Cloak and Dagger #1
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Cloak and Dagger #1

Writer: Stuart Moore Artist: Mark Brooks Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 31, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
5.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Marvel’s most-requested duo return in this all-new one-shot, spinning out of X-MEN: NATION X! Cloak -- dark, brooding teleporter. Dagger -- deadly, shining mistress of light. Having quit the Dark X-Men, Cloak and Dagger find their partnership strained as they struggle to fit in among the mutants of Utopia. But when a new menace targets Cloak, Dagger must make a fateful choice for both of them. Guest-starring the X-Men, and written by Stuart Moore (WOLVERINE NOIR) with stunning art by Mark Brooks (YOUNG AVENGERS). One-Shot/Rated T …$3.99

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 6, 2010

    It's a promising start, but not really good enough to bring anyone to demand a new title for these characters. They're really a blank slate, and the right team could work wonders with these characters - but it's a take we haven't seen yet. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Andy Bentley Mar 31, 2010

    The art team of Mark Brooks, Walden Wong and Emily Warren do a fine job illustrating this tale. Their combined work comes together seamlessly and is reminiscent of mid 80's japanese animation. Environments are fully realized and Cloaks shadow powers are cosmically spooky. I'd love to see these artists in future books.

A twenty two page one shot is a tough sell in this era of comics and this creative team pulls it off. Moore paced the story well, avoided cliche' dialog, and offered up several quick info dumps on characters to bring the reader up to speed. Cloak and Dagger are second tier characters in the Marvel U and these type of brief appearances fit them well. The book doesn't break new ground, but it could be another person's introduction to these characters. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Charles Webb Mar 30, 2010

    Essentially some Utopia housecleaning, the lead characters fail to make an interesting case for their existence in this very rote plot. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Apr 5, 2010

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  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Mar 30, 2010

    Ultimately, this is a comic that doesn't do anything to move the Cloak and Dagger characters forward in any meaningful way, and it doesn't even reaffirm the best parts of their previous stories. It's just a competently-crafted, inconsequential episode. Like so many other one-shots. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    I Review Comics Sep 18, 2022

    I was not reading many comics circa 2010 and missed this entire era of X-Men stories. I recently reviewed Chris Claremont and Milo Manara’s X-Women One-Shot. Cloak and Dagger #1 was also included in the trade paperback

    Cloak and Dagger #1 is easily the best story I have read featuring these characters. It is also the first story I have seen them treated as individuals with different motivations that don’t necessarily align with one another. Historically, both has been symbiotically tied to each other so seeing them at odds is a bit refreshing.

    In this one-shot we see both Cloak and Dagger seeking relationships outside from one another. Dagger seeks a new life with the X-Men. Cloak, on the other hand sees the X-Men more

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