Aero #1

Writer: Zhou Liefen, Greg Pak Artist: Keng Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 3, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 16
7.4Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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CATCH THE WAVE! ALL NEW ONGOING SERIES! The breakout stars of WAR OF THE REALMS: AGENTS OF ATLAS debut in an oversized team-up book! Get ready for the English language debut of the first appearance of AERO, the high-flying Shanghaiese superheroine created for Marvel by Zhou Liefen and Keng! And in a brand new story written by PLANET HULK writer Greg Pak, Aero teams up with WAVE, Marvel's newest Filipina superheroine! What strange forces have turned the buildings of Shanghai into monstrous golems? And what is the SECRET ORIGIN OF WAVE?
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  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jul 5, 2019

    Both stories are straight forward, but the execution is exception and the two stories are well worth the price of admission, especially if you're going through withdrawal from New Agents of Atlas. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jul 3, 2019

    There may be questions about the possibility of her longevity, but Aero comes across as an admirably badass hero in her first outing under her own title Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 3, 2019

    The two stories feel so wildly different in quality not only am I scoring them separately but doing separate “recommendations.” One is a story that has me wanting more right away while the other feels a bit more forgettable. Together, they “introduce” a character, and a world, that's long overdue for the West and welcome addition. Aero #1 isn't flawless but it has a sense of freshness about it that deserves your attention. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Kenneth Bowden Aug 12, 2019

    Aero #1 is a light read, but a good one. I don't need every book I pick up to try and out artsy the Watchmen. Sometimes you just wanna see superheroes do super stuff and the usual accompanying dramatics that come with it. Aero is a perfect book for an afternoon read where you can zone out into it and just be entertained from the first page all the way to the last one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 3, 2019

    A good start to the introduction of Aero in her own series. I suspect many will enjoy this book for its manga feel, but also how accessible it is to any audience. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Jul 3, 2019

    This first issue is more about the feel than anything else. It looks great and it gives readers who enjoy manga and anime something you dont usually get at the Big Two. I think this is one of those books that youll know if you like it or not right away so at least check it out and see where youre at. I know I liked it enough to keep reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 8, 2019

    The coloring is top-notch, the art is strong and even the parts that don't quite work are pretty okay, making for a book that I hope to see selling like hotcakes, presuming that hotcakes still sell well. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Jul 3, 2019

    Both stories presented in AERO #1 are engaging, though the book's first half is the standout chapter. Coupled with great artwork, it makes for a satisfying opening chapter to the new character's solo title. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Jul 5, 2019

    Aero #1 has some potential, and with luck, future issues will see Aero in more situations that let us learn from her actions, rather than from what she tells us about herself. The addition of Pak, Mhan and Blee’s back-up story makes sense, but the two stories are different both in tone and visual styles, and pairing them together in a single issue doesn’t really do the main Aero #1 story any favors in today’s debut. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Jul 8, 2019

    With the first half serving as a more character-heavy introduction to the protagonist and the second story showing her in the context of the larger 616, Aero #1 shows delightful promise as a debut issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Matthew Aguilar Jul 3, 2019

    Overall, it feels like the team's trying to find its rhythm a bit in this first issue, but the potential is clearly there. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 6, 2019

    I'm all for introducing a new Chinese national superhero at Marvel, but the execution of this first issue feels a little juvenile. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Jul 3, 2019

    Aero and her pal Wave don't make much of a splash in this first spotlight issue. This #1 might scratch the itch of readers who are already intrigued, but it just doesn't do enough to hook the uncommitted. I believe this title will read better when collected into an arc-sized trade. Despite its extra length, this first issue falls short of presenting a complete picture of its protagonists. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Joe Grunenwald Jul 3, 2019

    Overall Aero #1 does a nice job introducing English-reading audiences to two new international heroes they may not have met before. Pak presents a pair of entertaining stories, and the art on both tales fits the flavor of each piece well. If you're in the market for some superheroes who don't look like most other superhero out there, this book should leave you satisfied. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Jul 4, 2019

    Final Verdict: 6.0 – Welcome to the Marvel Universe, Aero (and Wave) – Hope you survive the experience! Read Full Review

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