Falcon #1

Falcon #1

Writer: Rodney Barnes Artist: Joshua Cassara Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 11, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 18
8.0Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

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Sam Wilson - winged warrior, avian Avenger and one-time sentinel of liberty - takes to the skies again, reborn and recommitted as the fighter for freedom, THE FALCON! Engaged in an all-new assignment while training his new partner THE PATRIOT, Sam Wilson soars high and sees all. But Sam's new mission finds him on a collision course with an enemy way out of his weight class-the demonic BLACKHEART! Writer Rodney Barnes (THE BOONDOCKS) joins artist Joshua Cassara (SECRET EMPIRE: UNDERGROUND) to challenge Sam Wilson as never before! From the stratosphere to the streets, the Marvel Universe now has a high-flying hero circlin more

  • 10
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Oct 12, 2017

    Needless to say, I highly recommend this comic. It was incredible, moving, and daring. Pick this one up. It's a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geekery Magazine - Shawn Warner Oct 13, 2017

    This first issue of The Falcon succeeds on all fronts, engaging story, dynamic characterizations and gorgeous visuals, what more could you ask for in a comic book. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - James Portis Oct 12, 2017

    In todays current media, Marvel Comics is highly criticized for its lack of proper introductions or just overall writings of diverse characters. Sam Wilson has never been one of them. His entry as Captain America was a welcome change and some even felt that he shouldn't of been removed from the mantle. However with this new start, Sam has a chance to finally be a pillar for the Marvel landscape. If the current plotline continues with the same momentum, The hopes are definitely flying high for Falcon. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comicsverse - Aaron Young Oct 14, 2017

    THE FALCON #1 is a powerful start to this Sam Wilson series. Rodney Barnes does a great job establishing this character in Marvel Legacy without his stripes and shield. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux Oct 16, 2017

    At the end of each Legacy first issue or Legacy first chapter, there is a three-page story that summarizes the history of that issue's lead character or characters. Falcon's three-page summary is written by Robbie Thompson; drawn by Mark Bagley (pencils) and Andrew Hennessy (inks); colored by Israel Silva; and lettered by Joe Caramagna. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Don Alsafi Oct 13, 2017

    The question is no longer whether or not the Falcon will take flight once again " but rather to what untold heights he may soar. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Oct 11, 2017

    Falcon #1 and as a series serves as the best follow-up to the disaster that was Captain America working for HYDRA. This is not the book to sleep on if you want a story with heart to it. The whole HYDRA event didn't stick with me, but when you take the perspective of someone who is affected as a fried to Steve, of someone who is seen as stained by that association, even to his own people, a story like that may have been worth it. We couldn't get to where we are with Falcon getting back to basics without that nightmare. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Oct 12, 2017

    If you're looking for a good jumping on point, much less an intelligent comic, you're in for a treat here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Oct 16, 2017

    Sam's tenure as Captain America and betrayal by Steve Rogers has him in uncharted territory. The fallout has him in a weird head space. Fortunate for readers that's going to make for great super hero stories as he tries to confront Chicago gang violence. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Keith Reid-Cleveland Oct 13, 2017

    Falcon definitely has the potential to be something good, but it's not there yet. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 11, 2017

    Falcon is trying to come into his own with his own title. While there were some moments that stood out and the reveal of the villain at the end is interesting, much of the plot seemed a little mediocre. Hopefully, the series leans into the story of a hero betrayed because that story feels more interesting. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 15, 2017

    In short, it's a tense issue, with some well-crafted parts and strong art, but it leaves me worried that without the red, white and blue, Sam Wilson isn't considered top-drawer hero material by the powers-that-be at Marvel. The Falcon #1 is still an above average read and a book that I will come back for more of in coming months. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 11, 2017

    This new series shows some potential as it attempts to chart a new course for Sam Wilson, but the lackluster execution makes it a tough sell for all but hardcore Falcon fans. This first issue struggles to properly balance the Marvel Universe with real-world drama, and the dialogue has a tendency to become overwrought and stilted. If Sam is going to thrive as he returns to his old role, it's not going to be a quick or easy transition. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 11, 2017

    This debut feels like a definite downgrade from the man who was once Captain America - hopefully The Falcon ups its game soon, because otherwise Sam Wilson is going to wind up right back on the B-list. Read Full Review

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