Arrowsmith: Behind Enemy Lines #1

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Carlos Pacheco Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 19, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 7
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The new KURT BUSIEK era at Image begins here, as he and superstar artist CARLOS PACHECO (Fantastic Four, Avengers Forever, Final Crisis, X-Men, Superman) bring you the much-anticipated return of ARROWSMITH! It’s World War I—but a war of wizards and dragons as much as bullets and barbed wire. Young airman Fletcher Arrowsmith plunges back into the heat of war—and finds himself behind enemy lines, facing a threat that could doom the Allied Powers. The first issue in a new ARROWSMITH-universe miniseries! And don’t miss the remastered hardcover of the original series in February!

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jan 20, 2022

    Arrowsmith: Behind Enemy Lines #1marks the start of Kurt Busiek's creator-owned reign at Image, with Carlos Pacheco delivering a world that straddles the line between history and fantasy. Whether or not you've read the firstArrowsmith series, this is a comic that has a little something for everyone and is definitely worth the read. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Jan 19, 2022

    Arrowsmith: Behind Enemy Lines #1 is a comic that at once feels like a throwback to a different time yet is also capable of standing shoulder-to-shoulder with today's best comics. Check it out today! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    BGCP - Andy MacGregor Jan 18, 2022

    I picked this book up without reading any previous Arrowsmith books and must admit, I was slightly perplexed as to the backstory. But this did not detract from my enjoyment of the book in the slightest. It's a fascinating take on an alternate history and the Great War. And add into that magic, dragons and mythical beings and this a great read. I thoroughly enjoyed the storyline from Kurt Busiek and will be looking to pick up the back issues so that I can explore this series more. Fans of adventure, magic and alternate universes will thoroughly enjoy this title. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Jan 17, 2022

    A gorgeous and unique experience, Arrowsmith #1 sees a long-awaited return to Busiek and Pacheo's world of war and sorcery - a wait that has paid off in spades. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 19, 2022

    Arrowsmith: Behind Enemy Lines #1 is a solid start to the series with a debut issue that's perfect for new readers. I've never read what has come before and knew very little but I dove right in without any issues. It's a fun start taking a familiar concept and setting and delivering a twist. It has me not only looking forward to what's to come but also wanting to go back and see what has already been released. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Jan 19, 2022

    There's not much in terms of story, but going full-speed after well over a decade away would've likely left most readers puzzled. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Jan 20, 2022

    Arrowsmith: Behind Enemy Lines #1 brings back a classic story from the early 2000s excitingly and engagingly! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Joe Skonce Jan 21, 2022

    Featuring an intriguing alternate universe and an art style that makes magic feel extraordinary, "Arrowsmith: Behind Enemy Lines" #1 is an exciting reintroduction to a magical series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Jan 19, 2022

    Arrowsmith: Behind Enemy Lines #1 takes Fletcher on a new mission behind enemy lines, and we get to spend some time with him now that a year has passed since the original series. The cliffhanger ending seems to put Fletcher in a no-win situation, and itll be interesting to see what happens next issue. Read Full Review

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