Pisces #1

Pisces #1

Writer: Kurtis J. Wiebe Artist: Johnnie Christmas Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 29, 2015 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 7
7.8Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Former fighter pilot Dillon Carpenter found everything he wanted when he returned from the Vietnam War. A loving partner, a dream career training with NASA to travel through space, and soon, he will learn, a prime candidacy for a secret mission, one that will forever change the world: First Contact. But as Dillon prepares, his war trauma returns and he's haunted by dark visions of his future. There is but one constant; the voice whispering from the stars.

A sci-fi psychological body horror series from the writer of RAT QUEENS and the artist of SHELTERED.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Apr 14, 2015

    I had fun reading Pisces #1 and it excited me. It made me curious and when I got to the end I kept swiping my finger hoping for another page to read. This is an all-star creative team that's come together to produce and all-star comic so check it out. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Mar 24, 2015

    Pisces #1 marries time travel and space odyssey wrapped up in a person drama. This is an awesome first issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Alexander Handziuk May 1, 2015

    These four separate eras are beautifully brought to life by Johnnie Christmass frenetic, yet crisp art. Every single page seeps with emotion and works synonymously with Wiebes story. All of the characters featured here are breathtaking, and Christmas really gives each person his own distinct look and feel. Also, and possibly most impressive, is how well presented moving liquid are, such as rain and blood. I would recommend Pisces #1 to anyone based solely on the artwork alone, but the fact that the story is on the same level as the art makes this comic something truly special. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Kat Vendetti Apr 1, 2015

    There is a dreamlike and erratic quality to Pisces #1 that lends to its unsettling tone and alludes to horrors yet to come. Wiebe and Christmas refrain from divulging too many answers just yet, but deliver all the intrigue in discovering what those answers will be. Artful and intricate in its conception, structure, and execution, Pisces already distinguishes itself from the rest in its genre. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Nikki S. Apr 29, 2015

    Pisces#1 is terrifying in its possibilities, yet beautiful in its storytelling. This is the kind of first issue where you have no clue what's around the corner. The creative team, however, deserves your trust as reader, as what they have constructed with this first issue is a powerful, introspective narrative. Check outPisces #1 for a one-way trip to the comic book equivalent of lucid dreaming. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Taylor Hoffman Apr 29, 2015

    Its both exciting and awfully dreadful to feel lost, and its in this dark disconnect that Pisces thrives. The lack of understanding isnt unsatisfying; it just leaves you hungry for more details in the second issue. Theres an abyss waiting Dillion and plenty of darkness in store for the rest of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White May 1, 2015

    The whole package holds together beautifully " and by beautifully I mean horrifyingly, because this is a story with fear and dread at its core, and fear and dread you will feel by the issue's end. The cliffhanger, too, is masterly, capitalizing on the switch in time period and subject matter to build anticipation for the next issue. Of course, this turn could very well make for a switch in tone; it's hard to say whether the feeling of this issue will be sustained. But the tension that runs through this chapter " the themes that bolster this tension " hint at depths to be explored. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Apr 29, 2015

    Pisces is definitely a series worth giving a shot if you want a story that is not afraid to get personal.To show that life isn't fair, and neither are the people who live it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Martin Ferretti May 1, 2015

    Overall, Pisces #1 is a terrific inaugural issue with an intriguing story and fantastic art. If you go into this book with the solicitation in mind you may be surprised with what you find inside, but this book has strong potential to be one of the best new series of 2015 so pick it up! Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    The Latest Pull - Marcus Orchard Apr 29, 2015

    This is a very dark read and may not be for all readers. There is a very little joy throughout the issue. Carpenter's life is an absolute mess and it's almost depressing to see what the character has been through and will probably endure later. However, it's definitely a compelling read and those who are looking for something darker will certainly find something great in the first issue of Pisces. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Eris Walsh Apr 21, 2015

    Pisces may not be a fun read per se, but it is shaping up to be a damn good read. I honestly have no idea whats in store for issue #2, but I am interested in finding out! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - Aj Davidson Apr 30, 2015

    Visuals wise I must mention again some interesting opening and closing sequences that tie the stories together that use art quite nicely to make the transition figuratively blurry but interesting nonetheless. Dillons mangled, bloodied features are drawn with a good degree of care and characters have some good defining features without needing to appear cartoony. Im optimistic about this one folks. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Apr 29, 2015

    The art is solid and the concept could be strong, but this first issue does not deliver enough for the reader to know what is happening or care. I wouldn't be surprised, however, if the second issue blows my socks off since the payoff is clearly not here. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Overmental - Andrew Tran Apr 29, 2015

    It's clear that Pisces wishes to reach for something more profound out there in the dark yonder, and I'm not at all doubting the value of the book's ideas to come, but that's precisely my annoyance with this first issue: there's nothing to grab hold of at present. In the absence of interviews and series descriptions, this first issue does little to reel a reader in. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli May 2, 2015

    Pisces may wind up being an epic. The comic could turn out to be something you can't wait for each month. However, this first issue is a very hard sell. There isn't much in here to define the characters or frame up the plot. This first issue is basically a Vietnam pilot behind enemy lines story. I'm not sure this is for everyone. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Apr 30, 2015

    Pisces #1 is riddled with problems that range from the skeleton of its storytelling to the manner of its execution. Readers looking for an excuse to not pick up a new series will have no trouble finding one here. The comic's greatest flaw, however, does not lie in its character work or compositions. The biggest problem here is that in 24 pages, there isn't a single reason to want to read whatever may come next. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Soyner May 3, 2015

    It started out promising. Great art. An interesting scene...but then things just went haywire. Not bad necessarily but just too confusing to care about. Once things are explained it may be upgraded but for now it's just a cluttered mess.

  • 9.5
    Educated Reader May 21, 2015

    A tripping first review! Love the synergistic flow and the artwork is amazing! Can't wait for the next issue!

  • 6.5
    Cosmic Ray Apr 29, 2015

    Unfortunately, you rarely get a second chance to impress.

  • 8.0
    Brandon Tindle May 3, 2015

  • 8.0
    Nick Jul 17, 2015

  • 7.5
    Quietomega Jun 2, 2015

  • 7.0
    eVanDiesel May 20, 2015

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