Last Born #1

Last Born #1

Writer: Patrick Meaney Artist: Eric Zawadzki Publisher: Black Mask Studios Release Date: October 1, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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What if the Big Bang was not the first of its kind? And, more importantly, not the last? Her whole life, Julia has yearned for adventure, and when she falls through a rupture in spacetime, she finally gets her wish. This cosmological thrill-ride marks the comic writing debut of Patrick Meaney, director of Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods.

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Jul 18, 2014

    Im always intrigued when Black Mask Studios launches a new book. Ive been a huge fan of the publisher since the beginning and find their titles to be vastly underappreciated by the comic market at large. Do yourself a favor and preorder Last Born now, you wont regret it since its a thoughtful look at dystopian futures with an engaging element of time travel that feels calmly calculated. Its confident for a debut, not afraid to ask hard questions about society and features stellar art that is sure to be with you for a while. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Gaumer Sep 29, 2014

    Black Mask Studios is a young company that is taking the comic book publishing business seriously, and Last Born #1 is a prime example of the quality work they're doing.Last Bornis a fantastically weird sci-fi story with beautiful artwork, and a ton of potential. You should jump on both this title, and this studio, early. Last Born#1 is out October 1st, from Black Mask Studios. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Oct 3, 2014

    Give Black Mask Studios a look this week; something tells me this is a miniseries not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    TheCultDen - John Collins Oct 18, 2014

    Personally, I have high hopes for this series. With an intriguing debut issue and a plot which has many strings to its bow, I cannot wait for further editions and to explore this incredible world. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Rhymes With Geek - J. Reifler Sep 30, 2014

    Black Mask Studios are a new publisher (in my world at least) and they've made a great first impression with this new title. I'm very impressed with quality of the titles launching right now and have a lot of hope this label will keep putting out work for quite some time. Last Born could easily be a series released by Vertigo or Image comics. It's an original story with good art and a lot of mystery. I'm going to keep reading and see where this journey takes Julia next! She's a character with a lot of potential and I'm interested in seeing if she can overcome her repressed upbringing to be the person she's striving to become. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Oct 6, 2014

    Zawadzki manages to depict this world in a beautiful and highly surreal way that completely pulled the rug out from under my feet. His art initially seemed perfectly serviceable and his characters displayed emotions well, even if they did look a bit rough in some places; whenever it comes to drawing the other worldly elements however he completely turns it up to 11. His framing of the story becomes very cinematic in that special way that only comics can be, the linear progression and panelling is completely dissolved. The colours aid this perfectly, looking very stark and strange, contrasting perfectly with the normal, grounded stuff. They really make the art pop and tie the whole package together. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Oct 29, 2014

    I don't like admitting that something I enjoyed this much would be so mathematically average, but the numbers don't lie. The art is ok, the characters are a little drab, and the storytelling is flat, but the story has a lot of promise. I'll keep reading, and unless things get worse, I suspect I'll enjoy the ride, even if it never blows me away. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - mahargen Oct 1, 2014

    Matthew lives a stable suburban life outside of Chicago. He doesn’t feel trapped though. Well, mayble a little. Regardless, he can be found on Twitter as @mahargen. Also, he highly suggests you check out Patrick Meaney’s films based on comic staples Grant Morrison, Warren Ellis and Neil Gaiman. Quality viewing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Andr Habet Oct 2, 2014

    Last Born has a captivating lead, and a potentially intriguing premise at its center. The next issue will determine whether I'll become a regular reader. Read Full Review

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