Invisible Woman #1

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Mattia de Iulis Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 10, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 24
7.1Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Fresh from the pages of FANTASTIC FOUR, for the first time Susan Storm-Richards stars in her own limited series - and the secrets about her past revealed therein will shake readers' perceptions of the Invisible Woman forevermore! Years ago, she undertook an espionage mission for S.H.I.E.L.D. - and now it's up to her to save her former partner from death at the hands of international terrorists!
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  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jul 10, 2019

    Its not often that a single issue can deliver a totally new look at a character who has been around for decades and make it feel totally natural. Waid and Iulis do a brilliant job of this in a very cleverly-crafted opening issue. A little more than 20 pages, and already it seems like Sues always been a spy. Its a very engrossing start to a new mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jul 13, 2019

    Invisible Woman #1 is a must read book. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Black Nerd Problems - Khadjiah Johnson Jul 14, 2019

    The Waid-De Iulis team managed to pull on the hearts of readers by showing Sue as both the powerhouse and the wallflower. What I hope to see in future issues is an analysis of her powers and how that reflects in Sue's movements. It would be an interesting way to not only talk about the growth of Sue as a hero, but Sue's relationship with those around her. When is Sue a force field? When is Sue invisible? What does her world look like when she's both? I'm excited to see what this world looks like. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - J.A. Fludd Jul 13, 2019

    This first issue is mostly set-up, laying out the conflicts that The Invisible Woman will have to navigate and negotiate in the rest of the miniseries. If Id been commissioned to do a miniseries about Sue, I would have put her in some super-cosmic, Earth-shaking Fantastic Four-type situation which she would have to face with no Reed, Torch, and Thing to help her. What Waid is doing here is to take Sue completely out of her usual element. However, being the heroine she is, Sue will doubtless come through like a champion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 10, 2019

    A compelling first issue reveals an exciting double life for Invisible Woman. It has the intensity of a movie with all the fixings and should do well to reinvent Invisible Woman for years to come Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Gwen Dylan Stacy Jul 10, 2019

    I look forward to more of the eloquence that Waid gifts Sue. I look forward to her journey back to herself and, let's be honest, hope to see more of Adam Hughes' beautiful art gracing the cover. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Joe Grunenwald Jul 10, 2019

    I was enthusiastic about this book from the jump and it didn't disappoint me. Sue Richards is such a rich character, and it's great to see her have a chance to shine in the hands of a seasoned writer and an artist who's really coming into his own. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 10, 2019

    The first issue didn't blow me away. But, this is a miniseries I want to read and see where it goes. Whether that's as single issues or together as a trade is unknown. Invisible Woman brings a unique story to the shelves that's worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Jul 12, 2019

    Mattia De Iulis does great work here. It's always interesting to see how artists depict invisibility. Some do a white outline while others go the direct route and draw absolutely nothing at all. Iulis depicts Susan as see-through and transparent, an impressive feat in my book. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 10, 2019

    Invisible Woman #1 isn't the slam dunk it should be given the pairing of creative team and character. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux Jul 14, 2019

    Invisible Woman #1, though flawed, is quite fun. While I think the art isn't quite up to snuff, it certainly has its moments in which De Iulis shows off real talent. With that said, I'm ecstatic that Waid still writes a compelling Sue Storm. It feels that he only just stepped away from the character for a brief moment rather than nearly two decades. I'm very much looking forward to seeing what comes of this mini, as it's about time Sue got what she's due. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jul 10, 2019

    Fans of a good spy story and Fantastic Four will want to check this mini-series out, regardless, but there's little to interest a general audience. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jamie Lovett Jul 10, 2019

    A solo adventure crafted with reasonable competency like this one could be enough of a draw. For those less invested, the appeal is hard to see. Read Full Review

  • 4.7
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Jul 10, 2019

    This was a disappointing first issue of a series I was really looking forward to. It looked great, but the generic spy plot was not engaging in the least. Nothing her screams out Invisible Woman and in fact, she feels a bit out of place throughout. Maybe thats just me, but Mark Waid is on a very short leash going forward. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jul 13, 2019

    Invisible Woman #1 is a pure set-up issue to get Sue Storm on a solo mission. Mark Waid positioned Sue to have an adventure that is tailored to make the best use of her powers and skills. This issue is far from perfect as there are several problems with questionable choices made certain character choices and artwork that does not fit the tone of this story. This all ends up holding Invisible Woman #1 back from reaching its full potential. For now I recommend those interested to wait to see how the second issue of Invisible Woman is received before picking up this comic book. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 9, 2019

    If future installments can really show readers why Sue is a uniquely special character even amongst her teammates " to give readers a reason to read her solo adventures rather than as a team book " Invisible Woman might stick the landing, but as it stands, this slow-moving debut might prove to be way too easy to overlook. Read Full Review

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