JAE LEE returns to creator-owned comics with his first new title since 1994, a seven-issue limited series. SEVEN SONS is The Fugitive meets the Book of Revelation. Delph, a young man who may be the Second Coming of Christ, runs for his life as he attempts to learn the truth behind his existence.
Comic WatchSeven Sons #1 is disturbing, fascinating, repellent and attractive to read all at once. An apocalypse tale with the perfect choice of artist to bring the story to life that takes the idea of the Seven Sons and builds a world around it doing so with a strong script and powerful imagery. It's a fascinating piece of speculative fiction that wont be for everyone but those who enjoy fictional takes on religious ideologies will.
COMICONFrom the first page, superstar Jae Lee‘s artwork grabs your attention and never lets go. Add in a strong, yet controversial, script that tells the story of seven children born of virgin mothers on the same day and you have the makings of a compelling tale.
GWWVery strong start to a series that I wasn't sure about going in. Well-written from start to finish, and the ending gives you a little extra push going into the second issue.
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: Windom and Mao craft and intriguing and interesting story in this first issue. The religious and social elements of the story are compelling and the mystery within it is equally compelling. There is an interesting darkness in the story as well as an engaging indictment against blind devotion. I am intrigued by this story and where it goes next. The Art: Jae Lee delivers some stunning visuals throughout the issue. The style is visually arresting and every page draws the eye.
ComicBook.comIt's difficult to describe Seven Sons writers Robert Windom & Kelvin Mao's work in the series as biting satire when it frankly doesn't seem all that different from reality at times. This alternate-history tale of an Earth with an even more powerful fundamentalist Christian state in America isn't hard to imagine being true, which also makes it not an easy piece to read. The real high point of the entire comic is naturally artist Jae Lee's moody as ever artwork, featuring colors by June Chung. Lee's otherworldly designs put a bit of distance between this narrative and reality, but perhaps not enough to make this wholly palatable to everyone.
Major SpoilersSeven Sons #1 is a challenging first chapter. It sets the scene effectively with use of its strong art, but makes the reader work through a non-linear story to get any real details.
Graphic PolicySeven Sons #1 is an interesting comic with a lot of potential. It's easy to see where it's going to go and hopefully it surprises me with its villains but, as is the comic is a wait and see. I'm close to saying it's a buy but there's just enough that made me cringe that I can't quite bring myself to do it.
Monkeys Fighting RobotsSeven Sons trades church bells for cash registers. But hey, if Jesus is coming back, might as well sweeten the deal with a 50% off sale, right?
AIPTSeven Sons #1 is gorgeous thanks to the artwork by Jae Lee, but the story doesn't quite get going here as the debut issue focuses more on building out its world.
Multiversity ComicsStrong vibes and an intriguing world can't quite make up for thin plot and characterization.