New Masters #1

Writer: Shobo Artist: Shof Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 2, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 8
8.5Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Nigerian brothers SHOBO and SHOF present NEW MASTERS, a groundbreaking blend of science fiction, adventure, drama, and vibrant Afrofuturism. In a striking vision of West Africa under the thumb of alien colonizers, a motley crew of outcasts find themselves caught up in a power struggle for control of an ancient artifact with immense power.

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Feb 10, 2022

    New Masters is a beautifully crafted series with a distinctive African point of view filtered through the wonderful realm of science fiction that brings to life a deep and developed and intriguing world that a reader will want to explore more and more. This debut issue builds a solid foundation for the series as a whole while also working to showcase some truly stunning vistas and the variety of realms within the cityscape that focus on the human plight that many still find to be a reality even in this futuristic world. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Matt Sherman Feb 2, 2022

    This is not a series to sleep on. Every page and every panel was exciting. This issue brings a fresh new sci-fi tale to the table. I was astonished by this first issue, and Im excited to see what more is to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Feb 8, 2022

    New Masters #1 provides an excellent foundation for what is sure to be a fantastic story. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Feb 4, 2022

    This beautifully crafted issue does an excellent job of visually representing this tale. A major portion of this story is told solely through the artwork and the locations therein take on their own personality. The detailed drawings and bold coloring not only transportive but emotionally connective. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Feb 2, 2022

    New Masters is an exciting introduction to the Post-Adventu world. There are lots of narrative threads to follow and Ola's introduction is up there with the many great sci-fi rogues that have come before her. There's a lot going on, but even so, the visual aesthetic is spectacular and the diligent care in world-building is obvious. You can tell that Shobo and Shof have worked incredibly hard to bring this epic to life, and I'm very curious to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin Feb 7, 2022

    A weak ending undermines an otherwise confident, exciting debut issue Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Feb 1, 2022

    Both fresh and familiar, New Masters #1 offers a unique and exciting perspective on science fiction, with a smart script and stunning visual work from the brothers Coker. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Tim Adams Feb 2, 2022

    New Masters #1 pulls off its opening while keeping enough intrigue on the backburner to keep readers coming back for more. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Feb 21, 2022

    Still, there is a lot of ambition and creativity on display here. This is clearly the work of people laying out a grand tapestry, perhaps trying to make too much happen in the periodical format. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Colin Moon Feb 1, 2022

    Aiming for something sprawling and epic, New Masters #1 gives us just a small taste. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jan 16, 2022

    When all is said and done, New Masters #1 delivers a solid introduction to its new world. With many elements of its narrative and world still up in the air, it's hard to say how this story will pan out in the end. Read Full Review

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