Fire Power: Prelude OGN
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Fire Power: Prelude OGN

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Chris Samnee, Matthew Wilson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 1, 2020 Cover Price: $9.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 13
8.7Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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SERIES PREMIERE! ALL-NEW series created by ROBERT KIRKMAN (THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE, OBLIVION SONG) and Chris Samnee (Daredevil)! Owen Johnson's journey to China to learn about his birth parents eventually leads him to a mysterious Shaolin Temple. The students there study to rediscover the Fire Power, the lost art of throwing fireballs. A power they claim will be needed soon to save the world. Will Owen Johnson be the first person in a thousand years to wield the FIRE POWER?

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes May 11, 2020

    This book feels like a nostalgia trip; there are challenges for Owen to overcome, challenges of body, mind and spirit. Even though his journey may not be the most original one, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, told by two master creators, and look forward to volume two. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - CJ Mar 23, 2020

    FirepowerVolume 1: "Prelude" unites two of the top creators in comics for an amazing tribute to classic martial arts films. It was a bold move for Kirkman and Samnee to release the first story as a graphic novel, but one that will no doubt pay off and get fellow readers to check out the ongoing series. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jake Palermo Mar 28, 2020

    Fire Power is more than just another martial arts series, it's reminding readers that martial arts aren't just para-mystical flashy moves. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Sean Mullen Jun 3, 2020

    Kirkman knows exactly what he is doing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Jul 21, 2020

    Fire Power Vol 1: Prelude accomplishes everything it set out to do, giving an interesting origin in a world ripe with storytelling potential. It has the page turning quality to keep readers hooked and feels poised to deliver on the promise of so much more to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Jul 1, 2020

    Overall, Fire Power, Vol. 1: Prelude provides an engaging story that comic fans of all types will enjoy as it sets the stage for Kirkman and Samnee's new series. And while the first issue releases concurrently with this graphic novel, it's well worth reading this book first, as it segues seamlessly into the story for Firepower #1 and provides all of the background readers will need to get the most of that first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Vishal Gullapalli May 4, 2020

    'Fire Power Vol. 1' takes all the necessary exposition and setup for the future of this series, packaging it into a very digestible and gorgeous graphic novel. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 9, 2020

    At ten bucks, there is a pretty steep barrier to entry. And it's not the most original story on the shelf of your Friendly Neighborhood Comic Shop this month. But for that price you get more content than in a typical TPB, a self-contained story composed by a true modern master, and first-rate punching, kicking, and basketball-dunking (really) action. And if your library offers access to Hoopla, then there's really no reason not to give this a shot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Sandro Falce May 11, 2020

    This prelude has fun characters, slick martial arts, and massive action set-pieces that are guaranteed to get you hyped up for the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Kate Kowalski Apr 30, 2020

    The choice to publish such an ambitious introductory chapter first instead of revealing Owen's past through flashbacks (or a subsequently released tangential comic) is notable. Fire Power: Prelude is unconventional in its release strategy, unconventional even in its seemingly straightforward approach to storytelling. The punches thrown by Kirkman & Samnee have a familiar rhythm, but there's no way to defend yourself from all the talent that's clearly on display. Fire Power is peak artistic power that lands a roundhouse kick directly to the temple of myth itself. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jess Roth May 5, 2020

    Is Fire Power the greatest thing ever? Not yet, but it also doesn't seek to reinvent the wheel. For what it is, it's a lot of fun, and if you're looking for a new quarantine read that won't send you spiralling into an existential crisis, Fire Power is the one you want. Read Full Review

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