Bizarro #1

Bizarro #1

Writer: Heath Corson Artist: Gustavo Duarte Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 3, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 11
8.4Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Hate HARLEY QUINN? Then you will super hate BIZARRO! Bizarro star of worstest comic ever! Go ahead and miss it! If theres one thing this issue not have it these two things: Jimmy Olsen and Chupacabras! Dont miss the start of this six-issue all-ages miniseries!

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 4, 2015

    "Bizarro" #1 isn't going to go down in history as the greatest comic ever -- er, not as the worst comic ever -- but it is a comic with humor and heart. Reminding readers that comics can be fun and absurd and that the characters in them were originally created for entertainment (not licensing) purposes, Corson, Duarte, Sienkiewicz, Pantazis and Napolitano offer readers a wonderfully strong comic with vast potential. This comic just might be the "worstiest ever" and will certainly hit the spot for reader jonesing for something different and fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    DC Collectors - Joel Bowers Jun 5, 2015

    Bizarro book awful with ugly pictures! Bizarro Joel will not be back for rest of series! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Jun 4, 2015

    There's more than one laugh out loud moment to be experienced and you'll be hard pressed not to have a grin on your face throughout the whole adventure. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Jun 5, 2015

    Overall though, this was a huge surprise for me. I fully expected to hate it, but so far it has been my standout book of the relaunch. Id encourage fans of books like DeadpoolorHarley Quinn to check this out, as it's sure to be exactly the type of humor you enjoy, however I'd also recommend it to anyonelooking for something different. You'll probably find a lot you enjoy about this book that you didn't expect to find, be it the unique visuals, charming characters or fun dialogue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Jun 4, 2015

    BIZARRO is one of the most charming books released by DC in a long time. (Or should that be "BIZARRO am worstest most unfriendly book from DC in short time?") Not just perfect for kids, who will love the visual madness of it, but for adults with a pulse as well. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 3, 2015

    While I'm a sucker for Bizarro, this book showed me that what we needed all along was a Jimmy Olsen book.  Heath Corson uses him as the straight man and just lets the hilarity ensue.  The story and art are both so good and I recommend anyone who is looking to smile, check this out.  If this is the type of book that the new DC You promises, I'm all in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Jun 9, 2015

    Bizarro #1is a fantastic start to this six-issue miniseries. The core of the issue – the writing and art – provides a strong hook for many readers. But the creators also include a lot of little details, such as titling this issue “Chapter 6″, that give the book plenty of replay value. This is an issue not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jun 4, 2015

    With the start of DC YOU comes a little something for everyone to read from the DC Universe. For readers who choose to pick up Bizarro, they are in store for something simple and humorous. This is a series that you would give a chance for the same reason that you would read Harley Quinn. The series stays true to the character, but also has fun with him in a way that was not possible before. This isn't Bizarro being used as a weapon, or him being a villain, it's just a fun play on the simplicity of his intelligence in a way that opens for many possibilities. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Jun 3, 2015

    The problem with a humor based title is that it depends on being funny, and that can be a hard feat to achieve in a superhero themed comic book. If the jokes fall flat then the story ends up being pretty two dimensional. There are a few well placed one liners here (for instance labeling Canada as Bizarro-USA) but there are also a bunch which do fall flat, which is not helped by the fact that there are some weird tangents like when Bizarro picks up his pet chupacabra. In the end it is entertaining enough, though not necessarily very memorable, but it is a fun concept which verges on the end of being executed well, even if it doesn't quite get there in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ryan Ford Jun 9, 2015

    The kitschy take on a difficult character works well, thanks to wordzman Heath Corson finding the inner Felix Unger and Oscar Madison in Jimmy Olsen and Bizarro, respectively. Bake for about 20 pages and voila! Take Planes, Trains & Automobiles, add the essence of Bill Watterson, mix with a pinch of Neil Simon and stir in a touch of Bloom County Uh, WHAT?!?! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 6, 2015

    It's a well-made effort, and everyone is at the top of their game, to be sure, but it just didn't strike any chords with me. Corson seems to be going more for the 'wacky' than the 'wacky with a point'. Read Full Review

  • 5.9
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Jun 4, 2015

    “Bizarro” #1 is a pretty mixed bag of a first issue. While most of the humour lands and the set-up of having Jimmy Olsen and Bizarro as an odd couple is pretty interesting, there's not much in the way of a story to back it up. Thankfully, the artwork by Gustavo Duarte and a pin-up worthy page by Bill Sienkiewicz makes the book look pretty gorgeous, it doesn't really help the fact that it feels a little shallow in terms of content. This new direction for DC implementing different artistic styles with a focus on more lighthearted content has definitely created a fun book, but there's a still a problem of style over substance. Read Full Review

  • 10
    J.P. Polewczak Jun 4, 2015

    In the ever-growing, expanding, and evolving world of comics today, there is a very undefined genre of 'all-ages'. Typically this gets pigeon-holed into "kids comics" or "young readers". While that's the case for some, it shouldn't represent the entire lot of 'all-ages' comics. Bizarro #1 defines what an 'all-ages' book should be. If I wasn't concerned that the rating system would be skewed, I would give this book a 0, because it was so bad, or the worst. So bad, that it has left me speaking in Bizarro terms. In non-bizarro-speak, it was great. It was a fantastic opening to what has already set up a very interesting story between a lovable oaf/villain Bizarro and Daily Planet photographer Jimmy Olsen... and a Chupacabra named Colin. Generally, I will immerse myself into a comic when I'm reading it and to everyone around me, show virtually no emotion, but this was not the case for Bizarro, as I periodically chuckled to myself at the silliness occurring. Corson, Duarte, and the rest of the creative team have done an excellent job with an all-age interpretation of a classic villain that's telling a story accessible to everyone while showing, even in its first book, that being different doesn't make you bad. And on that note, amst not looking backward to reading the previous issue.

  • 9.0
    Leeluhlee Jun 6, 2015

    An absolutely awesome start to this mini-series. I love the dynamic between Jimmy Olsen and Bizarro! In many ways it feels like the return of the Saturday morning cartoon, I just want to devour some sugary cereal and watch as the chaotic action unfolds!

  • 8.0
    RumBlossom Jun 4, 2015

    Better than expected. It took me a few pages in to get used to his speaking, but I ended up really falling for his earnest nature and willingness to protect a friend. I do see this coming back to create some problems in the future of course. Artwork was interesting too with the detail they put into the main characters, but more easy approach to everyone else. I have been searching for a DC comic that was funny and kept my interest (after failing with the highly rated Gotham Academy) and think this one might be the only DC in my pull list for now.

  • 6.5
    Gizmo Jun 28, 2015

    I enjoyed the cartoony artwork and lighthearted comedy of the story. The whole used car dealership plot isn't doing a whole lot for me though, I'm not really getting the point of this road trip or how Olsen and Bizarro even know each other. I can tell this isn't the New 52 Bizarro, but what is he, where did he come from? Was a completely different but more traditional Bizarro established in a Superman comic recently? I also found the Bizarro speak inconsistent.

  • 9.0
    Rotivv Jun 4, 2015

  • 9.0
    Slayer666 Jun 5, 2015

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Jun 8, 2015

  • 8.5
    victorh_357 Nov 28, 2015

  • 7.5
    Aegis Jun 5, 2015

  • 7.0
    Redeadhood Jun 6, 2015

  • 7.0
    James Yates Jul 25, 2015

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