The Forgotten Queen #1

Writer: Tini Howard Artist: Amilcar Pinna Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: February 27, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 5
8.1Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

Long ago, the mighty generals of the Mongol Empire rode from Siberia to Carpathia and conquered all who stood in their way. Legends tell of a witch who walked with them, who could infect the hearts of any warriors in her midst with an unquenchable thirst for battle and bloodshed... a War Monger. And now she is walking again.
This winter, an ancient evil will stir as rising star writer Tini Howard (Captain America Annual #1, Assasinistas) and powerhouse artist Amilcar Pinna (Generation X) unleash hell in a brand-new saga of honor, love, and savagery that's centuries in the making!

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Feb 24, 2019

    Overall, the first issue is a rousing and intensely woven story about a true power broker who can tip the scale just by the power of suggestion. The story by Howard is smartly written and well developed. The art by Amilcar Pinna is alluring and vivid. Altogether, a great first issue which starts off in the most blockbuster of ways. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Mar 1, 2019

    "The Forgotten Queen" gives us a genuinely mythic protagonist made relatable by human desires, with art that feels constantly full of life and in motion. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Brendan Hodgdon Feb 15, 2019

    One of the great promises of any shared universe is the possibility of stories that benefit from the whole without completely relying on it. In The Forgotten Queen, Valiant has the beginnings of just such a story. Moreover, it's a series that serves as a great showcase for both Tini Howard and Amilcar Pinna, not to mention its fearsomely cool antihero lead. This is definitely a title, and a creative team, worth remembering in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Feb 24, 2019

    There is a lot to love in the first issue of The Forgotten Queen. It is accessible to new readers and longtime Valiant fans and has a fantastic lead. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Feb 27, 2019

    Ultimately, this is a solid first issue, although there's still room for the series to get better, this is still a worthy addition to your pull list – whether your a Valiant fan, or you just want a comic about a tough, sarcastic character. This isn't a must buy, not yet, but it is worth your time and money. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Dan Maltbie Feb 27, 2019

    An excellent start for a different kind of hero. I left a twist hanging, but I feel it's best to let the reader have something to discover for themselves. Tini Howard is an excellent fit for this type of story. Her love of sparsing flashback with current events is a decent way of engrossing the reader in the story. It makes them feel like they discover things at the same time as the protagonist. Pinna's work is unfamiliar to me, but his lines and color choices fit the scenes well. A considerable portion of the book occurs underwater, and the sea life and backgrounds are a pleasing addition. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Feb 27, 2019

    The Forgotten Queen #1 has it all, war, love, mystery, all delivered by a wonderful team of creators. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Connor Stephens Feb 27, 2019

    While acting as purely an opening for the story to come, and an introduction to this character, The Forgotten Queen #1 sells itself gracefully on the strength on Howards writing and Pinnas artwork. And with the seeds planted and the characters established, the cliff-hanger this issue ends on leaves me incredibly excited to see just where this story is headed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Joshua Rathbun Feb 5, 2019

    I have questions about this character that aren't answered just yet but The Forgotten Queen is a nice first issue to help get me there. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Feb 26, 2019

    The Forgotten Queen #1 is a little from Column A and a little from Column B that is 100 percent Tini Howard, a writer whose attitude and attention to character detailing is a real boon for this debut. Pair that attitude with the weathered artwork of Amilcar Pinna and Ulises Arreola and you have a debut that has the potential to add something really neat to the tapestry of the Valiant line. Hopefully by next issue, the scenes in the present will add a lot more to it than they do the first. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Feb 27, 2019

    This is a four issue run, so it will interesting to see how Valiant go about this run. What do you think are the chances that the two immortals will eventually bump into each other, especially given as they appear to be polar opposites? That may be something that happens down the line. Currently, we need to see if this Forgotten Queen is able to hold onto her loyal subjects. Read Full Review

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