Turf #1

Turf #1

Writer: Jonathan Ross Artist: Tommy Lee Edwards Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 7, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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A four- issue hard boiled noir crime thriller with girls, guns, fangs and aliens. New York, 1929. The height of prohibition. The cops turn a blind eye while the mobs run the city, dealing in guns, girls and illegal liquor. But the arrival of the mysterious Dragonmir Family from Eastern Europe with more of a taste for blood then booze co-incides with a series of brutal attacks on the gangsters themselves. As the gangs fall before the fangs, only handful of mobsters survive. But an unlikely alliance formed between tough guy Eddie Falco and a character from a LONG way from New York City - a long way from Earth in fact - offers the humans a glimmer of hope. As the strong willed young reporter Susie Dale from the Gotham Herald tries to survive in the middle of the maelstrom, and an ancient prophecy unfolds, no one can guess who's going to win the battle for this particular slice of Turf. RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES The Creators JONATHAN ROSS is one of the highest prof

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kate Trippe Apr 11, 2010

    I wholeheartedly recommend this book to reader of non-traditional comic books, or to anyone just looking for a solid story in their picture books. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Dan Horn Apr 14, 2010

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  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Apr 12, 2010

    This is a unique story that hasn't been played out 100 times already. Pick up issue #1 now! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Mania - Chris Smits Apr 8, 2010

    Turf #1 gets a very solid B grade and I'm eager to see what else is headed readers' way in issue number two. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Apr 8, 2010

    Image Comics has been hyping this series for some time, and after finally getting my hands on a copy, and reading it for myself, I can see why. While wordy, Turf spins a great tale that mixes genres perfectly. While my zombie-kung-fu-western may never see the light of day, Turf's alien-vampire-gangster tale deserves a spot on the top of your reading stack. There's a lot of build up in this issue, and I hope the action picks up in issue two, but all of the elements that make a good story fall into place here, earning Turf #1 4 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Dan Phillips Apr 7, 2010

    So even with all its considerable flaws, I'd still call Turf a mostly auspicious debut from Ross. Tommy Lee Edwards delivers crisp storytelling and absorbing visuals even when Ross is doing his darndest to cover up panels with captions. The story suggests it's ready to spring to weird life, which is a good thing for a first issue to do. And perhaps most importantly, the issue took me a lot longer to read than the typical five minutes it takes me to read a comic these days, which is refreshing, even if all the squinting gave me a headache by the end. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - James Dec 6, 2011

    Overall, it was very good. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Karyn Pinter Apr 11, 2010

    Oh please, please comic gods, if there is one thing you do for any of us this year (besides giving Barbara Gordon back her Bat mantel), please let it be an all-out war between the mob, vampires, and some aliens. That is all I'm really hoping to get out of this comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Apr 11, 2010

    I had hoped to like Turf more than I did. The setting and themes really intrigued me. Unfortunately, the execution of those themes and ideas just did not come together effectively. Read Full Review

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