Tarot #1

Writer: Alan Davis Artist: Paul Renaud Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 1, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 11
7.8Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

An all-new epic adventure teaming the classic Earth's Mightiest Heroes with Marvel's premiere Non-Team by Alan Davis and Paul Renaud!
A strange and impossible lost memory from his days in World War II draws Namor the Sub-Mariner to his one-time compatriot Captain America-but the two heroes and their respective allies find themselves pulled into a labyrinth of pain, destruction and madness courtesy of the Infernal Ichor of Ish'lzog!
Rated T+

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 3, 2020

    As a fan of all three of those comic teams - and especially glad to see the return of the original Defenders - I'm "all in" on this series,and anxious to see where it goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Jan 5, 2020

    A solid first issue, which leaves us with an interesting cliffhanger, which could well lead to us seeing The Defenders facing off against Earth's mightiest heroes in the new issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 31, 2019

    This is the kind of Avengers/Defenders book that'll make you go back to your long boxes thirsty for more. Strong character writing, plotting, and efficient storytelling means a hell of a good superhero read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Jan 1, 2020

    Davis has conceived of a narrative that fits into the grand ideas of the Marvel U and a perfect place for new fans to jump on for a story with their favorite characters from the big screen. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jan 2, 2020

    As fun as this book is, I can't help but feel likes it is actually a bit of a throwaway series. Hidden memories and all that may have some importance down the line, but at this stage I am kind of left a little nonplussed by it. There is the issues of continuity to consider; this book features the Defenders of old, who have their own book and of course the Avengers, whose line up here should help longtime fans works out roughly where this book should land. For everyone else, I wonder if this series will become as much as a faded memory as Captain Hulk America was to Namor. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Jan 2, 2020

    Tarot #1 scores a lot more points on art and plot than on characterization. This twisty occult mystery would be a good issue-to-issue read for those who like lots of leeway to do their own character interpretation. That's a perfectly valid way to approach comics, and such readers should pop a bonus point onto my rating. Those who prefer a more contemporary, author-directed style of characterization can probably wait and check out Tarot when it arrives in trade paperback or Marvel Unlimited form. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - besottedgeek Jan 2, 2020

    On the surface, TARO #1 has some good things going for it. There is the mystery linking a Nazi weapon from the past to strange happenings in the present. There are the abundance of top tier heroes in play. And there is Paul Renauds solid art throughout. But scratching beneath the surface reveals the inadequacies of Alan Davis dialogue, which keep the issue from being better. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Jan 2, 2020

    Tarot #1 is a good comic book, if you're looking for a good "heroes punching things, bad guys plotting" story. The dialog does a lot to diminish the shine of this, but doesn't completely ruin it. Read Full Review

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