The Activity #1

The Activity #1

Writer: Nathan Edmondson Artist: Mitch Gerads Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 21, 2011 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
7.6Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

The evolution of global warfare necessitates the evolution of special forces to rise and meet the call. The U.S Army has therefore looked to its last secret special operations tribe, the INTELLIGENCE SUPPORT ACTIVITY, or Gray Fox. Within Gray Fox is a team of elite men and women whose mission is flexible, whose technology is bleeding edge, and whose execution is precise and lethal. They are Team Omaha, and they serve THE ACTIVITY.

  • 8.5
    IGN - Poet Mase Dec 21, 2011

    This book is sure to keep the ultra-cool special ops storylines coming and to work deeper into the characters, but this first issue stands on its own as a nice taste of what's to come. Sure, the story's a little light on action, but the artwork is excellent and the characters are engaging. This title has a lot of potential, and fans of this genre would do well to jump on board at the ground level. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Dec 28, 2011

    Jumping on Point?: They don't get much better. Even for a #1 issue, it is especially good at introductions. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Oct 27, 2011

    Overall, this is a great start for this new Image book. If you like books about special forces, then this is for you. Mitch Gerads' art was my favorite thing about this issue. I really like his style and the way he draws fire... Yes, I like how he draws fire. The pacing, towards the end of the book was great, and it was slowed down, in a good way, by dialogue, giving a realistic feel to the action on the pages. However, I'm not a fan of this genre, so the book was a bit tough to read, for me, and I felt the book started off a bit slow. In the end, even though I may not like the genre, I really enjoyed the book, and I'm excited to keep reading The Activity. I recommend this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Dec 31, 2011

    Artist Mitch Gerads' style is a fairly photorealistic one, but not overly detailed or stiff so as to look like it's lightboxed, photo-referenced material. His work here reminds me of the styles of such other comics artists as Jock and Jeremy Haun. The good news is he isn't adapting a typical super-hero style for something outside of that genre. The characters here move and dress like normal people. Muscles don't bulge; clothes drape believably in the artwork. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the visuals is the color. Cool tones are employed to maintain a slightly tense mood that's in keeping with the genre and premise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Dec 21, 2011

    If you missed Who IsJake Ellis then do not miss TheActivity, not only does this book have the same level of excitement, butEdmondson has already hinted that this series has legs meaning it's not goinganywhere. If you've been reading any of the New 52 books dealing withclandestine groups and spies, then do yourself a favor and pick up a true "spy"book and see what the world outside of spandex is really like. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - cgscreamer Jan 29, 2012

    Overall, there is the makings of a great book, similar in tone to some of Warren Ellis' spy work and if Edmondson can deliver like he did on Jake Ellis this could be one hell of a good story! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dylan B. Tano Dec 14, 2011

    Overall, as far as first issues go, it feels a bit light. That may seem like a criticism, but it isn't. Often enough first issues are cram packed and over saturated. This one is a little light but it carries itself well. It is something I look forward to seeing develop. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    SouthernCompadre Jun 1, 2013

    Love the "pro" approach, the story is full of good black ops military fiction but the flow of the narrative is a little bit scattered. I mean, it seems (at least till issue 12) justs flashes and glimses of a bigger picture that will be revealed when the setting is further developed. Anyways is a pretty nice piece of fiction with a fantastic art to boot!

  • 5.5
    Sayrus Jun 5, 2016

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