Reaver #1

Writer: Justin Jordan Artist: Rebekah Isaacs, Alex Guimaraes Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 10, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 10
7.9Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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SERIES PREMIERE! The continent of Madaras once promised a new start for settlers, but 200 years after its discovery, the war rages on. Deep within this savage and untamed land, a darkness builds at that must be stopped at all costs. To do so, the Imperials assemble six of its most despicable prisoners-a turncoat, a skin eater, a sorcerer and his bodyguard, a serial killer, and the Devil's Son-the only ones who can stop the end of the new world. They are Hell's Half-Dozen. Join JUSTIN JORDAN (LUTHER STRODE) and REBEKAH ISAACS (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) for REAVER-a dark, grim fantasy for a post-Game of Thrones world.

  • 9.3
    Comicsverse - Ronnie Gorham Jul 11, 2019

    Six of its most despicable prisoners must work together on a top-secret mission to bring down an unknown evil that looks to destroy the world. Writer Justin Jordan along with Rebekah Isaac and Alex Guimaraes present REAVER #1. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Jul 14, 2019

    'Reaver #1' is a solid introduction to a new dark fantasy series with undoubtedly lofty ambitions. Despite a few missteps, it ultimately succeeds where it matters most. Hopefully, future issues will offer the chance to flesh out both the characters and this massive new world like they deserve! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Max Funkey Jul 12, 2019

    Reaver #1 will be in comic stores everywhere on July 10th, 2019 Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pastrami Nation - kevin hoskinson Jul 14, 2019

    With a great story and fantastic artwork, “Reaver” is off to a great start. It's brutal and bloody in all the right ways. The world is alive and vibrant with history and great characters, and it's also full of mystery and has excellent potential. With the essay written by Jordan at the end of the book, this series promises to go in completely different and unexpected places, and I look forward to seeing where that may be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Danilo To Jul 10, 2019

    This series is off to a great start. It combines elements that we know such as a political struggle in a fantastic world as well as the expendable misfit team we all love, yet it add new elements and its own spin on just how weird these characters are. There's still a lot to explore in the main group as well as in the comic's universe making this chapter a must read set up for what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Megan Peters Jul 10, 2019

    Filled with blood magic and gratuitous violence, this debut issue marks a strong entry for Reaver and will please fans eager for an action-packed comic starring a true group of underdogs. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Benjamin Novoa Jul 9, 2019

    Jordan and Isaacs cram a lot of story and art into one book -- maybe too much, but why complain about too much of a good thing? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rogues Portal - Jim Allegro Jul 10, 2019

    I recommend Reaver #1. It is a solid buy if you like grim fantasy with a touch of intrigue and humor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Jul 10, 2019

    A deadly suicide mission with a rogue's gallery of criminals hits the right notes for an interesting, if familiar premise. The tiny cannibal has only eaten half a finger in days, so it looks like thinks are not going to end well. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 10, 2019

    The first issue is entertaining that's reminiscent of the start of a roleplaying campaign. It goes in familiar directions but does so with a fun style about it that it's clear it doesn't take itself too seriously. Reaver #1 might not be a new concept overall but it delivers a fun debut that allows us to explore a new world while sitting back and enjoying the chaos. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Jul 7, 2019

    REAVER #1 is a respectable start to the new series. It has some shortcomings, namely a reliance on tropes and genre cliches. Hopefully in subsequent issues writer Justin Jordan can differentiate the book a bit from similar titles that came before. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Jul 10, 2019

    All in all, this was a fun debut issue that had enough going for it for me to return for a second issue. Now that the set-up seems to be done, I can’t wait to see what Jordan and Isaacs come up with next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Jul 11, 2019

    Either way, Reaver looks set to be an enjoyable take on the misfit mobilisation idea, and, if it maintains the momentum built up to this point, will no doubt reward its addition to your pull list. Read Full Review

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