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Space Bandits #1

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Matteo Scalera Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 3, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 14
8.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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MINISERIES PREMIERE! Thena Khole and Cody Blue are among the universe's most wanted felons. Each the leader of their own criminal ops, they run heists across the galaxies-hopping from ship to ship to fleece everyone inside. But when both women are betrayed by their crews, the bandits only have one thing on their minds: REVENGE.

  • 10
    Geekery Magazine - Chino DT Jul 6, 2019

    Another great comic written by Mark Millar who has already accustomed to brings us great stories, this time Mr. Millar join efforts with the excellent artist Matteo Scalera who already has a good miles traveled in the world of comics and illustration, it is a great space adventure that really fascinated me in this first issue, there is really nothing more to say but to wait for the second number of this spectacular spacial history. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Thomas Hulett Jul 7, 2019

    Filled with Miller's trademark action and Scalera's deft hand Space Bandits should prove to be a runaway success for Image. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 1, 2019

    Space Bandits #1 blasts away as another winner for Millar and with Scalera's lively artwork this might be one of the more exciting titles to follow in the last half of 2019. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Jul 1, 2019

    I look forward to seeing how this story will unfold in the months to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jul 10, 2019

    In the first of five issues, Millar and Scaleras Space Bandits slices through 25 pages with a very poised design-conscious delivery of energy that works. Its a smart mash-up of various genres that solidly settles into a kind of a late 1980s sort of a mood with bright colors and big cities coating the galaxy with just enough shadow to let the unseemly side of society leech out onto  Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Jul 7, 2019

    I am on board for Space Bandits. It exudes imagination and gives sci-fi fans something that feels new and original. In a world with recycled storylines and characters, its great to see some creativity and new blood. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Jul 3, 2019

    Space Bandits is a thriller, a heist story (or two), and a long con all rolled into one. All of this Mark Millar gory goodness, and it is only the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Break - Rachel Freeman Jul 10, 2019

    Matteo Scalera's art and Marcelo Maiolo's colors are absolutely gorgeous. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Kate Snchez Jul 3, 2019

    Like most Netflix joint comics,Space Banditsis a limited series, set to run for five issues. With that, it's also important to keep in mind that it is listed as an adaptation and that a Netflix has confirmed that it will be joining other Millarworld projects like Jupiter's Legacy,Empress, andHuckon the streaming platform in the future. This has me extremely excited for the following issues and ultimately has me ready for action, emotion, and more killer scenes. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Jul 2, 2019

    SPACE BANDITS #1 lays out a vision for a great story which embraces genre tropes, but never leans on them. Interesting characters and strong worldbuilding are the backbone of the narrative here. It's a great ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Legion - Clayton Hinojosa Jul 2, 2019

    Although this story was enjoyable and beautiful to look at, it falls short in really grasping the scope of what Millar is wanting to do with this story moving forward. It does leave the reader wanting more and I can assume Khole and Cody will team up, break out of prison, and go after the people that wronged them, but there just wasn't enough story in this first issue to fill in those blanks. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Beau Q. Jul 8, 2019

    It's immediately female-hatey, which is par for the course on female revenge stories, but this book doesn't exist in a vacuum even if it's in space. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jul 3, 2019

    If nothing else, new Millarworld comics usually have a strong conceptual hook, but Space Bandits' seems to be "what if we imitated a bunch of other popular media." Read Full Review

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