Gargoyles: Dark Ages #1
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Gargoyles: Dark Ages #1

Writer: Greg Weisman Artist: Drew Moss Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: July 12, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 8
8.0Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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In this brand new miniseries, Gargoyles creator GREG WEISMAN and artist DREW MOSS return to the long-lost era when humans and Gargoyles lived in harmony. But in a world ruled by superstition and the sword, monsters come in all shapes and sizes. Forces of evil from both outside and within are threatening to destroy this precarious peace- with consequences that will reverberate down through the centuries and into the present day!

Featuring high-quality cardstock on every cover, this limited series debuts with a special 24-page main story - and every 40-page issue will include a new illustrated text story by Greg Weisman!

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 12, 2023

    Moss offers some beautifully detailed art with a fantastic style that is as visually compelling as the story itself. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Adam Barnhardt Jul 12, 2023

    The first Gargoyles comic spin-off has arrived, and it's apparent from the leap it's a most welcome addition to the wider canon. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geek'd Out - Cameron Kieffer Jul 12, 2023

    Another highlight of the book is the backup story, The Tale of the Three Brothers. Not to be confused with Beedle the Bards fable of the same name, this three-page prose narrated by an as-yet-unseen character is oddly compelling and manages to enrich the previous story while standing on its own. It also serves as a much more satisfying cliffhanger than the main storys abrupt ending. Fortunately, whether youre a long-time fan of the series or new the franchise, this first issue serves as a fine jumping-on point but also manages to tie into the current series quite seamlessly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Antonio Rodriguez Jul 12, 2023

    Overall this is a nostalgia piece, and yet it's clearly aimed at children because there is a huge war scene at the end and we literally see no blood, and no one dying, it's super tame for a war scene. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comical Opinions - Gabriel Hernandez Jul 12, 2023

    GARGOYLES: DARK AGES #1 travels back in time to learn how the Gargoyles involvement with a human war led to tragedy. Weismans talent for world- and character-building is on full display, and the art is generally good, but the humans look too similar to tell them apart. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jul 12, 2023

    Weisman keeps the politics clean and simple as the issue opens...only allowing just as many different moving elements in the story as can comfortably fit between two covers. Given this attention to pacing and overall narrative rhythm, theres very little doubt that Dark Ages is going to be a well-designed series. Its not envisioning a whole new reality for the Gargoyles...only building on the back of the rich history of the series to bring something entertaining to the page that appears to be off to a good start. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - batfan1992 Jul 12, 2023

    Gargoyles: Dark Ages #1 is certainly a change of pace from the main Gargoyles comic from Dynamite, but nevertheless, it provides us with more history and backstory of the Gargoyles, beyond what was already revealed in the show. Plus, the text-only piece provides even more history. Will it be revealed who wrote the text at the end of this story? Will there be further connections with the modern day? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Benjamin Hall Jul 14, 2023

    The Manhattan clan of Gargoyles have a past. That past is older than the castle they came to North America with. Most of the clan remembers it well. Yet, how do these experiences impact both their present and future? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Andrew Isidoro Jul 12, 2023

    Greg Weisman's return to the world of Gargoyles in Dynamite's latest series offers a fresh and intriguing premise that explores the medieval origins of these iconic creatures. While the story follows a somewhat predictable trajectory, Weisman manages to inject personal moments and hints of intergenerational conflicts that promise future developments. Drew Moss's artwork shines, capturing the essence of the original cartoon and delivering a visually stunning experience. The series can be enjoyed by fans old and new alike, immersing them in a world where superstition and the sword ruled. Read Full Review

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