Taarna #1
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Taarna #1

Writer: Stephanie Phillips Artist: Patrick Zircher Publisher: Heavy Metal Release Date: December 16, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
8.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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From the death of the last Taarakian and a collapsed universe, Taarna was born. Heavy Metal's flagship character from the animated film returns in a new series of cosmic mystery and battles throughout the multiverse in her war against Kako, the embodiment of chaos. This is the story of a millenia-old battle between godlike beings, with all sentient life caught in their path. A new life for Taarna begins from writer Stephanie Phillips (Artemis and the Assassin), artist Patrick Zircher (Savage Avengers), with covers by Christian Ward (Invisible Kingdom).

  • 9.0
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Jun 10, 2021

    Like a phoenix, Taarna rises again with Phillips steady hand to guide her through her seedy origin to new heights of pride. This issue is a mini-opera in three short acts, that a more mature reader will enjoy. Four stars for writing and five for artwork. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 28, 2020

    Yes, I'm a complete mark for the 1981 Heavy Metal movie, but this is visually impressive and quite well-written. I'm sold. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Dec 16, 2020

    An epic flight across the stars starts this gorgeous new adventure from Heavy Metal Magazine's long-standing icon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 16, 2020

    Taarna #1 isn't what I expected and that's not a bad thing at all. It fuses classic fantasy with futuristic cosmic adventures. It does it on a massive scale. It's not the rogue warrior battling on the landscape that I'd expect. Instead it's a deity like being protecting an entire planet and taking on a dying sun. I was off in those expectations. It's an interesting start. It doesn't reveal too much but gives you just enough to come back. The details and depth are traded for spectacle resulting in a first issue that makes me want to come back for more. Read Full Review

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