The Joyners #1

The Joyners #1

Writer: R. J. Ryan Artist: David Marquez Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: June 15, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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What's to Love:  The story Comic Book Resources called "a game changer" returns in an all-new, full-color serialized format! A landmark work by Invincible Iron Man & Civil War II artist David Marquez and longtime collaborator R.J. Ryan, featuring new color art by Bitch Planet's Kelly Fitzpatrick.

What It Is: In 2062 Northern California, technology mogul George Joyner stands on the brink of revolutionizing American life (again) with his latest high-flying creation. Unfortunately, his family life is a mess, and his wife Sonya has had enough. Can George pull it together before she decides to leave him for good?

  • 10
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Jun 21, 2016

    The story is the same as the original graphic novel, but the color makes it feel brand new, and a re-read in serialized format changes the pacing and scope of the tale. There are very few comics I would review twice. Fewer still that I would review twice for two different sites. Even fewer than that are the number of comics I would so highly recommend. If you missed The Joyners the first time out and appreciate comics that go beyond superheroes and sci-fi, make up for that oversight now. You can thank me later, right after you thank R.J. Ryan, David Marquez, Kelly Fitzpatrick, and Jon Adams. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jun 13, 2016

    Ryan and Marquez are back working together on another amazing Joyners storyline. Watching the realistic nature of these characters is breathtaking. There isn’t a lot of detail or extraneous facets to this issue, and I’m hoping the rest of the series is the same way. For anyone who is looking to delve into the human condition, this series is definitely for you. Beyond that, if you can respect great writing and really telling artwork, you can’t pass this issue up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jun 14, 2016

    A thought provoking and cerebral experience that will make you think about life. It's too early to tell what it's all about, but the visuals and characters are vividly immersive. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jun 16, 2016

    Anyways, I did like this issue a fair bit. It's not groundbreaking or anything, but it's well written and well illustrated, enough so that I'll probably be back for the next issue. So if you're looking for a decent science fiction comic, then this may very well be something worth picking up. Or maybe you just buy the collected edition, it's really up to you. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Holden Copeland Jun 17, 2016

    Let us know what you think in thecomments below and rate the issue yourself with our User Review above. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Jun 25, 2016

    I enjoyed what I read of the story but I won't be back for any more issues of this limited series. Instead I'll be looking for The Joyners in 3D OGN and read it how it was originally intended to be experienced. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hctor A Jun 16, 2016

    While Marquez's art was outstanding, the plot left me really cold. I wouldn't be comfortable dismissing this entirely, J.R. Ryan might have interesting things to say going forward but he needs to figure out a way to tell them in a more engaging manner. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Big Comic Page - Mike Annernio Jun 14, 2016

    I could see how this book was pitched effectively, aiming to create a book set in a science fiction world but dealing with the human issues that plague people even today. Its an interesting approach, but it falls flat at almost everything. The designs are quaint and charming, teamed with colorful visuals to give me at least something pretty to look at. Aside from that, we have a book that is pointless and dull. This isnt a horrible book, but its just painfully lame. Ill completely forget that I even read this by next week, so suffice it to say that Im not exactly compelled to continue on with this 4-part series and neither should you. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Allen Wiggs Jun 16, 2016

    If you can't guess, there area lot of questions in this comic, and nearly no answers. Yes, I understand first issues usually stay away from answering everything, but there is so little actually here. Honestly the only question the comic poses and explains is where George's son's basketball is. That was never a burning question, and the answer lead to a super confusing page where a character stands up, walks away, finds the basketball, and tosses into someone's face. Then the next page it is like the basketball toss never happened. I think that pretty much explains this comic: a confusing mess that never goes anywhere. If you want to read about marital chaos, this is the comic for you. If you want interesting characters and a good story, this isn't for you. Read Full Review

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