Sword Master #1

Writer: Shuizhu, Greg Pak Artist: Gunji Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 24, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 6
8.3Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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MIGHTY MARVEL MARTIAL ARTS DOUBLE TROUBLE! ALL NEW ONGOING SERIES! You saw him tear through Fire Goblins in WAR OF THE REALMS with his big, damn magic sword! Now learn the mysterious origins of LIN LIE, A.K.A. SWORD MASTER, Marvel's newest Chinese superhero, in the English language debut of the original series written by Shuizhu and drawn by Gunji! Haunted by dreams of demons, Lin Lie hunts for his missing archeologist father - and for the secret of the black sword he left behind. And in a brand new story written by Greg Pak (NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS), Sword Master teams up with SHANG-CHI! What happens when an undisciplined, untrained kid with a m more

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Brandon Masters Jul 24, 2019

    This is a rather interesting experiment from Marvel and one thats been a long time in coming. Its great to see new talent from other countries work on a Marvel canonical book, and not turn out to be a future EiC pretending to be from Japan. Time will tell if Sword Master and Aero stick around outside of Greg Paks corner of the Marvel Universe. However, its a great setup for some drastically different comics in a superhero universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Nathan Simmons Jul 23, 2019

    Sword Master #1 is a hyperkinetic thrill that will appeal to fans of sword and sorcery and good old fashioned adventure. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Jul 29, 2019

    'Sword Master #1' is an impressive and truly exciting achievement for Marvel Comics. It's a powerful double feature that succeeds on almost every level. Buy this comic! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jul 24, 2019

    Packed with two solid stories that serve well as introductions, Sword Master (2019-) #1 is a highly-accessible, highly-entertaining read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - andynickelsen Jul 24, 2019

    This is a perfect example of how to start off an ongoing series. Perfect balance of introduction and set up of the story. I wasn't overloaded with too much info. I want to know what's next, and look forward to reading Lin's adventures! Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manuel Gomez Jul 23, 2019

    Sword Master #1 shouldn't be missed. It's great to see Marvel give a different kind of hero and story a chance. Comic readers should do the same. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 29, 2019

    There are a lot of moving parts, and the two stories presented don't really gel perfectly, but it's a fun read that makes me want to see more of this young hero (and also Shang-Chi, but that's kind of a given.) Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Jul 24, 2019

    Once again, it's mostly standard superhero fare, but it does end on a tease that should have Marvel fans coming back next issue. Read Full Review

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