Tekken #1
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Tekken #1

Writer: Cavan Scott Artist: Andie Tong Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: May 3, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 1
6.7Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

All new comic series based on the iconic fighting game franchise! Written by Cavan Scott (Doctor Who, Vikings) and illustrated by Andie Tong! This sensational new comic series will tap into Tekken's rich history, and will feature memorable characters from the celebrated video game canon including Heihachi Mishima, Yoshimitsu, Nina Williams and Paul Phoenix. Comic regularly promoted on official Tekken social networking channels - over 3 million fans!

  • 9.3
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen May 2, 2017

    It was a quick read and I was left caring enough for the characters to want to know what will happen next. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 16, 2017

    It's not deep, but it's fast, furious and fun from start to finish, especially for fans of the original series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller May 2, 2017

    The tone is something along the lines of Tango and Cash meets Roadhouse, and it works extremely well with the license. The true test will be keeping the story from getting too out of control, which considering the lore already in place seems easy to do. Hopefully, things can stay just grounded enough while embracing the ridiculous fun of the games. If you aren't a fan of these characters, you might not derive the same amount of enjoyment, but that shouldn't stop you from giving it a shot. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas May 10, 2017

    If youre familiar with Tekken lore, I think this series will be more of a grab for you. Otherwise, theres a lot of history to fill in blanks and the story may seem like a more difficult investment. It hits the beats regarding fight scenes and motion, but more calm pages seem discordant with the rest of the issue. I think there will be plenty of action ahead that captures a fighting spirit, but Tekken may be a hard sell for newer readers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - David Lee Martins May 3, 2017

    The art is great and fans of Tekken will find enjoyment from the issue. It also felt like a throwback to the Malibu Street Fighter comics of the 90s. However, as a casual Tekken fan, I found the issue and overall story above average. While some may like the fast pace, I would have liked more time devoted to building up the characters and for their encounters to have been setup in a more organic fashion. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Jason Segarra May 1, 2017

    The artwork is the saving grace of this first issue - hopefully the writing can catch up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Chris Cooper May 2, 2017

    I'll be honest with you guys, I wasn't expecting much from this. But I'm pleasantly surprised. If issue two can keep up the energy and introduce some more story then we're onto a winner. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    GWW - Amuro Jay May 9, 2017

    Great art despite some hiccups. Writing leans towards corny. Overall, a must for Tekken fans, if only for the covers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal May 3, 2017

    I will read the second issue, but I won't review it. I don't see how it can get any better having already been completed and sitting, waiting to be printed. Once again, a Tekken comic has failed to do anything worthwhile with their abundance of characters. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Apr 28, 2017

    Ultimately, this is a fairly bloated first issue, bogged down slightly by the kind of constraints that frequently go hand in hand with licensed properties. Hopefully now that all the (re)introductions are out of the way, Scott can start actually telling his story, although the fact that Tongs artwork is so damn pretty makes this a first issue thats still worth picking up. If youre a Tekken fan, this is probably already on your pull list, and if youre not, this is definitely a concise and well-illustrated introduction to the world of the Bandai Namco video game. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Fandom Post - Aj Adejare May 3, 2017

    Tekken really does not break boundaries of video game comics. Rather, it decides to join the various list of video game comics that are there to attract the core fans. With its dedication to the story without proper entry and lack of elaboration on characters, new readers simply won't feel ready to jump into the Tekken universe. For fans, however, it's a nice comic to have and read but not necessary to own. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones May 4, 2017

    "Tekken" #1 tries to do to much in one issue and is bogged down by creators still learning their craft. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez May 3, 2017

    Overall, this inaugural issue of Tekken is mediocre. Again, this comic may resonate more with young readers and/or fans of the franchise, but, as it stands, there just doesn't seem to be a whole lot of substance for the regular comic fan. Read Full Review

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