Deep Gravity #1

Deep Gravity #1

Writer: Corinna Bechko, Mike Richardson Artist: Fernando Baldo, Gabriel Hardman Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 30, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 1
7.3Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

He didn't get onto the most lucrative interstellar mission for the money-Paxon wants to be reunited with the woman he loves. But his high-stakes journey takes him to a savage world full of the galaxy's most dangerous game, where the gravity can turn your bones to powder.

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 29, 2014

    It's good! Alien monsters and science fiction fans of space operas will fall in love instantly. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Aug 21, 2014

    The pencils in this issue are by Fernando Bald with colours by Nick Filardi and letters by Nate Pieko of Blambot. Gabriel and Matthew Wilson are on the fantastic cover there. The art in this issue was as great as the story itself. Poseidon feels like a dangerous place at every turn and the monster designs by Bald are also evocative of the completely alien nature of the planet. His characterwork is also on point and with the might of the great Nick Filardi's colours behind him, Deep Gravity #1 really does stand out in the end. Some of the inking here and there felt a bit heavy, and some characters' facial expressions felt a bit incomplete here and there, but all in all, solid word. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Christopher Bennett Jul 30, 2014

    All told, while the plot, tropes, and cast of characters may not be the most original or unique in the world, Deep Gravity proves that even a well-trodden story can be made enjoyable again by solid writing and handsome art. And overall the issue establishes a strong beginning for what looks like a very promising and readable series, especially for fans of hard, golden age styled science fiction, (like myself.) Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Epic Switzer Jul 30, 2014

    This first issue packs a ton of story in while introducing readers to a brand new world. The hook at the end will keep you coming back for more. Even though I don't typically read sci-fi, I enjoy a well plotted mystery and interesting relationships. As an added bonus, the aliens are majorly cool. I hate to gloss over the art as much as I do, but I found it to be effective without being distracting and entirely appropriate for the genre. Dark Horse doesn't do a ton of new IPs these days, so I found "Deep Gravity" to be a fun and refreshing read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jul 31, 2014

    This first issue is somewhat of a slow start but the cliff-hanger conclusion promises action aplenty as the miniseries continues. Fans of the genre will find Deep Gravityto be an enjoyable piece of work. Even comic readers who aren't much for heavy sci-fi may enjoy it, provided they can get past the stock characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Backwards Compatible - Paul Fiander Jul 31, 2014

    Overall this is a strong opening it is rather a slow burn with a few larger action pieces thrown in. If the job of the issue was to intrigue me then its mission accomplished. This may not be for all but if deep space and other worlds interest you then this is something you may well want to invest your time in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Aug 1, 2014

    Theres very little that Deep Gravity puts wrong. It ends on a solid cliffhanger and will certainly have readers coming back for more, and is something that as a result comes highly recommended. If you dug Star Wars Legacy then youll want to check this one out, and fans of space opera series will get a kick out of this as well. Richardson, Hardman, Bechko, Baldo and Filardi bring an excellent new series to the table that could end up being one of the best come the years end, with great potential for future issues to explore. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Aug 12, 2014

    If you like a little more science in your science fiction, give Deep Gravity a try. The characters and situations help to ground the story and make it feel like “Yes, this could happen somewhere out in the future”. The story, script, and art all worked together to make this a first issue I thoroughly enjoyed and I can't wait to see where the story gores after the event on the last page of #1. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Aug 1, 2014

    This is a well-executed if not terribly original first chapter that sets up all the necessary elements and clears the way for an inciting event. I am reminded, though, that I said the same thing about the first issue of "Storm Dogs", only to be blown away by the originality of the second, and that's a comic that blossomed into something interesting indeed. First issues are tricky beasts, particularly so with science fiction. But from where I'm standing, "Deep Gravity" isn't as deep as all that. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Ben Penfold-Marwick Jul 29, 2014

    This is very introductory, and while it feels like a somewhat familiar premise so far, it has a lot of promise. Even if it ends up being a well-played out riff on big corporations ruining everything, in the style of Aliens, whats not to love about that? Im keen to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jul 30, 2014

    This issue is a slow burn, which helps build an eerie tension that exists throughout the issue, but it hinders the ability of the story to really pull readers in. There are some really wild science fiction comics in the industry right now, and I couldn't help but feel that Deep Gravity‘s story was too tame at points to really hook readers. There are some questions posed that are intriguing, but the “oh my god I need issue #2 now” hook has yet to present itself. The writing is strong enough to warrant giving this series a couple more issues, but out of the gate I'm not yet craving more story set in this unknown world. The foundation is there for something interesting, and only time will tell if the series uses that foundation well. If your tastes lean toward science fiction, thrillers, or books with the shadowy specter of corporations, Deep Gravity is worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - stephengervais Jul 30, 2014

    While this issue didn’t grab me right off the bat I found as I read on I became more immersed into the world being created. By the world I do mean the planet being mined and the wonderful creatures that live there. With more character development and the mood already set we should be in for a very entertaining series filled with intrigue and hopefully more frightening aliens! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jul 30, 2014

    I wasn't expecting the world from this issue, but I wasn't hoping to be entertained. I honestly hoped that it would be another surprise hit like Dark Matter which was also a spacey sci-fi story from Dark Horse. I'll check out the second issue, but honestly there wasn't anything special about the debut issue of Deep Gravity. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    IGN - Tres Dean Jul 31, 2014

    Let's get this out of the way first: Deep Gravity is not a complete disaster. It sets up its story as a first issue should and is far from the worst thing on the stands this week. The biggest problem with Deep Gravity lies in the way its protagonist is written. It's kind of difficult to sympathize with a guy that flew all the way across the galaxy (a THREE YEAR JOURNEY) essentially to bug his ex-girlfriend. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Jul 31, 2014

    You know you are in trouble when a new series opens with a huge info dump on the inside cover, especially when said background information is mostly unnecessary to the plot. Read Full Review

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