Unthinkable #1

Unthinkable #1

Writer: Mark Sable Artist: Julian Totino Tedesco Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: May 13, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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They’ve been hired to think the UNTHINKABLE. But what happens when the unthinkable actually happens? After 9-11, best-selling author Alan Ripley joins a government think tank consisting of the most imaginative minds in diverse fields. Their job? Think of nightmare scenarios and crippling terrorist attacks so the government can safeguard against them. But what happens when the think tank folds, and the attacks start to happen? Find out in this new mini-series from hot writer Mark (TWO-FACE YEAR ONE, CYBORG) Sable and rising talent Julian Totino Tedesco.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bill Janzen May 11, 2009

    Overall, Unthinkable #1 is a great start to what will hopefully be a great series. Both writer and artist have given us quality here and the first chapter of an intriguing story. If you're looking for an extra title to pick up, this is one with a promising start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson May 18, 2009

    Tedesco is the latest in a series of artistic discoveries that Boom! has made over the years, and like those that came before him, his style is a gritty, dark one that suits the mature, intense tone of the subject matter. If I had to describe his work in terms of other better-known talents in the industry, I'd say it was a cross between the styles of Paul (Potter's Field) Azaceta and Paul (100%) Pope. His achieves the right tone and atmosphere, and his work is realistic enough in appearance to enhance the possible and even plausible drama even further. The flow of his work from panel to panel isn't as strong as it could be, but the storytelling is fairly solid overall. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher May 18, 2009

    If Boom! Studios has proven anything in its meteoric rise to prosperity it is the limited run series are a much better way to go than an ongoing. It is easy to collect them in trades for added profits, and if readers don't like a particular series, it will be over soon enough. Unthinkable #1 is a series that is off to a good start, and providing everything ties back together by series end, could be one I'll be buying twice - once in single issue form, and again in trade to give to others. Unthinkable #1 deserves a strong 4 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Addiction - Chris Partin May 13, 2009

    Unthinkable #1 is a strong first issue. The writing is good. The art is good. The story is put together well. There’s very little I could say I didn’t like about this book other than having to wait for the next issue and see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Dec 16, 2009

    Unthinkable is exactly the kind of pop comic we need: one that shows the scale of what comics can achieve over other forms that tell similar stories and, more importantly, one with crossover appeal to court Tom Clancy/Dan Brown crowd. The extra benefit of reading Mark Sable and Juan Totino Tedesco's comic is that Unthinkable is far more thoughtful than the average cheap airplane read. Please, let's not wait for the movie version. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett May 11, 2009

    "Unthinkable" #1 does what a first issue should: it makes you want to see what happens next. Sadly, it also reads more like a briskly-paced prologue than the proper start of this story, rushing through events to get to those final pages where things really get going. That said, it's an entertaining debut and shows a lot of potential. Read Full Review

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