Rapture #1

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Cafu Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: May 24, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 9
8.8Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

On a scarred landscape, two otherworldly armies prepare to battle one last time, vying for control of a massive tower named from an ancient language no longer permitted to be spoken. One army is led by a primeval force named Babel, whose goal is singular: to breach "Heaven" no matter the cost. The only thing standing in his way is a gray-haired barbaric warrior, filled with rage and regret, a man who sees this battle as his last chance for redemption. But he knows his depleted forces have little chance of victory unless aid comes. Enter Tama: A 12-year old girl on the crest of a hill overlooking the battle, who has just become humanity's only more

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller May 24, 2017

    Rapture #1 hitsall the rightnotesfrom the veryfirstpage, bringing fans bothold and new alongfor the ride. If the rest of the series is as enjoyableas the firstissue, fans are in for an amazing journey. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Thegreatmagnet May 24, 2017

    Overall, this is a fantastic start to the 4-issue miniseries. We spent an issue getting the team together, and getting up to speed on the current crisis. Assumedly this sets the stage for some tasty action sequences in the next issue, but also more worldbuilding and more character development for the magical trio (Shadowman, Mambo, Tama). This is great fan service for the hardcore Valiant faithful. Hopefully the crazy magic nonsense and fabulous art would make this fun for a new reader as well. The storyline is so drastically different from almost an other Valiant story, I don’t think prior continuity should be an obstacle, as long as the characters come through. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Jesse Izdepski May 22, 2017

    Rapture #1 is a visually brilliant, colorful, and magical experience that builds upon our own mythology and expands it with creative finesse. It blends history and religion with science and magic, and returns Shadowman once again to the forefront of the Valiant Universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Outright Geekery - Christopher Amundson May 24, 2017

    Tama has been in many different stories starting with her first appearance in The Valiant. Again, she appeared in the amazing story Book of Death. Here, she has matured and is aware. Matt Kindt has done an amazing job lulling us as we wait (expect) a suspenseful story. We know the pace is going to pick up and get crazy, and with Cafu and Dalhouse working together, the three of them promise to throw every pitch in their arsenal at us! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa May 25, 2017

    This is the second comic from Valiant that I've read this week, and it's also a blinder. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez Dec 31, 1969

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  • 9.3
    Comicsverse - Zach Jun 27, 2017

    RAPTURE is a character-focused event book that shows off big visuals and varying art styles. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 28, 2017

    The story is by Matt Kindt and the art is by Cafu, and it's a fun start to what promises to be a heavy-hitting series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 22, 2017

    Perfect for fantasy fans and those who want an interesting twist on a classic Bible story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Joshua Rathbun May 23, 2017

    This was an excellent first issue. I'm not sure how new reader-friendly this was, as I feel that reading Ninjak would certainly get one ready for this tale. Still, it's exciting to see how Kindt caps his Ninjak run and I am certainly ready for more Shadowman. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    SciFiPulse - Oral Frier May 31, 2017

    Valianthas a history of putting out great events for their characters, and it looks like Rapturewill be no different. It is good to see the publisher bringing in characters who may not always get the same spotlight as their counterparts. Looking forward to the highs and lows of what promises to be a fun and spooky read. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze May 24, 2017

    Color me impressed by the story and plot they have set-up through this first issue. Rapture #1 was all about understanding just what is at stake in stopping this Babel from breaching the Heavens and putting all the pieces into place for the action to really begin. Tama genuinely comes into her own here and this is the first time since the last Geomancer where I have wanted to see more from their world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Lucas May 28, 2017

    While I personally would have preferred time to get to know the characters and the world of Rapture a little more, Kindts likeable characters and sharp dialogue combined with Cafus beautiful artwork that brings the world of Deadside and the characters to life make Rapture #1 an enjoyable read, and Im interested to learn more about this world and these characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Levi Remington May 24, 2017

    Rapture makes a strong debut as Valiant's first comic to concentrate on high-fantasy adventure. With charming dialogue, fantastic backdrops, and classically entertaining exploration, this is a fun and accessible introduction to the Deadside. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Robert Anderegg May 26, 2017

    This comic has a lot going for it, mostly frontloaded into the solo journey of Tama. I believe the section about assembling the team was vital to the story, yet lost some of the momentum building up. Now that our heroes are all in the Deadside, I'm confident another dip won't occur unless there are pointless scene changes to present-day earth. If the rest of this series just keeps with the standard set by the first several pages, it's sure to be a hit! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane May 26, 2017

    Final Verdict: 8.0 " "Rapture" takes a strong first step selling readers on character, and getting all the pieces in place for a large scale fantasy adventure down the road. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 23, 2017

    Trying to compete with the same kind of spectacle as Marvel and DC is a sucker's game. But if Kindt can continue to showcase these superheroes as unique and vibrant characters, Rapture may turn out to be a religious experience for those tired of the same old cape comic books. Read Full Review

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