Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #1

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Raul Allen Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: November 18, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 8
8.4Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

For five millennia, the Eternal Warrior has shaped history at the end of his sword. He's razed empires, toppled civilizations, and broken armies as an immortal soldier in service to the Earth.

But now, the Eternal Warrior has been torn from the world he once protected and finds himself stranded in a hostile alien landscape unlike any he's faced before. Separated from his earthly environs, can history's deadliest soldier survive a realm far older, far deadlier, and fare more ruinous than anything he's ever encountered?

Beyond Earth lies eternity... This November, New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOO more

  • 10
    All-Comic - Alex Mansfield Oct 15, 2015

    Wrath of the Eternal Warrior#1 firmly establishes itself as the best first issue to come out of Valiant yet. This is not the bloodlust-fueled ferocity the title implies, it's deeper and far more intricate than that. With an eye towards a neoclassic sense of wonder and tragedy, it's a humbling and human affair awash in haunting beauty. Prepare yourself to be surprised by the approach and the execution because this series has set itself up as something to get lost in for what will feel like a very welcomed eternity. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Nov 9, 2015

    That's all you really need to know about this issue. I could rant and rant about the artwork because it is simply great. Allen looks athome on this series. Venditti has made this a series and character that you don't want to miss. If you're enjoying X-O Manowar or Ninjak, then go ahead and add Wrath of the Eternal Warrior to your reading list. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Dec 18, 2015

    Still, Ive been harping on about getting aboard Valiants intricately crafted universe for a while now, so itd be safe to assume that a fair few of you have done so. With that, and the beautiful art, and the terrifically paced story that knows just when to hit you with the cliffhanger, and the beautifully weighted dialogue, and literally everything else about this book, I can do nothing but heartily recommend you get this book bought. Valiant and Vendetti have knocked it out the park once again. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Phil Robinson Nov 25, 2015

    "Wrath of the Eternal Warrior" throws its doors open wide, to die hards and newcomers alike. If you're looking for big concepts in your fantasy, look no further. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Alex Nader Nov 23, 2015

    WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR is a fantastic new series from Valiant with Venditti, Allen, and Martin at their bests. It's a worthy continuation of BOOK OF DEATH and of Gilad's long journey, and I am already eagerly awaiting the next chapter. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Nov 19, 2015

    Robert Venditti, Raul Allen, and Patricia Martin plumb the depths of Gilad Anni-Padda's character in a new and exciting journey that evokes those of the Greek heroes in Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #1. If you are looking to jump into some of the best storytelling happening in comics, this is the perfect spot. Venditti's script and writing is fantastic and perfectly complements Allen and Martin's artwork. The book is able to evoke all of your senses and you truly become attached to the Eternal Warrior. You need to go and pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Outright Geekery - Eric Ogar Baumgard Nov 18, 2015

    This issue sets a very high bar for the future of this series to live up to. There's only one way to find out if it will live up to its potential, so I'll be hanging on for the ride! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 22, 2015

    This issue is a good jumping-on point for new readers, as it sets up (or seems to set up) a new standard for the Eternal Warrior. It's a strong start for a new / ongoing series! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Nov 18, 2015

    Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #1 gave us a thrilling look into what's in store for Gilad, with his inner conflict over what to do with his eternal life being gripping. We also get some great emotion, as well as a symbolic look into what's at the heart of the Eternal Warrior. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jeff Lake Nov 19, 2015

    Wrath of the Eternal Warrior offers plenty of surprises, the key being the book's unique focus. It's a slower debut, but one that ably crafts investment through its strong character play and gorgeous art. There will come a time where Gilad needs to pick up his ax, but for now we're content to follow him as he wanders through the dark. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Christopher Calloway Nov 18, 2015

    For new and long-time readers of the character, the Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #1 will not disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Nov 19, 2015

    Whether Wrath of the Eternal Warrior represents a return to battle or a denouement for one of Valiant's favorite heroes, it's a series (like so many others from the publisher) that promises to be unlike anything else on comics stands. Venditti, Allen, and Martin are crafting a hallucinatory experience that invites readers to experience each level of this legendary protectors life. Even if the direction is unclear, the journey is promising and it's advisable to stick close to Gilad as he walks beyond the veil of life. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    The Latest Pull - Marcus Orchard Nov 20, 2015

    Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #1 is a different take on an Eternal Warrior series, and while it isn't action-filled, it still manages to stand out from the other series as the best of the bunch. Venditti's approach adds more layers to a character mostly only known for fighting stuff, while Allen and Martin's art breathes new life into the character. This is a great debut that overcomes being somewhat slow and serves as a great introduction to the character for new readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Nov 22, 2015

    Artist Raul Allen brings the tale to life as we begin this new series and new path for the Valiant hero. The artwork is clean and crisp, and showcases Gilad and his compatriots and enemies perfectly. My only complaint is that the story felt to fly by- maybe I just wanted to read more, to continue this story right now and not have to wait a month for issue #2. A small gripe to a great issue that sets up this series and gets us ready for a journey Gilad has never had to travel before. Nonetheless, this is a terrific start to the new series, and it is definitely worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Nov 18, 2015

    "Wrath of the Eternal Warrior" #1 provides a compelling and different look at Gilad Anni-Padda, yet one that's distantly familiar and told from a unique artistic viewpoint. The questions -- and the way in which they're asked -- are plenty compelling, encouraging readers to stick with the series to find out the answers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Oct 28, 2015

    Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #1 is a great start to the series laying out an engrossing situation for Gilad that allows for intriguing character development and plenty of action. This issue wastes no time in picking up from the conclusion of the Book of Death series and makes a compelling case to be drawn into Gilad's world and learn more. The time he spends with his family makes him a more rounded character to start, and hopefully the overall situation is explained more in the coming issues. I've been of the mindset that Gilad would be great in his own series and this issue makes me feel this just might be it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Karcossa Oct 28, 2015

    Simply put, this is a comicyou must read if you have any interest in the Eternal Warrior. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Russell Troxel Nov 17, 2015

    Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #1 is good. It's not exactly packed with action, but it's certainly setting the stage for some in the near future " it is the distant rumbling that signifies an oncoming storm. Except instead of thunder and lightning, readers can expect to get a downpour of action, emotional drama, and a whole lot of corpses. It's going to be a fun ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Patrick Hellen Nov 17, 2015

    I'm in. The premise is great. Amazing warrior slowly gains more and more tactical and battle skill, dies, comes back, repeats process. This is a set-up issue so there's not much more than scene setting going on, but I can feel the backstory pushing at the margins and I'm interested in seeing this badass of epic proportions get out there and smash some skulls. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Russell Troxel Oct 26, 2015

    Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #1 is good. It's not exactly packed with action, but it's certainly setting the stage for some in the near future " it is the distant rumbling that signifies an oncoming storm. Except instead of thunder and lightning, readers can expect to get a downpour of action, emotional drama, and a whole lot of corpses. It's going to be a fun ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Oct 19, 2015

    Eternal Warrior was always a bit of a favourite. Its good to see that he still carries over well into the next-but-same generation of the Valiant rebooted universe. The book is a great jumping on point for those who liked what they saw in Book of Death and guest star apparence in books such as Ivar, Time Walker. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    First Comics News - Richard Vasseur Dec 7, 2015

    Gilad the Eternal Warrior is shown here more as a family man. The warrior we see only briefly. We need to see the warrior step up and fight. Gilad does have a well illustrated and used battle axe. He can swing and cleave with it so you see how skilled he is in battle. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Fortress of Solitude - Cindy Harley Dec 18, 2015

    The artwork is nice and detailed. The red creatures and beasts are very interesting and have a real horror movie affect to them. The story is gripping. I'm curious to see how the dilemma, choosing between his family and his life as an immortal, plays out. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Fandom Post - James Ristig Nov 23, 2015

    The Eternal Warrior begins his next journey trapped in the underworld with his family. He must fight against hordes demons and try to be a good father at home. The story doesn't give you much in terms of plot, but the promise of more to come does keep your interest. Unfortunately, the art suffers in this book, with bland looking people and set pieces. The art truly shines when the Eternal Warrior is hacking his way through hordes of demons in a mess of blood and gore. Pick up if you're an Eternal Warrior fan, otherwise give it a miss. Read Full Review

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