Compass #1

Writer: Robert Mackenzie, Dave Walker Artist: Justin Greenwood Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 16, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 3
8.2Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

GREG RUCKA proudly presents a new direction in adventure with... COMPASS!

Shahidah El-Amin is many things: scholar, cartographer, astronomer, mathematician, scientist, explorer, adventurer, and - when need be - two-fisted fighter. Setting out from Baghdad's legendary House of Wisdom during the Islamic Golden Age, Shahi's quest brings her to 13th-century Britain... where the Welsh are whispered to possess the secret of eternal life. But Shahi's not the only one after it...


  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Jun 19, 2021

    Shahidah El-Amin is searching for an artifact but has discovered much more than she bargained for. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Jun 16, 2021

    Greenwood creates detailed drawing to illustrate this tale, while Miwa chooses cool tones that change with the setting and situation. Much of the story is told solely through the illustration. And it is perfectly done. This is a well crafted issue that perfectly captures the essence of this story. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Jun 20, 2021

    Compass! is the sort of pulp story that I can get behind. I love the fact that we have an Arab Muslim as the lead character and look forward to learning more about her and the part of history that she hails from. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Chase Magnett Jun 16, 2021

    Compass #1 provides readers with an immersive setting and propulsive start to a story unlike anything in comics today. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Sardo May 27, 2021

    Compass #1 (of 5) is a fun read with a solid mystery that grabs the reader's attention. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 4, 2021

    The writing is very strong. I love the little twists and turns. The artwork is well done too. It does leave off on a cliffhanger but I expected nothing less. It is a solid first issue and the whole book is bursting with ideas and fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Max Funkey May 26, 2021

    Overall, Compass #1 is a great first issue of a series I am now looking forward to seeing more of. Shahidah is a compelling hero, and her adventures strike the same chords as others before her, but it still all feels very fresh. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Jun 22, 2021

    'Compass' #1 is an entertaining adventure series that might get overlooked but deserves a serious look and addition to any comic fan's pull list.  Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Multiversity Comics - Kobi Bordoley Jun 18, 2021

    Historical realism and fantasy merge to form an intriguing story anchored by well written characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Geek'd Out - Michael Farris Jr. Jun 16, 2021

    Compass #1 is a fast-paced introduction to a globe-trotting, Islamic-inspired adventure story that is sure to thrill fans of Indiana Jones, Tomb Raider, and Uncharted with its novel approach to a narrative involving a hero in search of an ancient artifact. While it's a little scant on narrative depth, there's enough direction and historical inspiration that it's sure to immediately win some loyal fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Jun 10, 2021

    ‘Compass' #1 is a face-paced, treasure hunting, medieval adventure that brings the world of early Islamism to the barbaric shores of Wales. Not the most exotic of locations, but certainly one that offers plenty of mystery and a great juxtaposition of cultures. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Sequential Planet - Alexander Cole Jun 19, 2021

    A mediocre book that could've been really fun in the hands of better writers. The artwork is genuinely good and the lettering is done to a decent standard. Sadly, that can only do so much for an otherwise disappointing issue. Read Full Review

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