Free Agents #1
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Free Agents #1

Writer: Kurt Busiek, Fabian Nicieza Artist: Triona Farrell Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 3, 2024 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
5.7Critic Rating
5.2User Rating

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Series Premiere. Giant-Size! Bargain Price! An all-new ongoing series! Kurt Busiek (Astro City), Fabian Nicieza (Deadpool), and Stephen Mooney (Half Past Danger) introduce a team of young veterans, survivors of a massive intergalactic war. Salvo. Pike. Katari. Shakti. Ridge. Maraud. Chalice. They've fought every day of their existence and won a terrible victory. Now they're stranded on Earth, free agents for the first time. But when relics from their long war appear, threatening their chance at better lives, their greatest battle begins. They've fought for a million planets. Can they fight to save their own more

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Chris Coplan Jul 2, 2024

    Despite some good and bad, ups and downs, this debut issue cements 'Free Agents' as yet more superhero nostalgia worthy of our attention. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerd Initiative - ChrisP Jul 3, 2024

    FREE AGENTS #1 is a solid launching point for this new series. Busiek and Nicieza lay out an intriguing sci-fi, action/adventure series for readers, and Mooney, Farrell, and Smith put it on the page that deserves attention. All first issues are a time for creative teams and readers to meet each other for the first time on neutral ground, and this issue is a great issue for them to meet for the 100th time, or the first. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 3, 2024

    Free Agents #1 is an interesting concept and there's a lot to it. Hopefully, like some of those 90s Image superhero comics, the story will clear up with more issues and right its path. But, as far as being a debut issue, it doesn't live up to the quality you'd expect with the high caliber talent on it. It's a better idea than execution as the execution doesn't get the idea across enough. Instead of being soldiers trying to escape to a new life, it comes off as refugee soldiers being dragged back into the war they thought was over. They're two concepts that are close, but different. This may be one where the first arc is read as a whole instead of individual issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 9, 2024

    It's a first issue that has its bases covered, reminding me of the debut of WildC.A.T.s and Youngblood back in the day, with lovely, detailed art throughout. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 1, 1970

    Free Agents has the writing pedigree to overcome this shaky debut with more deliberate pacing and the art team fine tuning their end. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Evan Valentine Jul 3, 2024

    It's sad to see Free Agents stumble with its opening issue especially given the pedigree of its creators, but that's indeed what this alternate-reality superteam does. Free Agents #1 is unable to coalesce around some of its more interesting ideas, making it feel more like a missed opportunity than anything else. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jul 3, 2024

    The premise is interesting. Busiek and Nicieza simply arent embracing the concept in a way that feels all that interesting. Theoretically the plot could have worked if the artwork felt a little bit more like it was in the spirit of Jim Lee or Todd McFarlane or any of a host of others who had done this sort of thing back in the 1990s, but it still would hav felt like a weak echo of what it needed to be in order to really deliver on the idea. If the writers can focus a bit more on the idiosyncrasies of this particular group of displaced paranormals....maybe there might be something in it... Read Full Review

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