Yondu #1

Writer: Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson Artist: John McCrea Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 6, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 8
7.5Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

Yondu, lone Ravager and all-around scoundrel is about to hit the biggest pay day of his life when he stumbles upon a dangerous new weapon! But when this artifact turns out to be deadlier than he bargained for, will the reward outweigh the risk as Yondu finds himself targeted by a mysterious mercenary? Plus, when an unexpected visitor from the future turns up to stop Yondu, it begs the question: exactly how bad did he screw up?! Find out in this all-new miniseries from ZAC THOMPSON and LONNIE NADLER (AGE OF X-MAN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ANNUAL) and JOHN MCCREA (Dead Eyes)!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Brandon Masters Nov 27, 2019

    Yondu is a great book that tries to justify both the new Yondu in comics while also introducing newer comic fans to the classic flavor of Yondu. Theres a lot of potential here, and everyone who likes the Guardians of the Galaxy should be picking up this book yesterday. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Nov 7, 2019

    Yondu #1 presented a character unashamed about who and what he was. He wasn't toned down at all"which might surprise any fans expecting a Yondu from the movies. But it certainly is making for a dramatic read. And it will be well suited for any comic fan looking for a bit of a change. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Nov 6, 2019

    This Buddy movie shows plenty of promise. Fantastic art helps elevate the good writing and makes this one not to be missed for cosmic fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Nov 6, 2019

    "Yondu #1" keeps it grimy and gives the titular character the exact kind of comic he deserves, while adding promise of a good time in the coming issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Nov 6, 2019

    While it's not necessarily a genre-bending piece, it's a comic that's chock-full of action and moves at a brisk pace. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 5, 2019

    I liked this first issue thanks to the grungy art and the equally grungy Yondu. This book feels important thanks to the connection to the films, but also a promise for more of this great character as Nadler and Thompson open up the character for many more comic book adventures. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Nov 5, 2019

    Thompson and Nadler aren’t doing the heady exploration into superhero psyche that we’ve seen some of their contemporaries do, but that’s because Yondu isn’t a superhero - at the end of the day, he’s a man just trying to survive in a universe that he probably cares about more than he lets on. McCrea is an artist who can incorporate great humor and worldbuilding into his work and the scripting has that in mind. Yondu surely doesn’t feel like essential reading yet, but it has the potential to be an interesting character study if done right. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Nov 10, 2019

    Ultimately, readers' opinion of this book is probably going to come down to how much love they have for the MCU version of the title. It's relatively by-the-numbers, but fun at heart - the very definition of a disposable good time. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - pauly p. Nov 6, 2019

    On the planet Oorga, we catch up with Yondu stealing fuel. Thats a big no-no, and hes chased back to his ship, but not before its sails are damaged by blasters. Apparently, he thought to get the purchase protection extended warranty, because Yondu sets off, stopping to give his old Ravagers teammate Kraglin a lift. Bad news: Kraglin is dead. Good news: the Macguffin…err, Heralds Urn is just lying there. Future Yondu is awakened and travels back to show present Yondu the way. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Nov 8, 2019

    With every #1, be it a mini-series or a regular ongoing, it's important to hook readers so that they will come back for more. On that front, I don't know if the comic is that successful. would I like to see more of the two Yondus bicker and fight? Sure. Do I care about what happens with the Herald's Urn? Not really. I'm not terribly interested in seeing why Yondu stealing it is so catastrophic to the time-stream either. Read Full Review

  • 1.5
    DC Stuff Nov 6, 2019

    Utter Crap!!! This book will be one of the worst sellers within 3 issues. Those reviewers giving this an 8 are hacks and just trying to suck up to Marvel!!!

  • 10
    ZodTee Nov 7, 2019

    Double the Yondu! Double the fun!

  • 7.5
    M1sf1r3 Dec 3, 2019

    Hmm... no one was asking for this yet here we are.

    The Good:
    It's an interesting premise.

    I especially like 3000 Yondu.

    The Bad:
    I'm not sure why this is a thing.

    Feels quite predictable.

    While it has potential, I am left wondering why there's a Yondu comic in the first place and the story appears to be very predictable.

  • 7.0
    Walt's Comics & Books Nov 8, 2019

    It's tragic that the AMAZING art by McCrea (and the colors by Spicer) got wasted on this. While the writing itself is not bad, the story idea seems just so bland and predictable. And I also don't get, why the writers used such a slow pacing and so much exposition for the kick-off of a mini-series. But they did write the characters well and I guess it will be a decent collection when done.

  • 6.5
    Ryan Nov 7, 2019

    Yondu stealing precious oil and an ancient artifact was fine and all until a being called Anthos sent the future Yondu to the past to me our Yondu. This whole comic seemed a little unnecessary, but I did enjoy the art and I will be coming back for issue 2

  • 6.5
    YourGreenMuse Nov 8, 2019

    This was okay, but a little rough around the edges.

  • 5.5
    CrazyforRAMU Jun 1, 2020

    The generic "rogue with a heart of gold" characterization and the outdated "discount Tank Girl" art rubbed me in precisely the wrong way. Still, I recognize those are subjective taste complaints, and I could get interested in some good continuity massage if they hurry up and get MCU Yondu and Earth-691 Yondu teamed up properly.

    But telling-not-showing us that your MacGuffin du jour is an Infinity Stone-level threat? That's objectively a storytelling sin.

  • 7.5
    Radar Nov 14, 2019

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