Nemesis: Reloaded issue #1 (Jan 11th, 2023) | Comic Book Review

Writer: Mark Millar
Artist: Jorge Jimenez
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: January 11, 2023
Cover Price: $3.99

Publisher’s Synopsis: ‘The world’s most evil comic book is back! Who is Nemesis, and why does this eccentric billionaire who dresses up in a mask and cape want to terrorize people instead of helping them? Isn’t that how this is supposed to go? Trigger warning: Too violent and too cool for some!’

My Thoughts

Imagine a vigilante similar to Batman but with no moral code. I’m not sure what his endgame is, but if the final page of this opening issue is anything to go by, it’s going to be bloody and brutal. This is a violent story which has been brilliantly illustrated by Jimenez. The way the artist renders the action scenes is a lesson in comic book art. It’s dynamic, fluid, and always eye-catching. Millar has a reputation for being controversial, but he still manages to tell a compelling story. Sure, some of the scenes are a bit over the top, but it should be remembered that this is a comic book aimed at a mature audience. And most of all, it’s very entertaining to read. I’m in for the ride.

My Rating:

Millar doesn’t shy away from shocking readers but still writes a better comic book story than most current fare. The addition of Jorge Jimenez on art makes this a must-buy. I’m already missing him on Batman. Some of the panels in this comic are nothing short of incredible.

9 katanas out of 10

Thanks so much for reading!

My Video Review of the comic

9 thoughts on “Nemesis: Reloaded issue #1 (Jan 11th, 2023) | Comic Book Review

    • I wasn’t aware he used to have a black costume. This is my first time to read this character. There was a mini-series released back in 2010 with artist Steve McNiven. I’ve heard it’s really good, too. His costume reminds me of Moon Knight, which is basically Marvel’s Batman.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Yes, I heard it will be just five issues. I’m a big fan of the artist on this book and like you said, you can pretty much rely on Millar to write a good story. His four issue mini series KING OF SPIES was my favourite comic from 2022.

      I’m planning to support as many new Mark Millar comics as I can this year. I want to give indie comics more coverage on my YouTube channel, so will probably be dropping Batman and Spider-Man. Batman had been very good until the latest issue but I’m sick of paying $4.99 for it. Spidey, well that’s another story. After its relaunch it started out looking good but soon deteriorated into a fragmented mess.

      Liked by 1 person

        • From what I’ve been hearing, it’s mainly down to editorial (and higher-ups) and how they supposedly dictate the “direction” they want the main Spidey comic to follow. This equals Peter can never be happy and never settle down with MJ. Just bizarre decision making and it’s pi*sed off a lot of fans.

          Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s