Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure #1

Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure #1

Writer: Bill Willingham Artist: Sergio Fernandez Davila Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: January 1, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11
7.7Critic Rating
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It's a world in which the great heroes of our stories live in the flesh. We start in the Big City, protected by Vampirella and the Green Hornet. A scarlet clad woman of mystery rushes into a bar, pursued by a team of assassins. The terror that breaks loose there and then will eventually lead (in the issues that follow) to The Phantom's Jungle, Flash Gordon's space age town of Landing, battles in the sky with Captain Victory, and so much more, until finally, we arrive in the Monstrous Lands, protected by... well, nobody.

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jan 27, 2014

    Enchanting and elegant mystery and adventure featuring familiar characters in a wonderful setting. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GoCollect - @TonyTheGamerDad Jan 2, 2014

    This book is a love letter to both steampunk and the old Dynamite heroes. With a fantastic art style, an interesting premise, and an intriguing plot the only reason not to pick this book up is if you have no idea who any of these characters are, although you should do yourself a favor and find out then pick up this comic. Personally, I can't wait to see the introductions of the Six Million Dollar Man and Zorro and find out who the mysterious villain ends up being. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Mig-El Jan 8, 2014

    Even if you aren't a big fan of the steampunk genre but enjoy the classic comics that Legenderry is amalgam-ing then this is a great book to check out. This book already promises some awesome action, great artwork and some noir-esque intrigue and storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Dec 31, 2013

    Willingham and Davila provide some really interesting work here that should delight fans of the property on many levels. The steampunk environments mixed with the different heroes equates to some really fun comic books. The art is also lush and well depicted throughout the 24 pages. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 31, 2013

    If you're a fan of Bill Willingham, Steampunk or any of the characters that will be appearing in this series, you will want to check out this comic. Taking all these characters and placing them in a different time period is a great way for a new introduction to all of them in a new shared universe. Sergio Davila's art fits the time period and captures the action nicely. There were a couple moments the art felt a little flat and I may have greedily wanted to see more characters. The real deciding factor is whether or not you're a fan of steampunk and the idea of these characters in that environment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jan 2, 2014

    Legenderry #1 has the look and feel of the best DC Comics' Elseworlds stories of yesteryear (you know...the days when DC Comics' comics were compelling). I'm glad to see that the spirit still exists out there amongst the mainstream superhero publishers. Legenderry definitely looks like it just might fill the Elseworlds void, and take it to a new level. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 1, 2014

    Visually, the highlight of this issue is mainly the character designs. I much prefer Vampirella in a gaudy steampunk dress to her usual skimpy bathing suit look. The world around these characters feels less steampunk-y and more just plain Victorian, but hopefully we'll see more signs of wacky technology and gadgets as the story progresses. Sergio Davila's storytelling is solid, but the coloring sometimes obscures the line-work unnecessarily, rendering black lines muted and grey. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jan 2, 2014

    This is a seven-part series, so hopefully Willingham has enough time to craft a story that breathes. It's mildly interesting at the moment, but not particularly exciting. Perhaps that will change as the tale develops. We're likely to get Kato action in the next issue, after all, and the recent resurgence of Red Sonja makes me curious as to how she'll fit into a world like the one in Legenderry. Also, the Phantom could be really cool, too. The possibilities are fun to consider, but that goes with just about any reimagining of franchise characters in different settings. Willingham's job will be to make that translate into a good tale, and he may just do it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Nov 22, 2013

    Will this issue convince you to pick up "Legenderry" if you weren't already attracted to the premise? Probably not. However, that's because they deliver exactly what was promised. For readers who liked the idea, or who've been a longtime fan of any of these characters, this issue definitely doesn't disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jan 1, 2014

    Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure #1 is without a doubt a solid start to something that feels epic but also familiar. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - John Yohe Jan 7, 2014

    Still, Vampirella, the only character who gets any real action, is visually interesting-looking (meaning sexy-hot in a Victorian dress that emphasizes her bosom) and interesting in that she's an intelligent, business-savvy woman that can turn into a neck-snapping limb-tearing monster in one panel. I'm guessing that the other main characters will be at least as interesting once they get up and running, but the question is, how long will that take? And will readers wait that long? Read Full Review

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