M.O.M.: Mother of Madness #1

Writer: Emilia Clarke, Marguerite Bennett Artist: Leila Leiz Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 21, 2021 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 15
7.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Game of Thrones superstar EMILIA CLARKE debuts an EXTRA-LENGTH, THREE-ISSUE MINISERIES! The mayhem begins with Maya, under-the-weather scientist by day, over-the-top superhero by night, and badass single mom 24/7. Deadpool action and Fleabag comedy collide when Maya activates her freakish superpowers to take on a secret sect of human traffickers. Mature readers only! Comedy and chaos await in the first of three 40-page issues by the glamorous artist of Horde, LEILA LEIZ!

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Jul 21, 2021

    M.O.M.: Mother of Madness is one of the most fun, feminist, and compelling comics I've read as of late, and I could not be more excited to see where it goes next. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jul 21, 2021

    So...the series is already 1/3 over. It's a bit difficult to accept this, given how good the opening issue is. Clarke, Bennett, and company have done such a good job of putting together a genuinely engaging fusion between satire, emotional drama, and traditional superhero story that it seems a bit tragic that it's only going to be around for a couple more months. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 21, 2021

    Leila Leiz delivers some beautiful art throughout the issue. There is a richness to the visuals that are eye catching and the visual style is fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Kevin Mwenda Jul 6, 2021

    The breaking of the fourth wall where Maya addresses the readers is what drives the superhero's journey and makes the reader connect to the character. This is complemented with great artwork and different panel sizes that allow the reader to peek into Maya's mind as she tries to define her identity as a superhero in a world full of controlling men. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 21, 2021

    M.O.M.: Mother of Madness #1 is a unique story, but one that is trying to do too much in a single issue. Still, it mixes good messages you can learn from, a foreboding sci-fi future, and superpowers in a way that's never been done before. It's an idiosyncratic comic, to say the least, and while it has jarring tonal shifts it has the promise to become your favorite comic that tries something new. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jul 7, 2021

    So, when all is said and done, I think M.O.M.: Mother of Madness #1 delivers its poignant message about the struggles of women in this world through the cheeky lens of Maya with an impressive amount of skill and self-awareness. It makes strong statements and adds a bit of humor to the story for good measure. From where I'm standing it seems like the book manages to deliver on what it sets out to do. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comics Bookcase - Larry Jorash Jul 21, 2021

    M.O.M.: Mother of Madness #1 is a relatively familiar superhero origin story, elevated by its witty conversational voice, humor, and clever artwork. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Jul 13, 2021

    I'm not giving up on M.O.M yet but there need to be less Gwenpool style lampooning for the readers and more character and plot development. There only is three issues and based on issue 1 it needs much thicker books to get to where it needs to go. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Jul 24, 2021

    Mother of Madness #1 fits as much as it can in the 50 pages it's been given. In terms of an origin story and the initial adventures of a hero, it uses those pages well. In terms of a book that's going to poke fun at a whole slew of topics. It could use more nuance. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Jul 26, 2021

    Good artwork and colors cannot save a comic debut that lacks any semblance of reader immersion in its setting. Read Full Review

  • 4.6
    Geek'd Out - Michael Farris Jr. Jul 21, 2021

    The Mother of Dragons has traded in her fire-breathing lizards for Madness but, unfortunately, fails to take flight. While there were brief glimpses of meaningful storytelling, M.O.M.: Mother of Madness #1 leaves the madness behind in favor of blandness. Read Full Review

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