New Warriors #1 Review

Jay Reyes
Nova, Scarlet Spider, and Arcely on the same team, what
could possibly go wrong? 

The New Warriors
are reborn! Speedball,
Justice, Nova,
Sun Girl, Namora, Scarlet Spider
and Hummingbird
are about to meet the newest threat. The Atlanteans, Inhumans, clones and
hundreds of other so-called “superior” beings are living among the
humans of the Marvel
but not everyone is pleased about it.
The Good: There
is always a bright spot in legitimately bad books, this one is no exception. I
only enjoyed two things in the book.
One was the introduction of the Salem 7. I liked to see a new band of heroes
that I could learn about, they seem interesting and hopefully they get more
face time in the future issues.
The second thing I liked in this issue is the art. Marcus To’s art is really nice and
great to look at. I just feel bad that his talent was wasted in this boring
The Bad: New Warriors #1 was my most anticipated
issue of the week, it surpassed Nova
and Justice
as the most anticipated. But wow was I disappointed. The first
issue of the series should be a attention grabbing issue. A first issue has to
make a good first impression because it usually dictates if the reader will buy
the second issue of the series. If anything this issue hurt the sales of the
second issue because it lacked real depth.
I’m personally not excited to see the New
take on the High
because I just don’t care about them. It seems too convenient
that one major threat (ala High
) attacks almost all of the future members of the New Warriors at once. At points the book
felt too disjointed, I got the feeling that Yost didn’t read Nova  to get a good character reference on how to
write these characters. (Side note: Where did Kaine’s awesome beard go?  End side note). 
Predictions: Ok
I’m breaking out the ole Marvel tarot cards… I feel nothing for this
series…  Oh wait, I think I got
something?  I predict the New Warriors
will have to join together because of the impending threat from the High Evolutionary (Side note: Where are
the Avengers and X-Men when you need them? They don’t
seem to awfully busy. End side note.) After they triumphantly beat the High Evolutionary the New Warriors
will continue to team up because there aren’t enough teams in the Marvel Universe
already (I’m not going to make a list because there are way too many teams in
the Marvel U
right now, let’s just say there is more than five.) That’s it for predictions
because my expectations are so ridiculously low that I don’t even care enough
to make a legitimate prediction.

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