Lost Soldiers #1

Writer: Ales Kot Artist: Luca Casalanguida, Heather Moore Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 29, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 6
8.8Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

Vietnam, 1969. Juarez, forty years later. Three men tied by the war they left behind-on collision course with a new one.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Kendra Hale Feb 20, 2021

    For a five issue miniseries that was a one and done (so far at least), I would happily read more. It is a stark inside look at how war affects soldiers in different ways. It also certainly earns the "M" rating. Lost Soldiers is most certainly worth the read, especially if you enjoy dramas like the ones mentioned above. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Arbaz M. Khan Jul 29, 2020

    In its first issue, Lost Soldiers enamors the reader into learning about the way men hurt and devour each other's souls whole. Ales Kot has always been a master at his craft, but he has evolved in his time since Zero. Even more than a writer, Kot is a diagnostician necessary in these unknowing times. I just hope we can all heal from this. But know: the past is a bullet. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Aug 2, 2020

    A bold opening to a mini-series that seems to have a lot to say about the effects of war on those who participate in it, and how war seems to be the solution to problems that the authorities find the easiest to deploy. LOST SOLDIERS #1 is one of the strongest opening issues to a series I've read all year, and while it won't be for some, it never glories in the violence, instead putting it in its proper context. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek'd Out - Michael Thao Jul 29, 2020

    Lost Soldiers #1 brings with it a confident creative team who are all on the same page. The story drags a bit in the middle with some heavy dialogue and jargon-filled panels, but the art remains on-point and consistent with the commentary Kot wants to convey. With an impressive first issue and only four more to go, readers won't want to miss out on this mini-series Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Jul 29, 2020

    A war comic gifted with haunting passages, a unique dual-plot focus, and stellar artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Sequential Planet - Alexander Cole Jul 30, 2020

    This issue has a great story to it. The portrayal of the Vietnam War in the flashbacks and the setting up of the Juarez trip in the modern day is fantastic. The characters are well-written and layered. Even in this one issue, we see a lot of depth in Burke and Kowalski. The art is stunning. It's incredibly realistic, the trauma of war is shown in a creative manner and the work done on the action scenes is beautiful. There isn't much in terms of lettering there's the standard stuff. Bold letters to signify emotion and draw attention. It's very simple though and I've spoken about the effect the lack of lettering in the action scenes has in the main review. In summary, this is a fantastic comic and a great introduction to this new series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jul 29, 2020

    After an introduction filled with blood, mud, and poetic waxing on the nature of violence, Lost Soldiers focuses on developing its characters above all else. It's an approach that enhances the underlying themes and split timeline far better than most too-clever-by-half comics conceits manage in 2020, and it offers a deeply compelling story focused on images that are difficult to witness. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Aug 2, 2020

    Perhaps as a Brit I dont quite have the same resonance with the Vietnam war that seems to shape a lot of culture in the US. That being said, its not so much a barrier to entry as it is a layer which perhaps just doesnt strike the same zeitgeist chords. An initially challenging but ultimately rewarding read which will hopefully evolve into an impressive package. Read Full Review

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