S.H.O.O.T. First #1

S.H.O.O.T. First #1

Writer: Justin Aclin Artist: Nicolas Daniel Selma Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 16, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
5.6Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

The Secular Humanist Occult Obliteration Taskforce-defending humanity from angels, demons, and a bunch of other crap S.H.O.O.T. doesn't believe in.

Justin Aclin (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Twisted ToyFare Theatre) and Nicolás Daniel Selma (Tomb Raider: The Beginning) take aim at the supernatural in an all-new big-action, big-ideas sci-fi adventure!

  • 9.5
    Florida Geek Scene - Zackery Cote Oct 23, 2013

    There's really not much I can say bad about Shoot First. It has a near perfect blend of good art, good storytelling, and an interesting concept. Even in the brief battle, we get a good feeling of who each S.H.O.O.T. member is, which shows a strong understanding of character on the part of the writers. Even in a battle, each character is so completely his or herself. Additionally, the comic has a good sense of humor, which is important for the otherwise heavy subject matter. Shoot First is very aware of itself in terms of the supernatural elements, taking time to poke fun with references to robots and unicorns. Honestly, the only reason I could see someone not wanting to read this comic is if they are extremely devout in their religion and don't wish to indulge in potentially blasphemous content. In terms of illustration and writing, there's very little to improve upon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Oct 17, 2013

    S.H.O.O.T. First was an outstanding first issue that sets up the series and is a fun read to boot. There are plenty of characters to like and they did a great job of introducing quite a few in just one issue without making it feel cluttered or losing the reader in all the information. For being a series by relatively unknown creators, it came as quite a shock at how fun this issue is. This will be a series to keep your eye on cause it looks good right now and can really go anywhere from here. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Multiversity Comics - Sam LeBas Oct 17, 2013

    Full of conspiracy, controversy, and craftsmanship, “S.H.O.O.T. First” #1 is a powerful introduction to an original and unique new series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - ShadowJayd Oct 20, 2013

    While The End of the World as We Know It trope is probably one of the most common aspects of Speculative Fiction, a full cast of ethnically diverse atheists is not. In fact, Aclins S.H.O.O.T. First might be the first of its kind. The first installment ends on an unexpected cliffhanger, but not before dropping a major plot twist on the readers to ensure their continued interest in Part 2. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Oct 18, 2013

    Overall, the first issue has some interesting promise, and maybe it'll improve as the series progresses, but so far this one is much better in concept than execution. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Oct 16, 2013

    It's a serviceable first issue, it's just a matter of whether you're looking for something new which deals with using technology to battle the supernatural. I imagine some of you who are particularly religious won't be too fond of the concept (though to be fair, it's unclear whether a deity does indeed exist at the moment), but for everyone else, I'd say give it a shot if the concept piques your curiosity. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Oct 17, 2013

    S.H.O.O.T. First has a solid concept at its core but subpar art is likely to clip its wings. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Adam Kelly Oct 16, 2013

    To me the plot is very odd and I'm not sure who their target demographic is. I would understand them trying to pull in the atheist demographic since that seems to be pretty popular these days, but I don't think it's dark enough to pull in that crowd. There's a definite sci-fi and futuristic element to it, but overall it fails to impress or intrigue me. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Oct 26, 2013

    I'd have much preferred a book with hard-edged atheists bringing sown some really traditional firepower against seemingly supernatural threats that ended up not being able to stand up to 50 caliber ammunition after all. But that is the mismatch between what I wanted and what I got that caused me to rate this book as I did. I won't be back for the rest of the mini. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 16, 2013

    I wanted to love "S.H.O.O.T. First" #1, and I think the basic idea still holds a ton of potential. Aclin and Selma's comic feels a little too stiff in both script and art, though; if everything could just relax a bit, I think it would be on the right path. For now, there's not enough here to make me come running back for a second installment. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Sean Tonelli Oct 16, 2013

    f you are looking to throw your money in the garbage but don't want to get caught not recycling then S.H.O.O.T. First #1 is the book for you. Just make sure you call your finical advisor after words-- he's going to want to slap you. Read Full Review

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