The Mighty Zodiac #1
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The Mighty Zodiac #1

Writer: J. Torres Artist: Corin Howell Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: April 6, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
7.1Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

When the Blue Dragon dies, six stars fall out of the night sky! Ailing Master Long, leader of the Mighty Zodiac, orders his warriors to gather the stars, lest they fall into the hands of the malevolent Moon Rabbit Army. With the stars, the Mighty Zodiac may yet revive their master, rescue their world, and restore the light. Without the stars, the darkness threatens to divide the tribes and destroy Gaya...

  • 10
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Apr 6, 2016

    As of this writing, I'm not sure what the plans are for The Mighty Zodiac, but given what I've just read here, and the itch that it scratched oh so perfectly, I'm looking forward to the next five issues for sure, and hopefully more stories beyond that. The time seems right for a property like this to find an audience waiting for it. Torres, Howell, and Laiho deliver and then promise even more to come. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Kieran Fisher Apr 6, 2016

    The Mighty Zodiac is off to a great start and it seems like it could be a potential classic in the making. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Lucas Jun 9, 2017

    The Mighty Zodiac is a fun, light-hearted fantasy world with a unique aesthetic and good writing and art. Issue #1 seems like a solid start for new series, and its definitely worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Robert Anderegg Apr 8, 2016

    Aside from a couple questionable animal choices and a lack of humor, I really have nothing to complain about on this book. It humanizes the characters enough to be relatable without sacrificing their unique physiology that differentiates them from one another. For children with short attention spans, this comic may feel like it needs more action, but I appreciated the dialogue setting up why the battle must be fought and makes it that much more meaningful. I recommend this for anyone, especially kids, who are interested in reading comics but don't know where to start. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Apr 5, 2016

    The amount of lore that The Mighty Zodiac #1 has to wade through leaves very little room for character development, which is the biggest flaw with the story. Things are more fantastical in this world than most readers might be familiar with, and while Howell's art might do the lion's share of world building, Torres still needs to deliver the basic framework that this world is built on. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 11, 2016

    "The Mighty Zodiac" #1 has a ton of potential, but it doesn't rise up past a flat average for the moment. I had a lot of high hopes for this new comic, and -- while it's not bad -- it should also be a lot more gripping right off the bat. Torres and Howell's second issue may smooth things out, but I wish that "The Mighty Zodiac" #1 had made a more mighty first impression. An average-strength zodiac just isn't quite as noteworthy. Read Full Review

  • 4.9
    Multiversity Comics - Corin Howell Apr 11, 2016

    This could definitely be turned around with subsequent issues, but I think this issue was fighting a losing battle from the beginning. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Chris Smith Apr 6, 2016

    In comparison with Autumnlands (the only other anthropomorphic comic I know coming out right now) it doesn't stand a chance. Granted, each has a very specific audience, but I couldn't help think of Busiek's compelling story as I was reading Torres' uninspired plot. I'm sure once it gets a few issues in The Mighty Zodiac will gain some momentum, and for kids just getting into the talking animal genre it could be a jumping off point for some of the greater works. Read Full Review

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