The Big Lie #1

The Big Lie #1

Writer: Rick Veitch Artist: Rick Veitch Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 7, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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  • 9.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Oct 14, 2011

    The writing is meticulous throughout the book, and I don't just mean in terms of the research in the 9-11 conspiracy Veitch expounds here. No, Veitch populates the story with remarkably sharp characters, and the minutiae of engineering, politics, military operations and other cogs that make the world go 'round. Veitch reinforces the convincing tone of the storytelling with some realistic visuals. Not only are the characters genuine in appearance (no super-hero body shapes here), but the more technical aspects are presented in meticulous detail. That speaks to the importance of veteran inker Gary Erskine's contribution to the book as well. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    IGN - Miguel Perez Sep 7, 2011

    But I do have some nice things to say about The Big Lie. The artwork was decent, I especially enjoyed seeing former San Fransico mayor Willie Brown dressed as a pimp, and the quips about Apple got a chuckle or two out of me. In the end, the creators seemed to have forgotten that comics are a form of entertainment. Above all else, their goal should have been to entertain, rather than simply attempt to inform. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBuzz - Niall Doonan Sep 13, 2011

    While I dont quite know why Image decided to publish this comic, it at least isnt overly sensationalist and it does print the names of all the victims of September 11th, showing a certain amount of respect. People will be interested in this comic and what it has to say, but everyone should read both arguments before making up their minds. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Sep 8, 2011

    The veracity of Veitch's arguments isn't my concern; that they're presented in a comedic fashion, however unintentionally, does both add and detract to this comic. If it were a dry argumentative piece, it would be boring, but the farcical nature of the book undermines all of the arguments made. It's a catch-22 that makes "The Big Lie" unsuccessful at its goal. The ideas raised here deserve more consideration than many will give them because they seem ludicrous on the surface and the presentation here doesn't give them much weight. Read Full Review

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