The Savage Strength of Star Storm #1

Writer: Drew Craig Artist: Jason Finestone Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 31, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
6.5Critic Rating
7.2User Rating


Orphaned amnesiac high school student Grant Garrison is just attempting to navigate his present and recall his past when a meteor decimates his school. In the rubble, Grant discovers a strange artifact from another galaxy, the weapon known as the Starstorm, and the power that resides within it will determine not only his and his friends' future-but the fate of the entire universe.

Featuring a variant cover by DEADLY CLASS artist WES CRAIG!

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Anthony Bergamini May 31, 2023

    The Savage Strength of Starstorm #1 takes everything you love about superheros and science fiction and distills it into a fresh and new adventure. The issue wastes no time in setting everything up from the melodrama to the high flying action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerd Initiative - Ken M. Jun 2, 2023

    Doing double duty, Craig (w/ Finestone on the colors) dives into the classic sci-fi elements. The two-page full panel spread lets readers know how important the Starstorm is without even digging into its background. The reactions in high school play out as one would expect with a great panel pre-meteor impact. However, the image readers will most remember from this issue is the Awakening 2-page spread. Absolutely love the coloring and multiple character faces of whats to come with Grants story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Ronnie Gorham May 31, 2023

    The Savage Strength of Starstorm #1 tells the story of a kid who finds an alien artifact and becomes a superhero and I can't wait to read more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 31, 2023

    There's something a bit throwback about The Savage Strength of Starstorm #1. But, that's not necessarily a good thing. It's concept takes centerstage leaving us characters who we're given little reason to care about. And the concept, so far, is something we've seen many times before, again, leaving little reason to get excited about what happens. Maybe the comic improves and delivers something original eventually, but for a start, it feels like an adventure we've seen far too many times before. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff May 31, 2023

    Craig could drop the interpersonal drama altogether, and the title wouldnt suffer at all. Judging from the intensity of the action and the way Craig directs it across the page, the entirety of the story could rest on action and drama with Grant and the weapon hes wielding. Its where Craigs strengths lie. Focusing on that exclusively would make Starstorm that much more of an original on the comics rack. As it is now, Craigs trying to do a little more than hes capable of carrying with his art and writing. His talent doesnt quite have the range for what hes attempting in the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    GWW - Johann du Plessis May 30, 2023

    Overall, I enjoyed the book. It's fun, nostalgic and will appeal to fans of the classics. Craig does a great job of blending elements from eras of comics. I'm looking forward to seeing the next issue and the progression of the story. Read Full Review

  • 4.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 1, 2023

    Starstorm's debut feels like '90s Image with touches of '70s Marvel, and while it's not perfect, I'm willing to come back for a second ish. Read Full Review

  • 3.0 - Chase Magnett May 31, 2023

    There's little relief to be found amidst a story with no more depth than a puddle, but there is some artistic skill upon display in pages that pay homage to early Image Comics with bold villains and a spread filled with horizon-aimed starships. It's not nearly enough to redeem the issue, but it's better than a poorly drawn version of this non-starter. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    MoonKnight313 Jun 3, 2023

    I enjoyed this for the most part. The art is great when it’s involving the superheroes/villains/space. The art can be a bit weird when it’s just normal people tho but I still really like it. The writing is hit or miss. Definitely good enough to pick up another issue imo

  • 7.5
    Gorr May 31, 2023

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