Great Pacific #1

Great Pacific #1

Writer: Joe Harris Artist: Martin Morazzo Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 14, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18
6.2Critic Rating
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"TRASHED!", Part One

Chas Worthington dreams of big things, solving bigger problems, and making his mark on the world. Only no one takes the twenty-one year-old heir to one of the biggest oil fortunes in history very seriously. That is, until he turns his back on his cushy life of wealth and prestige, and seeks to solve an environmental disaster twice the size of his native Texas known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The epic sci-fi adventure and survival tale begins!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Nov 14, 2012

    This comic is just really aesthetically pleasing. Beyond the fact that it has a lot of really pretty pictures, it's just a really well organized comic with a solid story that will suck you in and keep you guessing. What are Chas' motives? What does he want and why did he fake his own death? There's a lot about this issue that will leave you wondering what is next, and I think that's a great start. I love the way it is structured and the dialogue in this book is a great insight into the characters that appear in the comic. The fact that this first issue leaves readers with more questions than answers is a great guarantee that it will bring you back for more. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a comic that is well written and beautifully drawn. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Nov 15, 2012

    I like this issue for sure, but I wonder how preachy it’s going to get. I love comics with messages and personally find environmental awareness in a comic book to be a great idea. I’m concerned that this story is a little too far-fetched when it comes to solving the problem, but I’m curious enough to stick around and find out where it’s going. If you’re expecting your average comic though, this is not it and that’s a good thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Nov 21, 2012

    It's a fascinating and intelligent debut issue that uses the medium and genre in smart and effective ways. It will be interesting to see if Great Pacific remains rooted in a quasi-reality, or if it starts shifting to “out-there” proportions. Either should work quite well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 13, 2015

    It's an understated opening issue, but with a good chunk of the book on hand to sample, I'm definitely in it for awhile in hopes that it really blossoms into something. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Walt Richardson Nov 16, 2012

    While it doesn't start off with the proverbial bang, this first issue of "Great Pacific" promises an interesting and smart new series. While it is not without its faults, it is a strong first issue that uses the amount of pages it contains to get the ball rolling smoothly. For this alone, Harris and Morazzo deserve praise " the fact that it is off to an intriguing start sweetens the deal. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Nov 11, 2012

    I really enjoyed this first issue and I feel that with a story like this, there’s plenty of potential for a long & fruitful series. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Nov 14, 2012

    Art duties are handled by Martin Morazzo and for the most part the book looks really good. He has nice, detailed style that suits the book and the characters. His color work really pops and gives the pages life. There are a few anatomy issues, a few scenes where the some characters look a little off, but nothing that'll stop you from enjoying the book. Great Pacific could be going someplace awesome, you'll just have to stick with it to see if it gets there. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Zac Boone Nov 14, 2012

    IfGreat Pacific can iron out some of its storytelling problems, it stands a chance of joining the long list of truly great books put out by Image, but issue #1 isn't there. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Nov 15, 2012

    After closing the issue, I took a moment to try to draw a comparison. The best I could concoct is that "Great Pacific" #1 is a combination of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" with "Office Space" and some genericized Tom Clancy wannabe. There's more to this story that just some rich kid wanting to act out in a bold, dramatic way. It just needs some time to surface. All the same, the story has potential, especially as the Pacific Garbage Patch remains fictionalized in most of the general public's minds, giving Harris and Morazzo plenty of wiggle room to craft adventures. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Muy Mareado! Nov 15, 2012

    Where the book in its entirety hasn't sold me completely, I'm still willing to continue on with the series. Great Pacific is in your local comic shop now! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Nov 15, 2012

    The environmental message in Great Pacific #1 is but a vehicle in which Joe Harris and Martin Morazzo drive their narrative. For now, it's a smart call. It would have been easy to focus on the very real danger of our trash collecting in the ocean, and ignore the driving force of this tale. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comic Booked - Andrew Taylor Nov 17, 2012

    What results is a comic typical in an industry obsessed with rugged individuals. Any ethos is cover for self-congratulation, every good a careful marketing ploy. In this regard, Great Pacific is every bit the insular product of the comic industry's gated community as superhero title from Marvel or DC. More refuse for the Great Man theory's trash heap. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Nov 18, 2012

    The Great Pacific is a very "meh" book. I might give the next issue a try on digital if it gets cheap, but for now, I'm declaring this book: Waste. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jamil Scalese Nov 19, 2012

    It's basically Think Tank, except with an island of garbage. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Booked - Christof Bogacs Nov 19, 2012

    If the teaser art is anything to go by Harris and Morazzohave a lot of cool things in store for this book and I have a strong feeling that it will pick up in future issues. That said it stilldoesn'tmake issue one any easier to read. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Brandon Dingess Nov 14, 2012

    Martin Morazzo's art truly shines, though, with vistas. There's an island-sized agglomeration of garbage in the Pacific and, surprisingly, it's the most beautifully rendered thing in the issue the few times we see it.BOTTOM LINE: NOT MY CUP O' TEA, BUT YMMV Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Geekality - Joe Sarnicola Nov 14, 2012

    If the message of this book become more subtle, and I have no problem with messages of any kind in a book, and the story is allowed to take center stage, this book will show a vast improvement. If not, I think the readership is going to be very limited. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Crux - Nick Verissimo Nov 14, 2012

    This is something of a coming of age tale, but Chas does not come off as being genuine enough or having the strength of character to fight for himself and his belief to make you want to follow him on this journey. Chas aside, I didn't find myself enjoying any of the other characters and can definitely see this as the biggest roadblock going forward. While I can see this being an interesting story overall for its subject matter, it's a little bit harder to recommend over the lack of character definition for this story's lead. He really isn't endearing or relatable, so the one thing that can make or break a story is definitely a deal breaker. Read Full Review

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