Sons of Anarchy #1


Comic series


Release date

September 11, 2013
4 out of 5
Damian Couceiro’s art felt like a story board for an episode on the series and that only made this issue even more enjoyable. I especially thought the panels in which the gang was riding on their motorcycles completely embodied the SOA essence.
7 out of 10
The story fits perfectly into the SOA mythos and is still accessible to readers who are not fans of the show.
3 out of 5 stars
Although the artwork was fantastic, full of rich detail and well-executed lighting effects, the actual story in this first installment was a little disappointing. True, this is only the opening of the story, but it would’ve made more sense to have this series take place during the time of the current season of the show. As it stands, there is no indication that this is the case and some aspects of the book clash with what is currently happening on TV. Overall, the characterizations were well-done and felt consistent with the popular series. There are some interesting things happening in issue #1, but future issues will decide how closely this book sticks to the source material and whether or not this story will directly tie-in to the TV show. Whether or not this ends up being the case, the creative team seem to be setting up an intriguing tale of crime and revenge.
7 out of 10 (Good)
While it's only the first issue and much is yet to be revealed, Sons of Anarchy #1 doesn't quite hit the Shakespearean high notes that the show embodies. That being said, I'm intrigued enough to stick around to find out what happens in next month's issue.