Vanish #1

Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Ryan Stegman Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 21, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 43
8.6Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

From DONNY CATES (GOD COUNTRY, Hulk, Thor), RYAN STEGMAN (VENOM, King in Black), JP MAYER (Absolute Carnage, Fantastic Four), SONIA OBACK (Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows, Han Solo), and JOHN J. HILL (CROSSOVER, Harley Quinn), the all-star creative team that brought you VENOM, comes an all-new take on the classic hero's quest!
Oliver Harrison was a mythical hero who slayed the greatest threat to his realm before even hitting puberty. But that was then.
As an adult, Oliver leads an average cookie-cutter suburban life-aside from the fact that he's mentally unstable, massively paranoid, smokes like a chimney, and gets blackout drunk more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Sep 1, 2022

    Vanish #1delivers a bold and brutal approach to the realm of fantasy storytelling as Donny Cates & Ryan Stegman reunite for a creator-owned title that feels metal in every sense of the word. If you're looking for a new fantasy comic or just love fantasy in general, I highly suggest picking this title up. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 21, 2022

    Stegman delivers some beautifully detailed art in this issue. The action is beautifully drawn and the style creates and enhances the environment of the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 1, 2022

    Vanish #1 is going to make a lot of 30-somethings like myself very happy. It's as if The Pitt, Harry Potter, and The Authority had a baby visualized in stunning 4K Ultra. It has mystery, a robust world worth exploring, and a main character you will cheer for as he disassembles "superheroes" in the coming issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    GWW - Emmet Davis Sep 19, 2022

    Vanish 1 from Cates, Stegman and co. is one of the most hyped books from Image Comics this year. At times hype can kill a book on arrival. It's one of the most original and inspiring first issues from this year and a book that is a lot of fun to digest but if you chew a little longer, you will find something deeper. When it comes to Cates and co though there is always something to find in there books. Whether you like them or not, Cates and co start the conversation. With Vanish #1 the conversation will be, best of 2022? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Sep 23, 2022

    'Vanish' is an enthralling revenge thriller that hits all the right notes making it one of the year's most exciting new comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Sep 21, 2022

    VANISH #1 is a slick callback to 90s grittiness that checks all the boxes from exceptional art to a cleverly thought out and concise script that paints a clear picture of where the creative team are headed as they take you on a dark violent journey into a world where Magic and the idea of costumed heroes merge violently. Fans of early Image titles like the original Spawn series, andThe Darkness will no doubt feel a sense of nostalgia while newer fans who missed that era will get to experience it through this opening chapter. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Aug 30, 2022

    A return to 90's edge that knows exactly what it is, Cates and Stegman's Vanish #1 is worth the price of admission for those who love their plots full of vengeance and their art stunningly gritty. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Aguilar Sep 21, 2022

    There are still quite a few questions to answer, but that's part of the fun of it all, and while this grittier world might not be for everyone, I'm already 100% all in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Sep 25, 2022

    Vanish #1 is the edginess I craved from Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, and Sonia Oback. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Sep 22, 2022

    On paper there's certainly a lot to like here, but if I'm being honest, the bulk of my excitement about this series is based on the track record of its creative team, as opposed to what actually happens in this first issue. Dont get me wrong, its not bad in any significant way, its just a little bland, particularly when you compare it to the creators' previous work, both individually and together. One to keep an eye on if you're a hardcore fan of the creators, but this definitely isn't setting the world on fire. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Sep 21, 2022

    Vanish #1 kicks off the series with an uninteresting main character on a slightly more interesting vendetta. The location of the story is far more fascinating than the characters themselves, but hopefully over the next few issues, after we see more of Olivers life, hell become a character we can relate to and root for. Read Full Review

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