Blue Estate #1

Blue Estate #1

Writer: Andrew Osborne, Viktor Kalvachev, Kosta Yonev Artist: Viktor Kalvachev Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 30, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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  • 10
    ComicBuzz - Kev Weldon Apr 19, 2011

    Art duties are shared in a fascinating jam/mashup style, with each of the four artists switching off to denote a change in location, mood or timeframe. Something similar has of course been done many times before to for stories-within-stories or to create framing devices for flashbacks (recent issues of Avengers, for example). However while the effect can often be quite jarring in this case it makes for smooth transitions, even pulling off a seamless flashback-within-a-flashback. It helps that the collaboration between the artists is close enough that they can switch off between panels on a single page, allowing the different styles to flow organically into one another. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Apr 10, 2011

    A very cool, hip and fun entry in into the detective/crime/mob genre with very stylish art. Worth a read! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Apr 6, 2011

    Reading "Blue Estate" reminds me of the glee I felt when Shane Black brought us "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang." This is pulp crime but it's not noir, which we have enough of elsewhere. There's a freedom on the page where anything can happen, and in this issue does. "Blue Estate" is a slice of absurd depravity that'll tickle your ribs, but probably with a loaded weapon. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - OtterDisaster Mar 15, 2011

    Blue Estate #1 does a nice job of setting up some interesting situations, some nasty characters, and asking the right questions to interest me in issue #2. I give it 3 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Morgan Davis Apr 5, 2011

    Blue Estate has its moments and there is some promise to its methods but it ultimately fails to generate the kind of excitement it should. The book is strictly style over substance, with its story of Devine and his placement in the Maddoxs domestic issues and Bruces convoluted involvement in some kind of Russian mob troubles a whole heaping barrel of cliches and tropes. Blue Estate may find its footing before too long and wind up as something thats more than just a pretty face, but for the moment you owe yourself something a little more adventurous. Read Full Review

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