Four Eyes: Hearts of Fire #1

Four Eyes: Hearts of Fire #1

Writer: Joe Kelly Artist: Max Fiumara Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 6, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
8.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Launching the second arc in the critically-acclaimed story of a boy and his dragon on the hunt for revenge in Depression-era New York City. The training begins.

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Martin Doyle Jan 6, 2016

    Continuing the same high standard of the previous volume, the second arc of Four Eyes if off to a fantastic start. With its unique blend of genres and truly spectacular art, its a series you wont want to miss out on. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Jan 6, 2016

    Four Eyes: Hearts of Fire #1 is a powerful and emotionally moving story that reintroduces or introduces you for the first time to this dark, dangerous, and violent Great Depression era world. Fiumara and Kelly have excellent chemistry, capturing the identity of their characters in the way they talk and carry themselves. The only downside is the pacing of the book which was a little slow, but in so doing, Kelly and Fiumara were able to give us some extremely powerful emotional scenes. I definitely suggest you pick this book up, you won't regret it! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jan 7, 2016

    This is a fantastic read, though to get the real weight of the book you probably need to start with the first series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jan 7, 2016

    This is definitely a series I can dig. It’s raw, real (but fantastical at the same time), and so emotional. This is definitely a series to keep up with if you’re looking for a good story, executed flawlessly. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Marco Piva-Dittrich Jan 9, 2016

    The pace of the story is slow but brilliant. Great read Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven E. Paugh Jan 6, 2016

    All-in, the parity of art and page narrative in Four Eyes: Hearts of Fire #1 is astonishingly well done, thanks not just to the seamless confluence of Kelly and Fiumara's storytelling, but also to the efforts of letterer and designer, Thomas Mauer, who does a fantastic job at balancing the book's pace. As I said earlier, it is a credit to this entire team that I could enjoy a later issue of something so steeped in previous story so much. And just as I had a great time plowing through Volume 1 to fill in its gaps, I look equally forward to seeing what its future issues will bring. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 7, 2016

    My overall thought on the series is up in the air. There's the one aspect I clearly didn't enjoy and caught me off guard, but the characters and the art are so good. It's kind of fascinating really. But animal fighting, even with dragons, still is troubling and impacted my enjoyment. The rest of the series will really impact what I think of this one issue, but right now it's intriguing and I want to read more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 Jan 12, 2016

    The first of two books written by Joe Kelly this week- Four Eyes Hears of Fire is something that I had no real information on prior to picking it up, and I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised. Imagine a world, post depression where dragons are fought like dogs or chickens or some seemingly mundane animal in a very cruel and amoral scenario. This book builds on that, along with getting us invested in the characters of this world. I really think this was probably the most surprising book I read this week, mostly because I wasn’t prepared for this book to be anything like what it actually was. I assumed it would be some sort of Noir story, or maybe even a bit of a drama, but for some reason, I never once suspected that this story would be about a young boy who wants to be a dragon fight trainer, and the realization that the dragons are terribly mistreated in their dogfight-style training regimes. This book looks really pretty- the art from Max Fiumara is extremely detailed and nuanced - and really unique, with lots of greyscale and sepia tone throughout to really set this book apart, really trying to make it FEEL old., with just a tiny bit of red in some text to give this book anything beyond an old school feel. For a really out there story that caught me rather completely off-guard, it was a really fun and interesting read, and it has made me want to come back for more in issue two.

  • 7.0
    JBL Reviews Jan 6, 2016

    Not for me

  • 8.5
    DXO Jan 19, 2016

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