Tuki: Save The Humans #1

Tuki: Save The Humans #1

Writer: Jeff Smith Artist: Jeff Smith Publisher: Cartoon Books Release Date: July 23, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
8.0Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Jeff Smith returns to humor and adventure with the first issue of Tuki, a new series about a stone age wanderer who just wants to be left alone as he attempts to escape the the dangers of the ancient savannas, and be the first human being to leave Africa. Nearly two million years ago, a great ice age gripped the earth, trapping all moisture in the polar ice caps, causing drought and upheaval in the rest of the world. Vast tropical jungles gave way to dusty grasslands, and all living creatures struggled to survive, including the many species of hominids. To avoid extinction, something had to be done. This is the story of Tuki, the first human to leave Africa.

  • 9.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jul 23, 2014

    I'm pleased (but not surprised) to report Tki boasts the same sense of wonder and humor that made Smith's landmark Bone such a success. Tki stands apart from the original runs of its older siblings in that it's being presented in full color, and it's a wise choice. The format for this comic is also a noteworthy difference. Tki offers just about everything Smith's fans love about his storytelling, but it still finds ways to do it in new ways. Hopefully, its release on the same day that this year's Comic Con International opens in San Diego will ensure it's not overlooked by a wider audience. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jul 24, 2014

    A fun series that invites you to join an epic adventure, whether youmean to or not. The next chapterhits stands in October. If you cant wait that long to continue the story, head over toBoneville.Com where Jeff posts pages from the next chapter and, if you're lucky, leaves footnotes at the bottom of the page. He also has his ongoing series (Bone and RASL) there for your reading pleasure as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Aug 2, 2014

    Smith is weaving a fascinating story here, which is clearly heavily researched and feels quite authentic. There are story notes included at the end of the issue that give some commentary on various pages/events in the issue. The web version has those notes directly adjacent to the page they apply to (printed right below the art) and it's another thing that I found to work far better for me in the web version than the printed version I was reading here. The end of the first issue teases another new character and fortunately I can start reading “Season Two” right now online!” Want to check this out? Click this link right now and start reading from the start. Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jul 28, 2014

    "Tuki" #1 flows well both as a whole and page by page due to Smith's comfortable pacing. However, as a debut issue, it doesn't cover quite enough ground to strongly hook the reader on the plot. It does have other attractions, though, since Smith focuses on setting, character and comedy over action. He also seems to be consciously playing with themes of science vs. superstition in an era where the breakthroughs in adaptation and tool-making that will led to even greater divisions between early hominids. The introduction to Tki and his environment is excellent, and Smith's enthusiasm for the time period shows. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Jan 13, 2015

    A charming new series from Jeff Smith. It has excellent artwork and intriguing storytelling, though I'm a little concerned about whether these characters will prove interesting enough to hold down this narrative.

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