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The Sentry #1 (of 4)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 11 critic ratings.


The Sentry is dead, but ordinary people all over the world are suddenly manifesting his powers and experiencing snippets of Bob Reynolds’ memories.

Will one of them survive long enough to emerge as the new Sentry?

Or will their newfound power destroy them?

When Misty Knight and Jessica Jones cross paths in search of answers, they open an investigation that will change everything you think you know about the Sentry!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
33 pages
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11 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    But Why Tho?

    The Sentry #1 finds another avenue. That same power is still worth telling stories about, as is the character itself, and the plot of this series is filled with even more terrific personalities. It has led to the creation of one of the most unique superhero comics currently available.

  • 90

    Comic Watch

    Sentry #1 kicks off a new tale about power and how people react differently when they encounter that power. The issue almost feels like a two-in-one, mixing a detective mystery with an action packed superhero narrative that gives a fantastic overall look of today’s Marvel universe.

  • 90

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 85


    The Sentry #1 is a good start to a start that explores what might happen if average people were given incredible superhuman powers. It’s mostly a strong character study; there’s a lot of potential here to explore the human condition.

  • 85

    Nerd Initiative

    Bob Reynolds is dead, Long live Bob Reynolds. The next chapter of the legacy of the Sentry begins with a striking return. Loo’s slow-building plot along with Zagaria’s stunning visuals allows ample time for the audience to connect to the events plying out.

  • 84

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Sentry #1 isn’t what you’d expect but comes to the table incorporating a ton of pieces within the Marvel Landscape right now while coupling those elements with mystery and diversity. Sure, we don’t get Bob Reynolds yet. However, I think this story is going to be an imaginative way of bringing back a character that’s been gone for a long time according to comic book standards.

    Additionally, fans get a ton of action but not from who you’d expect or desire. Nevertheless, it was just enough action to balance out the plot well enough invoking a creative mystery to be solved by Jessica Jones and Misty Knight. Sure, this isn’t what I anticipated this series to be. But, I still had a fun time with it nonetheless.

  • 80

    Un Cómic Más

    This comic begins with an interesting mystery that sets off all the alarms, an army of Sentry is appearing out of nowhere, all with the powers of thousands of suns.

    Art is organic with textures, the facial expressions are as effective as the words, where it shows the dynamism of Sentry’s super battles

  • 70

    Graphic Policy

    It’s all not bad, but also doesn’t really stand out so far. It’s entertaining and what types of characters gain the Sentry’s power is interesting, but overall, we’re here for the end result. I’m just not completely sure the lead up is exciting enough to get us there.

  • 60

    The Sentry kicks off this week with a mediocre launch. Filled with color, this run-of-the-mill debut brings the Marvel fandom one step closer to a new take on Sentry. For now, the series lacks much flavor, but Marvel Comics has time to cement a tone as The Sentry continues.

  • 60

    Derby Comics

    Jason Loo’s writing is competent, but the story lacks much depth or complexity so far. The central mystery of random people gaining powers is intriguing, but it fails to fully engage the reader due to its reliance on familiar tropes, predictable plot points, and characters we know very little about. Similarly, the book’s visual identity also fails to make an impressions. Ben Harvey and Luigi Zagaria combine for servicible designs and colors but there’s nothing that makes the book standout. Overall this was a decent, if underwhelming debut issue.

  • 40

    Major Spoilers

    It’s been 23 years since the creation of the character as a metatextual mystery, and The Sentry #1 shows that Marvel is still struggling to find something interesting to do with him, and while there are situations and characters within this issue that have promise, the finished product is disappointing. With an MCU Sentry on the way, this limited series is a rare example of the comics getting ahead of the game, but if all six issues are this disjointed, I don’t know that I’m coming along for the ride.

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