Strikeforce #1

Writer: Tini Howard Artist: German Peralta Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 25, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 20
6.9Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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NO COMPROMISE. NO MERCY.
ALL NEW, ONGOING SERIES!
From the dark minds of rising stars Tini Howard and Germán Peralta comes a tale of the underside of the Marvel Universe! A new threat is secretly taking over the planet -- and the more people who know about it, the more powerful the threat becomes. Blade dealt with this threat once before, and hoped to never have to again. He can't bring the Avengers in on this -- not just for their own safety, but for the safety of everyone on Earth. So he must recruit a team of heroes accustomed to darkness -- a strikeforce. Blade, Angela, Spider-Woman, Wiccan, the Winter Soldier, Monica Rambeau more

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 9, 2019

    Peralta offers some impressive and beautiful art in this issue. So many of the panels are amazingly rendered and the characters look amazing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Christopher Franey Sep 24, 2019

    Strikeforce is shaping up to be an interesting mix of heroes going up against evil forces. The issue doesn't stand alone, so be ready to commit if you want to see this team in action, but the team members do work really well together. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Sep 25, 2019

    Strikeforce #1 is clever, complicated, and challenging. It's also a rip-roaring "heroes taking care of business" yarn. But it quickly establishes some deadly tension between its straightforward heroics and its new villains with their more "existential horror" focus. This introduction promises things are gonna get Weird in the best possible way. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Sep 25, 2019

    These aren't the first heroes you would choose to face the darkness, but they sure do know how to raise hell! Strikeforce #1 served as an excellent introduction to this team, the villain that they will have to deal with, and the obstacles that are sure to make this mission easier said than done. Especially with one slip-up by the end that should make you anxious to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Sep 26, 2019

    Tini Howard and crew are the taste engineers, and they've brought together an exceptional mix that packs a tangy zing. It's familiar, but with a pleasing difference. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Rogues Portal - Nico Sprezzatura Sep 25, 2019

    Artist Germn Peralta does a good job of pulling off the supernatural horror aspects of Strikeforce, with appropriately creepy imagery that never feels too gross or off-putting but just enough that it wont alienate readers. In a comic filled with decapitations, dismemberment, and impalement, thats pretty high praise. Colorist Jordie Bellaire, a veteran of (supernatural) horror herself, comes through with reliably good colors that run the gamut of tones from page-to-page, but especially reds that arent always just blood and gore! (But usually, they are.) Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Oct 3, 2019

    Strikeforce (2019-) #1 Has a great beginning, slows down a little in the middle, but picks back up by the end. Great art and a compelling story make it worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Watch - Nicolas Duncan Sep 30, 2019

    High initiative and extremely intriguing, STRIKEFORCE #1 is on a bloody good start! Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Sep 24, 2019

    STRIKEFORCE #1 is a perfect blend of action and horror, with a paranoia-inducing premise. While the book's doesn't land perfectly in every department, it lays out an intriguing opening chapter that will keep readers coming back. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Sep 25, 2019

    While not exactly groundbreaking, Strikeforce #1 feels like the start of a new cult hit. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Sep 26, 2019

    level Marvel team together by end of the debut. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Sep 25, 2019

    If Strikeforce can keep building on this foundation, readers are in for a very entertaining ride. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - acnbat Sep 25, 2019

    While the premise of the team and the story are intriguing, the execution of this debut issue of this series is extremely lacking. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Sep 25, 2019

    From the story to the visuals, I was honestly just kind of bored throughout the issue. I actually stopped reading at one point to check and see how many more pages I had to get through, which is never a good sign. I like the concept and idea of the story; it just didn't feel like this first issue was executed well. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Sep 27, 2019

    Overall: Strikeforce #1 is very underwhelming. The quality of writing was not at the level that I expect from a mainstream superhero comic book. This title fails to state a compelling reason why readers should add it to their pull lists. I would only recommend Strikeforce #1 to readers who are massive fans of Tini Howard or to readers who just love all things Blade. For everyone else? Pass on Strikeforce #1. There are simply way too many mainstream superhero comics currently on the market that offer a far better value for your money. Read Full Review

  • 1.7
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Sep 28, 2019

    Strikeforce #1 is a particularly uninspired attempt at a particularly overdone and uninteresting type of book. A lack of chemistry between unlikable characters mixed with an uniteresting villain and a poorly defined threat makes for a title that just doesn't have a lot of appeal. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    YourGreenMuse Sep 28, 2019

    This was okay. I think it may be better in the future, but it's not off to the best start.

  • 9.0
    Ryan Sep 27, 2019

    Strikeforce 1 was by far one of the better comics I read this week. First off, Tini Howard handles both the Avengers and the newly formed Strikeforce perfectly. In just one issue, she managed to assemble the team, introduce the threat, and begin the first mission. The pacing is excellent and the art is eye candy by Peralta. Howard treats these intriguing characters so well and my only complaint is the many similarities between the Vydrai (?) and the Skrulls.

  • 5.0
    Spacey Medicine Oct 4, 2019

    This felt rushed and really didn’t do a great introductory job I’ll be real with you.

  • 9.0
    Seren Sep 25, 2019

    I loved everything about this issue. I'm a sucker for anything involving the fae and magic and there's shaping up to be a lot of here. Tini Howard has a great handle on the characters and the art is fantasic. The story pulls you in, though it does jump around bit.

    Pick it up. It's awesome.

  • 7.0
    UW Sep 26, 2019

    Hmm!

    I liked this book more for its potential than enjoying its actual execution. It just seemed a bit clunky and to rely on too much unexplained backstory, which never makes for the best jumping on point for a first issue. I liked the ideas, a lot, but felt that nothing really stood out overall beyond vignettes.

    Having said that I think if things pick up it could become a solid fave. The core cast is interesting, although some of the voices seem off with worst offenders being Bucky and Spider-Woman. Bucky seemed little more than an emo Hawkeye. Spider-Woman had odd linguistic quirks like “dude”, a term that only really arch hipster Brits use which undercuts the nascent cool of the character, and goes on to say more

  • 6.0
    EDiakota Sep 27, 2019

    " To the end of the world."
    -Strikeforce Team

  • 9.0
    Adsun22 Sep 26, 2019

  • 9.0
    Radar Sep 27, 2019

  • 8.5
    Khan/Murdock Sep 25, 2019

  • 8.0
    Georgi Sep 26, 2019

  • 8.0
    Jason Gomez Sep 26, 2019

  • 8.0
    Grifter Sep 26, 2019

  • 7.5
    Wolf Warner Oct 1, 2019

  • 7.0
    Jason The Dude Sep 26, 2019

  • 7.0
    RC Adamiec Oct 13, 2019

  • 6.5
    JustCrazy Sep 26, 2019

  • 6.5
    sebastianorellana95 Oct 4, 2019

  • 6.0
    Phil Heart Sep 26, 2019

  • 6.0
    Billyndo Sep 30, 2019

  • 5.5
    Watchtower022 Sep 29, 2019

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