Dishonored #1

Dishonored #1

Writer: Gordon Rennie Artist: Andrea Olimpieri Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: August 3, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
7.6Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

The city of Dunwall: whaling capital of Gristol and industrial hub of the Empire of the Isles. Twelve years have passed since Corvo Attano scuppered the Lord Regent's duplicitous plot against the crown and cleared his name of the Empress Jessamine's murder. Now a little older and perhaps a little wiser, Corvo sets his sights on the future and securing an apprentice to continue his legacy. But when confronted by an impossible face from his past, the magically-gifted assassin finds himself once again drawn into a supernatural conspiracy, one that threatens to shake the very foundations of his ancient city!

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Patrick Hellen Aug 5, 2016

    If you liked the game, this will feel like a great prequel to the sequel that's about to release. If you're curious, I say pick it up, and see how the dark side lives. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Aug 4, 2016

    The wait for Dishonored 2 just got a little less arduous as Rennie, Olimieri and Maiolo craft a real interesting interquel. Even if youre not a Dishonored fan, check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Tom Guilfoyle Jul 30, 2016

    Dishonored succeeds at creating a tie in that is engaging to read, regardless of knowledge to the franchise. The artwork with Andrea and Marcelo on colors are the perfect team up. This is a must read for fans of the game and people who love adventures and steampunk. This issue had a lot to deliver and I think it did and the coming issues will create a tie in the fans can be proud of. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Aug 7, 2016

    Overall this is a solid start to the miniseries, reintroducing you to the world of Dunwall, or giving you just enough to get you hooked, but its not spectacular – yet. Stick with the series, though, because I have a feeling that's going to change. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Calum Petrie Aug 3, 2016

    For the fans without a doubt, but can be an interesting introduction to newcomers who are looking forward to the anticipated sequel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    FanboyNation - Lowell Newton Aug 3, 2016

    All around great book. If your looking to take the leap into comics, take a chance with Dishonored #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven Phillips Aug 3, 2016

    This opening issue sets up multiple plot points and fits in several decent action beats, making good use of its length with a few exceptions. Writer Gordon Rennie has crafted a set of curious threads that he can hopefully tie together by the end of this promising arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Aug 4, 2016

    Honestly, I'm excited to read more of this book. A lot of its issues I can see going away with the next installment, since the amount of exposition in this issue will no longer be necessary. There's a lot of directions this book could take, but even if it just tells a neat story in the Dishonored universe, I'm going to love it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Jeff Kocks Aug 15, 2016

    I loved the artwork in the intense battle scenes, and found it reminiscent of the style of Marvels Ultimates line. For those familiar with the game, I think the character development would be an added plus. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Nerdist - Blair Marnell Aug 4, 2016

    For the uninitiated, Dishonored #1 does a good job of establishing Corvo and the city of Dunwall. Despite some solid action sequences, the artwork does need some work. Comics are a visual medium, and the visuals of this issue occasionally disrupted an otherwise enjoyable narrative. Read Full Review

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