The Visitor #1

Writer: Paul Levitz Artist: Mj Kim Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: December 18, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
7.7Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

Unstoppable. Untraceable. Unkillable. This is how he changes the world...
Who is the Visitor? Why are the leaders of the world terrified of him? And will they live long enough to find out?

  • 10
    Geek'd Out - Josh Rose Dec 20, 2019

    Like the rest of Valiant's titles, Visitor #1 has no connection to its '90s counterpart and readers do not need to have read any other Valiant titles to enjoy this. If you are looking for an action-filled story about a mysterious conspiracy, you'll definitely want to check this out. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Dec 18, 2019

    You don't need to be super familiar with the original Visitor (actually, you don't even need to know there was an original Visitor), or even the start of what promises to be a thrilling ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Dec 18, 2019

    The Visitor #1 is a strong and intriguing debut comic that expertly blends mysterious questions with familiar ideas and settings. No comic in recent memory has so adeptly depicted the power and feel of New York City while at the same time making us fear for the people and places within it. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Kenneth Bowden Dec 26, 2019

    If you're looking for a legit mystery to sink your teeth into but also need a Law-abiding Citizen style action fix? Levitz and the gang got you covered fam. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Dec 18, 2019

    Explosions and secrets turn The Visitor into a nonstop, action-packed read; there's subtle character conflict, too. There is more going on here than is readily apparent while the greater mystery evolves. It is still unclear who the bad guys really are, and that's a great way to start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Dec 18, 2019

    If anything, The Visitor #1 should stir up some interest towards seeing what comes next simply for the fact that we walk away from this with so many questions, rather than answers. They did not disappoint when it came to creating a mystery between asking who this character is, and what he hopes to gain through these strings of attacks. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Dec 20, 2019

    Examining it as a stand-alone issue, "The Visitor" suffers from pacing and focus issues. Nonetheless, by having such a layered world and promise, it should be inviting for a return on subsequent issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Dec 19, 2019

    Too much secrecy in the plot and forgettable characters are granted a reprieve by great art and colors. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Dec 19, 2019

    While it is cool to see Valiant taking more chances with these standalone genre exercises, much like Britannia and Savage before this, but readers might want to wait until a follow-up issue can fully sell The Visitor better than this debut did. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Spencer Perry Dec 18, 2019

    Some of the cleanest art you'll find in a modern superhero book (done with precision and admirable clarity by MJ Kim) can't save this bloated and meandering narrative. Read Full Review

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