Prowler #1
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Prowler #1

Event\Storyline: Clone Conspiracy Writer: Sean Ryan Artist: Jamal Campbell Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 26, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 18
6.8Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

Even a super hero's life can get boring. Double-check your gear. Patrol the city. Save the innocent. Report back to your boss, The Jackal. Wait, what? Why is Prowler working for The Jackal? What does the resurrected Madame Web have to do with him? And what has Prowler already done that may have compromised him?!
Rated T+

  • 8.8
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Oct 27, 2016

    Ryan has great use of repetition and mirroring with the beginning and end of the book that I hope we see more of. I'm very invested in the direction they'll be taking Hobie, and extremely glad to see him no longer impersonating Spider-Man as a job and is instead on a completely new venture. Is Hobie a hero or is he a villain? None of that can be answered a the moment but it's going to be a great ride seeing which road Hobie takes in the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Oct 26, 2016

    Do you need to readClone Conspiracy to enjoy this? No.The Prowler #1is a solid comic about a man finding his place in the world that happens to also be a tie-in. Whether you're reading the Spider-Man story or not, this is worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Oct 26, 2016

    Prowler #1 was pretty cool. I think the series is starting off by being bogged down by another story involving a flagship character, which isnt new for comics, especially those connected to Spider-Man. Hobie has a lot of promise, and the creative team executes him well. I look forward to what they do and Im glad I took a chance on one of Marvels new headlining black men. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 31, 2016

    While I wonder about the viability of this series beyond potential tie-in status, or if there are even plans for it to continue after this, right now it's providing some good insight into the inner workings of New U, the company responsible for providing Spider-Man so many problems lately.   Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Nick Nafpliotis Oct 26, 2016

    That being said, it's still a solid opening chapter. Considering how good Ryan's dialogue is (and Campbell's aforementioned beautiful art), I'll definitely be sticking around to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Oct 26, 2016

    So here we are at the end of the review and I have to admit that this isn't a bad comic... it might even have some potential like on the Spider-Man side of The Clone Conspiracy. I'm just not willing to buy anymore single issues to get there.  Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Russ McDonald Oct 28, 2016

    Prowler #1 is a competent, if overly wordy, tie-in to "Dead No More/The Clone Conspiracy." As the first issue of a new ongoing, it lacks the necessary hook to make anyone who does not already love the Prowler become invested. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 27, 2016

    This first issue is too closely tied to the events of The Clone Conspiracy without actually adding much to the larger crossover. Writer Sean Ryan wisely hones in on Hobie's murky past and perpetual struggle to become the man he believes he can be, but that alone doesn't give the book enough impetus. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Oct 28, 2016

    Dead No More is looking like it may be one of the best Spider-Man stories in the past decade or more, but this tie-in book certainly does not seem to be essential to the storytelling. Unfortunately, this is par for the course with a large number of tie-in books created to capitalize on super-hero events. I typically avoid them and wish I had held the line and skipped this one too. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lead Sharp Nov 8, 2016

    It's OK, The Prowler is an interesting enough character that seems a bit direction less but it's definitely better than most of the nineties clone comics. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 29, 2016

    This is a dull comic starring a fake version of one of my all-time favorite comic book characters. Call me a typical comic book geek if you want for caring so much about the details, but this is comics, and the proof is always in the details. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Matthew Strackbein Oct 27, 2016

    In comics, the term mainstream has negative connotations, and its due in part to an inability to evolve characters and commit them to a path that is interesting enough to forgo constant resetting. Launching a new series, which works double-time to support an overarching storyline doesnt do Prowler justice. Heres hoping the series finds a stride of its own, but if it doesnt, then you may have to consider the value of collecting multiple titles to know the full story in just one of them. Read Full Review

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