Psi-Lords #1

Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Renato Guedes Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: June 19, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 2
7.7Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

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Who are the cosmic beings known only as the Psi-Lords? And how will they change the course of the Universe in this brand-new ongoing series?
Four astronauts awake in an otherworldly prison with no memory of how they got there! What is their connection to the Psi-Lords? And how will they escape?
Fred Van Lente is crafting a lively sci-fi mystery, and Renato Guedes' art is (literally) out of this world.

  • 9.4
    Rogues Portal - Josh Rose Jun 5, 2019

    Besides being a compelling mystery set in the far cosmos with incredible artwork, Psi-Lords #1 is a great place for new readers to become acquainted with Valiant. No prior experience necessary " just a desire for good, compelling storytelling and art. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Jun 21, 2019

    Psi-Lords #1 is a strong opening issue that brings the team together rapidly and presents us with the first couple challenges they need to deal with. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jun 18, 2019

    Psi-Lords is shaping up to be a huge hit thanks to its many mysteries and action-packed suspense. Psi-Lords takes the superhero setup and imbues it with real characters, honest emotions and a layer of high octane action. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Jun 19, 2019

    Psi-Lords begins with a big mystery and somebody who shoots lasers out of her face. Sounds good to me! Fast-paced and full of interesting characters, this debut holds a lot of promise. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Kenneth Bowden May 7, 2019

    Van Lente gambles on stepping away from the established core of what keeps Valiant fans reading and knocks it out of the park. In one issue you're sparked with more interest in what this brings next and what other new projects Valiant will reveal in the months to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Jun 19, 2019

    For anyone out there who loves a good sci-fi mystery, Psi-Lords #1 hits you with a brilliant start that gets the wheels turning in your brain. If you aren't captivated by what these four astronauts can do, you are trying to figure out just what the big plan is for them. Being an ongoing, there is luckily no rush to unravel what has been set in motion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Jun 19, 2019

    An action packed sci-fi that's destined for greatness. Each character is fully realized and identifiable. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Apr 16, 2019

    First issues can be a difficult prospect; the creators have to produce a book that captures the imagination, and the disposable income of readers who are already feeling the burden of following whatever major event is happening this week. Throw in that this is a team book, where the characters don't know each other ensuring that, at times, the writing jumps from trying to be funny to being serious at the drop of a hat and you can see the difficulty facing Valiant. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek-O-Rama - David Jun 22, 2019

    Fred Van Lente has put together a good introduction to the story, that stands on its own fairly well. Renato Guedes' art is gorgeous, but his style takes some getting used to. If you're looking for something new and a little different, this might be the title you've been looking for. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Apr 18, 2019

    Relaunching any previously used title is always a crapshoot. You have older readers who may have memories of how the stories went originally, and then you have newer readers who may not get any references made to the previous continuity. Here, Fred Van Lente seems to have hit a nice balance of old and new, and looks to leave no reader behind. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall May 2, 2019

    Reworking existing characters into their new universe looks good on Valiant. Their resurrections speak of top talent entrusted and unleashed, allowed to change or preserve the preceding concepts as fits their own stories. Other companies, take note. This is how to maintain a property stable well, not layering redundant variations on skeletal remains never properly fleshed to start with. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Apr 16, 2019

    Psi-Lords #1 doesn't require any real knowledge of the original series, but the plot doesn't really stand out either. It's a comic that is visually fantastic, but with a plot that barely rises above average. Whether it's worth reading is up to you, but for me it wasn't worth the wait. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Jun 20, 2019

    The confusing script and artwork in "Psi-Lords" #1 start readers off on the wrong foot. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 18, 2019

    It's always a shame when a new #1 issue fumbles the ball, but Psi-Lords #1 feels like a troubled project just from the mismatched creative team behind the wheel. Read Full Review

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