Seduction of the Innocent #1

Seduction of the Innocent #1

Writer: Ande Parks Artist: Esteve Polls Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: December 2, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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San Francisco, 1953. FBI Agent Thomas Jennings has just arrived in the city, fresh-faced and ready to tackle crime in the big city... he thinks. In fact, Jennings is not nearly prepared for what he's about to encounter. The city's crime lords are being systematically murdered, and the killers waiting to fill the void are the pure stuff of Jennings' nightmares. Jennings will be forced to question every belief he holds dear to protect his wife and unborn child from the madness. Gritty, sometimes depraved crime fiction in the tradition of James Elroy, Jim Thompson and EC-era crime and horror comics, from the team that brought you The Death of Zorro and The Lone Ranger.

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Nov 23, 2015

    I absolutely love the juxtaposition of Wertham's initial message with his book and the violence within this series. I cannot wait to see where Parks takes the series from here. If you're a fan of the '50s crime style comic book, you can't afford to miss this! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Project-Nerd - Joe Pryde Dec 5, 2015

    Besides a few stumbles, Seduction of the Innocentstarts strong. The comic book follows all the typical beats of the crime genre. It features beautiful colors on top of some fairly crafted art. The story really ropes the reader in by the issue's end. Regardless of the art's shortcomings and lack of a hook, the first issue is definitely worth a read. Jennings and company don't know the mystery they're about to uncover, both about the mysterious vanishings and his haunted past. It's no doubt Andre Parks and Esteve Polls are taking readers on a ride that'll be both nostalgic and satisfying. Read Full Review

  • 6.5 - Harrison Rawdin Dec 3, 2015

    Seduction of the Innocent #1 is not a perfect launch by any stretch but it has that right amount of good intent to get me to come back for more. In other words: if you want a crime noir drama to read then this might be up your alley so by all means give it a shot. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - David Craig Dec 3, 2015

    This forgettable main cast is a real detriment to this book as are the plot shortcomings. That being said, this issue isn't without merit. The story does show some potential and is nicely brought to life by Esteve Polls whose artwork both feels modern, whilst also capturing the style of the 1950s pulp comics from which this series draws inspiration. I'm interested to see where this book goes, and will be sticking around to see whether things perk up " but needless to say if you're a comic-book fan on a budget, this is a book you can pass on without feeling that you're missing out on something. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Dec 1, 2015

    It remains early days, and the series could still streamline itself into something interesting. But there are worrisome signs already, and this issue is something of a chore to slog through. It also doesnt really live up to its promise of grit and depravity either, with perhaps a single page flirting with being depraved, and the book as a whole being rather more sandy than gritty. Hopefully the story can catch up to the art in future issues, but as it stands… Read Full Review

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