Realm #1

Writer: Seth Peck Artist: Jeremy Haun Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 13, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 25
8.9Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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NEW SERIES! Fifteen years ago, our world was overrun by creatures of myth; orcs, dragons, and other nameless horrors threw the entire planet into total chaos. Today, the shattered remnants of civilization must fight just to survive in a deadly new era of violence and mayhem. While a powerful sorcerer marshals his forces, a group of warriors embark on a journey to reclaim our world from the growing darkness. An all new post-apocalyptic high-fantasy adventure series from co-creators SETH M. PECK (X-Men) and JEREMY HAUN (THE BEAUTY) featuring colors by NICK FILARDI and letters by THOMAS MAUER.

  • 10
    AiPT! - Alexis Simonetta Sep 12, 2017

    The Realm is a fantasy fanatic's dream. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Sep 6, 2017

    The Realm has a stunning debut issue. It's a perfect introduction that pulls you in from page one. This is an awesome blend of fantasy and dystopia. It's The Walking Dead meets East of West with a dash of Lord of the Rings thrown in. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Sep 15, 2017

    'The Realm' #1is this week's surprise hit. Peck and Filardi mix it up and deliver a compelling and exciting post-apocalyptic high-fantasy that hooks you with precise execution and stunning art. It defies conventional storytelling to let the reader hit the ground running and tease some fantastical elements that are left to be explored. 'The Realm' doesn't waste any time and it won't waste your money. It's worth every penny.  Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pastrami Nation - Daniel Schwartz Sep 24, 2017

    Overall, this comic is a must-have. Filled with humor and danger, Peck and Hauns apocalyptic story serves as a great introduction to their destroyed new world. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Sep 20, 2017

    THE REALM #1 is a fantastic opening issue, dealing with dark, gritty post-apocalyptic America using a serious tone and fantastic artistry. Seth Peck introduces characters to a large, interesting cast of characters to drum up interest in this teeming, living world. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Sep 15, 2017

    'The Realm' wastes no time, grabbing readers by the throat and dragging through a dark and mysterious landscape. This is a world I want to spend a lot of time and I don't even like the fantasy genre. First issues don't get much better than this! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - Kyle Malone Sep 12, 2017

    Overall, Issue #1 of "The Realm" is akin to the pilot episode of any large scale series, with the camera at best panning over the cast of characters. But while this initial instalment fails to explore the protagonist Nolan or his fellow survivors in much depth, there are suggestions that the narrative will become more focused with each entry. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Sep 13, 2017

    The Realm is everything necessary in an action adventure with a touch of fantasy. Guns and swords and magic at the end of the world is supposed to be thrilling and Haun and Peck have brought the best. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Matthew C. Brown Sep 18, 2017

    I have no idea how the history of the Realm unfolded, at what point Middle Earth melded with Middle America, but I really don't care. This book is pure badassery, and the potential here is endless. With visceral gore and dynamic action sequences, a world that is as confounding as it is uncompromising and characters that suit the situation, I'm in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - John McCubbin Sep 14, 2017

    The Realm #1 is everything that I hope from a new series and more. Despite not giving us a huge lot of excitement, the creative team do a sensational job of introducing us to this dystopian world. The way that they incorporate fantasy and horror elements into this, along with the mystery and tension also helps grab our attention, with the stunning artwork only adding another reason to return for the next instalment. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Sep 15, 2017

    An inventive genre mix-mash that feels genuinely well-thought out, "The Realm" is a stylish debut issue that thrusts you head-first into its gritty, yet fantastical world. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Sep 23, 2017

    The first issue is a solid start of what is sure to be the next hit that everyone will want. A great beginning and a great mix of genres. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Weird Science - Repairman Jack Sep 22, 2017

    Great world building along with an abundance of story workedin to what feels like a more show than tell style makes this a greatintroductory issue, I just wish a little more focus was put on expanding thelead character as opposed to attempting to introduce all major pieces of thestory. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Patrick Wolf Sep 13, 2017

    All in all, Realm is an excellent beginning to a tale about the end of the world. The writing's clear, the artwork's remarkable, and the storyline's captivating. The only misgivings I have are the action scenes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Rasheda Sep 25, 2017

    This story feels like Mad Max and Escape from New York, where everything is divided into territories and there are groups that rule and people who profit. Haun and Peck have taken an establishment in science fiction/fantasy that works very well in storytelling and hopefully created a fresh take on heroes and villains. Read Full Review

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