Writer: Greg Weisman
Art: George Kambadais
Publisher: Dynamite Comics
Release Date: December 7th, 2022
Based on the hit Disney animated show of the same name from the 1990s, Gargoyles #1 re-introduces readers to the characters from the show, while also adding new characters. Fans of the show will certainly enjoy it. Since the series is helmed by the creator of the show, one can expect that the comics will follow the show’s continuity that hardcore fans will appreciate.
Some readers may think that there’s a bit too much exposition in the narration, but considering it’s been nearly 30 years since the series was last on the air, it could be help to fans who haven’t seen it in a while or newcomers who are just being introduced to it.
The art in Gargoyles #1 is good, though it doesn’t resemble the animation style of the show as closely. That may turn off hardcore fans who would prefer it to look as close to the show’s animation as possible.
It still is clear that who these characters are and that they are the same characters from the show, and it doesn’t detract from the storyline. The best part of this issue in terms of art was the scene with Coldstone and Coldfire fighting the mobsters.
Gargoyles #1 did a great job of re-introducing readers to the world of the show. Fans will no doubt be excited over what awaits us in this series. DC fans will appreciate the small Batman reference in this issue. This issue leaves it open as to where the story will go from here. Will we see the return of David Xanatos or other familiar faces? What characters from the show would you like to see show up in this series?