Vengeance #1
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Vengeance #1

Writer: Joe Casey Artist: Nick Dragotta Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 6, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
7.1Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

Who is the new Teen Brigade? Who is the Brotherhood and what do they want with the Young Masters of Evil? And how is the Red Skull pulling the strings from beyond the grave? Featuring Magneto!

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jul 6, 2011

    Not every mini-event in comics should be the major focus in that comic universe. Vengeance feels like it sprung out of no where and that's a good thing. We're seeing several characters that haven't been seen in comics lately as well as others in little cameos that gives this book a realistic feel. This feeling of the unknown makes me want to find out what this mini-series is about. Joe Casey and Nick Dragotta do a great job in setting up the story and pulling you in. Magneto feels a little off and Red Skull's flashback isn't fully explained but that's what adds to making me want to come back for issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jul 10, 2011

    That parts of the comic aren't clear isn't much of a worry. This is the requisite set up issue and Casey has decided to throw as much at the reader as possible, leaving explanations for later. Instead, it's about whetting the appetite and letting Dragotta strut his stuff. As always, Casey's annual return to Marvel starts well and promises even better to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Jul 10, 2011

    Joe Casey loves to write about kids. It's made for some of his best, most underrated comics -- The Intimates, Final Crisis Aftermath: Dance! and now Vengeance. Hell, writing to a young crowd is how the guy (along with the rest of the Man of Action crew) made his bones working in television! Shame that the state of mainstream comics is seemingly all about marginalizing anyone under 18 that hasn't been completely indoctrinated, which means that nobody -- the die-hard fans who don't care or the casual readers for whom this is right up their alley -- will read an awesome comic book by Joe Casey and Nick Dragotta. Which sounds mean and pessimistic, but even Casey himself is aware of that. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Outer Realm Comics - Charles Joy Mar 3, 2012

    Recommended with a caveat. Because I have read all six books, and I am a collector, I would say this book is an "OK" addition to the Vengeance mini-series. After reading this issue, I was VERY confused. I was very happy that I had the remaining issues in the mini. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 6, 2011

    Nick Dragotta's art also goes a long way towards selling this book as something special. Dragotta's visuals are a far cry from the usual superhero fare, resembling more avant garde artists like Paul Pope and Mike Allred. Dragotta has a flair for quirky character designs and energetic page design. The series may be a bit bizarre, a bit befuddling, and even a bit off-putting at times, but it never fails to be interesting. Clearly Casey and Dragotta are the right creators to deliver something different to Marvel readers. With any luck the series will coalesce in its second issue and offer a better idea of what exactly Casey is going for. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jul 11, 2011

    Maybe Casey just needed an issue to introduce some new characters/ideas and stuff, and everything will be smooth sailing from here... I mean, it COULD happen, right? Read Full Review

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