Dexter's Laboratory #1

Dexter's Laboratory #1

Writer: Derek Fridolfs Artist: Ryan Jampole Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: April 30, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13
7.6Critic Rating
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Everyone's favorite boy-genius returns to comics! Dexter has reached the pinnacle of his greatest scientific experiment-one that will gift him with infinite clarity and superhuman intellect beyond all mankind. But with every precaution in place, will he be able to finish it before his meddling sister Dee Dee ruins everything...AGAIN?!

  • 9.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Andy Hamilton Apr 30, 2014

    This comic just knocks it out of the park in almost every regard. Unfortunately, this is only a mini-series but will hopefully sell well enough to expand into an ongoing title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Blair Stevenson Apr 29, 2014

    Each story fills me with excitement at the return of these characters. I am really looking forward to seeing more cartoon adventures from these animated lunatics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Apr 30, 2014

    This is some of the most fun you'll have in a comic book this month, possibly this year. Especially if you're a child of the 90s like I am/was. Do yourself a favor and come back down to the lab. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Apr 30, 2014

    DEXTER'S LABORATORY #1 is pure happiness. It's consistently full of fun and establishes an energetic and attention-grabbing story. And with an ending like this one, there's absolutely no way you'll be able to resist picking up the next chapter. It's a potentially twisted cliffhanger, but we'll just have to wait and see how it's handled. No matter what direction the book goes next, it's safe to say these characters are in good hands. Fill yourself with a bit of joy and give this pleasant issue a read; you've earned it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Mike Logsdon May 1, 2014

    Ryan Jampole takes penciling duties while Jeremy Colwell handles the colors. This looks very much like the animated series, as the styling of the characters and their setting are lifted directly from the show. However, the fun that viewers came to expect of the show extends into the very DNA of comic books with jokes utilizing onomatopoeia. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio May 1, 2014

    To any young adults who were a fan of the series, the first two issues will really show us if this series is worthwhile or not; here's hoping that it is! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 3, 2014

    With the opening issue ending on a cliffhanger as Dexter tries out his invention for the first time we'll have to wait another month to discover its fallout. The tone and pace Derek Fridolfs and Ryan Jampole and create here is a hellova lot of fun while crafting an intriguing idea for a story that I'll definitely come back for more of. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Steven Michael Scott May 6, 2014

    Fans of the show will not be disappointed as the comic is true to the characters, looks fantastic and is in good hands. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Apr 30, 2014

    My only complaint is in the writing. The story takes an oddly dark turn at the end, but I'm sure it'll wind up on a happy note somehow, and I'm ok with that. What bothers me is… Dexter doesn't sound right. I mean, he's always sounded weird, that's his thing, but now he sounds wrong-weird. I think someone's just trying a little too hard. Pull him back 10% and he'll feel more faithful. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore May 1, 2014

    Even though this seems an odd time for "Dexter's Laboratory" to be making a resurgence, Fridolfs and Jampole make their debut issue a whole lot of fun. With a sound plot, great character work, and on-the-nose artwork, "Dexter's Laboratory" #1 is a pleasant surprise. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Condor John May 8, 2014

    Oh well. For you less grumpy adults - and your less grumpy kids - Dexter's Laboratory #1 is a nostalgic, enjoyable romp straight from the world of the old cartoon. Just don't think about it too hard. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerds On The Rocks - Earl Rufus Apr 29, 2014

    There is nothing wrong with this book at all, but the story just doesn't seem to be there yet. I know it's setting up an arc or a storyline, but could have done more in this issue to make it interesting. I would recommend checking it out for the art though! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Apr 30, 2014

    Dexter Laboratory throws you in to a new adventure with the boy-genius, but it doesn't quite knock you off your feet. There's definitely enough to warrant a return trip to the lab thanks to that ending. Read Full Review

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