Archangel #1

Archangel #1

Writer: William Gibson Artist: Butch Guice Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: May 18, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 7
8.2Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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Science Fiction Superstar William Gibson comes to comics! The U.S. political leaders of 2016 abandon the radioactive planet they've destroyed and harness the power of humanity's last hope: The Splitter, a colossal machine designed to manufacture a bright new reality for them to infiltrate and corrupt.
•  William Gibson, author of Neuromancer and one of the most influential science fiction writers of the last 30 years, makes his comic book debut with this all-new, original story!
•  Joining Mr. Gibson for this comic book event are fan-favorite artists Butch Guice (interiors) and Tula Lotay (covers)!
•  If you try one new book this month...This. Is. It!

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman May 16, 2016

    This is a moment in comic book history - a major event.  One of the most important Science Fiction writers of the modern era enters the comic book field with a strong and fascinating story.   Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Asa Giannini May 18, 2016

    Gibson has built a world with a number of intriguing plot threads open for exploration (I wonder, for example, whether the world of Torres and the others is even their original timeline), and it will be exciting to see where things go. You might have noticed that I didn't talk a lot about Gibson's writing style or Guice's art, and I intend it as a compliment when I say both were very good but didn't draw attention to themselves. Instead of having a showily verbose style of writing or a spectacularly stylish art style, the creators choose to subtly build on each other to build a fully functioning story. I wish I could say this wasn't uncommon, but Archangel stands out as one of 2016's best debuts simply by telling a good story. I can't wait for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Rahmaan Adedoyin May 15, 2016

    With a creative team that is built for suspense and with this title only in its first issue one would be very remiss if they didn't take a chance on this new title from IDW. Archangel will most definitely be an unexpected treat this summer. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Jun 2, 2016

    If you're a fan of time-travel and alternate histories, be sure to check out Archangel. This was an excellent 1st issue that established the world, several key characters who all felt adequately fleshed out, as well as the basic premise of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Tony Black Jul 11, 2016

    Overall, even if certain plots beats and character moments lack a certain context at first, Archangel is grown up, curious and thrilling graphic work, written strongly by Gibson & St. John and etched with a beguiling harshness by Guice which neatly complements the dystopic future with post-dystopic past. A really interesting start to what could end up a comic crying out for a TV or movie adaptation down the line... Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore May 23, 2016

    A strong start to a series that, hopefully, can shake a little bit of the 'boiler plate scifi' plot and deliver something special. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Mike Annerino May 19, 2016

    Overall, I really dug this issue of Archangel and look forward to the upcoming issues. Sure there are some minor technical problems, but the story is gripping, the mystery is compelling, and the atmosphere is very effectively familiar, yet still fresh and exciting. Will the rest of the series follow through with the potential set up here? Only time will tell, but this issue itself sets up a scope and a story that I cant wait to dive back into. You should definitely check it out as well. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 19, 2016

    If you're a fan of alternate history stories like The Man in the High Castle, you should definitely keep Archangel on your radar. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng May 23, 2016

    "Archangel" #1 successfully launches a fast-paced science fiction thriller. It's a strong debut in a new medium for veteran science fiction writer William Gibson, but it doesn't do anything new in the genre or the medium yet. The pacing and discipline of the story structure are both impressive, but future issues will need to enlarge the emotional and thematic depth if the entire story is to leave more of a mark. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Gizmo May 23, 2016

    Difficult to understand, no likable characters, and just plain boring. Don't believe the hype. Now, that doesn't mean the series couldn't pick up and get more interesting, but even from the first issue, I can tell this would work better as a TPB. I'd suggest waiting to see how this is received down the line and give it a shot in trade format if you are still interested. I didn't need the extra backmatter driving up the price tag either, this first issue was an overpriced waste of cash.

  • 10
    FT Metler May 20, 2016

  • 9.0
    Deficient_ai May 19, 2016

  • 8.5
    drwashee May 30, 2016

  • 8.5
    LocoNasty Jul 19, 2016

  • 8.5
    JAC8285 Aug 9, 2016

  • 6.0
    JBL Reviews May 22, 2016

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