The 13th Artifact #1 (One Shot)

The 13th Artifact #1 (One Shot)

Writer: Amit Chauhan Artist: Eli Powell Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 16, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
8.4Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

Stranded on a mysterious alien planet after her shuttle crashes, astronaut Valentina Kedr is desperate to find a way to survive. With her oxygen rapidly running out, she decides to explore her new surroundings. Upon discovering a civilization on the planet, will her curiosity lead to her downfall?

  • 9.5
    GWW - Sarah Payne-mills Mar 16, 2016

    Amit Chauhan and Eli Powell's The 13th Artifact is creative and captivating. They truly deserve to be the 2015 Talent Hunt winners. I only wish we could get another issue! As they start their professional careers in the comic book field, I can't wait to see what they have in store for us. I'll definitely keep an eye out for them in the future. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Slackjaw Punks - Regan Lorie Mar 19, 2016

    This is a great-looking book and an engrossing read, for fans not only of the Top Cow Universe but of any classic horror or sci-fi comic. If anyone gets that the dystopian sci-fi market is a bit saturated and that these stories seem kind of obvious in this day and age, it's me; yet this one holds up with its classic take on the fall of modernity. Definitely deserving of that Talent Hunt win. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comicsverse - Marco Cunalata Mar 17, 2016

    The winner of the 2015 TOP COW TALENT HUNT give an interesting take on a classic sci-fi theme. Creators Amit Chauhan and Eli Powell have us crash on a dying planet along with our protagonist. We follow her through a deadly alien adventure! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed May 4, 2016

    I'm excited that The 13th Artifact exists, and honestly, I'm a little proud of Image for doing things like this. I do belive it's important to support new artists and creators, and this is a huge effort to do so. As for you and your buying habits, this is a one shot that will cost you a few bucks and send a huge message, and you'll get a good story, a neat world, and some really decent art of it. You may not be left drooling for more, but that can be kind of a good thing, too. Check this one out, and you're done. There's a lot less stress to check something out when you're spending four bucks, instead of maybe getting hooked and spending hundreds. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Mar 19, 2016

    Ultimately The 13th Artifact was a nice diversion for 15 minutes or so. I'm glad I read it and it served as a good showcase for the creators. If you're a fan of sci-fi/horror mash-ups with a Twilight-Zone-y feel to them, it's definitely worth checking out. I'll be keeping my eye out for artist Eli Powell's work in future; I'm including an alternate cover he did for IDW's Infinite Loop #6 to give you a visual of his style, that was very appealing to me: Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Briton Mar 20, 2016

    Rather disappointing. The latter half of the comic was telegraphed well in advance, and this story had been told a thousand times now.

  • 7.5
    DXO Jul 20, 2016

  • 6.0
    Sayrus Mar 21, 2016

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