The Fly: Outbreak #1

The Fly: Outbreak #1

Writer: Brandon Seifert Artist: menton3 Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: March 18, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 1
6.6Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

Years ago, a scientist had a horrific accident when he tried to use his newly invented teleportation device and became a human/fly hybrid. Now his almost-human son continues to search for a cure for the mutated genes. But a breakthrough turns into a breakout, and anyone exposed risks turning into a monster as well...

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Mar 16, 2015

    Often horror movie comics take the story in different directions than the original material. Sometimes, they turn into action comics. This is a horror comic that is not ashamed to scare the crap out of you. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - RobertJCross Mar 19, 2015

    Amazing first issue, can't wait for the next one. Pick it up! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Project-Nerd - Jarrod Mar 28, 2015

    I'm looking forward to the second issue. The potential idea of this ‘fly' virus having an outbreak is crazy! There could be lots of human-fly dudes and dudettes buzzing around town. I'm glad it's fictional, as in not real. It's not real. Right? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Latest Pull - Ryan Bielak Mar 17, 2015

    Overall, The Fly: Outbreak #1 did not live up to the hype I imagined when I heard Cronenberg's The Fly was getting a comic sequel. The story relied too heavily on a sequel that was not received very well, and the whole issue felt more like a sequel in name than in content. Though it could have started off stronger, I do have inklings that there's something more in store for the next issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Mar 23, 2015

    The Fly: Outbreak has a creep factor of eleven. It makes me want to go back and re-watch the Cronenberg movie right away. It also makes me want to wash my hands a lot. Martin's fears emanate through these pages and become physical in the form of the mutant fly / man. This is taking the concept of "facing your fear" to a whole new level. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Aaron Halverson Mar 18, 2015

    If you are interested in The Fly then you could do worse than this book but if you haven't seen the movies then viewing them is mandatory. The 'Previously On"' doesn't give you nearly enough information and without the context from the movies you'll be hard pressed to figure it all out through context. But look at it this way, it gives you a reason to watch a great movie where Jeff Goldblum uses vomit to fight crime and another pretty standard late 80's action/sci-fi movie. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Mar 18, 2015

    Like "The Fly 2," "The Fly: Outbreak" #1 wasn't really necessary but, unlike that film, this effort at least has a little bit of style to bolster the storyline. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Eric Switzer Mar 18, 2015

    If you like The Fly youll like this. If you dont like or know The Fly you shouldnt bother with this. But you should appreciate that it exists either way, because some day your super niche cancelled tv show or B-horror movie can become a comic book, and thats a real joy for me. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Andrew McIntyre Mar 22, 2015

    The Fly: Outbreak promises big horror but doesn't quite deliver on it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jackie Henley Mar 24, 2015

    The artwork by Menton 3 (The Squidder) is simple and clean with realistic human structure that makes for an easy to read experience, with a coloring that lends itself to an appropriately creepy sci-fi setting. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 22, 2015

    While fans might be happy that there's a continuation to the Fly series........ and that's only if they didn't completely despise The Fly 2, I don't see this comic being for anyone who isn't familiar with the movie series.  Not enough exposition to try and make new fans and continuity flaws that kind of alienate the original fans.  The only real advantage that this book has is menton3's ability to accurately portray the look of the actors who played our characters........Even if that means we have to look at Eric Stoltz....... I still loved the art.  So yeah, not the best first outing for this series. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Mar 24, 2015

    Who is this comic even for? Anyone who likedThe Flyhated the sequel when it happened. They aren't going to like it now that it's two dimensional and has less impressive visuals. Anyone else is going to be completely lost because this comic explains nothing. Finally, just as a standalone comic, it's an atrocious story, even calling it a story seems unfair. A story implies characters, plot, and scenes that add up to a greater whole;The Fly: Outbreakdoesn't have any of that. It's a creation so flimsy, immaterial, and devoid of merit I'm shocked it doesn't disintegrate in the wind. It's comic book dust nothing more. Read Full Review

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