Revered creator LIAM SHARP cuts loose in his visually stunning six-issue masterpiece, STARHENGE, BOOK ONE! A future Merlin travels to 5th-century Britain to prevent monstrous time-traveling killer robots from robbing the universe of magic, and Amber Weaver’s lively present-day narrative reveals how she becomes drawn into a war across time!
COMICON‘StarHenge' #1 is a cosmic epic in the making, set in the dark ages of Celtic Britain, contemporary America and the stars themselves as writer/artist Liam Sharp weaves a saga for the ages with suitably stunning art to match.
AIPTStarhenge Book One: The Dragon & The Boar #1 makes for an ambitious debut. The artwork and narrative blend together to make a one-of-a-kind experience. I cannot wait to see where this series goes next.
ComicBook.comHave you ever read a comic that you went into mildly interested in but ended up coming away from with having had your breath completely taken away? Liam Sharp's StarHenge #1 is a comic that does that. An intricate mix of Arthurian legend, magic, time travel, full on action, space opera, and even robots, this is easily both a comforting classic and a completely unique tale and it's written in exactly that way, with the story having very much an oral history quality to how it's presented. But beyond the story—which is very well written—is the art. Exquisite, almost ethereal at times, there is a richness and detail to every single panel and every single page that just feels wildly indulgent and luxurious while simultaneously feeling essential and primitive. Yes, this issue is a lot. But it's a good form of a lot, something that you should read over and over to fully get the nuances and richness from. Absolutely incredible.
Comic WatchSTARHENGE BOOK ONE: DRAGON AND THE BOAR is a masterfully crafted set up piece with astounding art that beautifully marries Arthurian legend with harder sci-fi elements to create something worthy of the term EPIC which Sharp smartly ties together through relatable narration for an opener that reflects the passion of it's creator on every single page.
Big Comic PageStarhenge is the book that I didnt know I needed until right now. If its been some thirty years of on and off tinkering to get to this point, then it has been well worth the wait. One never wants a good thing to end before its begun but Im already champing at the bit to see a collected works.
Major SpoilersStarhenge #1 is a fascinating first chapter in what looks to be an intricate piece of science fantasy. Boosted by strong visuals, it's easy to overlook some tonal inconsistencies with the narration.
Monkeys Fighting RobotsWildly imaginative and visually astonishing, Liam Sharp's StarHenge will be a challenge for some to engage with, but is a real treat for those who take the dive into this comic's stunning use of mythology.
The Comicbook DispatchStarhenge Book One: The Dragon and the Boar #1 is a great beginning to a new saga. Though the terminology is dense, ultimately it absorbs you in the universe of the story. I would have liked to see more of Amber in this issue, we barely scratch the surface of her character, but I’m sure we’ll get more of her next issue.
Lotusland Comics'Starhenge' is an immersive experience full of exquisite art and a classic story reimagined through a magical sci-fi lens. Enthralling to be sure if not a little confusing but worth the trip.
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Geek'd OutStarhenge #1 is nothing if not ambitious, and while there is much to digest in this first issue, there is much more promised that will bring this sci-fi, Arthurian epic into focus. While some readers might not have the patience to stick it out, there are sure to be spellbound fans eager to summon the following issues into their collection.
Graphic PolicyI wanted to really like Starhenge #1 and as a concept I do. But, the flow of the narrative and art aren't quite polished creating a slightly jarring experience. You can piece together what's going on but it takes a bit to really connect the dots as things are laid out and a lot of questions remain. It's a sci-fi story that you just go with the flow, even if that flow is going to turn into a time traveling loop of a time.
But Why Tho?So, when all is said and done, Starhenge #1 starts a story that feels interesting at its core but struggles with some severe clashes in tone. With how prevalent the narrator is throughout this story, this clash hinders the book to a severe degree.
Multiversity ComicsFrom a visual perspective, “Starhenge: The Dragon and The Boar” #1 is a standout comic, but overall the issue falls short of being a comic that merits a return. Again, it’s possible that if it were paced differently or presented as an original graphic novel, it might work better, but as the first issue of a monthly story, it leaves a lot to be desired. While “Starhenge: The Dragon and The Boar” #1 is a visual masterpiece, the execution of the comic leaves something to be desired.