The Forged #1

Writer: Greg Rucka, Eric Trautmann Artist: Mike Henderson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 15, 2023 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 9
8.5Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

In the 11th Millennium of the rule of the Eternal Empress, a squad of planet-smashing super soldiers find their routine mission to be anything but. These are the Forged. They take no prisoners.

Written by GREG RUCKA & ERIC TRAUTMANN and brought to the page by MIKE HENDERSON, embark upon an over-the-top pulp adventure of sex, violence, and sci-fi inspired by Conan, Heavy Metal, and other comics you tried to hide from your parents.

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Mar 15, 2023

    The Forged is 64 pages cover to cover of a creative team firing on all cylinders. The result is a sexy adult, action packed, space opera romp filled with interesting characters, six packs, eyeball popping visuals and glorious science fiction on a marvelously grandiose scale that is elevated by every aspect of it's construction. Strap yourselves in folks and get ready for a hell of a ride! Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Mar 15, 2023

    Even if the plot doesn't feel like it's going anywhere until the final few pages, that's something completely forgivable due to the expansive world introduced in the pages before. It's a dynamic comics universe with even better artwork and together, this creative team has made a genre-spanning smash. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Keigen Rea Mar 14, 2023

    A love letter to everything sci-fi from Star Wars to Warhammer 40K. It's the kind of thoughtful action/sci-fi story that doesn't lose track of its genres, but still manages to be about something. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Sardo Mar 8, 2023

    THE FORGED #1 is a must-buy because of its concept, depth of story, and over-the-top artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 14, 2023

    Every element of an epic space soap opera shows itself in The Forged #1. We got political intrigue involving space military force. There is a supernatural force that you don't get a clear idea if they are any side or just out for themselves. All that is tied together with characters that you immediately know are badasses who will be kicking ass. It all comes together for a great start to a new cosmic adventure that leaves you excited to find out where Eric Trautmann, Greg Rucka, and Mike Henderson take the story next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Howard Smith Mar 15, 2023

    Hitting shelves and online platforms, The Forged #1 is an engaging story with the potential to explode with elation. If you wish to follow the story, be sure to check in with your local comic book store or shop online where they are available for purchase. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 15, 2023

    The Forged is a title where it could go either way from a wild sci-if action romp with some risqu material thrown in for fun or a series that cant quite reach its lofty potential. The first issue suggests its going to be more of the former making The Forged a final frontier worth exploring. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 15, 2023

    There's nothing inherently bad about The Forged #1. It's entertaining sci-fi action. It's problem is so far it's sci-fi action we've seen before. The troops getting their orders preparing for the drop on a mission you know is going to get fubar. It's rather pain by numbers in that way. Still, it's an entertaining read setting up potential for an intriguing world and hopefully more interesting mission to come. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Mar 17, 2023

    A nigh-incomprehensible story sadly cannot be lifted up by artwork alone. Read Full Review

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