A.D.: After Death #1

A.D.: After Death #1

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Jeff Lemire Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 23, 2016 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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What if we found a cure for death?
Two of comics' most acclaimed creators, SCOTT SNYDER (WYTCHES, Batman, American Vampire) and JEFF LEMIRE (DESCENDER, Moon Knight, Sweet Tooth) unite to create a three-part epic like no other, set in a future where a genetic cure for death has been found. Years after the discovery, one man starts to question everything, leading him on a mind-bending journey that will bring him face-to-face with his past and his own mortality. A unique combination of comics, prose, and illustration, A.D.: AFTER DEATH will be serialized monthly as three oversized prestige format books written by SNYDER and fully painted by LEMIRE.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Jordan Claes Sep 27, 2016

    I read a lot of books, a lot of good books I like to think, written and drawn by creators who I believe to be the best at what they do. Do you know how many of those books I've ever re-read out of the literal hundreds that I've burned through at this age and stage in my life " maybe five? Seven tops. Do you know the first thing I did after I was done reading A.D. After Death? Flipped to the beginning and started reading again. It's exciting, intriguing; it's imagination run wild. I've never read a more honest script from Scott Snyder nor have I seen Jeff Lemire be any more"well"Jeff Lemire! This book is a must-read, an instant favourite and a sure contender for Book of the Year. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Sep 28, 2016

    Snyder and Lemire might be giving us autobiographical peeks or wildly creative fiction. Either way it's compelling and absorbing and pushes the limits of what comics can and should be. At several points in my reading of this issue, I found it to be a spiritual cousin to R. J. Ryan and David Marquez's The Joyners,except this story has just a little bit more hope around the fringes. Book One has my attention. Let's see what Snyder and Lemire do with Book Two. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Alex Mansfield Sep 22, 2016

    A.D.: After Death is an alluring premise presented surprisingly and elegantly. Blending science-fiction, mystery, and even horror in a far more literary experience than one might expect, it's content to take its time and dig its emotional heels in. Snyder and Lemire are a dream pairing, two creators in fervent harmony that explore the uncomfortable, undeniable fear of death and the scarier prospect of what happens when its gone. Does it ask a lot of its audience by dedicating a third of its hearty offerings in prose and giving only slight glimmers of where the plot might go? Absolutely. But what is here is enticing, nuanced, and layered. Achieving immortality, conquering the unconquerable inevitable death that keeps so many of us awake, isn't the end game here; it's just where the story starts. Read Full Review

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