Replica #1

Replica #1

Writer: Paul Jenkins Artist: Andy Clarke Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: December 2, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
7.9Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Meet Trevor Carter, an Earth-born peacekeeping agent on the intergalactic hub known as The Transfer. When Trevor's already near impossible assignment becomes a bit too much for the errant detective, he turns to the only logical approach, Replication. More of a good thing can't hurt, right? A single clone could be helpful; unfortunately the replication process doesn't go as planned! Written by Eisner-award winning author Paul Jenkins (Wolverine: Origin, The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man) and art superstar Andy Clarke (Batman, Judge Dredd), this monthly series promises to be fun, daring, adventurous and most times, quite offensive.

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 6, 2015

    A fantastic premiere issue that is fun to read and gorgeous to look at. I'll be adding this to my pull list, to be sure! It's the first issue, so get on now. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Dec 20, 2015

    AfterShock Comics leads off with Replica #1 and others! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Dec 7, 2015

    If Replica is any indication of what to expect from Aftershock, then I'm excited about their future. This is a great first issue that not only shows the type of talent working for the company, but also shows the quality in their production. With Replica you can be on the ground floor of not only a brand new series, but also a brand new publisher. For me this made Replica #1 an issue I didn't want to miss! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Scott Southard Dec 3, 2015

    First issues all endure a groundswell of anticipation, and this is only amplified in the instance of a maiden voyage of a new imprint. Replica #1 does a finejob of laying out the potential for future growth without leaving the reader confused or the story too open-ended. What's next? Blade Runner-esque cyborg/humanity conflict? The pros and cons of the American melting pot? Isolationist redemption? There is no end to the social and critical issues that Jenkins can (and assuredly will) address. That makes me a happy reader, certain that the fate of Aftershock is in good hands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 10, 2015

    What amused me the most, and I certainly say this as a compliment and a kind of fear setting, is that Replica reminded me a whole lot of Grimjack. I love Grimjack and there's been nothing that's felt like it to me for ages. Replica comes close with some of what it does while going in its own direction, so it has me intrigued. I like what Jenkins and Clarke are putting together here and there's a lot of potential to just really run with it and make it engaging – if the characters truly become something special and unique. I like the concept, I enjoyed the writing as I got into its rhythm, and I loved the artwork with its variety. But man, I hated buying print again. I'll be back when this is available digitally. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Andrew McGlinn Dec 12, 2015

    Replica is a great debut story set in a world with bags of potential to exploit. Not only has Paul Jenkins set up an interesting story, he's presented it in a way that is damn funny – something that is not easy to do in comics. Andy Clarke's art is a great marriage to the story, getting a former Judge Dredd artist is, I think, a real coup. He can use his past experience to deliver on Paul Jenkins' great script. If InSEXts wasn't enough, this confirms it – Aftershock comics are now firmly on my radar. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    First Comics News - Giovanni Aria Jan 2, 2016

    Trevor Churchill lives in a world that is a cross between Blade Runner and Total Recall. He decides the best idea would be to clone himself, but instead of an exact clone he has about 30 variations all different. Trevor labels them on their forehead for easy recognition. The aliens are cool, the replicas are different especially #2 who wants to be called Roger. Trevor doesn't appear to have any better luck as a detective when he is partnering with himself. What would it be like to have 30 non-identical replicas of yourself? I guess we will find out in the pages of Replica. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Hub City Review - Matthew J. Theriault Jan 23, 2016

    Replica tries to be as many books as Churchill has clones of himself. It's a character-centered comedy, a police procedural, semi-serious science-fiction examining the ethics of an emerging technology, and even has elements of mystery, noir, and thriller to boot. It's an eclectic combination, also not unlike the team of radically unique replicas Churchill assembled. So long as Jenkins executes Replica better than the Trevors their mission, the series certainly has a shot of being all those things and more. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Crusaders - Alan Dec 30, 2015

    Replica #1 has the feel of a comic with a lot of potential that just stumbled out of the gate.. Star Wars and Saga would be good comparisons to the type of world that Replica #1 wants to create, but it didn't take the time in this issue to lay the groundwork needed. It's only the first issue, and it was only 20 pages, so there is definitely an opportunity to right the ship. But if the storytelling and art approach do not change, I don't see a bright future for this comic. To sum things up, I would ask the creative team why I should read this book over a Star Wars or Saga. Whatever their answer may be is what I believe can make this story a success. Read Full Review

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