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Ignited #1

Writer: Mark Waid, Kwanza Osajyefo Artist: Philippe Briones Publisher: Humanoids Publishing Release Date: June 5, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 8
6.5Critic Rating
4.8User Rating

Welcome to the H1 Universe and Ignited, Humanoids' first ever ongoing super-powered series-brought to you by an explosive team: writers Mark Waid (Kingdom Come) and Kwanza Osajyefo (Black AF), and artist Phil Briones (Aquaman), with covers by John Cassaday and Yanick Paquette! It's the first day back at Phoenix Academy High, but this year there's no back to school excitement in the air as returning students and faculty are haunted by memories of last year's horrific attack. So many friends and colleagues were lost, and some of those who survived underwent changes; they Ignited, gaining supernatural abilities they b more

  • 8.7
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jun 5, 2019

    Ignited #1 plants a flag for H1 Comics. It shows the line isn't afraid to touch upon real world issues. It shows it's not afraid to touch upon controversial issues and take a stand. This comic will piss a lot of people off for that. And they'll be the ones missing out and what is the beginning of an intriguing new world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 7, 2019

    This is a book with a hard topic. I applaud the creators for trying something different. It's a tough book to build your entire shared universe on. If they can get the tone of the comics a little more balanced, they might be on to something here. Let's see what happens. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Aaron Phillips Jun 14, 2019

    I believe this series will go on to tell a fascinating story from a unique point of view. This initial origin story, while uncomfortably focusing around an event such as a school shooting, doesn't shy away from the controversy, instead opting to really explore all facets of the event. I just worry it could be a little too real, too raw for some readers. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Chris Coplan Jun 4, 2019

    With its debut issue, the new H1 imprint from Humanoids lays the groundwork for more grounded, engaging heroes. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Jun 6, 2019

    "Ignited" #1 kicks off the new Humanoids superhero universe with a shaky but well-meaning debut. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jun 6, 2019

    In many respects, Ignited #1 is a stripped down, back-to-basics version of X-Men comics. Unfortunately, Mark Waid and Kwanza Osajyefo's story is less concerned with its characters and more with making a statement concerning the outbreak of school shootings and proposed remedies by various U.S. officials. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 4, 2019

    I think this is a creative team that has all done quality work in the past, and is clearly capable of doing more of the same down the road. But Ignited isn't it. In certain ways, it feels like a book that's trying to blend together the adolescent authenticity of Ultimate Spider-Man with the real-world weight and stakes of The Ultimates, but winds up feeling immediately dated compared to two books that are already old enough to vote. Read Full Review

  • 1.5
    TheImageIsStrong Jun 10, 2019

    1.5 is being generous. I didn't buy it either. Read it from a buddy who I borrowed it from. Thank God I didn't buy this.

  • 3.0
    GL Fan 2814 Jun 10, 2019

    Too hamfisted with the political commentary for my tastes. When it comes to political commentary in comics, a smartly written book stimulates conjecture and reflection, but Waid and Kwanza fail to do any more than promote their own ideology. For those who are looking for that kind of book, you might like it, but for those looking for escapism this isn't worth your time.

  • 6.5
    GTMedia Reviews Jun 14, 2019

    The last video I made was about Ignited the first offering by indie publisher H1. Ignited is written by Mark Waid in collaboration with Kwanza Osajyefo.

    I wasn't too keen on the idea of a comic that uses school shootings as the launchpad for a superhero comic. Being objective though most of the clickbaity articles and videos online made the idea seem a lot worse than the book actually is. 

    Is Ignited bad? Yes, yes it is. It the comic outright horrible? That will depend on your political leanings and what you consider entertainment when it comes to comic books. 

    Ignited falls into a couple of traps that prevented me from enjoying it and most of it had nothing to do with the basic premise. 

    The more

  • 5.0
    Alex Heimer Aug 21, 2019

    Honestly, I wanted to give this new series a chance, but I couldn’t force myself to get the third book. As a reader of a superhero comic, you’re supposed to feel sympathy for the character. All I felt when I read this was disappointment and disgust.

    Mainly due to the fact that the heavy handed personal politics that the writers shoehorn into the book instead of making a coherent story, and the fact the artwork was wasted on this series.

    On top of all of it, the main characters don’t act like heroes. They’re more akin to terrorists. From using their powers to assault a mass of students for speaking to the system to arm their teachers to blowing up a political commentator’s house for making an insensitive com more

  • 8.0
    Pantheon36 Jul 14, 2019

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