Long Distance #1

Long Distance #1

Writer: Thomas F. Zahler Artist: Thomas F. Zahler Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: June 10, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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From the creator of Love and Capes, Thom Zahler! While stranded in an airport, Carter and Lee meet and hit it off immediately. Problem is, he lives in Columbus and she lives in Chicago. Can they manage to have a relationship separated by three hundred miles, a time zone, and the entire state of Indiana?

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Jun 9, 2015

    Carter's words sum it up:  "This could be a mistake or the beginning of the greatest 'How did you meet' story ever.  The only thing I really do know  . . . is that I can't wait to find out." Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Gaumer Jun 13, 2015

    Long Distance isn't just a very well-written and beautifully designed comic book, it's a relevant and timely one, as well. Zahler marvelously captures the world as it is today, with spot-on pop culture references, perfectly delivered social media posts, and a plot that features a type of relationship that's becoming more and more widespread than perhaps ever before. Above all, however,Long Distance has heart. It feels real, I care about the characters, and I can't wait to travel down the road Carter and Lee's relationship has just now started upon. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Jun 18, 2015

    This 44 page 1st issue was well worth the $4.99 price tag. The amount of story packed into this issue brought me far enough along into the story that I really got a sense of the personalities of Carter Blue and Lee Smith and exactly what is attracting them to one another. This is planned as a 4 issue series so it will run its course soon enough. I'm pulling for these two, I hope the relationship is successful and doesn't crash and burn as long distance relationships often do. That's the thing, though. Zahler made me CARE about these characters over the course of this issue, which to me is a sign of his success as a storyteller with this issue. I look forward to watching the relationship play out. Carter and Lee…I have my fingers crossed for you! Good Luck! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Allen Wiggs Jun 11, 2015

    I really enjoyed this book and hope it has a good (and happy) ending come issue 4. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jun 12, 2015

    Characters reveal more of their true selves in conflict and crisis. Carter and Lee are two well-off young people with secure jobs and no kids. This isn't to say that they can't have any real problems, but that their inner life is unrevealed. Ergo, the reader's impression of them and their romance is superficial so far. The romance itself will precipitate the true conflict in the story when their attachment deepens. The emotional ride will get rockier when they must start thinking about compromises and sacrifices. "Long Distance" #1 is a pleasant enough start, but the relationship will have to prove itself to both the couple and readers in the next issue. Read Full Review

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