Sentry #1

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Aaron Kim Jacinto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 27, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 49
8.1Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

...but is that really such a good thing?
The greatest hero that the Marvel Universe ever forgot has returned! The Sentry - shining sentinel with the power of a thousand exploding suns - is back from the dead, but his troubled mind is far from finding peace. By day, he trudges through a mundane life as Bob Reynolds; at night, the Sentry soars across a gleaming, perfect skyline. But how much of the Sentry's dual existence is real? And what of his dark other self, the Void?
Jeff Lemire (MOON KNIGHT, Black Hammer) returns to Marvel and unites with Kim Jacinto (AVEN more

  • 10
    Epicstream - Brian McCormick Jun 27, 2018

    Sentry #1 is another home-run-hit for Marvel's Fresh Start. It is a humanizing and action-packed thriller that breathes new life into Sentry. If you've ever enjoyed a Jeff Lemire comic, go pick this up, I think you'll love it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Chris Hassan Jun 27, 2018

    Both inspiring and terrifying, Sentry is as complex as the hero from which it gets its name. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Adam Barnhardt Jun 27, 2018

    Lemire and The Sentry are a match made in heaven. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Alex Henning Jul 14, 2018

    This issue does a fantastic job of setting up Bob Reynolds' character and the life that he lives. The writing and art really show that the team understands what makes this character and his world what they are, and I think Marvel fans need to read this. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Jacqueline Juretus Jun 27, 2018

    Fans of Lemire's work should be very happy with this book. It can be a dense read, so those wanting light and fluffy need to look elsewhere. Overall, it's a safe bet to add this one to the pull list. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 3, 2018

    been done to prepare this book for a gripping mystery going forwards. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Derek Heid Jul 3, 2018

    A great first issue for Sentry. Jeff Lemire is doing what he does best, which is bringing heart and emotional realness to a fantastical story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Jun 29, 2018

    It's well-paced and has a strong ending that shows that The Sentry is going to be a wild ride from this creative team. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - Matt Attanasio Jun 28, 2018

    SENTRY #1 is a great reintroduction to the character of Robert Reynolds. This deep dive into his world is already proving to be completely insane, and I'm eager to read more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 28, 2018

    Sentry #1 is another excellent self-conscious superhero title from Jeff Lemire, and it does so without going fully meta, which is an overused tactic in modern comics. The story is compelling, and Bob Reynolds is made to be an interesting character to follow. This one gets a recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    411Mania - RobF Jul 5, 2018

    The similarly between Superman and the Sentry are there but while Superman is about control and clarity the Sentry represents the opposite. Jeff Lemire has brought his 'A' game to this title and Marvel has a hit on its hands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jun 27, 2018

    Lemire and Jacinto are building a very solid foundation for Bob Reynolds that may just see the Sentry into more modern-day relevance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Jun 28, 2018

    The Sentry does a great job of taking a character whos in the past been somewhat inaccessible and creating a new way in for readers. If youre looking for a book that plays with the nature of reality, as well as giving a different vantage point of a familiar world, this is one that youre definitely going to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Don Alsafi Jun 29, 2018

    Readers who require more fisticuffs than reflection may not find The Sentry to their tastes " but let's be honest, there are more than enough superhero books for the likes of them. For the rest of us who like a little more depth in our action stories than the medium usually offers us? Comics like these are the rare gems that make it all worthwhile. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 27, 2018

    The Sentry #1 serves as a promising start to the character's first ongoing series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jun 27, 2018

    I am still divided after reading The Sentry #1. I still do not care about the Sentry; the story didn't grab me and have me clamoring for the next issue, which isn't the best thing for a five-issue miniseries. But the story does have a nice twist and I am interested to see what Jeff Lemire does with it. The art is basically in the same category: it is good art, but again, it didn't do anything amazing either. Basically, what has me coming back for at least issue #2 is to see what Jeff Lemire can do with the rest of this story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Jun 28, 2018

    Final Verdict: 7.0 – “The Sentry” #1 makes some very interesting questions and offers an approach to a hard-to-digest hero that is truly compelling and complex. While the art could take broader creative liberties on the pocket reality, it is well designed and realised on the more urban and real-world components of the story. Certainly a series to check back and see how it develops. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - AJ Frost Jun 27, 2018

    I don't think it is Jeff Lemire's best work, nor is it his worst. Readers should check it out and decide for themselves. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Jun 29, 2018

    Having said that, the inability of Lemire to sell me on why we needed a Sentry title and the pedestrian art both make it hard for me to recommend people spend their hard earned money on this issue. Keep in mind that The Sentry #1 has a $4.00 cover price. Marvel needs to deliver more in order to justify me spending half of my Netflix monthly fee for just one comic book. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    PopCultHQ - Christian Kern Jun 27, 2018

    This is a hard one. Would I recommend The Sentry? It's hard to say, I'm a bit biased, although I came into this project with no expectations and pushed my dislike for the Marvel Superman aside. The first issue is not newbie-friendly; the series is one that comes with heavy baggage. For current fans of the character who want to know what became of their favorite hero after the events of The Seige, then this is your oasis, this is the book for you. People who want to get to know the Sentry, this book is NOT for you. NOT until you've done some reference and research. Read Full Review

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