Reborn #1

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 12, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 27 User Reviews: 37
9.0Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

MARK MILLAR & GREG CAPULLO join forces to create the smash hit sci-fi / fantasy story of the year: REBORN. Where do you go when you die? Not heaven or hell; somewhere else. Somewhere you have to fight to survive. Somewhere the people from the past are waiting for you-the good and the bad.

  • 10
    Comicosity - Nikki Sherman Oct 12, 2016

    Reborn is a must-buy. The first issue was masterfully executed and the opening issuehints at a rollercoaster of story yet to come. Millar and Capullo have created an exciting and thoughtful book that I can't wait to keep reading. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Oct 18, 2016

    Reborn is a title to get excited about. In its debut issue, the writer and artist prove why they have earned their star status. Millar's script allows for a tightly paced, emotionally affecting, and action-packed narrative. Bringing that script to life is the sublime artwork by Capullo and his collaborators Glapion and Plascencia, who surpass their previous best work on DC's Batman title from a few years ago. Reborn #1 is not a perfect comic, but it comes pretty damn close. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Folkard Oct 8, 2016

    Reborn #1 is an intriguing and exciting introduction to this highly-anticipated new series. Its thought-provoking, exciting and action filled. We have been introduced to some interesting characters and a unique and complex story with the foundations for what will no doubt be an exhilarating journey. Im excited and curious to see where Millar and Capullo are going to take us and I look forward to when the next issue comes out. If youre looking for a fresh take on a sci-fi/fantasy with some deep concepts and lovely art, then do yourself a favour and grab a copy ASAP! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Flickering Myth - Anghus Houvouras Oct 11, 2016

    Reborn #1 is an absolute gem: the most fun debut of 2016. Make room in your buy pile for this one. You won't regret it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    411Mania - Jonathan Durden Oct 20, 2016

    All in all, with the art and the story, I can already tell this will be going on my pull list and potentially staying for as long as Millar and Capullo keep pumping these out. I'm all in for almost anything involving either Millar or Capullo, so having both of them on the same project is like a dream come true. I think we can expect great things to come of this new serial. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Oct 18, 2016

    'Reborn' is one of Millar's most disciplined works with a laser-focus on creating a new fantastic world through the eyes of a wholly conceived character. Paired with Capullo's amazing art and Plascencia's bold color scheme, Image's new series is a blockbuster, steeped in mystery and high in concept, 'Reborn' is an adventure worth getting invested in. Needless to say, this is a must-buy. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - Joe Ryan Oct 12, 2016

    In closing I would like to say go buy Reborn #1, and as soon as you can. It is going to sell out, and if you miss it, get it at the second printing. You need to read this book, because I think it is going to be something really special. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Oct 30, 2016

    Millar has created a kick off book that almost guarantees a reader will at least be back for the second issue. With a moment that throws us for a loop and leaving us speechless, I cant imagine anyone not wanting to at least see what happens next. Millars protagonist, Bonnie, is one of no faith, and is about to be shell shocked to what is next. The book has beautiful pacing, great characterization, and characters that we want to root for. What we are rooting for them to do is yet to be revealed, but I am completely on board for Reborn, and you should be too. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 23, 2016

    This was a great first issue. It got me hooked in. Honestly, I haven't read a first issue this good ever I think. I have great hope for this series and can not wait to read more. Definitely check this out and put it on your pull list.  Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Florida Geek Scene - Manny Gomez Oct 19, 2016

    If I have one complaint, its the short length. I read the book fairly quicklyand wanted perhaps a few more pages once the reveal is made. Although the ending does serve as an emotional and narrative punch, I still could have used just a little bit more. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Oct 10, 2016

    Reborn promises to excite, surprise, and most importantly offer an afterlife tale fantasy fans won't want to miss. It takes patience to get into it, but when you let it you'll realize this is masterful storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Marco Piva Oct 11, 2016

    Who is Reborn for, then? Well, it isn't too clear yet, but " from what we could see until now " it seems to be shaping up to be a pretty deep comic, but at the same time something full of action and grand moments. It seems unlikely to be only a "light entertainment" series (the identity of the writer confirms this), but it's likely that it will be enjoyable by most. The glorious art helps support this first impression, that will probably be confirmed in the next issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Oct 14, 2016

