Sword of Ages #1

Sword of Ages #1

Writer: Gabriel Rodriguez Artist: Gabriel Rodriguez Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: November 29, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
8.0Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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A mythic origin story you never expected to see! This winter, the Sword will be drawn for the first time ever, courtesy of writer/artist/Locke & Key co-creator Gabriel Rodriguez in a five-issue miniseries adventure of epic proportions! A young woman will become the first wielder of the most famous sacred weapon of all time to champion for her world's survival, inspiring a legion of heroes to join her struggle against a merciless alien force. The line between science fiction and magic might get fuzzy, but the line between heroes and villains will be drawn in blood.

Bullet points:
* Alien worlds! The sacred sword! Brave knights an more

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - William Pace Nov 28, 2017

    I can't say enough good things about this book! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Molly Barnewitz Nov 28, 2017

    Gabriel Rodrguez creates a fantastic sci-fi retelling of the Arthurian Legend. With Avalon at the helm, SWORD OF AGES depicts a gender-bending new version of the medieval myth. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Dec 1, 2017

    We know these legends, Round Table et al. " just not this way. We're left eager to know more, and already lamenting that a mere four issues remain for Rodrguez to finish weaving his Merlin spell of remembrance. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Nov 30, 2017

    Definitely check out Sword of Ages. Is it necessarily saying anything we dont know already about feminism and the treatment of women? No, not really. However, this is the first installment of the series and the world in general is awe-inspiring and intriguing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Nov 29, 2017

    All this amounts to a pretty fun read and some pretty gorgeous art throughout. The one thing you don’t learn right away in this issue, but get a glimpse of as you read the additional pages is, this is a story we’ve seen before. A pretty well-known story at that. But Rodriguez does a good job of hiding that fact throughout the issue, and it is better for it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Elias Rosner Nov 30, 2017

    A visually stunning work that is held back by some impenetrable narration, although not enough to bar a firm recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Word Of The Nerd - Anastasia Douglass Nov 29, 2017

    Though Sword of Ages #1 isn't perfect, I'm hooked. I love the premise. I love the creatures. And, most of all, I want to see Avalon's story pan out. Rodriguez advertises this mini-series as an adventure story with classic evil-versus-good tension. We get a lot of exposition and setup in this issue, so I'm assuming we'll see more movement in the next five. If Rodriguez's promise is fulfilled, I expect this series will do very well and I'm very excited to be a part of it! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 29, 2017

    There's plenty of potential at work in this new fantasy series. Rodriguez has clearly put a huge amount of thought into his new universe, drawing from all sorts of influences and creating a dense, varied tapestry to explore. Unfortunately, he often seems in far too big a hurry to move the story along, not taking the time to let readers get acquainted with the major characters before moving to the next big set piece. This book needs to slow down if it's going to live up to its potential. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Nov 30, 2017

    While Sword of Ages #1 is very, very beautiful, I find myself at odds whether or not I can recommend it fully without warning of its purposefully prosaic script. Here is hoping that Issue #2 at least provides some clarity. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Nov 29, 2017

    This series reminds me a lot of Arthurian legends, between the names (obviously) and the setup, it's easy to see why I feel that way. The art style is on the rougher side, and avoids details where it can, but it really gives the series a more rugged and earthy feel to it, so it works. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SloboSOY Nov 30, 2017

    Ok it's very beautiful and very dense. But maybe a little too dense. I have trouble to know if Avalon is link to Lothmarr or not. They're's more human than to what I expected. Does the old man's Lothmarr, it's seems not. That go to one character who seem not be related to another. It's very hard (For a non English person with maybe not the kind of level in english that is requisite). Cover : I take the Variant 2/2 Writing : Maybe too delve. 2/3 Arts : Well the art is just perfect. 3/3 Feelings : I think I'm hook. Will see 1/2

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