Torrent #1

Writer: Marc Guggenheim Artist: Justin Greenwood Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 15, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 5
6.7Critic Rating
7.7User Rating


From MARC GUGGENHEIM (Arrow, X-Men Gold, Star Wars: Revelations) and JUSTIN GREENWOOD (THE OLD GUARD: TALES THROUGH TIME, Future State: Gotham), the team who brought you the critically acclaimed series Resurrection, comes a brand-new superhero universe. Michelle Metcalf is the world's most happy-go-lucky hero, CRACKERJACK, until tragedy forces her to cross the line from hero to vigilante.

  • 9.5
    COMICON - Tom Smithyman Feb 10, 2023

    Torrent gets off to a terrific start with the story of a superhero mom whose world is turned upside down. This first issue does exactly what it's supposed to: it leaves you wanting more and more now! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 14, 2023

    Torrent #1 is a great first issue for a superhero book, introducing new heroes and setting up a revenge tale. The creative team clearly loves superheroes and the history behind them, homaging elements while setting up a revenge story you've never seen before. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 15, 2023

    Greenwood delivers some beautifully detailed and brutal art throughout the issue. There is a great energy to the visuals and they perfectly match the tone of the story. Read Full Review

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

    Most of this issue was set up with an extended flashback, but Guggenheim and Greenwood set a tone that suggests Torrent could be a fun title to follow in 2023. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 14, 2023

    Torrent #1 is a great start to the newest superhero series on the market. Marc Guggenheim and Justin Greenwood craft a compelling narrative around the series lead, Michelle Metcalf. With how this first issue ended I am hooked and looking forward to reading more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Feb 15, 2023

    First issues are always a tricky endeavour. Those involved have to entice the reader, drop a new set of characters and situations and get the reader to care about them, prior to upsetting the apple cart. In these regards, I think that Guggenheim and Greenwood have managed their respective workloads well, creating an enjoyable fun ride that may have legs. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Feb 15, 2023

    . I can't really imagine how much appeal a bigger Torrent-verse would have based on this first issue. It's possible it picks up in later issues and distinguishes itself more from the crowded superhero market, but that remains to be seen. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 21, 2023

    The opening sequence is interesting, but things quickly go sideways from there, with grimdark plot twists from the '90s, leaden dialogue and a final panel that was meant to be a tribute but just feels dishonest. Read Full Review

  • 2.0 - Nicole Drum Feb 15, 2023

    The whole comic feels and looks and reads as tired and honestly a little misogynistic. Read Full Review

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