Eternal Warrior: Awakening #1

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Renato Guedes Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: May 10, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 5
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7.5User Rating

It is a time before civilization... On the brink of carving out victory in the most violent battle of his life, Gilad Anni-Padda suffers a devastating injury. He awakens weeks later in a strange land, nursed back to health but with no memory of his past. A tribe has shown him compassion in an age of cruelty, and he will return their gift in kind. Now the real violence will begin... New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps.) and acclaimed artist Renato Guedes (Bloodshot Reborn) lead a celebration of the Eternal Warrior's 25th anniversary here with the second of four standalone specials honoring t more

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    Comicsverse - Zach May 13, 2017

    ETERNAL WARRIOR: AWAKENING #1 is an action-packed one-shot adventure that covers everything fans love about the character. Read Full Review

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    All-Comic - Jesse Izdepski May 10, 2017

    Eternal Warrior: Awakening #1 has anaesthetic that is perhaps a bitmore visually familiar to long time readers and fans of the series. This is not to say that recent version of the title (drawn byCary Nordand Raul Allen) were any less (both were artistically incredible).Eternal Warrior: Awakening #1 is fast paced, violent, character driven, and exactly what the series fans are have been lookingfor. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Todd Fisher May 9, 2017

    This is the second book that Valiant has done recently as a one shot. Revisiting a beloved character that is currently not featured in a ongoing book. Last month we got the Tales of the Green Knight with the immortal brothers. This month we revisit the Eternal Warrior. And i have to say I am enjoying it as a Valiant fan. And hope we keep getting to see more of these. As always Stay Valiant friends! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze May 10, 2017

    The Eternal Warrior's 25th anniversary here continues to satisfy with Eternal Warrior: Awakening #1 as the second of four standalone specials. This story had a definite start and finish to it that surely leaves you wanting more, and that is the effect f the Eternal Warrior when he has lived quite the exciting life. Many stories to tell, and still many more. Well for now, two more in celebration of this anniversary. Read Full Review

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    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa May 10, 2017

    At the end of the day, if you're a fan of Gilad Anni-Padda then you're going to want to read this. If you're not, and you want to learn a little about the immortal warrior, then read this. Hell, if you just want to read a good comic, then this one-shot will allow you to scratch that itch. Read Full Review

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    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk May 16, 2017

    Okay, maybe that's a bridge too far in my argument for the need for regular and well written and drawn Eternal Warrior series like Wrath of The Eternal Warrior and Eternal Warrior Awakening, but somehow I don't think so. I anxiously await Gilad's next appearance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal May 10, 2017

    If you like Eternal Warrior and more so, if you like Venditti's Eternal Warrior then you should check out Awakening. It's a solid first issue and sets up a new time in Gilad's life to explore that's very different from the previous series. As I said in the beginning, there's a lot of first issues weekly, but if you want one that reads as if the creators, publishers care and that the world matters, then you can't go wrong with Eternal Warrior: Awakening. Read Full Review

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    Spartantown - Enrique Rea May 12, 2017

    'Eternal Warrior: Awakening' is a solid start to a new series that doesn't pretend to be something its not. Gilad is here to kick ass and take names. While this first installment ends rather abruptly it provides a ton of great action and lays the foundation for more thrilling adventure. Venditti and Valiant value this property and it shows. It's also a great introduction to another exciting title from Valiant's long list of great books.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Erik Goodrich May 13, 2017

    This story isn't without it's faults, but this single shot look into the past of Gilad Anne-Padda should be a welcomed addition to your collection and serves as a good jumping on point for any new reader. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane May 12, 2017

    "Eternal Warrior: Awakening" is a fine spotlight on Gilad Anni-Padda and what makes him unique. In that regard "Awakening" is a fitting celebration of 25 years of Valiant. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes May 10, 2017

    A few years back, Valient stormed back into racks of your LCBS too much fanfare. Since then, I can't help but feel that they have run out of steam a little bit, with familiarity breeding something not quite akin to contempt. Their freshness may have seemed greater at the time as the Big Two were mired in their own problems. Since then, with ships righted (and a huge number of books out every week), Valiant's output doesn't seem quite as good as it did. Certainly, the lost Warrior story, told more than once already, is certainly not going to help change that opinion. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Thegreatmagnet May 10, 2017

    There were some interesting ideas in this issue, but I wish that they were more specific about many things, both in the backstory and in the character moments of the issue. It’s hard to know how much weight to ascribe the story in the canon. Is it just a random story about one time when Gilad (for some reason) lost his memory, and nobody could find him? It’s not even clear when in Gilad’s overall arc this story is supposed to take place (although I would guess it’s before the events of Wrath of the Eternal Warrior). I suppose the light details allow more room for Guedes’ art to shine, which isn’t the worst tradeoff. Read Full Review

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