5 Ronin #1
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5 Ronin #1

Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Tomm Coker Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 2, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
6.3Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

17th century Japan: a time and place of violent upheaval. Into this strange and dangerous world come Wolverine, Pyslocke, Punisher, Hulk and Deadpool. Five of Marvel’s greatest heroes as you’ve never seen them before!

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Aug 14, 2021

    Overall, 5 Ronin #1an excellent debut issue which will have the reader wanting to put on a Kurosaka movie. The story by Peter Milligan is well researched and enthralling. The art by Tomm Coker and David Aja is beautiful. Altogether, a story which gives readers a different look at the most enigmatic hero of the X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 4, 2011

    Milligan does a solid job writing this and has largely done his homework, but it's Coker's artwork that really sells it even more. The style, the angular look with certain character designs at times, the heavy darks and the general roughness of it all is very inviting and gives it an authentic feel that heightens the atmosphere. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Mar 6, 2011

    While there are definitely things to appreciate in this first issue of "5 Ronin," from evocative art to Milligan's sometimes beautiful writing, in the end it feels a bit soulless. An emotional connection of some kind could have made something as blas as revenge a bit more engaging. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 9, 2011

    More of a curiosity than anything else, this first issue is really nothing more than a mediocre What If"? story. It's not bad, the tale simply doesn't engage the reader and there's nothing here to make someone like me come back for four straight weeks to see if the other X-Men characters fare any better. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Tacopina Mar 4, 2011

    What is the purpose of this issue? Does it serve to further the character in any significant fashion? Does it set up a storyline? The answer to both is "No." Instead, it seems just like a shameless attempt to milk readership of their money. Honestly, If not for the artwork, this issue would be a total waste. In the end, I find myself simply not caring to indulge in this limited series any further after this point, which is a shame considering it introduces some intriguing elements. Read Full Review

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