Kingsman: The Red Diamond #1

Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Simon Fraser Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 6, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 3
7.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (starring Channing Tatum and Colin Firth)is in cinemas in September, and we're launching the sequel to the hit comic book series by MARK MILLAR and DAVE GIBBONS with KINGSMAN: THE RED DIAMOND. Working-class super-spy Eggsy follows in his mentor's footsteps but is still rough around the edges for a Kingsman agent. Rejected by his high school crush and hot on the heels of a rescue mission to save Prince Phillip, he embarks on an international terror plot in a story that starts where James Bond draws the line. ROB WILLIAMS (Suicide Squad, Action Comics) and SIMON FRASER take the helm for this stunning six-issue minise more

  • 10
    Pop Culture HQ - Joshua Winchester Sep 6, 2017

    The bright boys at Kingsman are back in Kingsman: The Red Diamond, so grab some spy gear, cue up an intense theme song and get down with saving the world once more. Theres a villain to be thwarted, humanity to save and lots of choice story, art, colors and dialogue to be had in this first issue. So make no mistake, this is going to be one spy story to not be missed! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Crusaders - Andy Hall Sep 8, 2017

    If you only know the Kingsmen from the movie, this six issue mini-series is a great place to meet the originals. If you are a fan of Millar's comic, there is plenty going on here that you can dig through and enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Sep 7, 2017

    If you are a fan of the previous two story arcs. You will not be disappointedwith this new arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Folkard Sep 6, 2017

    Kingsman: The Red Diamond #1 is an exciting and enjoyable introduction to this new story arc. Rob Williams and Simon Fraser do a top job of taking the helm, creating an interesting story that reflects the original tone of this series. Nothing feels forced, and it all seemed to flow in a tight and tidy way. I'm looking forward to reading more and seeing whether the momentum can be maintained. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Sep 6, 2017

    While KINGSMAN: THE RED DIAMOND #1 has some continuity issues, the overall plot and themes of elitism were incredibly interesting. Eggsy is back on the page with another lighthearted romp through the world! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Sep 12, 2017

    Dave Gibbons work is missed, but Simon Fraser and Gary Caldwell bring London to lively life. The damp streets of England's capital may not be thoroughly detailed, but they work quite well for Williams' humor. With an intriguing villain and a good deal of characterization, Williams and company give Eggsy another great adventure for us to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.5 - John McCubbin Sep 5, 2017

    Kingsman: The Red Diamond #1 is everything I was hoping for and more. Delivering a product that embraces both the original comic book series and movie adaptation, whilst also feeling unique, the creative team give us a fun and exciting opening issue. In doing this they bring us up to date with Eggsy's position as a Kingsman, whilst introducing us to a sinister new villain. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CourtOfNerds - Benjamin Raven Sep 13, 2017

    Really solid book that laid the groundwork for an interesting miniseries. Eggsy is Eggsy without looking like Taron Egerton, and this book is as British as stuff that's British.A new creative team at the helm doesn't hurt this book at all, just gives the readers a fresh take. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Alexis Simonetta Sep 6, 2017

    Overall, though, the debut issue of Kingsman: The Red Diamond is pretty great. There's a scary, evil antagonist closer to the end that definitely has my attention. This is a series to keep an eye on for sure. The creative team has a lot they can do with Kingsman: The Red Diamond #1 and hopefully they go a bit darker as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 10, 2017

    For Kingsman fans ready for another adventure before The Golden Circle kicks off, Red Diamond is a fun appetizer. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 5, 2017

    Kingsman: The Red Diamond reads like a worthy and natural continuation of the original series, even with the shakeup in creative team. While this first issue is a bit too similar to the original in some ways, its character-driven focus and strong sense of style go a long way towards getting the series off on the right footing. Assuming Williams and Fraser can craft a sufficiently different villain, The Red Diamond should meet or even exceed its predecessor. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Sep 7, 2017

    "Red Diamond" feels like one in the rough at the start. There is potential, but maybe I'm not the audience for the book either. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 7, 2017

    All in all, it doesn't quite hit as hard as a Kingsman should, but with the movie soon in theaters, this is a decent tie-in. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Sep 6, 2017

    This looks to be an exciting Kingsman run. Love the shots at the movie version of Kingsman. Love the nerdy easter eggs sprinkled all throughout the issue. I really appreciate Williams giving all characters (good guys and bad) a geeky human side. It's the tried and true method of making any story you create relatable. Can't wait to see some of these Millarworld properties get the cartoon or live-action Netflix treatment. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Sep 6, 2017

    If you're big on this series, then chances are you're going to love this volume and eat it up. You won't care about a review. That's fine, but if you've ever struggled with this title the way I have, then you won't find anything here to hook you and bring you into the fold. I get that it's taking a piss most of the time and just Millar's version of Bond, but infused with real world gags, but at the end of the day that makes it feel more like Austin Powers than James Bond. Sadly though, for my money, it doesn't beat either. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Sep 7, 2017

    It's worth a read, but just be prepared that it may not be as exciting or engrossing as one would hope it to be. Read Full Review

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