Sovereigns #1

Writer: Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins Artist: Johnny Desjardins, Jorge Fornes Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: May 17, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
8.4Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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The epic that will redefine the Gold Key heroes continues! The year is 2025, Turok has gone missing and Magnus is good and worried about that. When even a time traveling mission to confer with Doctor Spektor and the creature once known as Solar don't yield any answers, Magnus must brave the unknown to track the missing hero down. Plus: An all-new Magnus backup by Kyle Higgins and Jorge Fornés that sets the stage for next month's big announcement!

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge May 18, 2017

    Sure, it isn't the classic Gold Key or even one of the many attempts at a reboot, but The Sovereigns #1 plants its flag confidently as the new Gold Key standard. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes May 19, 2017

    Overall, this book again shows how serious Dynamite can be about their comic book output. For the main feature, there is some great writing and strong art. The quality of the second feature is let down a tad by its virtue of being an extended advert, but still possesses bags of charm and character. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Thegreatmagnet May 20, 2017

    I was skeptical when this book was announced because of Dynamite’s track record with the Gold Key characters. I’ve heard a lot of naysaying online, some of which seems to be pretty shallow: for instance some fanboys (shockingly!) can’t accept a female Magnus. So far, I’ve loved every panel of both issues that have been released. However, I do not understand how they are going to tie the Sovereigns series with the forthcoming solo series, and I’m worries that the end result may not make sense. For now, I will choose to be optimistic, and hope that Sovereigns continues to be a rewarding read. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze May 17, 2017

    By the end of Sovereigns #1 I feel that they were truly able to pull you into this story. Sovereigns leaves us wanting to know how exactly the world could end up as desolate as it is in 2525, how these major heroes could be overcome by this darkness, and what chance they could possibly have at stopping it. I have my theories, but nothing is ever as it seems when the concept of time comes into play. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 18, 2017

    The Sovereigns works to flesh out three of its characters well here while still leaving plenty to dig into as time goes on, or in their own book like what Magnus is getting. It's all more questions than answers at this phase by Fawkes provides some good clues as to how things operate in 2020 while Desjardins makes for a pretty engaging world through it while also giving us more definition of the main cast for this team book. I'm really curious to see how it will go and the talent involved in it makes it a very easy pickup to see what comes next as the layering is spot on and it's asking all the right questions that you want answers to. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick May 9, 2017

    If you're someone who feel that the more established super-hero universes out there are too deep into continuity to be accessible, then I could see The Sovereigns #1 serving as an appealing jumping-on point. But while the approach taken by the creative teams have the benefit of making this new universe feel rich and complex so that it already has a lived-in feel, that density may require new readers to have faith that all will be explained. If the series can continue to be this confident and well-crafted, I see no reason why it shouldn't attract its own fan-base in no time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Megan Rae May 18, 2017

    For new readers, this is a big book. I definitely recommend starting with Sovereigns #0 (which isn't hard- it's only $1.00). Sovereigns #1 is a more difficult jumping on point than the zero issue, but still possible, especially for readers familiar with Gold Key characters like Magnus, Turok, and Doctor Spektor. If you are looking to jump into a new series, and are finding established Super-Teams a little daunting with the continual numbering changes and new series, this book is a great fit. It introduces a universe of characters that are familiar, but completely accessible for new readers. If you are in for a wild ride through space, dinosaur fights, and world-bending story arcs, Sovereigns #1 is a great place to start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez May 15, 2017

    Overall, this is a solid comic with a creative team that seems to have a clear grasp of inner workings of a strong crossover series: each character has their moment to shine, a strong villain is introduced, and the inclusion of several different genre conventions. All these elements could bog down a book and make it utterly lifeless, but it works here. Newcomers shouldnt feel intimated and, in truth, may find that they want to read more about these Gold Key characters. Dynamite has revived the old properties and they feel right at home in contemporary times. Pick up issue zero and catch up! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones May 19, 2017

    "The Sovereigns" #1 brings home a pulse-pounding, neo-noir look at a group of classic heroes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Gizmo Jul 24, 2017

    I've got a handle on what is going on now, which is an improvement over #0, but I'm not really engaged enough in the story to continue reading this series. The artwork is excellent on most paged bur a bit rough around the edges on others. The Magnus backup is good but super short. I'm happy to have it in addition to my reading of the Magnus series even though it doesn't add much; clearly it was intended that one could read the Magnus series without the backup in this issue.

  • 8.5
    Bill Blaze Jun 27, 2017

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