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Outlawed #1

Writer: Eve Ewing Artist: Kim Jacinto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 18, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 25
7.3Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

In the wake of a devastating tragedy, the United States passes a law that will shake the Marvel Universe to its core.
The world has had enough of teen heroes. The crackdown has begun. And the lives of Marvel's next generation will never be the same again.
EVE L. EWING and KIM JACINTO launch a new era in this game-changing event one-shot that will send shockwaves across the Marvel Universe! You won't want to miss this one!
Rated T

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 18, 2020

    Kim Jacinto brings energy and emotion to the art in this issue. The action is fantastic and filled with gorgeous details that capture the eye. Even the congressional inquiry had some intense and beautiful camera angles that emphasize the drama of the moment. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Percy Waelchl Mar 18, 2020

    Marvel has witnessed success over the past few years with younger and more diverse interpretations of classic heroes. Outlawed presents a society and power structure pushing back against that success. Eve L. Ewing has successfully set the stage for a tale that provides a voice to youth struggling to stand up for what is right and push back against the establishment. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Gabriel De Jesus Mar 17, 2020

    Outlawed #1 (Ewing, Jacinto, & Grundetjern) starts off with a bang. This one-shot is supposed to change the Marvel status quo for the teens of the Marvel heroes, and it takes no prisoners while doing so. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Colin Tessier Mar 17, 2020

    The art team perfectly complements Ewing's powerful script and Outlawed #1 makes it impossible not to tune in for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Mar 18, 2020

    Marvel has not forgotten their young heroes. It was only a matter of time before the world did not either. Unfortunately for the Champions, they aren't so forgiving when there has been one disaster too many for them to overlook. Of course there must be more to this than what we are seeing on the surface, but the purpose of this first issue was to get us excited for what's to come with these drastic changes to the hero world. Outlawed #1 nailed creating that excitement, even if there are some rough edges that will need to get smoothed out along the way. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Mar 17, 2020

    If you're looking for something charmingly different to wet your whistle and have a few extra smackeroos to throw down on this one-shot, I highly recommend giving OUTLAWED #1 a shot. If you're an MS. MARVEL, MILES MORALES, or CHAMPIONS fan, this event and issue are totally for you. Simply dive in headfirst and you'll have a blast. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Mar 18, 2020

    While I can't say that Outlawed #1 is a must-read, instant-classic one-shot, it does feel like you should pick it up to mentally prepare for what's coming. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Mar 17, 2020

    Surprisingly layered and armed with dynamic artwork, Outlawed #1 is a novel kickoff to Marvel’s pre-summer event. Though echoing shades of Civil War, Ewing and company sidestep the more gristly impetus of that event and instead focus on a more complicated, personal stake for this one. (Especially for Kamala Khan, who unexpectedly stands at the crossroads of what is quickly becoming the diciest of political propositions.) While I worry about the sustainability of the main story across the variety of titles, Outlawed #1 sets up a new, complex threat for the Champions and the rest of Marvel’s teenage heroes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Nikko Soto Jan 1, 1970

    I really enjoyed readingOUTLAWED #1 and I'm excited to see how the rest of the series turns out. Although I was skeptical of this series because of its premise, I was blown away with how everything played out. The teen heroes will surely have a rough time trying to convince the public that they're not as big of a threat as some claim them to be Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Mar 20, 2020

    Fundamentally, the execution of this book is solid. It checks all the boxes, but not enough for "old hat" to not feel like "old hat." Ultimately, on a narrative level we've been here before, and it's hard to get around that. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Mar 20, 2020

    The art by Kim Jacinto is similarly up to snuff, even if his pages tend to be distractingly busy because of the action happening in them. Theres a lot to look at. Almost too much. But at the same time, its pretty astounding how much detail Jacinto puts into scene backgrounds; at the very least its impressive. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Chris Coplan Mar 17, 2020

    Marvel's teen heroes prepare for a truly gripping tale of power and control. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Mar 18, 2020

    This comic does a really effective job at setting up a new status quo for Marvels teen superheroes, but at the same time it suffers a bit because so many pieces are getting forced into place. Well worth a read, however, if youre interested in any of Marvels teen books. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Mar 19, 2020

    Fans of Champions may enjoy this series, but it is hard to recommend it to anyone else. Familiarity with the characters is assumed, so new readers will be left in the dark. The story, while competently executed, is far too derivative of earlier series. And the artwork is merely okay, apart from a few oddly awful panels. Despite this, it's better than Civil War, but that's damning with faint praise. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Mar 19, 2020

    An essential read for fans of teen superheroes, the start of the Outlawed event won’t want to be missed by anyone. Doesn’t have the biggest appeal if you aren’t reading one of their ongoing series though. A good springboard for the newest Champions series. The art is good and draws you deep into the action. I would have preferred a bit more ambiguity when it comes to the question of whether the teens should be allowed to operate as heroes. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Mar 20, 2020

    For the most part, Marvel's usage of it's younger characters has been very solid for years. Characters like Miles Morales and Kamala Khan have become well-known and popular. Which is why it's sad that the first event to really focus on them, so far is just a rehash of another event. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Mar 19, 2020

    Dynamic artwork and well-done colors can't save this script from being a retread of all-too-familiar ground. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Mar 20, 2020

    If this storyline wants to succeed, it needs to distance itself from Civil War. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Spacey Medicine May 5, 2020

    I mean real talk is the government even wrong?! What I wouldn’t give for this to be exercised against certain other titans of the teen heroing industry.

