Writer: Dylan Mulick, Stephanie Salyers Artist: Leila Leiz Publisher: 451 Release Date: August 10, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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NVRLND is a dark and magical retelling of Peter Pan set in the present-day landscape of Hollywood. Wallflower turned wild-child Wendy Darling befriends the fierce Tiger Lily and falls into the music rave scene of the underground club NVRLND. Intoxicated by the music, Wendy falls for the enigmatic Peter, lead singer of the band The Lost Boys. Peter is everything a girl could desire: handsome, daring, and reckless. Wendy discoveres Peter is mixed up with the mysterious tattoo artist James Hook, who preys upon the young who flock to Peter, "hooking" them on the new designer drug, Pixie Dust. You think you may know the truth about NVRLND, but the truth is, you know nothing. NVRLND is a story for anyone who never wants to give up, but may not live long enough to have a chance.

  • 9.2
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Aug 16, 2016

    If you're a fan of the story and the characters, definitely check out this new gritty retelling of Pan in NVRLND#1. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jun 13, 2016

    The first issue of NVRLND does an excellent job of setting things up with all of the familiar characters we know, but at the same time giving each enough of a unique spin to make it all feel original. I'll admit I rolled my eyes when I heard that it was another take on Peter Pan, but having read the first issue, I'm looking forward to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dawn of Comics Jun 13, 2016

    The art is outstanding I would even go as far as to say flawless.The story is interesting, a somewhat murder mystery and is fast paced for a first issue while still taking the time to introduce all the players, this is a four issue mini series so the story will be compact and quick.451 hasyet to release a title I've not loved, if you've not checked out their other titles Humbug and Self Storage they are fantastic! This gets a solid 4 stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comicsverse - Marco Cunalata Jun 11, 2016

    NVRLND is a punk noir series that transforms a classic story into something totally new and entertaining. I'm looking forward to seeing where the story will go from here and how much darker the series can get. There are a few bumps, but it is worth the read if you want to check out something that is off the beaten trail in term of comics! Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Aug 11, 2016

    In the end, "NVRLND" #1 is a bit of a mess. Although the story doesn't do anything interesting with the Peter Pan characters except transport them to modern day Hollywood, it's fun seeing how Salyers, Molick, and Leiz incorporate them into this world. However, it's never as exciting as it should or as interesting as it could be, at least for this introduction. Read Full Review

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