Nonplayer #1

Nonplayer #1

Writer: Nate Simpson Artist: Nate Simpson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 6, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
8.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

The future kind of sucks, and that goes double for Dana Stevens - she's stuck in a dead-end tamale delivery job, and she's way too old to be living with her mom. But in the online fantasy world of Jarvath, she's an elite warrior. When she slays the wife of celebrity game character King Heremoth, her fame seems all but guaranteed - that is, until the game spins totally out of control.

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Larry King Mar 31, 2011

    I am not exaggerating when it comes to the detail in this comic, it is clearly in the European comics style, where the everything is so lavish, and looks like it took many months to complete this issue, and for all I know, it probably did. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Morgan Davis Apr 5, 2011

    As comic fans, we can all identify with that -- comics as a medium have often thrived on their bright, bold colors and world-spanning stories. Even without all the buzz that has been building up about Nonplayer, it seems clear that this is a series that would have clicked with comic fans regardless. After this first issue, Dana might not be the only one wanting to stick around in Jarvath. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 6, 2011

    Simpson doesn't reveal too much about his heroine yet, and even less about the strange post-apocalyptic landscape she inhabits. And that may be the only real flaw in this thoroughly enjoyable first chapter. Well, the lettering is pretty lousy, too, and in definite need of some adjustment. But as little as the series reveals of itself, it manages to entice the reader and leave them wanting much more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - gordon Apr 19, 2011

    A beautiful piece of work, Nonplayer's sumptuous world will seduce and disarm you. Amazing artwork with smart intelligent writing, this really is one to watch. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Apr 7, 2011

    Where exactly "Nonplayer" is heading is a little bit of a mystery, but Nate Simpson's art alone is well worth the price of admission. That his writing shows skill and confidence beyond what you'd expect from someone writing his first comic is a fabulous bonus. Definitely one the best surprises of 2011. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Apr 26, 2011

    Still, while Simpson provides a solid introduction to the book's heroine, he really doesn't have a lot of space to delve too deeply into her character; he really has to focus on the dual worlds in which the story is set - the fantasy-scape of the game and the mechanized vision of the future that serves as "the real world" in this series. When it comes to the human characters, Simpson has a softer approach that reminds me a great deal of that of Jamie (Phonogram) McKelvie's style, but the other elements - from the settings to alien animal life to mechanized conveniences - are rendered in meticulous and convincing detail. Take the reptilian steed depicted on the cover, for example; Simpson conveys the toughness of its hide with seeming ease. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Apr 9, 2011

    A pretty interesting first issue with great art. It doesn't quite live up to the hype with this issue, but often series that are this heavily hyped DO turn out to be pretty good even if you can't really tell it on the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Soyner Jun 15, 2015

    It just wasn't for me and nothing really happened to get me excited about the plot or care about the characters. Not horrible but not my cup of tea.

  • 9.0
    Aegis Jun 7, 2015

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