The Ballad of Sang #1
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The Ballad of Sang #1

Writer: Ed Brisson Artist: Alessandro Micelli, Shari Chankhamma Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: March 7, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
6.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Kidnapped off the streets of the Philippines as an infant and trained as a child assassin, Sang has never had a childhood. All he's ever known is killing and the kindness of his master, Chen, the closest thing Sang has to a father. When Sang's enthusiasm botches a job, it brings the wrath of Don Minchella down on the pair, resulting in Chen's murder. Barely escaping with his own line -- and with Minchella's severed arm in tow -- Sang swears revenge, while every gang in the city mobilizes to return him to Minchella, dead or alive.

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Mar 8, 2018

    I was surprisedat how much I liked The Ballad of Sang #1. The only reason I read itwas it had Ed Brisson'sname on it and I have been digging his Iron Fist series from Marvel. I am having trouble expressing why I liked this book so much. The story was not anything new or crazy and the art was good but nothing crazy exceptional. There is just something about The Ballad of Sang #1 that spoke to me. Maybe it is because I am a fan of that type of cinema, or that the style of the series just speaks to me. I don't really know; all I know is I dig it, man, and that's all that matters! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jonathan O'Neal Mar 12, 2018

    Economically and thrillingly does what every good first issue should do, make you want to come back for more. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 7, 2018

    If you're a fan of that type of story, this is one to check out, sit back, and enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Mar 7, 2018

    Ballad of Sang #1 may be a mixed bag, but it's filled with more good than bad. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comicosity - Nick Hanover Mar 7, 2018

    This is one ballad you should feel free to tune out. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Mar 7, 2018

    The Ballad of Sang #1 could be a very fun comic, and, if someone else is entertained by the gory and extreme action, I could certainly see why. However, the tone issues and seemingly ignored elements that should be writ large in the plot drag it down. As such, I cant quite recommend this one. Give it a pass. Read Full Review

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