A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance #1

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Andre Araujo, Chris O'Halloran Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 6, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 14
8.4Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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When an unassuming man stumbles upon a dark-web contract assassin's vicious plot to kill an innocent target, he turns himself into one. The Professional meets Road to Perdition in this story of a family's unlikely guardian being hunted by rich and powerful men who are used to getting away with everything.

Join New York Times bestselling writer RICK REMENDER (DEADLY CLASS, BLACK SCIENCE) and ANDRÉ ARA JO (GENERATION GONE, Man Plus) for a uniquely atmospheric murder mystery with sudden bouts of brutal violence.

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Oct 6, 2021

    Writer Rick Remender and artist Andr Lima Arajo have crafted one of the best first issues of the year with A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance #1. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Sep 21, 2021

    From its fairly pedestrian start to a strangely coincidental encounter at a store which has dire consequences, and blood curdling panels, this had me enthralled and quick to devour a subsequent re-read; or two! Everything chimes in the right way and leaves you with this perturbing, shocked satisfaction. Not to detract from the praise here but Ill temper by saying A Righteous Thirst For Vengeance could have caught me in the perfect mood to absorb. Beware the comfortable open, this is definitely not for the faint hearted. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Sep 6, 2021

    Despite the lack of words, this book needed a couple of read throughs. The storytelling is par excellence, with a character that you begin to feel for, much like the first John Wick movie. Additionally, the visuals are a treat adding to the tone and vibe of the pressures of trying to do the right thing in a world where many people just turn away. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Oct 6, 2021

    Arajo and O'Halloran do an amazing job with crafting this virtually wordless series opener. I am impressed with the seamless and clear visual storytelling. I felt a deep emotional connection to the characters. As the tone and mood of the tale changed, so did my own. I was completed engaged with the turn of each page. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Oct 6, 2021

    :A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance #1 is a great first issue.  It guides the reader from beginning to end, leaving a feeling of worry with a final bloody footprint.  With several of Rick Remenders books either just finished or in the process of wrapping up, it is great to see him launching a new series with Andr Lima Arajo.  I can't wait to see where the duo takes us in the next issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Danilo To Oct 6, 2021

    This comic came as an excellent surprise in the middle of a difficult week at work. It reminded me of the first titles from Image Comics I was interested in, with an underlying mystery plot told in a bold and innovative way. I cannot recommend this enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    GWW - TaraLovesNoir Oct 5, 2021

    I leave this book with more questions than answers, and a lot of curiosity about what is to come of everything I have witnessed. I even found myself wishing the intermittent rain that fell throughout the story would turn into the proverbial hard, cleansing rain, to give the man a fighting chance, just in case he really had a good reason for coming so far to see the people he found in such an awful situation Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Sep 17, 2021

    The ending was unsettling out of context, and will probably be unsettling in context as well, but that context is going to be necessary to determine whether or not the series ends up in my pull. This is different from a lot of my usual comics, but intriguing enough that I'll be checking out the second issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Ronnie Gorham Oct 6, 2021

    A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance #1 is a fantastic first issue that oozes with nothing but potential as a new series. Sonny is a believable character that leaves a lot left to the imagination to learn about. The pacing works, the art is rich and detailed, and the transitions are great. So do yourself a favor and pick up issue number #1 before it flies off shelves. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Sep 20, 2021

    So, when all is said and done, A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance #1 begins its story in a slow-paced fashion that gives the reader some time to get familiar with their protagonist's personality before ending on a revelation. If a slow burn story is your speed, you might want to give this book a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin Oct 11, 2021

    A debut with a disappointingly thin plot and an abrupt ending is elevated by stunning art. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Oct 6, 2021

    A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance #1 features some extremely well-executed silent sequences, but maybe too many of them for readers to feel full investment in this story - what little of it there is so far. Read Full Review

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