A Voice in the Dark: Get Your Gun #1

A Voice in the Dark: Get Your Gun #1

Writer: Larime Taylor Artist: Larime Taylor Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 24, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12
8.3Critic Rating
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A great jumping-on point for new readers. With Zoey and several of her roommates possible suspects in the murder of Mandy Jenkins, Uncle Zeke is taken off the case to avoid a conflict of interest. Meanwhile, Zoey meets her 'fan' for the first time without masks.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - James Anders II Sep 26, 2014

    I am curious to see where the outcome will occur in the arc. Of course, Get Your Gun has some pretty big shoes to fill after the first arc. It is off to an awesome start though. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Florida Geek Scene - Jesse Scheckner Sep 23, 2014

    I'll venture to say that Taylor's clean, refined line work has never looked better than it does in this issue. The addition of Jay Savage's coloration, which combines multi-tone watercolors with staining effects, provides additional depth without drawing attention away from any of the attributes which made the first arc as captivating as it was. All in all, A Voice in the Dark: Get Your Gun #1 is yet another brilliant installment in a series that has deservedly earned almost universal acclaim from comic fans and journos alike. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Sep 23, 2014

    A Voice in the Dark: Get Your Gun is a series reinvigorated, and remains a clever blend of 1980s black comedy and serial killer drama. The reveal of Zoey's counterpoint, if that is indeed who this new character is, marks a foil for an already interesting lead that challenges assumptions about comic book heroes. We hope that this is the first of many more ofTaylor's series, as things are starting to get hotter. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Sep 25, 2014

    Returning to the core story's strength of the anonymity of two killers conversing on live radio, Taylor builds up the tension nicely in this new arc that reveals a killer, but one that may not be alone in town. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Sep 24, 2014

    My only real complaint is that it can be a little hard to follow in places on the first reading. Being a sequel to a book I hadnt read I was expecting this, and to the books credit it does feature a recap as well as introductions and back stories to the major characters though at times it can be a little hard to determine some of the characters motivations and relations to each other. A second read through cleared up most of my issues, though itd definitely mean more if Id read the first volume. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Sep 25, 2014

    "A Voice in the Dark: Get Your Gun" is off to a smooth and solid start, and there's really no reason to continue passing up on this series. It's one of the darkest and most unique books being put out by any publisher. Zoey Aarons continues to be a compelling protagonist and Larime Taylor's scripting is spot on. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Sep 24, 2014

    A Voice In The Dark: Get Your Gun #1 really is a great jumping-on point for new readers. All you really need to know is that Zoey killed Mandy and that things will not go as planned when it comes to getting away with it. After that you just go along for the ride because it's all about getting into the mind of a killer who challenges the cliches of most others. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Sep 23, 2014

    A Voice in the Dark: Get Your Gun #1 is a rock solid start to the second chapter of this likable killer's life. There are some off moments where the dialogue feels a bit rocky, butZoeycontinues to be real and worth rooting for. And that's how the creative force behind this impresses with another inviting outing. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Sep 23, 2014

    I love Jay Savage's coloring in this issue. Muted, earth-tone colors that really bring the action and the story to the forefront by supporting the tone of the issue. Enhancing the artwork, it makes the panels look life-like as every page is a treat to look at. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Sep 24, 2014

    This issue's claim to be a great jumping on point was the absolute truth! This story is engaging and flows very smoothly from start to finish. The simple plot combined with deep characters won me over by the end of this issue. Readers both returning and brand new should be more than happy with A Voice in the Dark: Get Your Gun. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Culture Mass - Stephen Wilds Sep 30, 2014

    This issue feels like a new beginning in the series, partially because it is, now that the book will be coming out in a mini-series format. I also like that the dialogue looks to have improved. There seems to be a few more f-bombs, but Taylor has improved on the quality of the character exchanges as well. The big change though is the addition of color by Jay Savage " something that I was unsure if I would like or not, as I had become so accustomed to the original style of the comic. The color adds a lot, making Taylor's art stand out more and helping to further the dark tone and bring the background world to life, without losing focus. For those who have not given A Voice in the Dark a chance yet, now is the perfect time to hunt down the trade. It's not too late to jump onto something that still feels like it's doing what other comics are not. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Matt Deery Sep 22, 2014

    A Voice in the Dark is not a book for everyone, it is dark, disturbing and really gets under your skin. Taylor is crafting a wonderful story with its own distinct style that any fan of horror or a well-crafted story should seek out. Read Full Review

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