Stellar #1

Writer: Joseph Keatinge Artist: Bret Blevins Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 13, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 6
7.2Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

Stellar was taken as a child and transformed into the ultimate weapon, one that would end an intergalactic war. She everything except finding peace. Reduced to a bounty hunter, she scours the worlds she's broken, searching for redemption. But there are other weapons loose in the galaxy, who just can't leave the war behind them. JOSEPH KEATINGE (GLORY, SHUTTER) and legendary artist BRET BLEVINS (New Mutants, Sleepwalker) will transport you to another dimension, filled with crashed spaceships, fast-talking aliens, and ageless wonders.

  • 10
    Pastrami Nation - Jesse Ramirez May 27, 2018

    Writer Joseph Keatinge and longtime industry artist Bret Blevins create something special here. This first issue already has me hooked, and Im sure you will be too! Make sure you dont miss out on what will surely be an entertaining series! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Brolie Gordon Jun 13, 2018

    Stellar #1 was an easy to follow, interesting first issue to a story that I am definitely interested in reading more of. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - John Kocot Jun 13, 2018

    Stellar #1 presents a cohesive blending of story and art that introduces the titular character as well as small pieces of her origin. It creates an intriguing world and teases just enough of the overall storyline as to leave the reader craving Issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Nathan Braudrick Jun 6, 2018

    I am not typically a sci-fi fan. I have no love for things like Star Wars or Dr. Who or anything like that. It is a testament to the talent behind the first issue of Stellar that I am fully on board with a story from a genre that I typically actively avoid. The story had me intrigued, the characters had me charmed and I am anxiously awaiting to see what happens next. You should be too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 5, 2018

    Stellar #1 impresses with its premise and world-building, even if its characters are a little lackluster so far. It's a sci-fi apocalypse story with some interesting ideas in its details to set it apart from others of the genre. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken May 2, 2018

    The first issue of Stellar works. While not wholy original in its premise, it knows its genre well. Combined that with an interesting and mysterious character, and you have a solid first issue that gives you enough to make you want to stick around for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Jun 13, 2018

    The first issue may not quite stick the landing, but Stellar is beautiful and promises a world of possibility to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Jami Jones May 11, 2018

    Stellar's day began with a routine bounty but ended on a journey of unwanted self-discovery. Did contemplating her past bring it to her, or was she just having a no-good very bad day? Keatinge and Blevins have some work ahead of them to define this mysterious bounty hunter and make her their own. With content as promising as this, we'll keep our eyes pointed to the stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 25, 2018

    There's obviously far more to delve into the character than we glimpse in this first issue. I'll be curious to see if the reveals help flesh out the character or bruise the mystery surrounding her. Although we don't learn the full extent of Stellar's powers and abilities, the final few panels clue us in to the fact that there are others like her out there. And it seems like they have some issues with their former colleague. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Jun 13, 2018

    All the pieces are here to make a really good run and the hope is that this new series will come to live up to its name. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Outright Geekery - Alex Wedderien Jun 11, 2018

    A solid albeit flawed start to a familiar concept, but there is enough here to warrant further readings. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Alex McDonald Jun 11, 2018

    Stellar is a good premise that opens well and builds intrigue for the series.  Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill Jun 14, 2018

    The wonderful alien vistas are worth the price of admission, but unfortunately the story in "Stellar" #1 is a bit too slight. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBuzz - Tee LaFrance Todd Jun 25, 2018

    On the whole, Stellar was something of a letdown, but Im sure there will be a readership out there that appreciates it far more than me. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    We The Nerdy - Jacqueline Juretus Jun 14, 2018

    To end on a positive note, the potential is there for something great. If these flaws can be addressed, they could have a new hit Image title. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal May 2, 2018

    With so much sci-fi out there, it's hard to set yourself apart. While the idea of western in space isn't new, there's always room for it to work again and find a different story route. Unfortunately, this first issue of Stellar doesn't seem to present much that hasn't been done before. Now, that'll depend on how much you read or view things, but there's enough not working together in this story that it's likely to turn more than a few people off. If you dig it though, keep on digging it. And if you don't, well then don't go for the low hanging fruit and attack the name. Read Full Review

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