Rising Sun #1

Writer: Ron Marz, David A. Rodriguez Artist: Martin Coccolo Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 15, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
7.8Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

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Chiyoko of the Koi Clan leads a group of powerful warriors, the best each clan has to offer, on a mission to save Japan from dragons and monsters. But perhaps the greatest threat she faces is not the many monsters who are ravaging the country, but her own team...

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jan 15, 2020

    Rising Sun #1 ends on a cliff hanger that promises the book will be diving into the supernatural as our protagonists continue their quest. I cannot wait to see what happens next. This book is off to a great start. It is a wonderful blend of action, character, and world-building. Exactly what a first issue should be. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Jan 15, 2020

    Rising Sun is an action packed epic filled with sorcery and swordplay of 12th century Japan complete with poisonous dragons and horrifying demons, and that's just in the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cat Wyatt Jan 15, 2020

    Rising Sun #1 is a dramatic start to a new series involving lore and legend. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Jan 17, 2020

    "Rising Sun" seems content on playing to what the audience is expecting, and does so in a well-realised final product. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 15, 2020

    Who knows how well the comic reflects the board game but what's presented is an entertaining read taking us through a familiar plot but doing so with a lot of personality. The comic also comes with some material to use for those who do play the game adding a nice bonus and reason for gamers to get it. A good start that stands out as more than a cheap cash in on a property. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jan 15, 2020

    Overall, it's an issue and a story with a specific audience, but the interpersonal conflict created between the characters' personality types makes it relatable and a fairly solid read. We'll see if that holds up. Read Full Review

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