Dark One #1

Writer: Brandon Sanderson, Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing Artist: Nathan Gooden Publisher: Vault Comics Release Date: May 5, 2021 Cover Price: $24.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
8.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Visions of a dark and fantastic world haunt Paul Tanasin, but when he discovers they are prophecies from Mirandus--a world in which he's destined to become a fearsome destroyer--He'll have to embrace the fear, rise up as The Dark One, and shatter everything.

  • 9.5
    The Brazen Bull - Robert Zadotti Jul 6, 2020

    Brandon Sanderson's Dark One is an exercise in managing expectations, leading the reader to rethink what they know and love about fantasy stories in order to enjoy a story that both perfectly captures and totally swerves common cliches and storytelling staples. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Quinn Jul 15, 2020

    In the end, there are still a few questions I had left, but these minor plot holes do little to dampen the impact of Dark Ones story. This a brilliant graphic novel that has some amazing themes delving into the duality of man and light and dark. The creative team tells Pauls story beautifully, making sure that this novel will leave an impact. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Lauren Fernandes Jul 30, 2020

    Can we rewrite the narrative? Or is the role we fill already written for us on the soul of time? Dark One is an exploration of destiny, one that examines villainy with an oft-ignored humanity. Paul's struggles between fighting his destiny and accepting it"he must both own the violence of his identity and choose how to command it. If he cannot rewrite it, perhaps he can punctuate it, creating moments pregnant with pause, space for thoughtfulness, and exclamations that change the telling of the Narrative. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 27, 2021

    The Other History doesn't have the strongest ending, but it marks an important and worthwhile different perspective on some of DC's marginalized characters Read Full Review

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