Lucas Stand #1

Lucas Stand #1

Writer: Kurt Sutter, Caitlin Kittredge Artist: Jesus Hervas Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: June 22, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 2
7.8Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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What's to Love: Ever since we first saw Sons of Anarchy, we knew creator Kurt Sutter had an amazing comic book story in him. Now we've got it in Lucas Stand, his first, original comic book series. If you've been looking for a new antihero like Jax Teller to root for, Lucas Stand fits the bill.

What It Is: Lucas Stand is a military vet who can't reintegrate into society and has emotionally cut himself off from the people he loves. At his lowest, Lucas does something he can't take back. Hell comes calling, offering him the opportunity to make things right. Demons escaping Hell are upsetting the balance of evil, and now Lucifer has recruited Lucas to send them back. It doesn't matter in what era the demons escape-World War II, old-timey Hollywood, Vietnam, present day-he must learn to fit in both the past and the present. Given new purpose, Lucas starts to rebuild himself and his life, even as he struggles at the human cost that comes with it.

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Seth Frederiksen Jun 21, 2016

    As a fan of SOA, I love seeing Kurt Sutter utilizing his talents in a new medium. One downside to working on television are limitations of budget and subject matter and BOOM! Studios is letting Sutter go full throttle on the story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jun 21, 2016

    You won't want to put down this incredibly exciting story that's rife with surprises and one hell of an original story. It's quite the bang for your buck too, especially in comparison to all the fast comic book reads that leave you wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jun 20, 2016

    I don't know whether this is horror, drama, religious, or noir. It has elements that just about every comic book reader will enjoy. This is a very somber story of a man who felt his life was worthless, but gets a second chance to prove his worth. This series isn't going to let us down, so I'm ready for more! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Slackjaw Punks - Duff Jun 22, 2016

    I had a crackerjack time reading Lucas Stand, and I've added it to my pull list. The pulp dialogue, time traveling, demons and angels, tough guy thing are just too much for his guy to ignore. On stands now. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Flickering Myth - Zeb Larson Jun 22, 2016

    Overall, the issue works because of the main character's self-loathing, as well as the prospect of some divine and infernal combat. If it's developed right, this could be a real page turner. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Sushi - Peter Rodriguez Jun 21, 2016

    With a television show like Sons of Anarchy on his resume, all eyes are on Sutter in this series, but the work that Kittredge did on Coffin Hill should not be overlooked. The script that this collaborative writing team brings us in issue one is superb. Initially, after reading the solicit the premise did not seem to be quite that original. The way the story and its characters played out however was outstanding. The sunglasses and the way they are used to distinguish the demons from the humanoids is very reminiscent of They Live which I loved, and time-hopping element immediately expands the Lucas Stand universe and gives it unlimited potential. Add to that a serious subject matter that rings true for many of our veterans (and others suffering from addiction and depression), and you have an absolutely fantastic debut issue. Lucas Stand #1 is a definite must read a true comic win. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bounding Into Comics - C.W. Lyons Jun 22, 2016

    As the first in a six-part miniseries that will ultimately center on the redemption of a lost soul, Lucas Stand #1 is a quick and enjoyable read – dark, gritty storytelling at it's finest, with the artwork to match. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 23, 2016

    At a glance, this series sounds like a fairly generic mash-up of the Spawn and Hellblazer franchises. But it doesn't pay to doubt Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter or Coffin Hill writer Caitlin Kittredge. In execution, Lucas Stand #1 is actually a very compelling debut for this new supernatural-themed mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Isaac Quattlebaum Jun 17, 2016

    Overall I think Kurt Sutter has a hit on his hands. Often times the transition of a TV writer to comics doesn't go over smoothly. But I'm glad that he's maintained his strong voice and ear for dialogue that has fueled his other work. Lucas Stand has a lot of interesting turns that I think set it apart from many of the books currently out. I'm looking forward to seeing where the rest of this series goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Mike Annerino Jun 22, 2016

    I had to write a very similar review recently, where its a book that I want to gush about but Im also trying to be as vague as possible. I usually really like to go into big detail when reviewing something, but this is one of those cases where Ive told you everything you need to know before jumping in. The writing is sharp, the story is compelling with the perfect amount of edge and the character is one of the better comic anti-heroes to come along in quite some time. This is a book that unravels in the perfect way I love a story to, with reveal after reveal being even more intriguing than the last. This may not exactly be the best book out there right now, but Id say that you should go out of your way to check this one out. This was a total blast to read and I cant wait for what surprises are in store for next months issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Darryll Robson Jun 22, 2016

    A strong opening issue with spectacular art work that allows the reader to become engrossed in the narrative. Any familiarity in the plot is overshadowed by pacing writing. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Jun 22, 2016

    “Lucas Stand” is off to a fine start thanks to it's really intriguing premise and incredibly talented writing team. This is a story that might not appeal to every reader but for those willing to take a jump into this dark world, there's a compelling story ready to unfold for you. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Jun 27, 2016

    "Lucas Stand" #1 may have lost me a bit near the end, but -- if issue #2 recaptures the excitement and drive of those first twelve pages -- "Lucas Stand" should be more than enough to fill the "Sons of Anarchy" hole in your heart. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Plug - Tanya Ruiter Jun 22, 2016

    An alright start. A little bit confusing with so much happening but has the potential to all be worked out through the course of the story. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Brett I Jun 22, 2016

    Even with some high points, Lucas Stand had a fairly decent amount that needed trimming or addressing. Its not fair to place blame anywhere, as history would show that, given some more time to work out the kinks, these aspects will be remedied. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    CourtOfNerds - Grant Stoye Jun 22, 2016

    I may check out the second issue, but it's got a lot of work to do to get me to follow up on the third. Read Full Review

  • 4.1
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Jun 27, 2016

    I'm morbidly curious about where this comic could go after introducing Nazis in the first issue, but it's not because of the quality of storytelling, I can assure you of that. Read Full Review

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