The Forevers #1

The Forevers #1

Writer: Curt Pires Artist: Eric Pfeiffer Publisher: Black Mask Studios Release Date: September 14, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 4
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Live fast. Live forever. Five friends struggling on the brink of stardom sacrifice everything in a black magic pact that brings them all the wealth and glamour they ever wanted. Years later though, the "glow" is fading. But when one of them dies, and they feel a surge of magic rise amongst them, they soon realize that they all share in the power of the glow. And when a member of the group decides to kill the rest and claim the glow for their own, they suddenly find themselves fighting for their lives. As they search for the killer's identity, each of The Forevers must face the macabre reality of the lengths to which some people will go to be adored, and to make certain that the spotlight never fades...

  • 9.6
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Sep 15, 2016

    A fantastic first issue from some of the most talented creators working today. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Sep 13, 2016

    The Forevers #1 feels like a a calling card of what could wind up being the new cult series. It remains to be seen, of course, if the story to come lives up to the arty but trashy feel of this first issue, but I'm sufficiently intrigued to come back for more, and this is a welcome throwback to the kind of nakedly subversive supernatural pop-culture comic that went out of style when Karen Berger left Vertigo. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Sep 16, 2016

    Black Mask Studio's has a winner with this comic. If you haven't picked it up, do so before the second run if you can find it.  Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Slackjaw Punks - Regan Lorie Sep 22, 2016

    A visually sumptuous indictment of fame, ambition and desire, The Forevers is a winner on all counts; I do hope the next issue exercises just a little more reckless abandon and kicks things into overdrive on the black magic tip, but things are certainly off to a stellar start. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Sep 17, 2016

    There were moments when I forgot that I was reading and imagined myself in a really kick ass TV show. The only real flaw that I saw in The Forevers was that it ended so soon a few more pages would have been nice but, I can see why ending Issue #1 when it did was a smart choice. Issue #1 grabs your attention and grasping for a few extra pages, what a better way to keep the readers wanting more and shivering with antici—pa—-tion. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Sep 16, 2016

    Overall, there's a lot to like inThe Forevers, not all the parts are there right now, but there's enough intrigue and solid talent to let me give it the benefit of the doubt and recommend it. I'm excited to see where the book goes from here and will definitely be back for more. If gritty crime books with a twist of the supernatural are your thing, then you'll definitely feel at home withThe Forevers. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Brandy Dykhuizen Sep 16, 2016

    The Forevers promises to be a dazzling black magic murder mystery with deadly surprises lurking underneath. Whether you want to root for the guy who comes out on top or just take pleasure in watching the mighty fall, this book will be an enjoyable study of the lengths that people will go to please themselves. It's naughty, nasty fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Daniel Kalban Sep 12, 2016

    Fame Is A Candle That Burns At Both EndsThe Forevers #1 is a stunning meditation on fame and its pitfalls. But, without revealing too much, fame and magic both have their prices. What will happen to this group of friends, now stars, when someone doesn't want to share the spotlight? A slow burner, it is still an entertaining, and chilling, read with beautiful art; and it might put people off from trying to audition for that faint glimmer of spotlight. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 19, 2016

    It's a strong (if sometimes mystifying) start to the series, and one that shows no signs of veering into superhero territory. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Alex Mansfield Sep 14, 2016

    Much like its characters, being off-putting in terms of tone and dynamic is part of the charm and the emotional resonance of realizing that risk of getting what you want means finding out how worthless it really is. Magic, mystery and menace presented with a defiant flair, The Forevers #1 dares to present you with few answers and lots of ugly truths. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - David Gladman Sep 14, 2016

    The only complaint I have about this issue, aside from the fairly uninspiring characters, is the lack of backstory that is required to hook readers in. If this could have been expanded upon, then the book would have been far more memorable. As it stands, The Forevers appears to be a mash-up of franchises including Highlander, Cabin in the Woods and various others. It definitely has a lot of potential though, albeit potential that hasn't been fully realised just yet. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Sep 21, 2016

    Ultimately, this had too many problems with story and art for me to want to come back for a second issue. This may read better as a collected edition where the whole thing is there to explore at a single time. I'm going to pass on this as a serialized story, there was really nothing I could latch on to and that means I'll have a hard time picking up and following the story thread after a month long absence. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Sep 13, 2016

    I like the themes that Pires has worked with in the past and the ones that he seems to want to explore here. But this is a disjointed attempted at making some sort of statement. Is is decrying fame? Does it even want to? If ruminations on fame are essential to the book, the, uh, "cameos" (to put it lightly) at the end ring even more hollow. Pfeiffer's art is so referential that it feels manufactured and cold. When fans buy comic books, they buy it for the medium that it comes in just as much as for the story that's contained within those pages. Pires and Pfeiffer fail to use the medium to their advantage, and unfortunately only succeed in delivering a product that feels like an imitation of titles that tread similar territory. Read Full Review

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