Noah #1

Noah #1

Writer: Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel Artist: Niko Henrichon Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 19, 2014 Cover Price: $29.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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From acclaimed filmmaker DARREN ARONOFSKY (Black Swan, The Wrestler) and artist NIKO HENRICHON (Pride of Baghdad), NOAH is a fresh take on the biblical epic for the 21st Century. A fantastical world is about to be destroyed and one man is chosen to start a new one. As wicked forces try to take his Ark, Noah must hold his family together while they watch the annihilation of all they know. Infusing the Book of Genesis with fantasy and science-fiction, NOAH both reinvents the elements of the Flood story everyone knows and simultaneously takes the reader beyond them and into the unexpected.

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Mar 19, 2014

    Highly recommended. The weakest aspect is the third act, which is very different from most of the book, but still just as good. The art will captivate and the story, while based on the work we all know, has just enough fantastical changes to keep your interest until the very end. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - John Ernenputsch Mar 19, 2014

    This graphic novel was extremely difficult to review, as the controversy will almost assuredly render my final verdict moot. If you are able to sit down and take the story at face value you can expect a story that is able to go from big, epic battles, to dark, character driven moments. You will find a story with messages about the Earth we live on, the importance of faith during adversity, and family. You will also find one of the best best illustrated comic books of the year. Niko Henrichon has been working on this book for a long time, and now it is time for him to become a star. The least surprising aspect of the story is the storyteller himself. You can always expect Darren Aronofsky to be daring, and bold enough to ensure that people are left discussing his work. This has never been more true than it is for Noah. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Culture Mass - Joshua Eubanks Dec 31, 1969

    Despite skimping on its title character a little, Aronofsky's adaptation of Noah holds water better than expected. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Mar 20, 2014

    For anyone even somewhat interested in the source material, this is definitely something to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Mar 18, 2014

    Noah is overall a brilliant adaptation from the classic biblical tale, as although the changes may cause a bit of controversy the story as a whole is very enjoyable with the art being very impressive. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Mar 17, 2014

    On the whole Noah is only about 2/3rds good, and that's the opening 2/3rds. Noah is at least tolerable there doing his whole biblical/eco Dirty Harry routine and there's enough head tilting madness to keep you interested and the big climactic battle is pretty awesome it's just a shame that all of this goes downhill after that and our hero turns into a thuggish lunatic obsessed with murdering babies and ending humanity, so call this a mixed review overall but hey it's still better than The Godyssey right? Recommended if you've got more of a stomach for awful characters than me. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Mar 19, 2014

    The book also tends towards this weirdly misogynist turf in a lot of places. It's dealing in a lot of archetypal, First Man/First Woman issues throughout, and relating that to repopulation of the earth, but still. That boils down to a lot of "since you're a woman, your only value to me is as a vessel for a child." You learn very little about Noah, you learn even less about the women in his family. If pressed, I still couldn't tell you his wife's name, and the book is 260 pages. I'm not asking for the most groundbreaking feminist take on the story, but surely we could have lost some battle scenes and learned what the female characters wanted in this story? Not only do they not pass the Bechdel Test, but they don't even really pass the Sexy Lamp Test, and in 2014? That's just kind of sad. Read Full Review

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