Point of Impact #1

Point of Impact #1

Writer: Jay Faerber Artist: Koray Kuranel Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 10, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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A gripping, provocative four-part crime series from acclaimed writer JAY FAERBER and stunning new artist KORAY KURANEL begins with one woman's murder and branches out to follow the investigation by three people with personal connections to her: her husband, an investigative reporter; her lover, an ex-soldier; and her friend, a homicide detective. Her death will change all of their lives.

  • 9.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Oct 24, 2012

    And holy crap is it good. The way it introduces the characters and teases what might be clues, the comic is as good as any cop show on television and better than so many of them. This is a series, I'm looking forward to the next issue. A perfect comic to transition and get your friends into Law & Order and CSI to try out comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Oct 12, 2012

    I was interested in this series from the name alone, then the cover and lastly the creative team. It’s a triple threat that pays off big time. There’s a lot of announcements and excitement about comics that are coming this week and that’s great, but this is a comic you can buy today, right now. It’s a great first issue for a series that can only get better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Nov 4, 2012

    The black-and-white format works well for this murder-mystery story. Koray Kuranel's artwork has a strong Paul Gulacy riff to it when it comes to the characters, but I think his greatest strength as a comic artist is his clear skill when it comes to setting. The urban jungle in which the story is set is full of detail, from the roof of the building from which the victim as thrown to the cluttered, bustling nature of the newspaper newsroom. There's always a strong sense of place, and it brings a greater degree of credibility to the story. Point of Impact stands out as yet another example of the strength of the new work being produced by Image Comics these days. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Jose Camacho Oct 15, 2012

    While this is a strong start, there is room for improvement (especially in the logic department). Are people thrown out of helicopters more often than roofs?" Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Oct 9, 2012

    I really enjoyed this comic and if you’re looking to take a break on capes, the supernatural & sci-fi, then this is a nice change of pace. Looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Oct 13, 2012

    This series is obviously written for the trade. As such, there isn't really cliffhanger so much as there is a break in the story waiting for the next issue. The book can't truly be evaluated until it is fully complete. This issue is good but it doesn't quite sparkle among the many, many crime comic books that have come out in the past five years or so. This is worth picking up and checking out, especially if you like some crime drama. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Andy Liegl Oct 15, 2012

    By the end of the opening act, "Point of Impact" #1 presents a suspect and a familiar technique utilized in the crime genre: a mysterious figure who seemingly controls and manipulates the situation from behind the scenes. This may be enough to stick around for #2 and fans of crime fiction should feel comfortable giving "Point Of Impact" a shot. That being said, something needs to up the ante or make the audience care for the people involved in subsequent chapters to make this story stand out from the rest of its type. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Oct 12, 2012

    Point of Impact is an idea with potential, and it has its heart in the right place, but the execution is a noble failure. With a different artist and a length beyond four issues, this could have been something. Read Full Review

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