Cloak and Dagger #1
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Cloak and Dagger #1

Writer: Dennis Hopeless Artist: David Messina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 6, 2018 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 8
7.4Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

For years, Tyrone Johnson and Tandy Bowen were the super hero duo called CLOAK AND DAGGER -- waging a citywide war on drugs, organized crime and corporate greed. In recent years, their crusade has taken them across the globe, fighting alongside Spider-Man, The X-Men and even The Avengers, and though they've drifted apart, a dangerous threat from their past has resurfaced -- one that will force Cloak and Dagger to reunite and come to terms with their truest feelings for one another and the past they share!

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 6, 2018

    This is a really good first issue that does some great character building and conflict creation. Really want to see where it goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Jun 12, 2018

    Issue #1 takes the series off on a strong start, pairing a tight narrative and strong characterization with a surprising amount of psychological depth and some well-planned art. This miniseries seems to be aimed at a slightly older audience than the show it is promoting, but that is more of a strength than a weakness. It's a good jumping on point for new readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jun 6, 2018

    If you wanted more Cloak & Dagger, this first issue did not disappoint and was a satisfying entrypoint back into their world. Not your average superhero story, and not your average superpowered duo either. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 21, 2018

    Really strong art and a story that does some interesting things with well-established characters make for an interesting issue and/or two issues of comics. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Charlie Ridgely Jun 6, 2018

    Thankfully, the writing (mostly) overpowers the poor artwork, and the issue is a solid take on the characters. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Jun 7, 2018

    A digital-only miniseries isn't a bad way to go if you're looking to bring characters back to the comics fold as a promotional tie-in, but Cloak & Dagger #1 lacks the heart of the adaptation it's trying to capitalize on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    RaisingBlack Dec 26, 2018

    Issue 1 of CLoak and Dagger starts off stong and drops us in on the current place that Cloak and Dagger have found themselves. The question this series seeks to answer is can this duo really exist without the other. Their relationship strain is at the center of this issue and them being separated and trying to find an identity outside of what they used to be is the core of the book.

    Many of us struggle with who we are after a break and this book takes that concept and makes into a superhero story. There is a lot to like with this book.

  • 7.0
    CrazyforRAMU Aug 6, 2018

    This new series delivers a decent precis on Cloak & Dagger and their respective powers, establishes them as broken up but SO primed to get back together, and kicks off a sinister mystery that looks like but surely isn't Cloak's powers going haywire. Dennis Hopeless's script is a touch simple but executed with solid skill, and the art team under David Messina contributes strong visuals in the Stuart Immonen mold. A decent introduction to the characters, though the story probably isn't headed towards all-time greatness.

    While I'm not bowled over by the content here, the pricing and medium are impeccable: If you're gonna release a TV show cash-in comic, a digital issue a buck cheaper than a paper edition is the way to go.

  • 8.5
    Khan/Murdock Jun 6, 2018

  • 6.0
    Br'er Lapin Jun 8, 2018

  • 4.0
    Billyndo Jun 6, 2018

  • 7.0
    Herushalaim Jun 15, 2018

  • 7.0
    YourGreenMuse Oct 18, 2018

  • 5.0
    jmprados Feb 20, 2019

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