The Precinct #1

The Precinct #1

Writer: Frank J. Barbiere Artist: Crizam Zamora Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: December 9, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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In the sprawling, steampunk metropolis of the big city, it's up to one group to keep the peace and uphold the law-the officers of The Precinct!  Mortimer Hill is a veteran officer who has busted his fair share of criminals, but when mechanical monsters start causing trouble he'll need to use all his wits (and brawn!) to get to the heart of the mystery.  Along with his new partner-a representative from the enigmatic Alchemy Academy-Mort will face the biggest case of his career-and the most dangerous!  Join writer Frank J. Barbiere (Five Ghosts, The Howling Commandos of SHIELD, Avengers World) and Crizam Zamora (Swords of Sorrow: Black Sparrow & Lady Zorro) on an action-packed, steampunk adventure full of mystery and magic!

  • 10
    Critical Blast - Mike Maillaro Dec 14, 2015

    Dynamite continues to be one of the most innovative comic companies. Dynamite might have been my favorite comic company of 2015, and with books like Precinct and Shaft 2, not to mention their relaunches of favorites like Red Sonja and Vampirella, 2016 is shaping up to be just as awesome. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Dec 20, 2015

    Let's take a moment to appreciate the oddly brilliant simplicity of the cover. While the cover shines the spotlight on the main two characters, it manages to remain some degree of mystery on what connects the two characters. It also manages to show off the world some, while hiding so much. Moving on the from cover, the world is extremely well detailed. While the obvious gears, and other mechanical objects, usually prevalent in steampunk, the artists chose a much more compact. That actually is a nice change of pace, from the more “abstract,” designs usually seen in a steampunk world. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Kieran Hair Dec 27, 2015

    Between the quality of the artwork, the strength of the characterizations, and the richness of the city's backstory, The Precinct looks to be a series worth following. This is one of the strongest introductions to a mini-series I have ever read, delivering heaping amounts of both plot and backstory in just over 20 pages. If the notion of a steampunk police procedural is something that even remotely appeals to you, The Precinct #1 will not leave you disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Ash Dec 10, 2015

    Ultimately a murder mystery set in a steampunk city with problems with mechanical monsters. Can a comic get any cooler than that? Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Dec 9, 2015

    Precinct #1 makes a good impression as a series which aims to be more than what is seen on the surface. More than just another crime-drama, and takes those small opportunities to make these characters with appeal for their differences, flaws, and views on the world they live in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Dec 4, 2015

    This is a great first issue with little flaws that I see (aside from Barbiere's name being misspelled on the first page). It's a solid story line, and I'm a sucker for anything steampunk, so this is definitely one to keep up with. Read Full Review

  • 7.5 - John McCubbin Dec 10, 2015

    The Precinct #1 introduces us to a wonderful premise, with the steampunk setting working beautifully alongside the narrative, whilst never overshadowing the main plot. It may have some hurdles to cross, but nevertheless the creative team bring us a story that is well worth following. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Martin Doyle Dec 8, 2015

    Equal parts murder mystery and police procedural with a liberal dash of action and horror, The Precinct is off to a strong start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 9, 2015

    The Precinct runs with familiar themes and ideas here and largely executes it well as there's little to complain about. Some of the character material is just a bit formulaic at this point, but that's because we don't know them and there's only so much time to really dig into the two leads. Both are off-putting in their own ways so you don't really gravitate to one over the other, which I rather like as being a part of it. Zamora's artwork is solid enough, but the steampunk world really needs something with a different level of depth and detail to really sell it beyond being a niche concept and setting. Read Full Review

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