The Owl #1

The Owl #1

Writer: J. T. Krul Artist: Hubert Khan Michael Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: July 3, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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Fear the shadows, the Owl has returned!  Lost for 50 years in an ethereal limbo, the Owl has come back to find a violent and desperate world of strangers.  The woman he loved is gone, but he remains determined to continue his fight for justice.  Can the Owl withstand the challenges awaiting him... or will this new reality crush his body and spirit?

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jorge Solis Jul 4, 2013

    “The Owl” #1 kicks off to a great start, while setting up more crime-fighting adventures in the next issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Jul 3, 2013

    Once again, Dynamite delivers a strong pulp revival. I've been enjoying BLACK BAT, and I'm happy that THE OWL is another strong title in their slate. In contrast to Black Bat, The Owl is a hero with an incredible sense of duty, and far less moral ambiguity, so we're getting a different flavor of hero with just as much pulp. As far is series debuts go, this one did it by the numbers -- solid introduction to the hero and his world, immediate action, and groundwork for exciting future issues. I'm in for Issue #2 -- I want to know what's going on with the new Owl Girl, and how Terry is going to handle the cops' overflow (because we know there's more to that story!). Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - scottselden Jul 3, 2013

    The Owl #1 is an effective, exciting book that sets up an engaging central mystery, and only suffers slightly from clich character and story. If the rest of the mini is at least as entertaining as this debut issue has been, I wouldn't be surprised if we find The Owl has turned into an ongoing series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Jul 2, 2013

    Krul and Michael have a great start here with issue one and while not a completely original idea it's solid and well executed. The potential is there and from what I've seen in issue #1 that potential will be fully realized! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Glen Davis Jul 6, 2013

    Pretty art, but really not a lot of story. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jul 3, 2013

    Heubert Khan Michael kills it on that first page. Things get rougher as the issue continues. There's some solid moments when the costumes are on and the action is ramped up, but when the scene moves into a police station, the book falls apart. The anatomy of the characters looks off and the angles are all wrong. The Owl never looks terrible, but it's certainly not great. Maybe they should just keep the look of that first page, because holy crap, that thing looks great. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Read Comic Books - Joey Caswell Jul 2, 2013

    Overall, The Owl should make for a great mini-series. There are an increasing number of both new and revived pulp titles out right now, but this book is at least quite well-plotted and the artwork is phenomenal relative to most of the genre. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Jul 3, 2013

    The Owl starts out well and starts to seed some interesting ideas. The Owl is a worthy entry in Dynamite's ever expanding world of new pulp stories. Krul offers up a satisfactory story and the art is good overall, but there isn't a real big punch just yet. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 5, 2013

    Dynamite Entertainment has done a nice job of churning the public domain heroes through, getting them in front of eyeballs. Krul does a good job giving the Owl a voice that is both comfortable and fresh and the visuals on this book are better than average. The concept of a man lost in time searching for a lost love is paved over by a mystery set to drive the rest of the story forward. I might not recall the specifics of "The Owl" #1 when the next issue hits the stands, but Krul's set up an uncluttered story that will certainly jog my memory. Hopefully he builds on that story and makes Owl Girl more than a plot device. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Den Of Geek! - Marc Buxton Jul 7, 2013

    It's good to see the Owl back, but despite a captivating mystery involving Owl Girl, one wishes there was a little bit more meat on the bone so the character can finally join the Whooooos Whooooo of heroes. Oh, yes I did. Read Full Review

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