Cyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab #1

Cyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab #1

Writer: Dave Dwonch Artist: Anna Lencioni Publisher: Action Lab Comics Release Date: October 28, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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After a young boy dies in his taxi cab, Cyrus Perkins must solve the boy's murder... or be haunted by the spirit trapped in his car! Double Jumpers creator and co-writer of the hit all-ages series Vamplets  teams with rising star Anna Lencioni to deliver a supernatural crime noir with a hero like no other: Cyrus Perkins!

  • 10
    Inter-Comics Podcast - Daniel Cole Oct 29, 2015

    A suitably colourful and expressive visually style marries with a character driven story to deliver a first issue that will make you want more. With little to no haunting taking place, it is all down to the characters to sell the tale to the reader, and the creative team succeed. This is the perfect entry point to new series that can be enjoyed by anyone. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez Nov 2, 2015

    This first issue was really solid from start to finish. The art was good, capturing emotion well while being quirky and fun to look at. Dwonch writes a superb first issue that allows readers to really get to know our character, do some working building and create truth behind the title. Cyrus is an engaging, enjoyable lead that is the everyday man trying to do right and now deals with the trauma of what happened. One of the best first issues I have ever read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Carrie McClain Nov 8, 2015

    So far so good: an emotionally gripping but still intriguing start to what looks like a great new series. With several comics under his belt, writer Dave Dwonch seems to have a good understanding of how to move the story forward. Anna Lencioni, an artist and storyboard revisionist for Cartoon Network also seems to really know what to fill the panels art-wise with to accompany Dwonch's story. As a team, I'm impressed so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 4, 2016

    Cyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab #1 is really good start to a series I'm interested in following.  Dave Dwonch uses this first issue to introduce Cyrus and after a couple pages, he felt like an old friend.  We also get the start of the ongoing story and while there are only a few big moments, one of them is a cliffhanger that has me excited for the next issue. Add in Anna Lencioni's great art and I can easily recommend this issue to anyone looking for something between the capes and ultra violence that seems to be the focus nowadays.  It may not exactly be all-ages, but any teen and up comic fan is sure to enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Oct 28, 2015

    I, like many of the other Kickstarter funders, really liked the concept of this comic the minute I heard about it. This first issue turned out great and sets the stage for a very interesting rest of the series. Stories like this are prime for comic books. They're why we read comic books because their stories that complement the medium. If you're down with reading something that's different and new, then check out Cyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Nov 11, 2015

    After all is said and done, this title gets a ‘B' from me. It's really nothing special, but it doesn't disappoint, and it might be going somewhere cool. It's not the best first issue, it doesn't really capture my imagination, but it could be going somewhere cool. I'll pick up #2 when I see it, and I think as long as a book can accomplish that, it's worthwhile. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Fangoria - Svetlana Fedotov Aug 6, 2015

    CYRUS PERKINS feels more like the start of a graphic novel than a standalone issue, but it carries itself enough to be worth buying on its own. The writer (and Action Labs co-founder) Dave Dwonch is a huge contributor to Action Lab's relatively new library and he brings his experience to the newest dark contribution. The writing style makes this a relatively fast read but it's not done at the expense of Perkins personality. Unfortunately, the other characters do fall a bit flat such as the over-supportive girlfriend and the tough-but-fair boss, but odds are, they'll even out in the follow-up issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    First Comics News - Richard Vasseur Nov 7, 2015

    There are some suspense building moments throughout this comic. Cyrus and his girl Iris are good characters. Read Full Review

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