Shatterstar #1

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Carlos Villa, Gerardo Sandoval Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 3, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 18
7.8Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

A gladiator, a warrior, a hero...the man called Shatterstar has been many things, but one thing he's always been is deadly. He's not a man you want to cross or you'll learn that fact all too well. Walk back into the darkness with Shatterstar.
Rated T+

  • 10
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Oct 7, 2018

    Who would have thought Shatterstar #1 would be such a fun book? You can never count out Tim Seeley on writing duties, he is just a great writer, no matter who he touches. The artists, inker and colorist all shine in this issue as well. There isn't a bad thing to say about this first issue of Shatterstar except that we have to wait another month for the next installment. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    On Comics Ground - Danielle Lemos Oct 5, 2018

    Shatterstar #1 is an excellently made first issue and it has me hyped for issue #2. It is a neat retooling of a Shakespeare play. Pick it up at your LCS or through Comixology. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Edgar O'Neill-Figueroa Oct 9, 2018

    Shatterstar #1 is amazing. It might be because I went in with low expectations and was blown away, but I don't think that is it. Seeley and the team have put together a stellar cast and a story that anyone can get on board for. It serves as a perfect starting point if you did not know much about the character, like me. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel Oct 18, 2018

    Shatterstar #1 takes a character with tons of possibilities and sets up an interesting premise that has me excited for the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Oct 4, 2018

    Tim Seeley joins forces with two illustrators and a colorist to create a fascinating look in on the mind of a Mojoworld refugee's experience with relative normalcy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 3, 2018

    The first issue is a solid one that delivers a lot of humor. There were times I had a smile on my face and it gets me to want to check out the second issue. I worry that we're going to get more action than humor going forward but Seeley delivers a start that has me wanted an ongoing series from the cast of characters we get to know all too briefly. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manny Gomez Oct 3, 2018

    If the rest of this mini-series is as good as this first issue, then we are in for a nice treat. Seeley and company have created a very fun, engaging and readable comic you should not overlook. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Eric Cline Oct 3, 2018

    Though it has its faults, this is a promising debut issue that does a lot to set up the character, his world, and his conflicts. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Beat - AJ Frost Oct 3, 2018

    A modest book that plays against type for some surprising emotional depth. I ended up enjoying it a lot. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Oct 3, 2018

    This is probably one of the stronger debut issues to a mini-series I’ve seen n the past few months since it checks all the boxes of having a good premise, a good explanation of the current state of the protagonist, and a good introduction of the antagonist for the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - Nicolas Duncan Oct 9, 2018

    Shatterstar #1 has detail characterization with some good humor. Overall, I thought it was fun, but just OK. Still, its worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Oct 8, 2018

    Having said all of that, if Seeley can bring more depth to the story and beef up his character work then Shatterstar just might turn into a surprisingly fun title. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Christian Hoffer Oct 3, 2018

    Fans of Shatterstar will likely be disappointed by the book. Instead of leaning into all the weird things that separated Shatterstar from the dozens of other muscular, blade-slinging, teeth-gritting heroes of the 1990s, Shatterstar strips it all away, leaving him a husk of the character he once was. Read Full Review

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