Diesel #1

Diesel #1

Writer: Tyson Hesse Artist: Tyson Hesse Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: September 9, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 2
8.2Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

What's to Love: We've been big fans of Tyson Hesse ever since we first discovered his webcomic Boxer Hockey. After cover stints on Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors, we put him to the test with the tricky mixed-media art style of The Amazing World of Gumball and he just crushed it. Now, we're excited to be working with him on his first original series, a coming-of-age story with a cool fantasy airship twist that fans of Tank Girl, Rocket Girl, or Hayao Miyazaki's Howl's Moving Castle are sure to enjoy!

What It Is: Diandra Diesel isn't very good at anything. The daughter of the late Tungston Diesel, she has yet to live up to her father's great reputation. Her childhood rival has inherited control of her family's airship and left Diandra the only job she's qualified for: picking up the trash. But all that changes when a mysterious flying engine crashes into Diesel's life and takes her on a journey through the skies.

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Sep 16, 2015

    This is a great first issue. Hesse introduces a bunch of characters, establishing backstory for several, while simultaneously building up the world they're operating in all within the context of the story. He takes from scene to scene while moving events forward and loading us up with information all woven into the fabric of the story. As with most series that resonate with me, I quickly fell in love with the characters, particularly our plucky heroine Dee Diesel, and I eagerly look forward to seeing more of the story next issue. This comic is all ages in the best sense; completely engaging and appropriate for younger readers and equally compelling for adult readers. This one gets my highest recommendation! Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Sep 17, 2015

    Diesel #1 introduces a comedic character with Dee and a great ensemble of other character's for her to play around with. Hesse does well in creating an action packed opening to his story as well as giving an ending that peaks your curiosity – Next issue please! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - KennyCoburn Sep 9, 2015

    Overall, this is a great first issue that builds interesting characters with a great sense of mystery and tension surrounding the life of Dee Diesel. The main problem with the series, is that it is only going to be four issues long. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Sep 8, 2015

    We’re just starting to see what Dee is capable of, so I’m stoked to see what else she can do, and how it will help/destroy everyone around her. Hesse has done an awesome job with the opening issue in terms of creating a world we’re interested in and conflict that is entertaining. I can’t wait to see what future issues hold! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flip Geeks - Paul Ramos Sep 12, 2015

    Tyson Hesse's Diesel #1starts with a great bang. Characters are well-defined. The premise is direct. The narration is honestly accessible to virtually for all ages. The drawings are equally top-notched and totally inspiring. And, it delivers in almost all levels in graphic storytelling and aesthetics even so. Creator Tyson Heese is one of the comic innovators that should be watched upon because he is just getting better as we speak of. His command in sequential storytelling and the artistic executions are already in great levels. Moreover, I want to see more of Diesel's self discovery and misadventures in the following chapters, as well as the fate of the floating aircraft. BOOM!Studios should be commended as well as for providing us thismini-series, and discovering Heese. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Sep 10, 2015

    "Diesel" might be the first book on this scale that Tyson Hesse has produced. Yes, he's been working for ages " there's his "Boxer Hockey," along with plenty of licensed work on "Sonic" and Gumball" " but this book, in print, from a rapidly growing publisher, feels like a big deal. Hesse juggles the excitement and experimental flair of someone fresh into comics with the experience and assurance of someone who's had experience figuring out what works and what doesn't, and who's confident in the material. Under the guidance of the increasingly more expert and sharp Shannon Watters, he's creating something that reads far more assuredly and effectively and feels like it could be huge. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Hazel Hay Sep 8, 2015

    A very welcome comic book with a hugely positive female character. If I had a daughter, shed be getting this to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Sep 9, 2015

    Diesel #1 is a strong comic with an enthusiastic lead character. Dee's personality leaps off the page. Even though she believes she is ready for the job of Captain, the seeds have been planted that she still has some things to learn. Add to the fact that there appears to be more to her than meets the eye, and BOOM! Box has a solid addition to their roster. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Sep 8, 2015

    While the debut packs little lasting emotional punch, Diesel #1 is still a strong showing from Tyson Hesse, and an excellent addition to the BOOM! Box family. Hesse's artwork is gorgeous and filled with fun visual gags, making Dee's world engrossing enough to keep you reading through the end. This is shaping up to be a fun miniseries that older and younger fans alike will get a chuckle out of, but with any luck future issues will wind up being as explosive as one of Dee's garage inventions. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Sep 11, 2015

    Webcomic maestro Tyson Hesse brings his unique style to the world of print comics with Tyson Hesse's Diesel #1. Those unfamiliar with his work will be surprised by how quickly the writer/artist establishes a world that is fully realized while managing to keep certain aspects under wraps. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comix I Read - Kyle Pitman Sep 12, 2015

    Although the entire issue was introduction, Tyson Hesse's Diesel #1 delivers engaging characters and enough mystery to bring you back for more. That, combined with it's fantastic artwork and adventurous spirit, makes for an entertaining read for both young and old. In other words, like I said, it's fun. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Sep 10, 2015

    It's not a terrible issue, it's just pretty average. With it only being four issues there's a strong chance I'll check out the entire series. I just hope that it's not one of those stories that's written for the trade because then there won't be much point in checking out the single issues. At least the art is really good and hopefully the story will get there as well. Read Full Review

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