  • 9.0
    freemanlouis7 Mar 18, 2020

    All I asked was that they keep up the pace of the action and they did so.

  • 9.0
    Ryan Mar 18, 2020

    The Champions return in this one-shot and I didn’t notice how much I missed them until now. Jacinto’s art lights up every page and Ewing seems to understand these characters as much as Zub did. The law itself seems pretty dumb and would never actually happen in real life. I loved the action as well. Can’t wait to see how this plays out in the different series launching soon

  • 8.5
    Wolf Warner Mar 18, 2020

    Good issue 1... I love to see that Lunella may play a role in this! Go MoonGirl!!!

  • 8.0
    allenquanobi Mar 18, 2020

    Basically a rerun of civil war but for underage heroes. The benefit of this is the aftermath feels a lot more realistic and is more interesting than how civil war played out with two sides fighting another. This seems more united with all the underage heroes on the same side of it, which I enjoy. I don't want to see heroes beating up heroes I want to see them going to personal struggles and overcoming. Hopefully champions can be just as good. This is an 8 though because the tone and the art do feel a little inconsistent, it aims to maintain a serious tone in story but every character looks so hypercharged in their facial expressions it looks like they're parodying the situation

  • 7.5
    Psycamorean Mar 22, 2020

    This was pretty good. There was some iffy dialogue, but not where it really matters, so it's almost a nonissue. I wish this wasn't just an inciting incident. I wish was more meat here. I thought the congressional hearings were a lot more compelling than the inciting incident itself. So, I'm hoping the effect of this issue leads to a more compelling status quo in the Marvel universe, even if the issue that kicks it off isn't amazing.

  • 7.5
    M1sf1r3 Jun 14, 2020

    While I haven't been reading any Ms. Marvel or Champions currently, I have been reading Miles Morales so I felt like I might as well check this issue out.

    The Good:
    It's an interesting new status quo.

    Jacinto's art is good.

    The Bad:
    I don't think this is the direction Teen Marvel should've gone in.

    There's some rather irrational decisions to force this new status quo into happening.

    It's passable and I'll give it the benefit of the doubt for the time being. But I don't think this was the right move to make.

  • 7.5
    CrazyforRAMU Nov 2, 2020

    Bookended by some harsh congressional hearing scenes, this is the story of how the Champions wrecked Kamala's school while saving it from a dragon attack. The writing's on the wall and teen super-heroing is prohibited by law. It's a workable premise, and this script brings it to life with excellent character work. The art, I can take or leave: I see and respect that Kim Jacinto is stretching himself, but the finished product is a bit too exaggerated for my taste.

  • 7.0
    DDJamesB Mar 22, 2020

    Ehh I mean if you like any of these characters I guess youd want to read for the new status but the book itself just feels like an unnecessary book considering miles morales book was going well.

  • 6.0
    Gizmo Apr 5, 2020

    A lot of action with some mediocre artwork, but in the end this is essentially the same setup as Civil War.

  • 6.0
    Lucas Mar 20, 2021

    Hate how every comic book has to have some giant disaster happening. It hits my suspension of disbelief pretty hard. As for the premisse of the event itself, it's excellent, but i have questions whether they will deliver a story and conclusion with the quality that the premisse deserves.

    I agree with the law, BTW.

  • 5.5
    EDiakota Mar 21, 2020

    " Now, listen. I see what you're trying to accomplish. But i wouldn't be here today if someone didn't give me a chance to show what I could do when i was thier âgé. Kids like me we were young and fearless. We believed in laying our lives on the line for freedom. And for that, they called us the greatest génération. I'dont see how this any différent. "

  • 10
    Leylin Mar 19, 2020

  • 9.5
    tonpas1989 Mar 19, 2020

  • 9.0
    Grimm911 Mar 18, 2020

  • 8.5
    jmprados Apr 11, 2020

  • 8.5
    DrTracy Jun 30, 2020

  • 8.0
    Radar Mar 19, 2020

  • 8.0
    KittyNone Mar 20, 2020

  • 8.0
    Khan/Murdock Mar 22, 2020

  • 8.0
    wesshamu Mar 25, 2020

  • 8.0
    Pantheon36 Oct 10, 2020

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas May 2, 2020

  • 6.5
    Adsun22 Mar 19, 2020

  • 6.5
    K-23 Mar 11, 2021

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