Phoenix Song: Echo #1

Writer: Rebecca Roanhorse Artist: Luca Maresca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 20, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 13
7.8Critic Rating
6.4User Rating

Against all odds, one of the most powerful entities in the Marvel Universe chose Maya Lopez, a deaf street fighter, as its new avatar. And the burning question on everyone's minds is: WHY?! But Echo is the last person to answer. Still learning her new cosmic abilities - and struggling with the Phoenix's overwhelming personality - Echo strikes out to return to her roots. But the reservation has even fewer answers. And where power goes, evil follows. Someone wants Echo to fail - and unleash a power only the greatest h more

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Gabriel De Jesus Oct 18, 2021

    Phoenix Song: Echo #1 is a collaborative narrative that is already promising to bring out the story potential that lies within Echo, and in doing so create an untold story of the Phoenix. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Oct 18, 2021

    Phoenix Song: Echo #1 places Maya Lopez back in the spotlight while exploring her heritage and newfound connection to the Phoenix Force. Not only is this a perfect read for Marvel fans of all stripes, but it is also a good jumping-on point for new fans. With the ending promising a new enemy for Maya, and the second issue hinting at conflict with the X-Men, this series is off to a hell of a start. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 20, 2021

    Maresca delivers some beautiful art in the issue. The characters look fantastic and the action is visually engaging and intense. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 18, 2021

    Pick up Phoenix Song: Echo at your local comic shop for an intriguing approach to Echo and her new role as the bearer of the Phoenix Force. This first issue sets up the main players and sets up the main conflict that feels wholly original but also key to Echo's Native American roots. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Oct 18, 2021

    Not being a big Echo fan, I don't have the history with the character for context or a preconceived idea about her. I think this worked in the books favour to be honest; coming in with a blank state, I could just enjoy it for what it is, despite more Phoenix shenanigans. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Oct 20, 2021

    Luca Marescas art here is very clean and appealing. Obviously working with an element like the Phoenix fire, flames, red gives them a lot to work with in the visual aspect, but the added human element of Maya being vulnerable requires deft character work. Her varied emotions throughout the issue are believable, which is a big aid to Roanhorses script. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Matthew Aguilar Oct 20, 2021

    If Phoenix Song: Echo continues the momentum of this issue's second half and delivers on the promise it holds, we could have an amazing series on our hands. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Oct 25, 2021

    Phoenix Song: Echo #1 does a tremendous job introducing Maya to us but lacks support from any of the other characters. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Joe Skonce Oct 21, 2021

    "Phoenix Song: Echo" #1 has some effective moments of characterization for Maya Lopez and some effective art but ultimately doesn't do much to stand out. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    cincyfan Oct 24, 2021

    I am a huge Maya Lopez fan I really couldn't be more excited about this series! I loved the start of this story and the direction it appears to be heading. If I had one thing that I'd say I was disappointed with it'd be the fact that there wasn't a cover done by David mack who is my favorite artist and the charecter's creator

  • 8.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Nov 1, 2021

    This was good, and I like it more than whatever Jason Aaron has been trying to do with Echo in Avengers. I don't have much to say about this one aside from thinking it's a solid start and I hope we can get a good story out of a very, very confusing status quo. Also, I'm so sick of people who think a writer's ethnicity or gender, or sexuality, is the only reason they get this comic or that comic. These writers aren't just pulled out of the ether. It's not their fault that you don't read anything on a regular basis besides Batman. These writers are usually accomplished in their fields, like with Rebecca Roanhorse, whose gotten multiple awards. You could make a valid criticism of their transition to comics writing as it's not the same thing as more

  • 7.5
    CrazyforRAMU Mar 4, 2022

    When she accidentally kills a robber, Maya realizes she needs help controlling the Phoenix. Forge fails to imprison her; she returns to the Rez and meets a dude who could help her with psychic ancestor voodoo. I like this comic. The art is bright and clean, packed with good detail. I think Maya's characterized very well. Gosh, but the plot and the dialogue are very "comic book"-y! That's not a bad thing, but it might be a limiting factor as things get more spiritual and timey-wimey.

  • 6.5
    Rachit Mittal Oct 21, 2021

    It's not bad. It's not great either. Though predictable after one point in the issue but I wanted to know what heppen in future.
    Why was Forge even there? Just to get maya from one point to another. No significance. I would have given higher rating if Maya understand she needs to learn her power after the incident without Forge.
    I hate all those people who just came for free Advice. Forge was really one of those. He was an asshole here.

  • 6.0
    daspidaboy Oct 20, 2021

    It's not bad, it's interesting. Lets see how this goes.

  • 5.0
    UxasIs Nov 6, 2021

    Yeah this is gonna have to be a pass from me, only read this since i thought it would be a one-shot

    Plots very bland and average imo

  • 1.5
    Merlyn Oct 20, 2021

    Complete and utter garbage, stop giving books to shitty writers just because they have the same ethnicity as the character, that doesn't make them good writers.

  • 10
    Deathstar Nov 27, 2021

  • 8.5
    Pantheon36 Nov 4, 2021

  • 8.0
    tonpas1989 Dec 4, 2021

  • 6.5
    bw14916 Jan 29, 2022

  • 5.5
    Radar Oct 23, 2021

  • 1.0
    Boolius Goozler May 19, 2022

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