Munchkin #1

Munchkin #1

Writer: Tom Siddell, Jim Zub, John Kovalic Artist: Mike Holmes, Rian Sygh, John Kovalic Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: January 28, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
6.6Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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Based on the immensely popular card game, Munchkin comes to comics! Munchkin takes place in a very flexible mashup of genres. Originally a satire of fantasy roleplaying, it has since then taken on nonfantasy and non-gaming elements. Characters in Munchkin change constantly but never permanently. What do Munchkins do? They play for the win. They are rules lawyers. They backstab. They gloat. They whine when someone else backstabs or gloats. Munchkins are emotional. Munchkins may be clever, but they are never wise. Munchkins have short attention spans. Munchkins may be brave in the face of awful odds, but they are even braver when beating up crippled goblins for their lunch money. If a Munchkin seems to show mercy, it's because he was bored or distracted. After all, even stomping an ant helps you level up.

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jan 30, 2015

    Buy the book, laugh out loud, backstab your friends, and steal their exclusive Go Up A Level card. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Logan Dalton Jan 28, 2015

    Munchkin#1 is the fantasy fiction comic equivalent ofa half hour sketch comedy show. Read, laughat the crazy charactersand clever wordplay,and maybe learn somethingabout yourselfasa fananda person. It's that simple. Don't overthink it, or you'll end up likea variety of hapless party members in this comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Jan 28, 2015

    My only real concern for this title is with how its going to maintainthings moving forwards. As funny as the premise is, I can see it becoming rather repetitive fairly quickly, so Ill be watching with interest to see how they avoid things becoming stale in the issues to come. For the time being however, this is definitely a recommended purchase, for fans of the game in particular (each first print edition of the comic comes with a collectable Munchkin game card, folks!) as well as fans of, well, laughing in general. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Vixen Ninetails Mar 18, 2015

    This comic tells it all in an interesting comedic fashion. The art work is simple, with certain features, like noses, boobs, feet and armour drawn far out of realistic proportions, but this suits the comic perfectly. The colours are simplistic, which makes it easy on the eye when reading. It also gives it a very child friendly look to it as well. So pick up your copy today, and venture into the world of Munchkin. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Neil Rodriguez Jan 28, 2015

    Overall, the first comic was a bit confusing. I didn't understand why the creators decided to give so much introduction to the series with two stories that didn't use the elements that make Munchkin special. The first two stories really disconnected me from the book, but when they finally do use those elements which was the art from the game, the characters, and the humor in story number three it all came together and from that moment to the end of the book it felt liked Munchkin. Overall I think this book will be a mix bag. Newer readers will appreciate introduction that the creators display, but I think that fans familiar with the game will enjoy story three and onward. Hopefully issue two uses more of the Spyke character and builds on that world moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 4.6
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Downes Feb 18, 2015

    The stories in Munchkin #1 follow dungeon-delving adventurers on madcap hack-and-slash-for-loot adventures drawn in a cartoon caricature style with a lot of bold colors and googly-eyed monsters. Read Full Review

  • 2.9
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Robin Callaghan Jan 27, 2015

    A rather meagre output with little to entice new players of Munchkin while not managing to offer existing fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Soyner Feb 16, 2015

    I'm not really familiar with the Munchkin world but overall as comic it was decent. Nothing great but easy enough to get through.

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