The Last Siege #1

Writer: Landry Q. Walker Artist: Justin Greenwood Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 30, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 9
7.3Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

A tale of blood, desperation, and loss. New York Times bestselling author LANDRY Q. WALKER joins artist JUSTIN GREENWOOD for an all-new ONGOING SERIES-THE LAST SIEGE! Spaghetti Western storytelling meets Game of Thrones atmosphere in this gritty medieval war story, as a mysterious stranger arrives at a castle overrun with brutal soldiers bent on usurping the throne of the rightful heir-an 11-year-old girl. An action-packed, genre-twisting epic, THE LAST SIEGE begins!

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 26, 2018

    Yeah, this does just what a first issue should do, suck me in and leave me wanting more. So check out The Last Siege. I don't think you'll be disapppointed! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith May 28, 2018

    I enjoyed this debut issue a lot. Walker and Greenwood created something that is different than the books it shares the shelves with. A medieval tale with a western flare, The Last Siege leaves you wanting more. Too bad we have to wait a month for the next installment. A highly polished and spectacular debut, especially if you are like me and this time period is right up your alley. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Kyle Simcox May 30, 2018

    Overall, The Last Siege has a very good first issue. Each panel flows together well and it certainly isnt boring. It hits the “Spaghetti Western Game of Thrones” nail square in the center of the head and leaves you wanting more. The storytelling is something I never realized I wanted and the artwork is phenomenal. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Connor Christiansen May 24, 2018

    Through gritty dialogue, excellent mood setting art, and a commitment to realism, The Last Siege #1 is a terrific debut in a often forgotten genre of comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins May 29, 2018

    The Last Siege begins with a familiar scenario, but the details add up to more than the ordinary. A strong start to a promising title. There is an instability in leadership, an evil enemy and a war that hasn't quite ended. Looks like fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 1, 2018

    The art is very good and very dirty which I love. Greenwood has a raw and emotional style which is quite cool and perfectly suited for this book. His panel layouts especially move the story along well. I'm interested to see there this goes. This is a nice first issue, indeed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray May 29, 2018

    If The Last Siege was a show on a streaming network, you'd want to go straight onto the next episode for a binge. Unfortunately for all of us, we must now wait over a month to continue this saga. Leaving us on a hell of a cliffhanger that changes the power dynamic of everything we've seen up until that point, this feels like it is one worth waiting for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken May 29, 2018

    I'm optimistic after the first issue. Solid art by Justin Greenwood nails the vibe – muttonchops, pecking ravens and all. He also does some kickass action scenes, which is always a plus in my book. I just hope that Walker isn't afraid to take this book as far as it needs to go to deliver that shocks and awes that we deserve. I need that drama, that shady backstabbing and them twist and turns at every corner. Now, all I need to know is when is our mystery hero gonna let that samurai sword bang? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Nathan Braudrick May 31, 2018

    Any time I see comics, movies, TV shows, etc. that are placed in high fantasy settings, I automatically begin looking for signs of the fantastic like magic, dragons, wizards, and the like. So far, writer Landry Q. Walker has kept The Last Siege grounded in reality and eschewed the Lord of the Rings style fantasy. That's a hard sell to someone like me who loves all the dragons and elves that I can get. It says something impressive about a story that can extract all those things and still suck me in the way this one did. The writing, art, and tone all hit home for me and everything came together in an extremely satisfying way. It wasn't perfect, but I immediately wanted more, and THAT's good story telling! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal May 2, 2018

    It's a strong first issue. The setting is interesting and the seemingly random clues that we're given makes it seem as if The Last Siege is set in an alternate timeline of history. Further reading is needed in order to figure out everything presented in the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Pauly D May 9, 2018

    Walker has a smooth style that moves the story along, even if the subject matter is far from smooth. The setting is dark, rainy, and depressed. The townsfolk are besieged with grief and fear of the unknown, and the actions perfectly fits the brutality of the time. Greenwood's art is detailed and dirty at the same time, just as it should be for this period piece. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Epicstream - Brian McCormick May 31, 2018

    The Last Siege #1 is a superb work of atmosphere, action-packed storytelling, and medieval politics, that I can't help but love. I'm excited to see what Walker and Greenwood bring us in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Andrew McAvoy Jun 1, 2018

    I think that this was a strong start to the series, but I will need to get deeper into the storyline before I figure out if it is the type of book that I can really get into. I'm more Space Opera than Fantasy in my tastes though and I would say that if you are interested in Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones then I think you could safely add an additional point to the score below. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Jun 1, 2018

    Continued below(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Final Verdict : 7.5 – A debut issue that explains just enough to keep readers invested, taking a chance on narrative and setting mash-ups that really work based on the merits of a mysterious scrip and moody art style. While some additional layers would be beneficial on character designs (both around motivation and visual representation), this first issue should bring the audience back for more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Brax May 30, 2018

    Walker and Greenwood have built something that is both dark and timeless. "The Last Seige" could be pre-history or post-apocalyptic, medieval or modern fantasy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard May 31, 2018

    While the characters aren't too interesting, The Last Siege has an interesting world that beckons the reader to explore it. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Comicsverse - Lindsey Mott May 11, 2018

    THE LAST SIEGE #1 adequately sets up the premise for the series' first story arc. However, Walker and Greenwood will need to spill some serious blood moving forward if they hope to keep readers returning. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Doom Rocket - Brandy Dykhuizen Jun 5, 2018

    Perhaps not the most engaging first issue, The Last Siege #1 still carries plenty of potential within its pages. The next issue's cover hints at the princess taking matters into her own hands, which could be just the catalyst this story needs to set it apart from similar fare. I'll be curious to see where this goes. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 15, 2018

    The Last Siege #1 is a conventional yet well-told first installment for the series. Its ideas arent fresh, but the pacing and tone are handled well. Greenwood and Jones provide solid artwork too, which helps. I wouldnt call the comic a must-buy, but I can recommend it to Medieval fiction fans. If it sounds like its your kind of thing, then feel free to check it out on June 13th. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher May 30, 2018

    You want to like it, because it hints at a great story, but there is just not enough exposition to set it up. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea May 31, 2018

    'The Last Siege' could become more engrossing in the next couple of chapters but the first issue relies on well-worn tropes and little character development. It's a serviceable debut with great art and a promising premise but fails to excite with any innovation or impact. This could still live up to its own ambitions if it abandons the slow burn storytelling and picks up the pace.   Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Jenna Anderson May 30, 2018

    The first issue of The Last Siege might not wow you quite yet, but it shows more than enough promise. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez May 23, 2018

    The Last Siege appears to be one of those Image titles that isn't quite up to par with the majority of the books published under this banner. Again, the concept works on paper, but the final product on paper is totally different story. Readers who want to read a comic in this genre and aren't picky, then, by all means, pick this comic up. For those who want a book with a little substance, be wary of this title, appearances can be deceiving. Read Full Review

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