War Mother #1

Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Stephen Segovia Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: August 23, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 7
8.2Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT - WAR MOTHER RETURNS IN A RIVETING NEW SERIES! Out of the pages of 4001 A.D., the breakout hero of 41st century charges onward in an high-powered tale of tomorrow from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and high-octane artist Stephen Segovia (NINJAK, Action Comics)!

Two millennia from today, Earth is not the hospitable home we once we knew. Ravaged by an endless onslaught of war, disaster, and time, the world is littered with desolate badlands, fortified kingdoms, and secretive enclaves where humanity still clings to life... Enclaves like The Grove - Earth's last known repos more

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Aug 23, 2017

    War Mother #1 delivers the goods with a solid and engaging first issue. Honestly, you can't go wrong with Fred Van Lente. Dr. J gives this an". Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez Aug 22, 2017

    War Mother #1 is a brilliant first issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Aug 27, 2017

    Overall, I found War Mother to be beautifully written and I was drawn intro into a new world order where men and women fight and raise families side by side in a broken world as the inhabitants try and find hope and retain what's good in society. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Aug 23, 2017

    War Mother #1 is an exciting first issue to a series that promises to amaze month after month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Tom Bacon Aug 21, 2017

    A fantastic science-fantasy adventure, War Mother #1 kicks off a promising adventure that will test our heroes to the max. The art is gorgeous. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Thegreatmagnet Aug 23, 2017

    I’m pretty happy with what we get here as a first issue. Admittedly I’m not yet sure where the story will go, but that’s often a positive attribute in a #1. It seems that a trap has been laid for the people of the grove, but it’s unclear if the Greenlings are behind it, or some unknown force. There’s certainly no shortage of strong character development and action, so I’m optimistic that the plot will follow in due time. I’m loving everything I’ve seen from Ana and Flaco, and their fantastic future backdrop. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Andrew McGlinn Aug 22, 2017

    Reading War Mother had me associating with so many tropes. I'd mentioned The Green and Rogue Trooper, yet (bizarrley) I also thought of Mike Pondsmiths Cyberpunk 2020 and Paolo Bacigalupi's the Windup Girl to name a few more. War Mother may have elements of these, but it is its own animal entirely. Quite simply it's another strong female lead and another outstanding story from Valiant. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Amy Okamoto Aug 24, 2017

    War Mother #1 is a strong book with a compelling lead character and beautiful depictions Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    SciFiPulse - Oral Frier Aug 29, 2017

    For readers who have an affinity for futuristic, post apocalyptic stories, War Mother #1is your new favorite series. Only one issue in, I am fully invested. Don't just jump on this series. Dive in head first. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Brandy Dykhuizen Aug 25, 2017

    War Mother will be exciting, there's no doubt about that. It's gearing up to be the kind of story you could imagine on the big screen. Buy it for the dystopian survival wars, love it for the TLC that bore it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Outright Geekery - Christopher Amundson Aug 22, 2017

    Peeps, this story book is fantastic, and the story is only gonna grow in intensity the further the book moves along. I for one am excited that it's War Mother's time to shine, and I know she will! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Aug 26, 2017

    'War Mother' is a franchise in the making. The one-shot set the table for this mini and it Van Lente and company delivers a familiar but exciting dystopian survival story. Ana the War Mother is a little cockier than before but still the leader you want to face the danger of new home in a new land. 'War Mother' is worth the read.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekery Magazine - Monica Archer Aug 30, 2017

    Still, the fantastic art and fascinating setting more than makeup for the mediocre interior writing and War Mother #1 is a pretty promising first issue. If youre looking for a fresh science fiction comic with spectacular art, a dynamic protagonist and unique setting, you should think about giving War Mother #1 a try. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Aug 23, 2017

    Ultimately, while I enjoyed War Mother #1 it still felt a little just okay as the fairly predictable plot didn't sing to me; this certainly isn't Van Lente's finest work, but it's not his worst, either. War Mother #1 is worth reading, and I expect the next issue will be better than the first. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 21, 2017

    A strong first issue that sets things up well. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Lucas Sep 5, 2017

    While War Mother #1 is quite good, there isn't much depth to it. The art is good, the story is good, the characters are good, the action is good, but none of it is anything more than just good. Not that it needs to be, it just means that this is a good, if shallow comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Aug 23, 2017

    Here's the thing though, while War-Mother is a solid first issue, it's nothing spectacular. It's solid, it's consistent and leaves you on the hook wanting more. For sure, I'll be back to read more, but I'm not blown away by this issue. It's good, but it's not a game changer or even particularly fresh. That doesn't mean it's not entertaining or that the series won't have these moments later one, just that it's not present in this first issue. There's nothing wrong with that either. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Multiversity Comics - Elias Rosner Aug 24, 2017

    A weak first issue that has a light at the end of the tunnel. Whether that's something good or just the sheen on Ignacio's face will be revealed, next month. Read Full Review

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