Dazzler #1
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Dazzler #1

Writer: Jim McCann Artist: Kalman Andrasofszky Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 26, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
6.8Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

She survived Necrosha, but how can Dazzler defend herself against the onslaught of villains from her past that have targeted her all at once?! Dr. Doom! The Enchantress! And Rogue?! And what's worse--they are led by her murderous sister, MORTIS!

  • 7.3
    IGN - Bryan Joel May 26, 2010

    Those original issues of Dazzler are full of off-the-wall lunacy, to be sure (at the end of the day, it's about a disco artist regularly dragged into the world of superheroics against her will -- what else can you expect?), but at the heart is a solid character who proved she could stand on her own well before she ever officially joined the ranks of her fellow mutants in Uncanny X-Men, making her a great candidate to show off the themes central to the "Women of Marvel" drive. Thankfully, McCann ports that aspect of Dazzler over to his one shot as well, always keep his eye on Ali's determination and heroism. Like her '80s solo title, the script of Dazzler #1 may veer into the goofy from time to time, but that's part of its appeal; most readers who pick up Dazzler #1 are expecting it. And what they'll find is a story written by a creator who shares the same love for the character as her diehards. As niche fan appeal projects go, it's a strong if superfluous effort. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Jun 7, 2018

    It's not a bad story overall -- the X-Men and the mutant struggle was always a tale about the fight for equal rights and acceptance, and this continues in that tradition. But it wasn't a "wow" moment, either. Not something I'd expect out of a one-shot issue but rather from a backup short. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Vine - Babs May 26, 2010

    This comic was a lot of fun to read, and it delves into the psychological elements of what makes Dazzler tick while maintaining the momentum of a superhero/action comic book (even if that second portion was a bit of a drag). You really get a lot for your buck with this issue. I wouldn't mind this being a mini series and I think it is refreshing to see a character that doesn't get a whole lot of time in the spotlight. If you are new to the character, this is a great book to pick up as it is a self contained story and you don't really need a lot of background information to understand who she is and what is going on. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 26, 2010

    As I said before, this is a greatest hits of sorts. Every greatest hits album is extended by a new track or two, and the new tracks offered here are worthy successors to the original. I suppose the next stop is a world tour, which would mean Dazzler would have to join the Avengers, right? I'd check the tour dates and if the concert came close enough and the tickets were cheap enough, I'd go. Of course, I'd want the t-shirt to have some groovy Ramon Perez art on it. Read Full Review

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