Gamora #1

Gamora #1

Writer: Nicole Perlman Artist: Marco Checchetto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 21, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 10
7.4Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Before the Guardians...there was Gamora!
From screenwriter Nicole Perlman-co-writer of the Guardians of the Galaxy screenplay-and Marvel superstar artist Marco Checchetto comes a killer new ongoing series! Once upon a time she was Thanos' heartless pet assassin and favorite daughter. Today, she is the backbone of the Guardians of the Galaxy, putting her life on the line to defend the innocent. What was it that transformed her from being used as a tool of her oppressor, to a champion of the powerless? Embark on a journey of revenge and redemption, and witness how Gamora earned her reputation as the Deadliest Woman in the Galaxy.
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  • 9.3
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Dec 21, 2016

    Overall this issue was a great read that left me wanting more, even though it ended at a nice closing point. It was pretty to look at and fun to read, and it acts as a nice gateway into the world of the Guardians and I can't wait to read about how her trip to the planet that no one returns from goes, especially with Thanos going after her to save her and a bounty hunter after the same prize that she wants. It's a set up for an action-packed second issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Dec 24, 2016

    We really became invested in Gamora and her story, and it's purely spawned from the way she's written. She's a complex soul who does things to keep Thanos happy, but is she happy? Definitely not. It's a compelling read and the perfect start for her solo venture. This comic is a back door into the world of the most lethal guardian of the galaxy. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Dec 25, 2016

    Artistically, Gamora #1 is beautifully laid out. Its colors, pacing, and lettering combine for a visually stunning comic that captures the sadness and drive of an emotionally destroyed character trying to find her peace. It's a great start to a series, and a perfect jumping-in point for anyone who wants to learn about a character who will only continue to grow in popularity. Gamora is awesome. Meet your new favorite anti-hero on her way to becoming a hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 21, 2016

    The long wait for Gamora's solo series was worth it. This new comic offers a fascinating glimpse into Gamora's early family life, one that suggests Nebula might be the real star of the series. And with the talented Marco Checchetto bringing this story to life, Gamora is a promising addition to Marvel's cosmic stable. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Dec 21, 2016

    I want to hang in there for this series, but I cant lie and say Im not on the fence. There are a few things Id take out of the story, such as Gamora being on the floor for about half of it, and others Id keep, like slashing alien throats in vengeance. Amping up the badass factor would be more of a boon than an empty device for this comic and I feel thats where it needs to go. There are clearly emotional elements to explore with Gamora, but the execution needs to change if thats going to be a focus. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Dec 22, 2016

    Gamora #1 gives you all the badass moments you hoped for, all the feels for Nebula you did not expect, and all the hope in the world that this series will be great. This first issue leaves the reader fully invested into Gamoras crazy family, and also rooting for her to kill people in a weird way. This is for sure the Gamora story we were hoping for and hopefully we can look forward to having a Nebula titles series too. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Dec 21, 2016

    This story kicks off a hero's journey you won't want to miss. The art is sharp and darker in tone like something out of Star Wars and the action exciting too. Still, I wish there was more in the way of character work. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 27, 2016

    There is such a thing as playing it too cool, and that's where the Deadliest Woman in the Galaxy currently resides - with the other Guardians each received their own robust titles ahead of next May's sequel film, every book needs to have a solid hook in order to survive. There's some beautiful elegance to Marco Checchetto's linework, but if Gamora wants to truly be a cut above the rest, she's going to have to show us she's more than just a stone cold killer. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Dec 26, 2016

    Gamora gets a slow start out of the gate with this issue. Itcertainly isn't bad but this is the kind of issue that's value will bedetermined by whether or not the story that follows it is any good. If it is,we will look back on this issue fondly, if not we will wish this issue hadstarted something better. This is a middle of the road book at this point buthopefully we will get something more exciting in the issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 24, 2016

    If you're a fan of Gamora, this issue would probably be more exciting. But if you're just checking it out for the sake of reading the new Gamora comic, this is just a mildly cool and entertaining comic with some solid action and the building of some potentially good characters. Off to a pretty good start. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Dec 21, 2016

    Overall I didn't dislike this book, it was fun and enjoyable. The dialogue could be improved but this is just the first issue. Those that are a fan of Guardian of the Galaxy and Gamora especially should pick this one up. It definitely has some potential to be a great series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Dec 21, 2016

    There's potential in this troubled debut. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comicsverse - Alex Bisignaro Dec 21, 2016

    GAMORA #1 isn't the most breathtaking first issue, but it sets the stage to make Gamora an even deeper and thought-provoking character. Read Full Review

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