Narcopolis Continuum #1

Narcopolis Continuum #1

Writer: Scott Duvall Artist: Ralf Singh, Nicolas Chapuis Publisher: Heavy Metal Release Date: December 30, 2015 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 17
7.1Critic Rating
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Part 1 of 4 - In the near distant future, genius inventor Ben creates the ultimate drug. No ordinary narcotic, its effects will take Ben on a trip through time in an attempt to uncover the truth behind his father’s disappearance twenty years ago. In searching for answers, the past reveals its secrets that the young scientist won’t accept, even if it means risking everything he’s worked for. Based on the UK sci-fi thriller, Narcopolis: Continuum explores new corners of the world introduced in the hit movie.

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Booster G Dec 2, 2015

    You already know my grading but pick up this book because if it goes the way I think it will you can be sure they will be a great many issues! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Outright Geekery - Brian Lloyd Jan 13, 2016

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  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Dec 8, 2015

    The creative team has done a great job on the premiere issue of this series. There are a lot of very diverse characters and beautiful urban scenery. This is an interesting series with a promising storyline. To read more, pick up the newest issue tomorrow, and the trade in 2016! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Nov 28, 2015

    "Narcopolis: Continuum" is a four-issue mini-series based on the UK sci-fi thriller. The comic book covers the science fiction and thriller aspects very well with the first issue, but it also provides a good mystery. The lead character, Ben, is a drug maker that wants to determine what happened to his father, so he creates a time travel drug. Ben finds some things he probably wasn't expecting as the ending presents more questions than answers for Ben. The comic has a good pace and introduces the plot and characters in a natural way. The artwork provides a dramatic and realistic story that enhances the read. I recommend checking this comic book out whether you've seen the film or not. This comic is a compelling and fascinating read. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    First Comics News - Giovanni Aria Dec 1, 2015

    I have to point out that color in a comic is always a plus for me, and I usually don't notice the coloring. It's one of those things that if it is done well I don't think about it, but if it is done poorly I really notice. In this caseNicolas Chapuis did an outstanding job with the colors. While the background is almost exclusively blue, surprisingly everything everywhere is blue. When you get to the people there are a variety of light sources casting different shades in different angles. It is amazingly good.Ralf Singh art is very open and the line work has the same weight on every line,Nicolas Chapuis comes along and adds depth, light and shadow to the art in a way usually done by inkers. The final result is very good and well suited to the sci-fi genre. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Zeb Larson Dec 9, 2015

    I also want to know what Ambro's got planned for this drug. Clearly, what Ben has discovered is going to threaten the future, and nothing spoils the future like time-travel in the present. Are they really irresponsible enough to try and apply something like this? Or is there another angle here? I'm curious to see that revealed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Jonathan Thompson Dec 30, 2015

    Great artwork. An intriguing tale of a son trying to find his father and the truth from inside the belly of the beast. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Feb 12, 2016

    This seems like a book that a lot of people are missing out on. I know I missed posting this review in time for the first issues release and now the second issue is out. Really it comes down to two things about this series, if you like time travel then you already know if you're going to read it. If you don't" then you already know if you're going to read it. For me, I'll continue reading it and finding out what crazy time sequence Ben has found himself in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flip Geeks - Paul Ramos Dec 22, 2015

    Henceforth, Narcopolis: Continuum #1 presents the introductory of the story's main protagonists and the overall theme. The direction is already set, but the writer cleverly puts elements of detective and suspense narrative storytelling to put readers off-guard on the potentialities of the obviousness. Let's face it, time-travelling is already explored, but here, medicine takes center stage and becomes the instrumentality of the possibilities and consequences in the near possible futuristic scenario or two. This is a fascinating read. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comicsverse - Sean Bartley Jan 15, 2016

    NARCOPOLIS: CONTINUUM #1 is a solid first effort that does just enough right to encourage me to pick up the second issue. It's somewhat derivative and the art doesn't always hit the mark, but the story is solid and has some very intriguing elements to it. There's a lot of potential here: if writer Scott Duvall can flesh these characters out a bit more and the story provides satisfying twists and turns, it could evolve in to something special. Time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Needless Essentials Online - Stan Ford Jan 8, 2016

    Overall, not a very bad comic, and worthy of the caliber that I've come to expect from Heavy Metal as a publisher. I will most likely be back for the next issue, hoping that it remains consistent. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Dec 10, 2015

    Duvall presents a solid start to what looks like will be a suspenseful story. Singh and Chapuis work well together in their interpretation of the future as they help to craft a character that is stuck in the past. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Doom Rocket - Brandy Dykhuizen Dec 16, 2015

    At the end of the day, Scott Duvall has a story to tell that transcends itineraries and requires immediate exposition. Overall, Narcopolis: Continuum is an enjoyable exploration of the intersection of pastand future consequences, not tied down by resources wasted on current relationships or incentives. Hopefully in issue #2 we will understand a little more about where Ben and Eva are headed, and thusour protagonists shall become a little more relatable. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Jan 18, 2016

    A fun concept trapped in an unremarkable package. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Dec 1, 2015

    Overall, the jury is still out on Narcopolis: Continuum for me, at least. While a time-travelling murder mystery set indystopian world where drugs are legalised for corporate gain is an undoubtedly intriguing backdrop, the actual story being told – as well as the characters themselves – feels more than a little bland to this point. Ill stillbe checking out the second chapter, as the pieces are definitely here for a compelling sci-fi yarn, but based on this first issue, Im going to be approaching it with caution. Read Full Review

  • 4.3
    Major Spoilers - David Luzader Jan 14, 2016

    Dull in almost every way, this is a disappointing piece of science fiction Read Full Review

  • 3.3
    Word Of The Nerd - Christopher Calloway Apr 19, 2016

    As a whole Narcopolis Continuum is a good read despite these flaws. Fans of science fiction looking for a time travel story with heart should give this series a go. Read Full Review

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