Swords of Sorrow #1

Swords of Sorrow #1

Event\Storyline: Swords of Sorrow Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Sergio Fernandez Davila Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: May 6, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 21
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DYNAMITE'S FIERCEST FEMALES IN THEIR BIGGEST EVENT EVER! Fan-favorite GAIL SIMONE (RED SONJA, BATGIRL) and rising art star SERGIO DAVILA (LEGENDERRY) combine to tell the ultimate pulp adventure, featuring Vampirella, Dejah Thoris, Red Sonja, Kato, Jungle Girl, and many, many more! Villains and heroes from a dozen worlds and eras face off against a legendary evil that threatens all their homelands. Don't miss this thrilling epic tale, an event supported by one-shot side adventures written by the hottest writers today, like G. Willow Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, Nancy Collins and more!

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 31, 2015

    In one issue, this has surpassed other companies' crossover events. Superior art and story that show how crossover events should be done. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman May 6, 2015

    Given this creative team, the next few months of SWORDS OF SORROW promises to be a great adventure. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori May 9, 2015

    An awesome start to what should prove to be a really fun time getting to know some excellent characters, Swords of Sorrow #1 is a real delight for the mind and the eye. You dont want to miss out on this series, or its partners in crime. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - AJ May 26, 2015

    The artist here is Sergio Davila, with colours by Jorge Sutil and letters by Erica Schultz. The cover is by J. Scott Campbell, who is no stranger to drawing female characters for various publishers, and while I kind of have an issue with how Jungle Girl and Dejah are posed in the cover, it is a fairly good composition overall. What really matters here is the interior artwork which is beyond amazing. Given how these characters are generally drawn, and their character designs, you'd expect some NSFW art inside. But that's not the case. Davila has a good eye for how to pose his characters so as to get the best results and at no point do you feel as if they are… supermodels. No buttshots or spinebreakers that I could tell. Its all natural. And the colours are great too, helping each heroine stand out from the rest, and really bringing out a lot of the details that Davila has put in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - RobertJCross May 6, 2015

    Pretty great all around. Highly recommend you pick it up! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Critical Blast - Mike Maillaro May 5, 2015

    I was kind of worried that Swords of Sorrow couldn't possible live up to the hype I had for this book, but Dynamite proved me wrong. This was a great first issue! Can't wait for more! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Daniel Pearson May 7, 2015

    It is still early days to comment on what to expect from this story but with a great team behind it and a huge roster of characters to throw at each other, the blood is bound to start gushing sooner or later, especially from the Chaos side. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho May 8, 2015

    “Swords of Sorrow” is going to be the definition of a can't miss event. With a great lineup of classic characters and a stellar creative team, there's no reason to skip this. Forget “Secret Wars” and “Convergence” and pick this up instead. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 6, 2015

    What we get are some good story hooks with a range of characters that I'm mostly but not completely familiar with, but now want to read more about. Though they're largely kept separate here, we can see how it's going to flow and really collide upon first impact and then even more so with the other side as they get their due. It's setup for a solid and engaging run here that has me excited " particularly as Sergio Davila really captures the look, feel and tone of each of the characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley May 8, 2015

    Swords of Sorrow 1 is a pretty solid first issue that establishes the major conflict and characters. While I do worry about the scope of the story and how much of it will depend on audience knowledge of these characters, this was fun enough to make me want to read the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - J. Reifler May 5, 2015

    All in all,Swords of Sorrow #1 is shaping up to be huge involving almost every female title in the Dynamite roster.If you are a fan of event titles and are not as interested in DC / Marvel of late this is a great time to jump in, see a few new characters in action and perhaps parlay that interest into reading a few Dynamite series. While it's very early on to tell the actual plot of the series, I enjoyed the set up to this issue and am looking forward to seeing where Gail Simone takes the story and these characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comix I Read - Boris Roberto Aguilar May 7, 2015

    Gail Simone andSergio Fernandez Davila have something pretty epic in the works. If you are a fan of any heroine in the Dynamite line then you will want to pick this up. We are very early into the story and there isn't much I think we were treated to a nice intro. I cannot wait to keep reading this mini series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Enrique Rea May 6, 2015

    Swords of Sorrow #1 sets the stage for a sprawling adventure that will involve a lot of heroes and villains that promises to be exciting and groundbreaking. Grab issue one and buckle up it's going to be a wild ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes May 4, 2015

    That all said, Dynamite have been producing some great pulpy comics and this series is certainly looking to add to their portfolio. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher May 11, 2015

    If you love Gail Simone's writing, and love the characters, grab the first issue now and get on board the train of a crossover event that seems somewhat self aware of what is going on. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    The Latest Pull - Jess Bawgus May 10, 2015

    Swords of Sorrow #1 is a strong opener for a fun event, and an interesting contrast to Secret Wars. Where Marvel has gone the route of grim, apocalyptic seriousness, Dynamite has a fun and goofy romp throughout their universes with their characters along for the ride. It's difficult to judge the story just yet, because so far it's all been set up and it could very well fall into the crossover trap of requiring you to buy tie-ins to understand the main story. Even if you feel uncomfortable buying a comic with such clear pin-up art on the cover, I'd encourage a flip through of the first issue and to see if you're surprised. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene May 11, 2015

    Overall, this was a pretty good first chapter. With five more issues to go, it should be interesting to see if the creative team is able to find one defined voice and tone to tell a distinctive and memorable story. If I had to judge by this first issue alone, odds are, they probably will. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper May 8, 2015

    "Swords of Sorrow" #1 is fun despite its flaws. An event book with a cast this size could easily feel bloated, but this issue never does. If the creative teams slows it down and lets its ideas marinate just a little in issue #2, the rest of the series could be a blast. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 7, 2015

    Basically, if you're in this book for the premise alone, chances are the clunkiness with the pacing isn't going to throw you - but for those who aren't sure about Sword of Sorrows, this might be a case of information overload. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jackie Henley May 19, 2015

    The mostly-female storyline & cast (the exception being a Prince who mustve had a really terrible Tindr experience and is looking to start a major set back for gender relations) is greatly appreciated and refreshingly progressive, but the women need to be drawn in a way that they are taken seriously and as mature characters; its hard to take any character seriously whos drawn like they just left their shift on the pole. As a woman who so sincerely WANTS to become a fan of an All-Female-Ass-Kicking-Comic, it shouldnt be too much to ask for more wardrobe choices and words in just such a comic, at least so that the main characters look more like the Swords of Sorrow and less like the Swords that are Swallowed. Heres to hoping Marvels A-Force has much better luck next week Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Neil Rodriguez May 6, 2015

    Overall, Swords of Sorrow is off to a really slow start. While it's cool to see all these heroines together in one book the book suffers from lack of organization in my opinion. While it shows you the players involved in the story nothing was said as to what is the reason they are being given these gifts and for what purpose. They just got these weapons and poof something wild happened to each one of them. Hopefully issue two helps to put things together because issue one just didn't deliver. Read Full Review

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