Reptil #1

Writer: Terry Blas Artist: Enid Balam Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 26, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 10
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In the wake of Kamala's Law and his Grandfather's worsening health, Humberto Lopez, A.K.A. Reptil, has taken a step back from crime-fighting to refocus on his family. Perhaps its a sign that he should give up on becoming a hero and finally come to terms with his parents' mysterious disappearance...or perhaps not! When a mysterious figure ambushes Humberto, what unravels will shake the core of everything Humberto thought he knew about his past and will either change the course of his future-or end it forever! Don't miss out on this breakout series from rising stars Terry Blas (HOTEL DARE, DEAD WEIGHT: MUR more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings May 26, 2021

    Reptil #1 puts the dinosaur-powered hero back into the spotlight, with an all-Latinx creative team highlighting his heritage. I'm glad that Reptil has made a return after all these years, and with the mystery of his missing parents on the horizon, his absence from heroism looks to be a short-lived one. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott May 26, 2021

    Betos back story is revealed. Then, he and his uncle move in with Aunt Gloria and her children. After a family argument, Beto and his cousins visit a shopping area for a meal and conversation. When he is confronted by a new foe, someone surprising comes to his aid. Beto then learns his enemy has an important secret.The Story: Terry Blas has crafted a well thought out, family-oriented narrative. I really like this story. And I appreciate the diversity. I cant say enough good things about Marvels recent commitment to representation. This series shows a lot of promise as it combines both action and content. I cant wait to see how this plot line develops.This issue uses detailed drawings and a youthful color palate to set the tone of the story. Character expressions are featured to create an emotional interaction with the characters. Although the action is limited, it is well done and engaging. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Lia Galanis May 24, 2021

    Reptil#1 is everything longtime fans have wanted and its the perfect jumping on point for new fans who want to learn more about this character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Aguilar May 26, 2021

    Despite a less-than-stellar villain, Reptil #1 is an unexpected delight, full of charm, cool powers, and an authentic family dynamic that provides genuine depth and stakes, not to mention intriguing subplots related to the amulet that gave Humberto his powers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin May 26, 2021

    Whether you come into Reptil #1 as a total newcomer or an established fan, this book's hard-working creative team ensures that you come off the last page with a greater appreciation for the character and, most likely, a burning desire to find out what happens next. It's a bit of a slow start, but the time taken to lay track at the beginning pays off when the action scene turns this comic into an express train. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Watch - Gabriel De Jesus May 26, 2021

    Reptil #1 delivers a culture-rich story about an underused character that centers family into an enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David Weber May 31, 2021

    A great re-introduction to a character that many fans may not be familiar with. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura May 26, 2021

    While those not invested in Reptil might not find much here to mull over, I can see this overall creative team winning over new fans of the character Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fracadactyl May 26, 2021

    Have to say, Reptil #1 defies my expectations. I was expecting this to build off of Reptil's appearance in King In Black, but admittedly that was kind of dumb. Instead, we go back to a teenager questioning his worth while reconnecting with his family. Seeing Hispanic cultures in this manner like it's normal just feels so right. Because how it relates back to family looks like it's going to be big with this issue's developments.

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Oct 15, 2021

    Reptil catches us up on his latest developments: He's settling in with family in LA and is ready to leave super-heroing behind him. But of course, the villain that comes hunting him in the back half is having none of that! This book is evenly balanced between family drama in the front and wham-bam fighting in the back, polished off with a nice set of twists that encourage me to keep reading. While the dialogue in the first half can get a little dense and expository, I appreciate the level of depth and nuance all that information brings out of the character relationships. I love the art throughout. I also like the subtle shift in tone that comes over both words and writing when the action starts; everything gets faster and more dynamic. A gr more

  • 7.5
    Boudi Aug 27, 2021

    I love how real these characters are. Me and my cousins are kinda like that. The art gives a manga and not a comic vibe, it's not bad, it's just not that fitting.

  • 4.5
    King-Maker Psycamorean May 31, 2021

    Not amazing, just kind of boring.

  • 10
    wesshamu Jun 14, 2021

  • 8.0
    Radar May 29, 2021

  • 7.0
    TheFallenKing13 May 26, 2021

  • 7.0
    wing81 May 26, 2021

  • 7.0
    tonpas1989 May 28, 2021

  • 3.5
    Merlyn May 27, 2021

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