Sabretooth #1
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Sabretooth #1

Writer: Victor LaValle Artist: Leonard Kirk Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 2, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 32
8.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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DOWN IN A HOLE!
Sabretooth went into the Pit, sentenced to an eternity of torment. Sure, that sounds like hell, but maybe that's where he feels most at home. What's he been doing down there? What secret deal has changed his fate forever? And what if he's not alone? Award-winning novelist Victor LaValle teams up with amazing artist Leonard Kirk to bring us the story of what lies beneath Krakoa...
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  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Feb 14, 2022

    Sabretooth #1 takes something that could have been cliche and makes it truly special. LaValle was the perfect person to write it. Kirk is just as great an artist and gives the comic wonderful visuals. With a first issue this good, it will be interesting to see how this one turns out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Duna Haller Jan 31, 2022

    Sabretooth #1 is a gamechanger deal for a villain book, and the greatest start possible to a series taking a close look at punitive systems. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Quinn Jan 31, 2022

    LaValle's writing is witty and dark. Add in the artwork from Kirk and Beredo, and you have an issue that perfectly matches Sabretooth's viciousness. Sabretooth #1 is just a fun read, and I can't wait to see what the repercussions are for letting Sabretooth's mind run wild. Read Full Review

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Feb 3, 2022

    At long last, the pit of exile under Krakoa comes into the spotlight as Sabretooth takes a deep dive not only into the title character's fate but the notion of rehabilitation, justice, and the prison systems of humanity as a whole. Every bit of this book is a harsh pointed brutal but honest and deeply needed look at the state of affairs through the eyes of one mutant kind's most notorious figures. 'Sabretooth' is a welcome fully necessary addition to the X-Line, taking its place amongst the top books of the new Krakoan era. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Geek'd Out - Gregory Brothers Feb 2, 2022

    In the end,Sabretooth #1hits on all the right notes. We get to see Victor Creed at his worst: angry and bitter, with no reason to hold back any longer. Creed is a man on a mission. Just how far will he go to get revenge is the question that the rest of the series looks to answer. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comics Bookcase - Rebecca Gault Feb 2, 2022

    Sabretooth #1 is an introspective look at Victor Creeds psyche that tees up some of the most difficult questions posed by the new nation state of Krakoa, all handled deftly by a very talented writer. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jan 31, 2022

    THE DISPATCHRegardless of how you see the world, most people would acknowledge a balance. For every wonderful place or good deed, there appears to be a counterweight pulling life in the other direction. Justice and Lawlessness. Love and Hate. And in the most renowned case: Heaven and Hell. Well, in this weeks SABRETOOTH #1 by Victor LaValle, readers will not only get to see what Krakoan Hell looks like BUT theyll also get to see who the King is and it might surprise you! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Feb 5, 2022

    Overall, Sabretooth #1 is a fun and frightening story that is worthy of this long seething villain. The story by Lavalle is well developed and exciting,. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, a story that tells us more about Sabretooth than previous stories have endeavored to do. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Feb 1, 2022

    I wasn't quite sure what to to expect when I picked this up. I can see that both LaValle and Kirk are channeling the influences from the recently cancelled (and re-started) Hulk book; the horror vibe is there for all to see! Yet, by using a a character like Creed, we have a character that seems more in control of his own destiny than the Hulk. What I mean by that, is that Banner's alter ego is a reflection of third party influence on banner, where as Sabretooth is usually the person that is doing the affecting. Given that difference in approach, it is interesting to see Creed react, yet still trying to control his fate. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jeremy Carter Feb 7, 2022

    Sabertooth has been living in the pits of Krakoa for too long and now he finally has a shot at his freedom Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Feb 2, 2022

    While some of the other metaphors in Victor's mental prison may get mixed, Sabretooth #1 delivers a devilishly intriguing debut with loads of potential wherever The Pit may lead it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Feb 2, 2022

    Bits and PiecesSabretooth #1 takes readers on a weird, mind-bending adventure when Victor Creed is trapped in the bowels of Krakoa, and his own mind, forever. The art looks great, and there's plenty of action to satisfy your claw-ripping appetite. That said, the plot doesn't transition well from one scene to the next, constantly casting doubt on when and where you are and making for a mildly confusing reading experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Feb 3, 2022

    It's not full of answers for the big picture, butSabretooth #1 gives enough to be absolutely fascinating. Victor is a character that's hard to redeem, but this should at least be a fun run all the way through. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Feb 9, 2022

    This is the kind of character you ultimately have fun with while still adding some more nuance to their mythos. Sabretooth #1 does exactly that. I don't know that it will live on forever in infamy, but it certainly justifies the price point. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Lia Williamson Jan 31, 2022

    Sabretooth#1 might not answer all your questions, but it's certainly starting off on a strong enough foot to make issue #2 worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Feb 2, 2022

    I could not grasp the themes of Sabretooth #1 and therefore lost interest as the story progressed. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 5, 2022

    Lackluster start to whatever this story is actually going to be, but the artwork is really good and at least the main character is clearly defined and well-written. There's just a bit of confusion as to what's happening, how and why. Read Full Review

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