Total Recall #1

Total Recall #1

Writer: Vince Moore Artist: Cezar Razek Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: May 11, 2011 Cover Price: $1.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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Inspired by the hit 1990 science fiction movie, Total Recall. Read the story of what happens next! Having killed Cohaagen and given Mars an atmosphere, Douglas Quaid (the man who was Hauser) simply wants to live happily ever after with the woman of his dreams, Melina. How can Quaid have his happily ever after with Mars in chaos, new enemies coming to the red planet, and a mysterious stranger walking about? Check out issue Total Recall #1 to find out!

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Karyn Pinter May 19, 2011

    I'm going to use Gone With the Wind as an example here. I am not comparing it to any version of Total Recall, but if Gone With the Wind were adapted into a comic, would the burning of Atlanta be as grand as it had been in the film? Or when Scarlet wanders out amongst the wounded and the camera pulls back to show the endless rows of men laying dead and dying on the ground -- that visual wouldn't be as powerful because a comic lacks the depth and dimension a movie camera provides. Total Recall the comic is just not as exciting as the movie because we're only looking at the story, not experiencing it. 

I know I'm coming off pretty harsh but I really don't see the reasoning in a four-part sequel to Total Recall. It doesn't seem like it'll do anything for the legacy of the movie, good or bad, which, in my eyes, makes it redundant. It would have been better if it were an adaptation of Philip K. Dick's original short story -- that would have been worth it. I walk away from this u Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett May 16, 2011

    From a plot and conceptual standpoint, "Total Recall" #1 is in a good place. It picks up where the film left off very naturally and creates new stories that flow from there. The actual dialoguing and art, though, are so workmanlike and to the point that the comic isn't entertaining, it's functional. Read Full Review

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