Winter Guard #1
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Winter Guard #1

Writer: Ryan Cady Artist: Jan Bazaldua Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 25, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 14
7.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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Russia is cleaning house! And when the Red Guardian starts hunting down state secrets, he puts himself right back in his home country's crosshairs - dragging the White Widow along with him. But the motherland has new heroes now...and not even the Red Room could have prepared Alexei and Yelena for the Winter Guard's retribution. Bold twists and bombastic action abound as Jason Aaron's Winter Guard tracks down two of Russia's dirtiest secrets! Don't miss the chills and thrills of Ryan Cady and Jan Bazaldua's new epic thriller!  

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jan 1, 1970

    Winter Guard #1 is an awesome, action-packed start to the series. From their first introduction in Aarons Avengers, this team just had to have their own comic. The characters are brilliant and engaging. Cady takes this team full of sub-plots and conflicts and gives them a story that feels specific to them. The art is superb, and the battles are some of the best available to be read in comics. For this first issue, a brief knowledge of the Avengers series is helpful but not required. However, this book has the ability to stand on its own without being considered a spinoff. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Aug 25, 2021

    Political intrigue, a mission behind the Iron Curtain for two ex-patriot Soviet super soldiers, who comes face to face with their former teammates. Cady and Bazaldua gives you all the makings of a classic Marvel tale about some classic Avengers foes who deserve their time to shine. So Spasiba, moya lyubov! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 23, 2021

    Winter Guard #1 is a strong start for a series that shows a lot of potential to flesh out Yelena Belova, and may just introduce you to your next favorite super spy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Aug 23, 2021

    Of course this book is a timing thing; with both the led characters having a huge part to play in the recent Black Widow movie, this is just the sort of synergy that Marvel looks to extoll from its multi-media based franchises. I am just not sure how this will play out long term. Maybe Marvel agree with me, hence the limited issue count. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Aug 25, 2021

    Jan Bazalduas art is good, with sharp visuals definitely enhanced by Federico Blees colors and shading, giving the linework added dimensionality that it might have lacked otherwise. There are some panels in particular that really have a near-photorealistic quality to them that I found impressive. The prologue of the issue is drawn by Djibril Morissette-Phan, but it doesnt really stick out as looking that out of place because of Blees coloring, once again proving the point of how important a color artist can be for the visual continuity of a book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Logan Moore Aug 25, 2021

    Although the conclusion is intriguing and makes me want to see where things go in the future, I do with that this first book would've been more cohesive. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Aug 30, 2021

    There's a lot of fun here, but as long as it is bogged down in the Avengers and the look of American heroes, it remains a less than thrilling read. Read Full Review

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