Eleanor and the Egret #1

Eleanor and the Egret #1

Writer: John Layman Artist: Sam Kieth Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: April 5, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
8.1Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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NEW SERIES! The most daring art thief in Paris has struck again, and the police have assigned their best detective to the case. His only clue? A single white feather left at the scene. Could this feather belong to the thief? To the thief's accomplice, an oversized talking egret? Or will his investigation lead him to somewhere even stranger? (Answer: all of the above.) Presenting a peculiar and unforgettable tale of birds and banditry, paintings and pets, larceny, love and... lamprey-wielding assassins? From the legendary creator of THE MAXX and co-creator of SANDMAN, Sam Kieth, and the considerably less-legendary creator of CHEW, John Layman! more

  • 10
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Apr 4, 2017

    Gorgeous artwork by Sam Kieth and Ronda Pattison and a script by John Layman that subtly lays the groundwork for a magical world make Eleanor & the Egret #1 a fascinating debut. The characters of Eleanor and Belanger make for an instantly appealing pair thanks to Layman's great character work. With just enough mystery to go along with this solid first chapter, readers may find themselves waiting anxiously to get their hands on the second issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Mar 14, 2017

    A stunning debut that rewards re-reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Brandy Dykhuizen Apr 10, 2017

    The latest from AfterShock Comics weaves back and forth between a dreamy Art Nouveau romp with a Mucha-esque Eleanor to a more contemporary crime story under Detective Belanger's watchful gaze. Story, letters, colors and art fit superbly together to create a caper that demands an instant re-read. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 5, 2017

    This first issue is a fun start of a quirky new series that delivers cute entertainment and has me really looking forward to see what happens next and where it all goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Tom Guilfoyle Mar 20, 2017

    Eleanor and the Egret is an interesting read that tries to bring a lot of originality to it. Some of this works fantastically while other parts need some development before it works. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Levi Remington Apr 5, 2017

    What Eleanor and the Egret lacks in plot specifics and well developed characters, it more than makes up for with its charming style, stunning art, and lively page designs. Seeing as this is the debut issue for the miniseries, the "lack of information" complaint doesn't hold much water. But even if it did (and it eventually may), I'll happily be along for the ride, because this book looks and feels like nothing else on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Apr 7, 2017

    "Eleanor and the Egret" is fun and charming enough to overlook the lack of character development and plotting. It's simply too pretty and enjoyable on its own to fault it for whatever shortcomings it may have. With so much cynism and pretentiousness in the world of comics, it's nice to sit back and enjoy the ride of a story that just fills your dark soul with light and joy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Columbus Comics Corner Apr 8, 2017

    Everything you would want in a first issue can be found here. This weird cat and mouse game has a fun comedic twist all while luring you in with the chemistry between our title characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Eric Cline Mar 17, 2017

    The confusing opening scene and wonky art drag the overall experience down a bit, but this is still a promising start to what could become a great series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Apr 12, 2017

    This comic won't exactly be of everyone's cup of tea, but it's hard not to appreciate it. The goal of the creative team was to do something that stretched different parts of their creative brains and talents and they accomplished that. Aftershock has a novel title on their hands with bold creators at the helm. Fans of of John Layman and Sam Kieth may be in for a bit of a culture shock at first, but, after a few pages in, theyll slip into Eleanor & The Egrets groove. Its worth checking out, if youre looking for a light, entertaining read! Read Full Review

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