Lost Vegas #1

Lost Vegas #1

Writer: Jim McCann Artist: Janet Lee Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 6, 2013 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 17
7.3Critic Rating
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The EISNER AWARD-WINNING team of JIM McCANN & JANET LEE reunite to create a universe filled with intrigue as one gambler-turned-slave has 24 hours to go all in and pull off the greatest heist the universe has seen.

WELCOME TO LOST VEGAS! Aboard this luxurious casino-filled traveling space-station you will find the highest stakes games from every corner of every planet, unheard-of winnings, and the greatest attractions anywhere!

*the fine print- those who bet it all and lose must work it off as indentured servants to the casino. Escape is not possible. No one is exempt from these rules.

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Hansel Moreno Mar 5, 2013

    Overall this was a fun issue that all ready has me rooting against the house! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Sean Tonelli Mar 6, 2013

    With Saga, Comeback, Luther Strode and now Lost Vegas, Image Comics has proven they have a keen eye for creator based projects and I for one am a huge fan of their products. Lost Vegas #1 is a great start and definitely a series to bet on. Let’s just hope McCann and Leedoesn'tfold under pressure. (See what I did there?) Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Mar 6, 2013

    McCann and Lee are off to a fantastic start, layering the universe of “Lost Vegas” with tons of mystery and intrigue. Strong pacing, engaging characters, and relatable themes make this an easily accessible book for all. The concept is a little derivative and the plot predictable, but the spectacle of it all makes up for these shortcomings. Although Roland is a cold, selfish character, it's hard not to root for him throughout this fun caper. Just like in real games of chance, the odds rarely fall in your favor. Will Roland overcome the hand that he's been dealt? Where will he stand when the chips have fallen? How many more poker puns does it take to get you excited for this book? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Mar 5, 2013

    Lost Vegas proves that McCann and Lee have a lot more up their sleeves than all-ages allegories. The fresh setting for this story is sure to be a hook for many readers but the mash-up of influences could overwhelm the story if they're followed too closely. If their Eisner proved anything, it's that this creative duo doesn't need to borrow to create a good story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Mar 6, 2013

    Issue one of LOST VEGAS is a very solid start. It's an interesting concept that is executed extremely well. The story may be a little much to handle, but overall, it's very intriguing. McCann and Lee have what seems like to be a top notch book on the shelves here. I love the story and the concept, and the art is brilliant, even if I had a few problems with it here and there.Overall, I highly recommend this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Mar 6, 2013

    Janet Lee forgoes her normal painted style here and the results work very well for this book. Her art is colored by Chris Sotomayor and it gives Lost Vegas a distinctly more "comic book" feel (as opposed to the storybook nature of her previous works). Regardless as to whether the story of Lost Vegas catches your fancy, you'll no doubt enjoy the art. Lee has a unique style that allows for some very graceful and fluid storytelling. Lost Vegas #1 is a good looking comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Andrea Shockling Mar 7, 2013

    Lost Vegas probably won't be for everyone, but it could be. Interesting characters with an appealing problem to solve amidst a unique and colorful environment. What's not to like? Don't let the science fiction part deter you. Lost Vegas is good comics storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    iFanboy - Josh Flanagan Mar 7, 2013

    Lost Vegas is imaginative, fun, and original. It's like one of those worlds you encounter in a random episode of Doctor Who that exist outside of any times or places we know, but is familiar to us. It's also an wonderful look at the evolution of creators who were pretty successful the first time around, but keep coming back for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Den Of Geek! - Jarrett Kruse Mar 12, 2013

    While Jim McCann's plot is confusing, Janet Lee's pencils are a space-age delight. I really just kept wishing that I understood what this book was about besides a guy in the future going to a Running Man type prison where you have to wear a collar that can mean freedom or death. Maybe the second issue will explain a little more but unfortunately, I need a solid debut issue for me to jump onboard a new series. But because of the stellar art, I may actually see what issue number 2 has in store for readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Mar 10, 2013

    McCann and Lee is a pairing that's one of the best in the business and you should do yourself a favor and find out out why. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Kassim Mirza Mar 8, 2013

    So the bottom line is this: Lost Vegas #1 is a great opener for what I'm hoping will be a fun ride. However, it'll need some polishing. If you're looking for a comic book that goes in a different direction (art and plot-wise) and if you're cool with lots and lots of caption boxes, check Lost Vegas #1. It's got strong potential. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 6, 2013

    With an art deco air and a fun main character, McCann and Lee have turned out a solid first issue. As I said before, I think it's going to read even better in a collected format, but that also won't keep me from reading the next issue too. There's already enough here to make me want to find out what happens next, after all. I'll just make sure with each new installment to read everything released to date. I have a feeling that what happens in "Lost Vegas" won't stay in "Lost Vegas" for long, after all. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comicosity - Maxwell Majernik Mar 6, 2013

    While the first issue left a sour taste in my mouth, I think the mini-series will rebound. The art and design are both so impressive, that as long as the writing improves just a little then the series will be very enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Mar 6, 2013

    In the end, Lost Vegas is not yet what you might call an exciting book, and it's so far a lot less charming than McCann and Lee's previous collaboration in The Return of the Dapper Men, but it does provide a glimpse at enough hidden prizes to entice me to belly back up to the table and double-down on issue two. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Mar 9, 2013

    While not having the instant hook of the Image's sci-fi stablemate Saga, there is nevertheless some intrigue here. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Mar 10, 2013

    Not a “bad” comic, but not a particularly compelling one either. Perhaps interesting to people who enjoy watching stories about gambling. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Mar 8, 2013

    Kowalski's art is very, very good. He effectively captures Cooke's sense of disconnect, both in the book's more mundane scenes and in its very graphic sex scenes. His characters feel a bit like those that Sean Philips draws, who manage to be rendered realistically, but have a sense of expressiveness usually unseen in more natural artistic styles. As a whole, Sex is easily one of the best new books that Image has put out in months. Read Full Review

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