Pantha #1

Writer: Tom Sniegoski, Jeannine Acheson Artist: Igor Lima Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: January 5, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
8.0Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

A cruel Egyptian queen eternally cursed to transform into a savage beast.  For millennia, Pantha has endured her punishment for angering a powerful goddess, hiding herself away from the world and the ugliness of her humanity.  But now someone-something-is killing the gods, and now so it falls upon Pantha to save the pantheon!  In exchange for her help comes the promise of redemption and freedom from her curse, but even that comes with a price!  Featured in her own series for the first time in a decade, and spinning out of the pages of SACRED SIX, Pantha's back!

  • 9.0
    Comical Opinions - Gabriel Hernandez Jan 5, 2022

    PANTHA #1 is a grand retelling of the 1970s characters origin set in modern times. The story borrows interesting elements from The Mummy and American Gods for a world-ending conflict that threatens humanity and the gods alike. The artwork is detailed and highly polished, and the world-building is epic in scope but moves at a brisk pace. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Jan 5, 2022

    I especially loved the way Lima drew Samira (who is Panthas human form).  Her elegant nose and smile reminded me a bit of actress Cate Blanchett, and Sekhmets human form Lora Dunmore reminded me a bit of Janine Turner, an actress I loved back in the 90s. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Megan Peters Jan 5, 2022

    Pantha pushes forward this week with a colorful debut filled with gods, deceit, and ancient curses. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Jan 6, 2022

    Pantha #1 does a great job setting up the lore that Pantha exists in but I'm waiting to learn more about the protagonist before deciding if I am on board. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jan 5, 2022

    A new book with a character that may be new to some delivers some high points that hint at the quality of story that Sniegoski and Acheson can achieve. Bring on the second issue! Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Gizmo Jan 17, 2022

    We have to go through so much backstory and supporting cast before we finally get to Pantha that I can't make an honest assessment of what to expect for the series moving forward yet. The art looks good, I just can't help but think a first issue needs more focus on the title character; we don't know to lead with the backstory but, when we do, it shouldn't feel so dull and detached from our protagonist.

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