Edward Scissorhands #1

Edward Scissorhands #1

Writer: Kate Leth Artist: Drew Rausch Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: October 22, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14
7.9Critic Rating
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An all-new adventure revisiting Edward Scissorhands five decades after the end of the fan-favorite movie!
In castle just outside a sleepy suburban town, a brilliant inventor created Edward Scissorhands...but left him tragically unfinished. Two generations of exile have left Edward digging through abandoned experiments, but once he wakes up a creature left buried, he discovers he isn't the only one missing a vital piece. As Edward tries to fix a grave mistake, he comes face to face with a teenage girl who was sure he was only myth... despite the stories her grandmother told her, about the man she could never touch.

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Oct 22, 2014

    The story continues in the same delightfully whimsical and touching fashion of the film. An outstanding comic for all. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Tyler Sewell Oct 22, 2014

    Leth has breathed life back into our favorite little invention and for that we are eternally grateful. You can't help but smile when seeing Edward back on the pages pages. The amount of detail that went into this comic is impressive and you'll be able to recognize the same newsclipping-covered mantle, staircase gargoyle and weathered rooftop hole. It's a cute issue to say the least and I'm already disappointed there are only four left. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Taneisha Jane Oct 22, 2014

    Because of how animated Drew Rauschs art in the comic is, it tends to bring out the key emotions in the characters: loneliness, sadness, and inquisition. This intensify'sKate Leths excellentstorytelling, helping the reader relate to the characters feelings. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Jordan Jennings Oct 22, 2014

    Overall, Edward Scissorhands #1 is a fun comic that continues the story from the movie while establishing a new direction that promises hope for a series of stories. The writing is fun and skilled at balancing the difficulty that comes with handling a beloved film such as Edward Scissorhands. The art while may make some turn their nose up at it is in reality something that captures the world of the bizarre that Tim Burton has built. Fans and the uninitiated will love Edward Scissorhands #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Nina Bird Oct 22, 2014

    This is a comic that I would definitely recommend to fans of the film. For those who haven't seen the movie, this comic is for you if you like teenage adventurers, spooky tales and mysteries, or gentle souls trapped in destructive situations. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Oct 22, 2014

    Leth furthers the story when Edward makes a discovery that brings forth a new and even darker dynamic for the storyline. It's an almost disturbing addition but one that stands to enhance the mythos where explored further next issue. A generation later, "Edward Scissorhands" #1 is a welcome and respectful return of one of Burton's more beloved creations, and manages to capture the same kind of emotional conflict that the movie did so well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Katy Rex Oct 22, 2014

    As amazing as all of that is, the cherry on top of this teen-angst sundae is the aptly-named Clippings section in the back, where the creators interact with us, the readers, as we share our awful stories of high school selves. Including pictures. Eyeliner pictures. Its as great as it sounds, I promise. Bonus: teenage picture of Kieron Gillen (Phonogram, The Wicked + The Divine) and his long hair and bass guitar. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 22, 2014

    Edward Scissorhands has finally made it to comics. As I still fondly recall the movie and have often wondered what a continuation or sequel would be like. Thanks to IDW, Kate Leth, and Drew Rausch, we now have an idea. Rausch delivers a fascinating visual take on Edward and his world. The more you allow yourself to be immersed in this world, the more you'll come to appreciate this series. There's a new problem that has appeared and it's going to be a long wait for the second issue to find out what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Tres Dean Oct 23, 2014

    While it may not hit home for those unfamiliar with the movie the way it does with diehard fans, readers are sure to fall in love with Edward all over again in his new adventures. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Oct 27, 2014

    This first issue of Edward Scissorhands serves as a re-introduction to this strange world, albeit a more colorful version. The people witnessed something magical once, but that has mostly been forgotten or swept under the rug. From the looks of things, this small town is about to be shaken again by the would-be monster from the castle on the hill. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Shaun Ketchion Nov 17, 2014

    An intriguing start to a four part-mini series, catering to fans of the film and new readers alike. Disarming, eerie and wonderful to look at, it would make itself at home within any size of monthly/weekly pull-list. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Oct 24, 2014

    It's hard to translate Tim Burton to comics but this team nails it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - Julien Loeper Oct 23, 2014

    Overall, Edward Scissorhands feels like a licensed piece of fanfic. That much was pretty inevitable from the start. But what it does differently, is it takes the tropes that plague fanfiction and turns them into something relatively good. Were actually off to a pretty decent start of a five-issue miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Oct 21, 2014

    Edward Scissorhands #1 isn't the best start for this film continuation, as though it shows some interesting elements, it fails to produce anything solid. Due to this I can only recommend this to fans of the film that are looking for a bit of nostalgia. As otherwise fan or not, this should be left on the shelf. Read Full Review

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