Darkhawk #1
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Darkhawk #1

Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Juanan Ramirez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 25, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 25
8.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Connor Young is a seventeen-year-old star basketball player with the world ahead of him, until a surprising medical diagnosis changes everything. But what happens when a mysterious amulet finds him and gives him powers beyond belief? What will he do with these new abilities? Get in on the ground floor as KYLE HIGGINS (RISE OF ULTRAMAN, Radiant Black) and JUANAN RAM REZ (WEB OF VENOM) start a new era.
Rated T+

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Aug 25, 2021

    Darkhawk #1 revamps the winged hero for a new generation, giving him a new identity and challenges to overcome. Even if you know nothing about Darkhawk, this comic is worth a read. Between this, Radiant Black, and his work on Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers and co-writing Marvel's Ultraman saga Higgins is becoming a master of applying Tokusatsu tropes to the superhero genre; Ramirez is also shaping up to be an artist to keep an eye on. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Aug 25, 2021

    Darkhawk #1 takes its time introducing readers to Connor before the superheroics kick in, and it's that patient storytelling which allows Darkhawk's bold, new era to achieve liftoff. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Aug 23, 2021

    For once in your life, just shut up and listen to me!! Jump on this book NOW! Don't wait for eighteen other sites to tell you that you should get it, just get off your ass and get down to the comic shop on Wednesday and grab a copy!!!! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 28, 2021

    There are enough interesting hooks in this issue to keep me reading, though this first issue doesn't do much with the whole Darkhawk of it all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Aug 28, 2021

    Darkhawk #1 was a surprisingly deep read. The issues Kyle Higgins brings to light are relatable and very real. The pencils and colors fit the story so well that they just seem like they were made for a title like this. Darkhawk is back! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Aug 21, 2021

    This book is a straight-forward comic, does what it says on the cover and delivers on the newer ideas of Darkhawk, whilst paying homage to the past via certain story elements. Surely, in todays heavy continuity laden, every story is a multiverse industry we could all do with sitting back and enjoying a simply well told story? Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Aug 27, 2021

    While I'm not sold on the costume just yet, I'm loving the plasma like talons that he can use during fights. I'm excited to find out if it will be the same advanced Shi'ar technology imbued with magic, like the OG Darkhawk, or if there'll be some tweaks to Conner's story. Juanan Ramirez does a pretty good job of bringing this tale to life and saves his best stuff for the action sequences and ball games, which I appreciate. Darkhawk #1 was a good first go with some room to get even better. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Aug 25, 2021

    'Darkhawk' #1 provides a gripping introduction to Marvel's newest legacy hero by focusing on character over spectacle. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 30, 2021

    This issue is impressive in a lot of ways and I am interested in Connor's story and the presentation of his diagnosis, but things feel very rushed in this issue, and there are some consistency issues with the art that lessen enjoyment for me. Read Full Review

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