Juice Squeezers #1

Juice Squeezers #1

Writer: David Lapham Artist: David Lapham Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 1, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13
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Tunnels made by a legion of giant bugs crisscross the fields below Weeville, and only one thing can stop them from overrunning this quaint California town: the Juice Squeezers. A covert group comprised of scrawny tweens, the Squeezers are the only ones who can fit into the cramped subterranean battlefield and fight the insects on the frontlines!

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Dec 30, 2013

    Lapham has created a fabulous cast of characters and placed them into a very demanding and unique situation. Another nice twist is that they're not the plucky kids fighting the evil threat while the clueless adults don't know what's going on. They're an elite squad that has been recruited and trained by adults who themselves were once Juice Squeezers. They're ass-kicking action heroes fighting giant bugs in their underground tunnels because they're still small enough to fit down there. Juice Squeezers is a blast! Check it out in your local shop on Dec 31st! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Elkin Dec 24, 2013

    This book hits the all-ages idea right on target. As much as there is here for the kids, Lapham throws in enough to keep the adults on board. And he draws one hell of a nasty looking giant dung beetle. Yeeesh. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jan 2, 2014

    It is with the highest of fives to the creators that I recommend Juice Squeezers #1. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Jan 2, 2014

    All told, this looks a lot like one of those rare cases of a first-issue-of-a-miniseries going off without a hitch. It's a little bit “Mudman” and a little bit Holes, but mostly just its own, weird thing " memorable and more than a little troubling, but engaging all the way through. Time will tell if Lapham can keep up the pace " but so far, “Juice Squeezers” is looking to be a fun read for more than just the tweens. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Gord Cummings Jan 7, 2014

    It's okay to be giddy about the return of Stray Bullets. I am. I may pee myself with anticipation. If you are as excited as I am, pick up the mini Juice Squeezers. We've seen the path that Lapham's created in his career and the hints of solidifying his mastery can be found here in Juice Squeezers. It is the dose to get us through to the next big thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Kyle Overkill Dec 31, 2013

    Juice Squeezers is an entertaining book for fans of David Lapham and 80s movies. If you like honest and lively dialogue and quirky action this is a book you should grab. With this being 1 of 4 issues you could easily wait till its collected in trade and possible save yourself some money if you are hesitant about it. If you are like me and love to crack open a fun comic mixed in with your superhero books or serious indie books then you should grab Juice Squeezers this and every week it comes out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Jeremiah Peace Dec 31, 2013

    An awesome first issue that promises a pretty intense follow-up, Juice Squeezers #1 is absolutely worth the pick-up if you're looking for something outside the normal superhero fare. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GoCollect - @DocBenway Jan 1, 2014

    An interesting concept that is deftly written and drawn by a modern master of indie comics. Enjoy this young-reader friendly book with your kid instead of the recently released dino-turd The Midas Flesh. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jan 1, 2014

    If you're a Lapham fan this issue and series are a no-brainer to pick up, but if you've never had the chance to read his work this is a great place to start. I had high hopes for this series after its DHP premiere and this first issue didn't disappoint. Pick it up! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Your Friendly Neighborhood Brady Jan 3, 2014

    Lapham keeps it fresh and ingenuous while we are introduced to the team and its dynamics. Lapham's art style has always been matchless. Whenever and whatever he's drawing, you know when it's him doing it. It's cartoonish enough in its simplicity to absorb but detailed and disgusting at the right times to keep the UGH-factor intact. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Jan 3, 2014

    Lapham lovingly crafts a fantastic new children's series that will resonate with its intended audience through its secret societies and relatable characters. With fun and guts galore, "Juice Squeezers" #1 is a comic I would have loved to read when I was a kid. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CHUD - Adam X. Smith Jan 10, 2014

    A complete change of pace from the two Caligula miniseries he wrote for Avatar Press, this series really caught me off guard with its Joe Dante/Scooby Doo-esque premise and popping artwork. A definite all-age recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Shane Hoffman Dec 31, 2013

    All in all if I was 20 years younger and got this in my hands I probably would be okay with it and even want to stick around for at least issue #2. But as it stands right now I think the plot, though it is good with minor holes, just isnt a fresh enough idea. Something lurking in the shadows, only a select few can battle it, big secret only the townsfolk know blah blah blah. Mr. Lapham Im sorry for the less than stellar review but Juice Squeezers just didnt do it for me. I will have to squash any further reading into this series. Read Full Review

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