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Golden Rage #1 (of 5)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

In a world where older women who’ve been deemed useless to society are abandoned on an island, GOLDEN RAGE documents their golden years of making friends, baking dessert, and fighting to the death.

Created by writer CHRISSY WILLIAMS (editor of DIE, THE WICKED + THE DIVINE), artist LAUREN KNIGHT (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and colorist SOFIE DODGSON (BITTER ROOT, Tank Girl), this is the FIRST ISSUE of a brand-new five-issue miniseries where Battle Royale meets The Golden Girls.

Early praise for GOLDEN RAGE:

“Battle Royale meets The Golden Girls with dashes of Agatha Christie and Logan’s Run. I’m all the way in!” —KELLY SUE DeCONNICK

“GOLDEN RAGE’s not-so-farfetched dystopian island of castaway old ladies will [make you] question your attitude toward the aging women of this world. A very important subject of self-reflection indeed.” —ELSA CHARRETIER

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
29 pages
Amazon ASIN

7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90


    Golden Rage # 1 gives readers only a portion of what is a much larger story, but there is still lots to talk about. Women in a society that shames, scorns and then shuttles them away. But then again modern society needs productive, not UN-reproductive members.

    Ladies, don’t make that face. You seem made. Come on and show us that pretty smile.

    Golden Rage is a callback to a legendary lady. One who shows what happens when the “Fairer aren’t treated Fair”.

  • 85

    Graphic Policy

    Golden Rage #1 is a familiar but solid start. The concept might be something we’ve seen, but the detail of the debut feels like a real world and gives us much more than just the battle and survival. This is a group that has been around for some time and there’s history here. Like Jay, we’re welcomed into it and it should be a wild ride.

  • 80

    Golden Rage might be one of the wildest opening issues to any comic I’ve ever read. Within the first two pages of this first book, you’re greeted with artwork showing off a massive battle between old women who are strangling, stabbing, and beating one another. The reason that this is happening is not made blatantly clear throughout issue #1, although coy hints are dropped in dialogue by the characters that the story ends up centering around. I’m not sure what to expect from Golden Rage moving forward, but this series is one that has quickly grabbed my interest.

  • 80

    Lyles Movie Files

    Golden Rage left a lot of answers on the table. That definitely encourages readers to return next month and with this concept, I’m looking forward to more.

  • 78

    Sequential Planet

    Golden Rage #1 will be a bit too slow for some, but the characters are fun and the premise is strong.

  • 70

    But Why Tho?

    When all is said and done, Golden Rage #1 delivers a solid start to its story. While this issue feels a bit weighed down by its setup, there is potential here if the story can continue to build up its cast now that the story’s introduction is behind it.

  • 60

    Major Spoilers

    Golden Rage #1 is a dialog heavy book, but fails to utilize all the talking to establish anything beyond what is happening in that exact moment. It is refreshing though to see realistic character bodies and voices.

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