Death's Head #1

Writer: Tini Howard Artist: Kei Zama Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 31, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 8
7.8Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

Rising stars Tini Howard & Kei Zama take on Marvel UK's hottest character, Death's Head, in a new miniseries! When a job goes wrong, intergalactic mech merc Death's Head wakes up half-assembled at a punk show! And if the crowd full of deodorant-eschewing youths wasn't enough, the Young Avengers show up! Well, half of them anyway. Hulkling and Wiccan face down the best freelance peacekeeping agent in this universe!
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  • 10
    AIPT - Vishal Gullapalli Jul 30, 2019

    Death's Head is a very fun book with excellent character writing and plot and gorgeous art. Fans of Death's Head, the Young Avengers, or just Marvel in general would do well to pick this series up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Aug 2, 2019

    Wild, humorous and boasting some full-on heavy metal artwork, Deaths Head is your new favourite Marvel Comic, yes? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Jul 31, 2019

    Death's Head #1 reserves the lion's share of its attention for Hulkling and Wiccan, particularly the latter hero. It's an effective strategy that doesn't short the star as much as you might think. Death's Head always works best as a foil for more straightforward heroes, and this issue lays the groundwork for a doozy of a team-up. It's also got a gloriously distinctive visual style that's worth a look all by itself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - jddunsany Jul 31, 2019

    Howard does a great job of introducing the titular character to a new audience and ensnaring a decidedly hapless Hulkling and Wiccan into a story that promises to get even stranger. Zama's art is bold and mostly impressive, and the issue ends with the kind of revelation that throws open all sorts of possibilities for this series. All in all, this is a very engaging, cleverly-written start to the series. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Aug 3, 2019

    Death's Head #1 is the start of an insane and hilarious new miniseries. I can see why they limited to four issues, even while considering it a shame that it won't go on longer. It's already proving to be just as fun and chaotic than expected. And it's pulled in even more named Marvel characters than I was expecting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jul 30, 2019

    Though certainly not the Marvel UK reboot you would expect, but for certain the most fun, Death's Head #1 is another win for Tini Howard at Marvel. Backed by heavy, but engaging artwork and colors from Kei Zama and Felipe Sobreiro, the team bring Marvel's most posh assassin robot back into the fold in a really funny and narratively promising way. You enjoy cool robots and superhero boyfriends, yes? Then Death's Head #1 has you covered this week. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Jul 30, 2019

    DEATH'S HEAD #1 is a great beginning for Marvel's new miniseries. If you're in the mood for big guns and mile-a-minute action, you won't want to miss this one. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 6, 2019

    There might be a little too much to introduce in the space allotted, but it's all interesting and fun, good-looking and there's a punk rock show that looks pretty rad. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Aug 5, 2019

    A decent story that is worth reading if you're looking for something different from Marvel, but cluttered and confusing artwork stop this comic from being the best it can be. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Jul 31, 2019

    Death's Head is a series with all the right pieces (characters, talented creators, ideas) and it will improve if it can find a clear direction following this messy (re)introduction. Read Full Review

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