Wynonna Earp #1

Wynonna Earp #1

Writer: Beau Smith Artist: Lora Innes Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: February 24, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 2
7.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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The US Marshals Black Badge division has been fighting back against supernatural threats for decades. But even the toughest werewolf, most bloodthirsty vampire, or grisliest zombie knows there's one agent to avoid at all cost: Wynonna Earp. Descended from the legendary Wyatt Earp, Wynonna is dead set on bringing the unnatural to justice! Beau Smith returns with artist Lora Innes (The Dreamer) to bring readers a chilling, new Wynonna Earp adventure!

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Feb 22, 2016

    Overall, this is a great start to a new series.  It's fast moving, and smart.  The artwork is dark and gritty – perfect for supernatural action.  If you like supernatural action, you're going to want to get this comic.  If you like Constantine: Hellblazer (old or new,) Hack/Slash, BPRD, Criminal Macabre or similar titles, this is a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 23, 2016

    It's a great (re-) start to the adventures of the toughest law enforcement agent around! Here's hoping she - and her TV series - hang around for a long, long time! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Plug - Tanya Ruiter Feb 23, 2016

    Enjoyed this book immensely, with a strong female character and an interesting premise, I found myself sad when it was over. I look forward to reading more! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Project-Nerd - Erica Mar 2, 2016

    Wynonna Earp is an exemplary comic in that it showcases a much more interesting and well-rounded female lead character. IDW's Wynonna Earp breaks the box so many female comic characters are commonly put into and embodies a heroine who is truly inspiring to readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Feb 24, 2016

    "Wynonna Earp" #1 is a deliberately well-timed and well-constructed comic. Though its proximity to the anticipated television series is notable, Smith and Innes' debut issue is an excellent example of how great comic book storytelling can impress newcomers and old fans alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Slackjaw Punks - Duff Feb 24, 2016

    I'm not usual high on TV tie ins, but I'm throwing this in the reboot column since it's by the original creator and comic reboot every year or two anyways. I also have no idea what the show will be like, but it sounds like something I'd watch. Wynonna Earp is cool fun concept , and I'm sure fans of a the original will be back, but I think it's worth checking out if like a strong female lead. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    SnapPow.com - Harrison Rawdin Feb 23, 2016

    Wynonna Earp #1 is a more than sturdybeginning to a six part mini-series that's bound to find an audience. Whether you knew of the character before this point or not this is a goodplace to justget acquainted with her world. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 25, 2016

    The real strength of the book is its tongue-in-cheek tone and the carefree, irreverent attitude of Miss Earp. New artist Lora Innes gives this issue a lively feel thanks to her expressive character designs, though the figure work loses some of its luster during the action sequences. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Kieran Fisher Feb 25, 2016

    Overall, Wynonna Earp is off to a solid start and accomplishes a few feats. As preparation for a television series to get viewers excited, it does the job. As a comic book series with a potential future, it lays the groundwork to expand upon. Fans will be pleased to have Wynonna back, and newcomers have a perfecting starting point to get acquainted with her. All in all, a generic but most enjoyable success. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Feb 27, 2016

    Overall, I hope the second issue, will improve upon the concept laid here, which is magnificent, as it it leaves much to be desired in its execution. The art, is adequate at best. The story, is off to a weak start, but shows promise towards the end. Altogether, I will give this series a few more reads, but if it hopes to get the masses intrigued in the upcoming show, they will have to vastly improve on what they started. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Eagle Feb 24, 2016

    A solid story and art, good for a TV tie-in, but I am hoping for it to quickly become something more. This is Beau Smith's signature character, and even with the changes due to the TV series, I'm hoping it grows into something with staying power. I am also hoping that the rushed feel of the book was simply to get it on the stands before the TV series debuted, and that future issues will show more of what Smith and the art team are capable of. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Isaac Quattlebaum Feb 26, 2016

    I'm a big fan of supernatural detective stories but they're all basically the same format. Wynonna Earp doesn't stray from that format. It's a monster of the week book which will probably translate into a monster of the week TV show. There seems to be a thin mythology here involving Wynonna's past dark past and her unseen enemy Mars Del Rey. The book served the purpose that tie-in books are supposed to. I'm interested in the TV series. The book is good but the next issue won't be at the top of my list. There are too many other books that do the same concept only better. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Feb 26, 2016

    I don't know, nor will I ever. What I do know is that “Wynonna Earp” is the kind of comic where heroes spit milk into strangers' faces on their mission to keep Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton from purchasing brains off the black market so they won't revert to their zombie forms on the campaign trail. Honestly, I've heard of worst premises. But the execution of “Wynonna Earp” doesn't live up to its wild potential. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Feb 29, 2016

    Wynonna Earp has a solid, if wholly familiar, concept that is chomping at the bit to be something bigger than it is. Unfortunately for the forthcoming series, this book offers little hope of the setup being anything other than another variation on the "lone gun with a vendetta story," married with a procedural narrative we've seen countless times before. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    BrightestDaycare.com Mar 1, 2016

    This is a property that is very near and dear to my heart- a horror and western mash-up. Now, I don’t know much about Wynona Earp, or her publication history, but I do know that she’s getting a new series, and that she will be kicking all sorts of supernatural booty on screen and on the page now. I think that this book drops the reader right into the heart of Wynona’s story, without showing the typical origin story, or a massive infodump title page- you just get carried along by the story and get bits and pieces of the background filled in as we go along. I liked how this book felt, the flow was really solid, and the artwork is good. I like the violent nature of the vampire killings, AND Wynona’s humor is really solid. It feels like a spiritual successor to Ash from the Evil Dead, but with ties to the old west, so there’s lots of deserts, and motorcycles and small towns out in the middle of nowhere. I think that this is definitely a book that people will pass on, because im sure people are hearing about it being optioned for TV, and that there is still a bit of a stigma on licensed comics, but this book is actually really solid and was a good fun read. I like where this book sets off on in the first issue, and I want to come back to find out more about the characters in the next issue. this is definitely a book that I think is less likely to be on people’s radar, because it is a bit different from typical capes and cloaks punchfight comics, but there is still a lot of fighting and crazy stuff, which is a welcome SMALL change of pace for me.

  • 7.0
    DXO Jul 28, 2016

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