Pantha #1

Pantha #1

Writer: Brandon Jerwa Artist: Pow Rodrix Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: June 6, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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She stalks the night, driving the forces of Chaos from the shadows and hunting them down like prey! Much more than a feral shapeshifter, Pantha is also an avatar for the Egyptian goddess Sekhmet - and she's going to learn that history can repeat in a violent, terrifying way! Featuring the return of several heroes and villains from the pages of PANTHA and Vampirella, "Dangerous Game" will be an important cornerstone for the future of Dynamite's epic Vampirella universe!

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 14, 2012

    All in all, this book succeeds in reintroducing an old character to a new audience, and wouldn't be a bad place to start reading Pantha's adventures. The flaws of the story don't quite combine to overpower the events of the issue (though your views on Fanservice, violence and quasi-homophobia could certainly change that balance for you) and the coloring/production work doesn't overwhelm the linework it's adorning. In short, Pantha #1 gets the job done, hitting a solid ground-rule double and piquing my interest in what this book is going to be, earning an above-average 3 out of 5 stars overall. At the very least, this issue manages to be more than just suggestive costuming... Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Jun 14, 2012

    The problem with this lies in the art of Pow Podrix, who draws very well but often places the female characters in exploitative poses. His style reminds me quite a bit of Gary Frank, and it features dynamic action that drives the story. However, the cheesecake factor is so high that it does detract from the overall comic. If you can deal with the art choices, Pantha #1 is a fun pulpy adventure ride that looks like it's off to a good start. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jun 11, 2012

    It piqued my interest enough to see what the second issue has to offer. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 8, 2012

    "Pantha" #1 was an impressive disappointment. I like the attempts to link in some Egyptian mythology, but that's not enough to save this book. In addition to not living up to my expectations, this comic left me with a question. In both feline and human form, Pantha is wearing an amulet around her neck. Given this is comics, I can accept the leopard-print bikini appearing when Pantha transforms to human form from her "panther" (in this case stemming from Africa she would be a leopard) form, but where do the big freaking earrings come from and how does no one see a reflection or glint from them when she's trying to be stealthy? One thing is certain, I won't be checking in on "Pantha" going forward to find the answer. Read Full Review

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