Sinergy #1

Sinergy #1

Writer: Michael Avon Oeming, Taki Soma Artist: Taki Soma, Michael Avon Oeming Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 19, 2014 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 1
6.9Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Jess was on her way to college with an athletic scholarship-until her first sexual experience enabled her to see inter-dimensional monsters who live secretly among us and feed on SINERGY (energies emitted by sin)!

Oh, and did we mention that her boyfriend is one of them and that her father wants her to start hunting these monsters with him?

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Your Friendly Neighborhood Brady Nov 19, 2014

    It's nice to see Oeming do something a little lighter in tone than his magnificent and recently concluded The Victoriesepic saga. This series feels light but dark enough in tone to be successfully horrific. Demon slaying can always be gloriously disgusting. Paring that with a forced partnership of daughter and father and I've no doubt this will a great series to follow for as long as there be demons to destroy. This is a great start so get in on the ground floor to Sinergy #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Nov 18, 2014

    Check out their interview, along with letterer and writer of the upcoming Shaft series from Dynamite, David Walker, here. They talk about how the look of Jess's father was based off of Louis C.K., How Taki came into coloring Murder Inc., and what David is working on for Shaft (including a novel). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Sarah Moran Nov 19, 2014

    All in all, Sinergy is a fun if a little frenetic first issue. Its premise is solid, the characters flawed but interesting, and the artwork suits the story. If you're looking for a good start to an adventure where a young woman learns monster-hunting with her dad (and really, who wouldn't?), you'd do well to check out Sinergy as it has the potential to be a wild ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Nov 19, 2014

    Of course Oeming’s art is eye catching as usual and incredibly well detailed for his typical style. Soma’s colouring only adds to the boldness of Oeming’s art using similarly bold colours, creating a visceral world that one can’t help but be absorbed by. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Martin Ferretti Nov 20, 2014

    If you're looking to a fun, action packed comedy book this week, then Sinergy #1 is a great choice. With a great creative team, and excellent pacing, Image may have another hit on their hands as this issue lays a solid foundation for what's ahead. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Derek Aitken Nov 20, 2014

    With real life scenarios people can relate to combined with a supernatural twist this series gets off to a strong start. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 20, 2014

    Mix Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a dash of Sex Criminals and you pretty much have Sinergy. This new horror series from Michael Avon Oeming and Taki Soma distinguishes itself by emphasizing comedy and teenage drama over scares. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - John F. Trent Nov 19, 2014

    #1 is perfect if you are looking for a nice action-comedy to round out your pull list this week, although it does have some drawbacks with the lettering and an ending that is a touch out of place. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Nov 17, 2014

    Aside from a few bumps, Sinergy‘s first issue had a lot of fun ideas. This might not be a series for just anyone, especially if you're new to Oeming's work. Sometimes his mature stories paired with his simple and innocent looking art can be off-putting to certain readers. However, I suggest people check out Sinergy just to see Taki Soma's backup art. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Rhymes With Geek - J. Reifler Nov 18, 2014

    Sinergy #1 just didn't resonate with me. In a crowded comics market I can't help but compare it to similar books. I will admit I wasn't a fan of Goners spin on the ‘monster hunting family' either. However I've always liked Buffy the Vampire slayer soin some instances I think itjust comes down to characterization. While Jess talks like a teenager I couldn't find myself interested in her story. I wanted to enjoy this bookissue but I don't think I'll keep reading after this first issue. Worth skimming for beautiful art but I prefer Oeming's work when he teams up with another writer like Bendis. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Nov 19, 2014

    Overall, I'll check out the second issue of the series, but after that I'll probably check out. I like Oeming's art, and I like what Soma is doing, but there are other Oeming series I dig more than this. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Nov 20, 2014

    This is a visually interesting debut of a relatable protagonist and a deplorable father. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Nov 21, 2014

    There are some nice pieces to "Sinergy," but it all needs more polish. Oeming and Soma have clearly created a cool world. They just need to nail the logic of its inhabitants. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Nov 22, 2014

    Sinergy has a lot of potential. The first issue sets the direction and now seeing where his is headed will probably determine the long-term prospects for the story. I like what I saw in this book but I did find the plot to be a little loose for my tastes. I recommend checking this, especially if you are a fan of Buffy. This is a series to keep an eye on. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Nov 26, 2014

    Sinergy seems to coax by on the interesting concept of a genetic ability to see monsters unlocked when one losing one's virginity. This could develop into a fun father / daughter monster hunter book, but right now it feels disjointed with an unlikable patriarch and a stereotypical teenage girl. Oeming's artwork is the real standout, as does Soma's backup strip. Read Full Review

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