    The notion that people move on to another life is a comforting one to me. On the other hand, having to get shot to get there, and in a rather gruesome circumstance, well, that was tough to read. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Oct 13, 2016

    The very premise means the smallest details matter, and makes it a very personal story – which is perhaps where our desire to this story in a movie format comes from. We could relate to plenty of what goes on – maybe not what happens after death – but we can see ourselves in some of these situations. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Composto Oct 13, 2016

    The bottom line is that the premiere issue of Reborn is great; it's sure to be on many "Best of the Year" lists come December. This is a story that literally grabs hold of you on page one and doesn't let go (which sounds cliched, but it's true). It has heart, action, intrigue, and everything else you could possibly want from a sci-fi/fantasy book. Reborn is already being rushed back to print, so be sure to run to your LCS to get a copy before they sell out! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Oct 15, 2016

    I had actually forgot this book was coming out this week, so this was just a real nice surprise! Mark Millar has been releasing some great material for the past few years that have been surprisingly really emotional and shying away from his more "violent" past. Rebornis combining those two into a wild violent/emotional ride. Co creator and artist of Reborn Greg Capullo shows why he is one of the best in the business and does not disappoint. In one issueMark Millar and Greg Capullo have createdsprawling scifi/fantasy epic andworld with with sprawling battles and mythical/alien creatureswhile keeping the "human" emotions intact. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Louise Saul Oct 12, 2016

    While it is unclear how this story will progress, the first issue has definitely left me wanting to find out more and looking forward to the next issue. Reborn is set to be a massive eighteen-issue story arc, and like many of Marks other popular comics, is already set to be made into a blockbuster movie. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Jun 27, 2017

    There we have it! The first issue of Reborn. Great start to this series. Excellent place to leave a little cliffhanger. Already, I love the range of characters rich with personality, bravado, innocence, and naivety. So hype to see the various settings as intriguing as every new planet in the Star Wars franchise. Proper pacing and action. Let me just shut up and get to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The GCRN - Dan Clark Oct 13, 2016

    Overall Reborn #1 does what a great first issue should. It gives us a character to care about and a world worth exploring. Mark Millar and Greg Capullo bring with them a lot of promise as a creative team and so far that promise has been fulfilled. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 12, 2016

    Reborn is every bit as enjoyable as one would expect from a creative team like this. Reborn offers an engaging high concept storyline with plenty summer blockbuster flavor. Capullo and the rest of the art team bring that engaging story to life with visuals that both epic fantasy violence and simple human emotion. Millar has worked with many talented creators over the years, but his partnership with Capullo is quickly shaping up to be one of his most fruitful. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Logan Dalton Oct 12, 2016

    In Reborn #1, Mark Millar and Greg Capullo prove that even your grandma can be a hero as they flesh out the protagonist, Mrs. Black, before throwing her into a new body and a wild and wacky fantasy world. Capullo also shows he can nail the quiet, human scenes that separate pinup artists from true storytellers. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Oct 12, 2016

    Reborn #1 is worth jumping into for the potential in character development and world-building. It asks real questions, it challenges possibilities and offers you the chance to see a concept which isn't explored all too often. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Arron Ferguson Oct 13, 2016

    Reborn is an interesting continuation of Mark Millar's recent foray into bigger more challenging ideas, anchored by Capullo's art. Should the stumbling blocks of issue #1 fall away as the seriesmove forward, this could be the book that catapults Capullo from "the guy who drew Spawn and Batman" to creator-owned super stardom. About time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Oct 12, 2016

    This is still the first issue, and it sets up a world that we've yet to fully explore so while I think this issue is a solid opening, I'll still be cautious on the next issue. That aside, though, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this issue. It's been a while since a new Image title grabbed me and made me want to read more. Whether Reborn keeps me for more than two remains to be seen, but you could do a lot worse by not picking this up this week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 14, 2016

    Fans may be disappointed in this debut issue's decompression, which only gives us a taste of the real action, but the potential behind Reborn seems undeniable. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Oct 13, 2016

    A great concept but the first issue doesn't offer more than that. The art, however, is fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Oct 15, 2016

    Millar also spends far too much time guiding his heroine to the point of adventure. I get that he wants to reinforce her ironic belief there's nothing waiting for us at the end of life, but it feels drawn out, especially since it's obvious this woman is going to die and is going to discover something wondrous and weird on the other side. I felt myself wishing the writer would just get to the point, already. Read Full Review

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