Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses #1

Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses #1

Writer: David Lapham Artist: David Lapham Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 4, 2015 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
8.4Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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STRAY BULLETS CONTINUES WITH THE BEGINNING OF A BRAND-NEW ARC OF STORIES! SUNSHINE AND ROSES is about violence, love, and really bad decisions. The Baltimore underworld is falling apart at the seams and blood has been spilt. Where and when things went to hell in a handbasket can be traced back to a time a few years earlier, when a man named Harry ran the city, Spanish Scott and Monster enforced the rules, and an insecure young man named Orson met a wild and crazy girl named Beth. The two together cooked up the boldest, most outlandish, and just about the stupidest plan ever devised-a plan to steal a whole lot of Harry's money and drugs and get a little revenge along the way.

While every issue of STRAY BULLETS presents a complete story, the start of each new arc is the perfect place to jump on board and see what everybody else is talking about.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Matthew McGrath Feb 10, 2015

    Like a shot aimed carelessly, the characters in David Lapham's (Young Liars) Stray Bullet universe slam into random targets. Sometimes they lodge into a wall or crack a windshield, and sometimes they hit an innocent. Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses #1 is no different. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Rhymes With Geek - J. Reifler Feb 4, 2015

    Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses #1 can be enjoyed on its own or as part of a larger story. That's the skill of Lapham's storytelling shining through; he is a master of ‘show don't tell' and it's easy to follow along with story events even if you haven't read anything prior. Over the years there has been a bit of subtle refinement of his art style (which is to be expected) but the raw energy of the series still shines through. Characters look cool, sexy, and horrific at the same time. I'll be buying this comic until Lapham finally puts the characters to rest. After being away for so long,I can only hope it's not for a very long time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Connor McGuckin Feb 6, 2015

    Ladies and gentlemen, Stray Bullets is back and it was well worth the wait. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jesse Quick-Rincon Feb 4, 2015 will enjoy reading "Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses #1" the first time and the second time thereafter. If youve never read Stray Bullets, nows the best time to start. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Tres Dean Feb 5, 2015

    Lapham is one of the best storytellers in comics and the first issue of Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Rainbows doesn't tarnish that reputation in the slightest. It's a great read and not to be missed Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Martin Doyle Feb 3, 2015

    Sunshine and Roses was my first foray into the world of Stray Bullets, and it offered a thoroughly engaging snapshot of the world that Lapham has cultivated over the course of the last 20 years. Unfortunately, it looks like I now have plenty of reading ahead of me to get fully up to speed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Andr Habet Feb 4, 2015

    Soon enough though, Kretchmeyer tells Beth that he murdered doughnut-eating Lonnie, and suddenly things take a new turn as Beth and Kretchmeyer end the comic now aligned with this knowledge. By the last page, things seem to have somewhat settled, and all the pieces have made it onto the board. From here on out though, I'm confident that Lapham will just make Kretchmeyer and Beth's life shit. Can't wait. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Feb 5, 2015

    As the first issue wraps up, Lapham reaches a climax that feels like it could be the final part of a six-part story. Instead, the moment is merely the beginning. There is a lot that is unexpected about the construction of Stray Bullets. From the impressive development of the characters to the structure of the storytelling, Sunshine and Roses #1 is magnificent to experience. New readers may not find the book as friendly as Lapham might suggest. But with patience, it is certainly crafted well enough to adopt a new audience. Not only that, but the amount of subtlety infused through Lapham's understated art style and panels make for an even better second read. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Mar 4, 2015

    I feel like this isn't a bad comic, just not one for every body. If you're an existing Stray Bullets fan, you're probably more than willing to overlook the few things that don't click well, but if you're not, you might have a hard time caring about the people or what happens to them, so I'm not so sure this would be a good spot to start reading it. Even if this isn't the book to start you off though, I'd give the series a shot, there's a lot of good stuff here too. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Alessandro Spitoni Feb 6, 2015

    Sunshine and Roses opens the door to a very unexciting main story, but somewhere in the background boils something more intriguing. Read Full Review

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