoon by (re)introducing the entire cast and setting up the big villain to come. The pacing, dialog, and character representations are on-point, and Kamadaiss cartoonish art style is a suitable match for the property. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Dec 14, 2022

    Weisman and company stay true to the property's roots, and that should prove beneficial in the long run. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    The Comicbook Dispatch - batfan1992 Dec 7, 2022

    Gargoyles #1 did a great job of re-introducing readers to the world of the show. Fans will no doubt be excited over what awaits us in this series. DC fans will appreciate the small Batman reference in this issue. This issue leaves it open as to where the story will go from here. Will we see the return of David Xanatos or other familiar faces? What characters from the show would you like to see show up in this series? Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Andrew Isidoro Dec 6, 2022

    Whether you're a casual fan of the '90s cartoon looking to satisfy your nostalgic curiosity or a diehard Gargoyle aficionado, this book should be up your alley. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 12, 2022

    Quickly getting readers up-to-date with a show that ran for 78 episodes nearly 30 years ago is no easy task, but Elisa's narration works well with short introductions of the show's mythology, quick intros for the main characters, and cluing us in to major events such as the gang war that is brewing in New York since the Gargoyles helped put both local crime bosses behind bars, all while hopefully not boring longtime fans. As the issue concludes we also learn Maggie is going into labor to deliver a child several characters have a keen interest in, leading into next month's issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    COMICON - Benjamin Hall Dec 12, 2022

    Come return to a world where Gargoyles exist. Goliath and his clan have various things in the modern world drawing them apart. Yet, as they drift away from each other old foes threaten old allies. Can they start to come together before dire danger occurs? Read Full Review

  • 8.5

    This series continues where the last one left off. Since I missed it, as I'm sure many of us did I found the way it introduced the characters and brought us up to speed useful. It looks like big stuff is ahead for the Gargoyles as the gang wars are shaking up the city and Thailog has a plan of his own for Talon and Maggie's soon-to-be-born child. It looks like the series will be quite interesting as it develops as we hoped.

  • 7.5
    Simon DelMonte Jan 1, 2023

    Solid first issue, but almost entirely setting the table. If nothing else, Mr. Weisman hasn't lost a step in writing his creations. Interestingly, not one mention of Xanatos. Also interestingly, we still seem to be in the 90s.

  • 5.0
    Gizmo Dec 12, 2022

    The whole issue is spent introducing the characters. I was not familiar with Brooklyn's family, Katana and Nashville, so I guess it wasn't a total waste, but I certainly would have liked more to happen.

  • 7.0
    Drasek83 Dec 8, 2022

  • 7.0
    K-23 Dec 8, 2022

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