Magdalena #1

Writer: Tini Howard, Ryan Cady Artist: Christian Dibari Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 22, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14
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SERIES PREMIERE! The Magdalena has always defended the world from demonic evil, empowered by the blood of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene in her veins. But when a brush with death leaves her gravely wounded, Patience decides to seek out the next in the bloodline and train her replacement. The replacement, meanwhile, is having enough trouble with finding her purpose even without the whole holy-warrior gig.

  • 9.3
    Comicsverse - Jhoan Suriel Mar 28, 2017

    With the passing of the spear comes a new, inexperienced heroine who requires training. The focus on a Latina lead deserves to be commended because more heroines of color in comics is always a great thing in these times. MAGDALENA #1 explores the existential crisis that is retirement while ushering in a new era. It's one hell of a treat that's sure to please old fans and embrace new fans with open arms. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Word Of The Nerd - Megan Rae Mar 23, 2017

    Overall, The Magdalena #1 definitely has what it takes to revive this character and take her to new levels that meet the demands of modern comics. Hopefully, this creative team can take an established story, mix it up with a gothic vibe and a dash of Buffy, and give us a new ongoing series worth remembering. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Mar 24, 2017

    Very well constructed reintroduction to the Magdalena for a new era. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Mar 22, 2017

    “The Magdalena” #1 is a great reboot and an example of how to reinvent a character properly. It's fun, dark, action packed and very easy to jump into without any background. I'm very excited to see how the saga of this new Magdalena unfolds. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Mar 21, 2017

    A strong first issue that sets up the characters well and introduces the power of Christ! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    ComicBuzz - Kyle Malone May 10, 2017

    And if this issue promises anything, it's a great harmony between artist Christian DiBari and the rest of the team. Gone are the glossy, lick-your-lips images of Magdalena we've seen before. Instead, DiBari scratches at the page, draws a world as grainy and as weary as the reality Patience wakes up to. It's what makes this re-boot stand out for me. Change is good, change is hard. But I'm excited to see what's in store next time for our heroines. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Mar 22, 2017

    There's no shortage of comics about demonic possession these days, but this one is a clever addition and worth checking out. Nicely done with a promise of better to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Tim Apr 5, 2017

    I would recommend this title to supernatural fans and urban fantasy fans. I'm interested to see where this story goes and how the characters grow, as well as to see if the villains have any motivation outside of "I'm a demon and therefore evil." Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Vronique Emma Houxbois Mar 23, 2017

    Where The Magdalena intends to go from here is anyones guess, but it already has the most important piece of the puzzle in place: heroines that reflect the world we live in and the women who read comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Apr 3, 2017

    There are questions to be asked about the connection between Patience and Maya, given the nature of the Magdalena mantle. However, the creative team of Howard, Cady, Dibari, and Spicer provide a quality story with enough intrigue to bring people back more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Mar 23, 2017

    The Magdalena #1 is a great start to a revival of a classic series. This is a proven story of the descendants of Mary Magdalene and Jesus Christ and how they are continuing to kick ass in modern times thanks to the Spear of Destiny. There is plenty to look forward to in this series, and with the ongoing training of Maya from Patience, there is a growing dynamic that screams of Yoda and Luke. There is also lots of demons and badass looking mean guys running around causing havoc for our Magdalenas. This is a book worth taking a chance on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Mar 23, 2017

    "The Magdalena" #1 is a great introduction for new readers and old ones into the world of 'The Darkness.' Patience and Maya provide a great duo of conflicting faiths but neither lacks the tenacity or courage to send demons right back to hell. It's a fun and dark story ripe for the taking. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Mar 22, 2017

    Patience and Maya'sdoubts and flaws along with their grit and determination plus some cool action, demon designs, and general gore make Magdalena#1 worthpicking up even if you're like me and only knew Magdalena from a lyric from “I Wanna Live in a World Full of Heroes” by nerd rock band Kirby Krackle. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Mar 23, 2017

    Although the fourth volume of Top Cow's The Magdalena #1 is off to a shaky start, there are definitely some hidden gems hidden in the young talent on this book. Read Full Review

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