Stealth #1

Writer: Mike Costa Artist: Nate Bellegarde, Tamra Bonvillain Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 11, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 16
8.2Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

SERIES PREMIERE! For decades, Stealth has waged war on crime in Detroit, but now he's taken his pursuit of justice too far. Only reporter Tony Barber knows that behind Stealth's reckless behavior is an older man battling Alzheimer's-his father. A father unwilling to accept that he's no longer the hero this city needs... with enemies all too eager to force his retirement. Created by ROBERT KIRKMAN and MARC SILVESTRI, STEALTH is an action-packed series, perfect for readers who enjoy Black Panther and Iron Man.

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - CJ Mar 11, 2020

    Stealth #1is a stellar new entry into the world of superheroes, grounding its genre trappings with a moving story and striking artwork. With a feature film in development by Lee Daniels, it looks like Stealth may join other heroes in having a presence outside the printed page. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - Ricardo Denis Mar 15, 2020

    Stealth #1 presents aworld of conversation starters regarding mental illness, hero worship, andstraight up comic book storytelling. Its a story about checking in with ourheroes to know when theyve reached their limit and when to flip the roles totake care of them. Its about a kind of responsibility we need to own up tomore than we actually do. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Apr 1, 2020

    Costa writes an amazingly smart and sensitive script. It just hits all the right beats. The art by Bellegarde is perfectly wonderful. The two creators strike a balance and it is awesome to witness. This is a stunning debut issue that has plenty on it's mind and plenty of brains and emotions to back it all up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Mar 9, 2020

    This is a very promising start to a new series. I really hope the rest of the series lives up to expectations, and if they do this could very well be called a classic several years down the line. Not only tackling sensitive issues but making them the focus of the story is a brilliant move. I’m excited to see what comes next. Costa works really well with Bellegarde and Bonvillain to tell an exciting and fresh superhero story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Mar 12, 2020

    "Stealth" is an excellent and emotional character study. It's rare to get readers so invested in a brand new superhero comic, but this team has done it. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    GWW - B Ferg Mar 10, 2020

    It's not unheard of for the first issue of a comic to present a problem for the hero. Stealth #1 does that in a much different way. It asks the reader to consider the hero has become the problem. I am interested to see the ssues of pride and stubbornness play in the characters decisions. Image has snuck a social commentary into the pages of a comic…that's the “stealthy” part." Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Mar 11, 2020

    A city in decline and a superhero in debility has only a struggling journalist to try to make sense of it all. Stealth has more heart and humanity than most other super suit stories and is told with truly compelling focus. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Adam Barnhardt Mar 11, 2020

    Blood-pumping action on most pages coupled with whodunnit-type aura and Stealth is off to a real solid start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Mar 11, 2020

    It's always nice to encounter a monthly comic (and one that is ostensibly about superheroes, no less) that pays attention to this type of real world adult issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Sequential Planet - Danilo To Mar 18, 2020

    Stealth presents yet a new twist to the superhero genre of comics and it does so with masterful storytelling created by an amazing team of artists who give this new vision all the charm it deserves. I really hope they downgrade the severity of the situation that was just set up right away and keep it as a defining character trait. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Mar 12, 2020

    An exploration to the possibility that life in an armored bodysuit has its consequences. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 13, 2020

    Despite that overlap, Stealth is a strong debut from these creators, and I'll definitely be checking out the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Alex Curtis Mar 11, 2020

    Overall, while not a perfect or subtle book, Stealth has commentary on its mind and surely many a plot twist up its sleeve. It can often be hard to picture new superheroes making a splash in today's Batman/Spider-Man obsessed world, but Stealth certainly deserves attention for its gumption. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Crusaders - Nemesis Mar 13, 2020

    This book has a lot of promise and I love its premise. That said, errors throughout the book detracted heavily from my enjoyment. It should be noted that none of these errors have to be fatal for the ongoing series and I hope that the quality of the book improves as its run continues. I would recommend this title to those looking for human drama, urban stories or superhero action. The book is not perfect, yet, but it has potential and I will wait and see what happens. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Reitherschach Jul 8, 2020

    A first issue has to do so much — and this did it all perfectly, including the twist I did not see coming, despite having read hundreds of first issues. Outstanding.

  • 10
    axdn Mar 11, 2020

    What a great twist! This was a great comic!

  • 9.5
    JustCrazy Mar 12, 2020

    I thought this was a very unique one idea and interesting story

  • 9.5
    Wolf Warner Mar 10, 2020

    Yeoooo. I did not see that coming. That was a dope plot teist. Now that’s how to drop a #1 to make someone come back for #2. TBonvillian on colors...impeccable

  • 9.0
    I Review Comics May 12, 2020

    I happened upon Stealth by accident. It had two things going for it immediately.

    1. The Story was set in Detroit, my Home Town
    2. The Lead characters were Black, yes I'm that shallow.

    Beyond that, the comic is solid and has one of the most clever and out of nowhere plot twists I've ever seen pulled off in a comic. The twist is so awesome that I had legit "Oh Shit" reaction while reading and immediately added the title to my monthly pull-list. I won't spoil the twist in this review.

    I absolutely loved the opening monologue about Detroit. I knew that the writer had to be from Detroit and I was very excited to find out on the letters page that he was from "The Hood". I also liked the lead characte more

  • 9.0
    Toonstrack Mar 15, 2020

    I basically picked this up on a whim after seeing reviews here. I knew nothing sbout this character or his planned film adaptation, but man this comix was good. Very different look and feel from a lot of other heroes and it already sets up a lot of good stuff for going forward. Hopefully the movie gets off the ground and we can have a big new superhero on our hands.

  • 9.0
    XO Mar 14, 2020

    Great storyline that really caught my attention. Really enjoyed the art and I can’t wait to see where the story is going.

  • 9.0
    Cosmic Ray Mar 14, 2020

    Wow! Really enjoyed it, great job. Intriguing!

  • 8.5
    Rauld Mar 11, 2020

    Very interesting first issue. I liked the twist to the storyline, it definitely makes the whole situation very unique. The pacing of the story was good. Just feel like it missed a little something, maybe more dialogue, to take it from very good to great.

  • 10
    Geoff3P Mar 14, 2020

  • 9.0
    TheFallenKing13 Mar 11, 2020

  • 8.5
    Joe Davis Mar 11, 2020

  • 8.0
    tonpas1989 Jul 10, 2020

  • 8.0
    Captain Krakoa Mar 12, 2020

  • 7.5
    Veido Mar 14, 2020

  • 6.0
    KnM Jan 7, 2023

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