Nebula #1

Writer: Vita Ayala Artist: Claire Roe Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 12, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 8
7.6Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

Nebula has grown under the shadows of Thanos and Gamora, but no longer! With her eyes set on a top-secret device, Nebula has big plans for her future-and she's not about to let anyone get in her way! But her goal may end up costing her more than she's willing to pay after a showdown with one of the cosmos most feared bounty hunters....Don't miss out on this cosmically critical series launch from rising stars, Vita Ayala (PRISONER X) and Claire Roe (FEARLESS)!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Feb 12, 2020

    This issue is, simply put, a stellar and layered work of action comic book storytelling, one that has more to do with relevant philosophical questions about ethical use of tech than it does Nebulas past continuity. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Kyle Matz Feb 11, 2020

    Ayala and Roe use Nebula's murky character history to do something uniquely new, using the character to represent the people that feel rejected by the world. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Feb 12, 2020

    No ambition comes without a cost! Through this debut issue for Nebula, this creative team showed us exactly what they meant by Nebula's goal ending up costing her more than she's willing to pay. This is the same Nebula we've all come to admire. She's a badass, she's as dangerous as ever, and she will resort to any tactic that will get her what she wants. Don't let the new look fool you! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cat Wyatt Feb 12, 2020

    Nebula #1 has a bold and fun plot, while providing brilliant artwork showcasing the more sci-fi elements of the series itself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Feb 11, 2020

    The final panel employs such a tired storytelling trope it lets down the clever and imaginative story up until that point. Looking past that, if Vita Ayala’s writing continues these otherwise high standards, with Claire Roe and Mike Spicer on art duties, fans of Marvels Cosmic comics are in for a treat. I’m enjoying how Marvel are putting the spotlight on some of their lesser cosmic characters at the moment and I hope the trend continues. We're getting a return to the heights of Dan Abnett and Andy Lannings cosmic run and I hope this trend continues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 12, 2020

    Nebula #1 goes in an unexpected direction and one that opens things up in numerous ways. The open road is not just for plot but also for the character. There's something about this debut, it has a lot of potential and it's definitely one to keep an eye on as far as a series. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Rogues Portal - Nico Sprezzatura Feb 12, 2020

    I havent seen Roes art since her run on Batgirl and the Birds of Prey, but from what I remember of it, she has a knack for expressiveness and action, both of which are represented here. Shes also upgraded her game quite a bit since then, with interesting panel layouts and detailed linework that gives her visuals a propulsive energy youd expect from the character. Mike Spicers colors are a nice match, opting for a multicolored, almost Lisa Frank-esque palette that doesnt seem like it should work, but does (speaking of the Lisa Frank connection, Jen Bartel will be doing covers for this series, and her work especially calls to mind that whole aesthetic with a modern sensibility). Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Feb 14, 2020

    Nebula can see the'll be back for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Feb 14, 2020

    Overall, it's a book with a lot of potential, and that clearly has a story it plans on telling. It'll just take a month to see what that story is. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 12, 2020

    Nebula #1 isn't necessarily the upgrade that the credits page promises, but it does look like a promising first step. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jamie Lovett Feb 12, 2020

    Vita Ayala and Claire Roe team up for a new Nebula series, but the first issue feels more like a prologue than a true first chapter. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Feb 12, 2020

    I am not the target audience for this book, but I'm struggling to think of who is. It doesn't matter much as Vita Ayala didn't give much reason to continue past this opener dominated by an overlong fight scene and a cliched cliffhanger. This is a pass for me. Read Full Review

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