Jonesy #1

Jonesy #1

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Caitlin Rose Boyle Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: February 10, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 2
8.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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Jonesy is a self-described "cool dork" who spends her time making zines nobody reads, watching anime, and listening to riot grrrl bands and 1D simultaneously. But she has a secret nobody knows. She has the power to make people fall in love! Anyone. With anything. She's a cupid in plaid. With a Tumblr. There's only one catch-it doesn't work on herself. She's gonna have to find love the old-fashioned way, and in the meantime, figure out how to distract herself from the real emotions she inevitably has to face when her powers go wrong.

  • 9.0
    Geek Sushi - Peter Rodriguez Feb 10, 2016

    I have to say from an artistic perspective, the way Boyle portrays the characters as these unorthodox inflated people made this a visual joy. Her cartoonish art style works really well with the mix of colors that Quinn lays out. Humphries delivers an impressive first issue with a story that will certainly shoot an arrow through reader's hearts. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Feb 10, 2016

    With its visual flair courtesy of artist Caitlin Rose Boyle and colorist Mickey Quinn and a lead character that is part passionate fangirl and part misanthrope,Jonesy#1 is one of the most fun new releases of 2016. Boyle and Quinn go haywire with the artwork as Jonesy works her romantic magic on her high school while writer Sam Humphries keeps the story grounded in the struggles of growing up, like getting rejected by peers and the heartache of young love, while being quick with a quip. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Feb 15, 2016

    All told, "Jonesy" #1 was an amusing, unusual issue. I had a blast reading this one, and I can't wait for the rest of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Ashley Leckwold Feb 10, 2016

    Of course, even more worrisome is that right after she makes up with Susan, she decides that shell be the one to teach her school about love. Oh Jonesy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Hazel Hay Feb 9, 2016

    This was kind of fun. It probably shouldn't be - to me, anyway - but it is. It's a great gateway comic for young girls, y'know, before we hit them with Preacher. It's bright, colourful and has a great wee story at its heart. I fear Jonesy may become a (whisper it) feminist. That's a pretty awesome lesson for our little girls. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Kelly Richards Feb 9, 2016

    While Jonesy may not hit the mark for all readers, it goes further than most in creating something that is simultaneously relatable and whimsical. Readers will find a lot to love and will have fun while doing so. A strong start for an all ages comic book Jonesy is undeniably charming and brimming with promise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Joshua Rathbun Feb 13, 2016

    All I can say is that even though stories like this aren't my cup of tea, Jonesy was a lot of fun. It'll be great to see what happens with the remainder of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Reid Carter Feb 14, 2016

    Jonesy #1 is a strong start for the series, and though the finale doesn't set up much of an overarching storyline, its strong focal character and unapologetic whimsy have me looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Stefania Rudd Feb 15, 2016

    In the first issue of Jonesy, Humphries and Boyle do an excellent job solidly setting up what is to come in the subsequent books. With Jonesy wielding this Cupid-esque power, what exact revenge will she take on the world? Will Susan be a part of her plan? How will she incorporate that adorable ferret, Rocky? Anytime a book leaves me with questions as curious as these, I know I'm hooked. But then, maybe I've just fallen under Jonesy's love spell? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Feb 17, 2016

    Bottom line is, this series is going to be good. It seems a little weird, but that’s the point. Jonesy isn’t a Wonder Woman or a She-Hulk; she’s freaking Jonesy, man—she’s in her own category of super powered human. She seems like the kind of kid I would befriend in middle school, so I am stoked to go on this journey of a series with her, expecting great things. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Feb 12, 2016

    "Jonesy" #1 is a strong debut that introduces a heroine whose powers have a really neat twist. Although the humor can be a bit all over the place at times, "Jonesy" pulls itself together in a great ending that shows where the comic can go in its next three issues. I would probably hold off on buying the whole thing, but it's certainly worth looking at again once it's in a collected edition. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Capeless Crusader - Kristian Solberg Feb 10, 2016

    Jonesy #1 balances teenage angst with love scorn cynicism quite well. It presents us with a character that is engaging, and places her in a story that is quite interesting. The comic's main plot about a young girl that has the powers of Cupid is a clever selling point, and the first issue executes this element well. The first third of the issue does struggle to remain captivating, but once the Cupid element gets introduced the issue never stops being entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Heather Hurt Feb 15, 2016

    Jonesy #1 is cute, animated and love-inducing. The story plays on several modern day pre-teen/teen colloquialisms and themes that may not be create a large amount of interest for many mature readers. But it is a great pick up for the young readers to the young-at-heart. Read Full Review

  • 10
    SpeakJazz Feb 19, 2016

    So captivating!!! Boom Studios has so much potential and Jonesy was a blast of laughter and nostalgic feelings. Also, the art reminded me of Steven Universe wish I really like! Go Jonesy!

  • 6.5
    DXO Feb 21, 2016

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