Extermination #1

Extermination #1

Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Jeffrey Edwards Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: June 6, 2012 Cover Price: $1.00 Critic Reviews: 9
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WE LOST. THEY WON. In the wake of an apocalyptic alien invasion, the world’s greatest super-heroes and deadliest super-villains must form an alliance to prevent their own extermination. Two arch-enemies, Nox, a driven hero, and Red Reaper, a ruthless villain, form a volatile partnership for the greater good. The enemy of your enemy is your friend -- but will they be able to ultimately put aside their bitter past to prevent global genocide? What happens when all the battle lines are redrawn and foes become unlikely allies in a desperate war for the fate of the very planet -- and the outcome of a species? Written by Simon Spurrier (X-CLUB, FEAR ITSELF: THE HOME FRONT, WOLVERINE: DANGEROUS GAMES), EXTERMINATION is a superhero survival story by an author that boldly explores the dark crevices of an entire genre.

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jun 7, 2012

    Extermination #1 has me on board for the long haul, with absolutely no reservations. It's going to be messed up and dark, but it'll be amusingly so, and black comedy is wonderful when done right. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov Jun 8, 2012

    It all comes down to this: did you read the critically acclaimed “X-Club” mini? Of course you did. Did you love it? Of course you did! Aren't those images above these words pretty damn sharp? Of course they are. Do you have a dollar? Of course you do. Just buy “Extermination.” Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Addicts - Akshay Dhar Jun 12, 2012

    I would definitely recommend this to anyone with a thirst for something new! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jun 11, 2012

    I'm excited to see where this series goes and to start off with a dollar for the first issue, there is no reason not to pick this up! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jamil Scalese Jun 12, 2012

    Check out Extermination if you're looking for a lively twist on the superhero genre. It's violent, funny and inventive, and if it builds on a strong start it might turn into a keeper. For a dollar, it's definitely worth a shot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jun 9, 2012

    Extermination is probably an acquired taste. Luckily the character work is strong enough here that you don't have to be a science fiction or horror fan to enjoy the book. Sure this issue presents a lot of unanswered questions, but the set up is good enough to get me to return for a second issue. Priced at a buck, why wouldn't you give this a try? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jun 6, 2012

    Originally I didn’t really care about this book since it looked like an Irredeemable fill in, but its entirely different. It may have familiar character types in the story, but honestly it’s taken to the next level. The pacing really made this book good because it gave you a bit of a mystery and a lot of reality to deal with. There is no simple solution for these characters to work out and it’s going to get very interesting when they start to rub off on each other. For only a dollar I don’t see how you can’t check this book out, but when the next issue is at normal price I’ll be back for sure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - GreenBasterd Jun 8, 2012

    “Extermination” #1 is quick and fun read that brings something new to the superhero genre. BOOM! has something on their hands with this one and it will be a treat to see how the characters compromise their respective codes and give into their survival instincts. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Jun 8, 2012

    For a buck, Extermination is a great buy. Were each subsequent issue a dollar, I would be on-board indefinitely, alas, next month it's back to $3.99 a pop. But as I said, it's the exception, and I will be back for more even if I have to sacrifice a DC or Marvel pull to do it. Read Full Review

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