Star #1

Writer: Kelly Thompson Artist: Javier Pina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 8, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 20
7.8Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Ambitious reporter Ripley Ryan rocked New York City when she became the hero STAR, adored by everyone. But in truth she was Dr. Minerva's attempt at a Kree-human Super-Soldier. Desperate for the strength to control her own destiny, she tried to kill Captain Marvel - and failed. Ripley was left, defeated and powerless, in the Raft...or so she thought. The Reality Stone has found her, and now no prison can hold her. You thought you knew what the Infinity Stones were capable of. Think again.  
Rated T+

  • 10 - Jenna Anderson Jan 8, 2020

    You might not agree with every decision Ripley makes, but seeing her go on this journey"and play a bigger role in the Marvel universe in the process"is incredibly complex and entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    The Daily Fandom - Megan Prevost Jan 11, 2020

    There's a clear division between being bad and good. I can't wait to see her arc pan out and hopefully see more of her in the future. This is issue #1 of 5, but hopefully, that's not the end for Ripley Ryan. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Kellie Keener Jan 8, 2020

    Whenever a book has so much hype surrounding it, theres always the potential that it might not live up to the high expectations. Fortunately, Star #1 has lived up to and even exceed these expectations. Between the story and the art, this is a fantastic story, and since it involves the Reality Stone, who knows what repercussions it will have for the larger Marvel universe.  Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 9, 2020

    Pina and Andrade deliver some beautiful visuals throughout this issue. The characters look amazing and the art does a great job of pulling back the action to concentrate on the human story at the heart of this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Jan 10, 2020

    One thing is for certain. STAR is an absolute hit with a bright future ahead of her, regardless if she falls to villainy or rises to be a hero. With a strong start to her own series in Star #1, the sky really is the limit! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Jan 8, 2020

    There are plenty of reasons to check out Star #1. Maybe your curiosity was piqued by her role in Captain Marvel. Maybe you're interested in tracking the rise of the new Infinity Stones. Maybe you want to see Kelly Thompson play with an all-star roster of guest stars. Whatever your reason for picking up the book, Ms. Thompson and artist Javier Pina do their utmost to make sure you won't be putting it down disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jan 10, 2020

    As stated,this book is a fun read, which may not offer much in the way of ramifications, though, personally I hope that's not the case. Carol could do with a new counterpart. the ambiguity in Star would serve as an interesting contrast down the line. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cat Wyatt Jan 8, 2020

    Star #1 is a strong start to this antagonist's miniseries, with Star picking a few surprising fights. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel Jan 9, 2020

    A good start and good enough for me to seek out more information about Star. Thumbs up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Thomas Hulett Jan 10, 2020

    Overall, while this issue didn't give Ripley Ryan the introduction to the superhero world she may have wanted. What it did give us is a dang good read. A fun read that while not a blockbuster should serve as a template for others. They're comics, people, pick one up. Read it and enjoy it for what it is: an escape from a crazy world. Ripley may not soar as Star in her first issue, but what she does may be just a little better. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Robert Reed Jan 7, 2020

    Star #1 makes for a good debut for the new character, and everything is well crafted. The creators here do a great job of getting the reader invested in the character. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Rogues Portal - Nico Sprezzatura Jan 8, 2020

    Star has the zippy plotting we've come to expect from Thompson as a writer, even if her protagonist hasn't really emerged from the initial sketching phase just yet. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - besottedgeek Jan 8, 2020

    STAR #1 is an underwhelming first issue of a mostly new character. Instead of familiarizing readers with Ripley Ryan and her alter ego, Kelly Thompson throws in a bunch of established characters to kick the crap out of her. We get glimpses of Stars powers and Ripleys struggles, which are interesting, but maybe not enough to carry a book or a series. The short page count certainly didnt help either. Hopefully the second issue gives the creators and character room to breathe and grow. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Luke Cornelius Jan 13, 2020

    "Star" #1 serves as a good (re)introduction to Ripley Ryan and sets up the miniseries with potentially reality breaking consequences. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Brian Villar Jan 8, 2020

    Star is a strong entry in the Captain Marvel spinoff universe. Ms. Marvel has been a major staple for Marvel and from what Thompson and Pina have created, it sets a strong foundation for the series and the character. There are some flaws, as readers need to read or be familiar with the story line from Captain Marvel. The flash backs give little details and makes readers do their research if they just picked up this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jan 11, 2020

    Star #1 is a standout book this week! Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Jan 13, 2020

    Star #1 suffers from having just too much untapped potential. There are some parts of this story that are good and show promise ultimately, the creators dropped the ball on an interesting premise. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 12, 2020

    Fans of good anti-hero comics and Captain Marvel will likely enjoy this, but most audiences should seek a guiding light elsewhere. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 7, 2020

    One would think that given how quickly Ripley's character was transformed into a villain in the main Captain Marvel series, this would be a welcome chance to fill in the gaps and build her from the ground up. Unfortunately, there's no such luck with Star #1, making this a tough sell to recommend to even the more diehard of Captain Marvel fans. Read Full Review

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