Who Is Jake Ellis? #1

Who Is Jake Ellis? #1

Writer: Nathan Edmondson Artist: Tonci Zonjic Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 5, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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Jon Moore is the most sought after spy-for-hire in Europe's criminal world. This is because of Jake Ellis, a psychic man who is invisible to everyone except Moore.

When a deal goes bad, the only one who can protect Moore from Europe's most dangerous criminals is Jake Ellis. No one but Moore can see Jake Ellis.

But Jake Ellis can see everything.

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jamil Scalese Jan 9, 2011

    Edmondson and Zonjic have something special brewing here. Were a week into 2011 and we might have one of the best titles of the year already. No major flaws, except that I have to wait a month to discover who IS Jake Ellis? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Mar 8, 2011

    While the book is strong visually, it's the core premise that really draws one into the book. The series title gets to the heart of what keeps the reader engaged and interested. Sure, Jon Moore's desperate bid to escape his pursuers, both seen and unseen, is riveting, but it's the mystery of the nature of his invisible ally that's truly engrossing. I like that the protagonist thinks he has it all figured out, and his suppositions are logical ones as well. But they don't necessarily explain everything the reader sees. I love that writer Nathan Edmondson keeps us guessing, and honestly, I'm pleased to keep guessing for some time. This is a five-issue limited series, but my hope is that this is the first such series in a number of Jake Ellis stories to come. The concept is just too strong to be discarded a few months from now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Jan 9, 2011

    Oh, one thing that does intrigue me that I can mention without spoiling anything is when Jake Ellis quoted a line from Yi-Fu Tuan's Space and Place: The Perspective of Experience. I am hoping that line was meant as an allusion that gives intellectual weight to the story as the series plays out. Even if it doesn't, though, I strongly recommend Who Is Jake Ellis? #1 for fans of spy thrillers and David Lynch films--and especially for fans of both (such as me). Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Jan 9, 2011

    This first issue came together really nicely, with just enough mystery, just enough spy work, and plenty of gorgeous artwork. I'm looking forward to learning the truth about the mysterious Jake Ellis. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jan 9, 2011

    Instead, the personalities of the two are shown through their interactions, Jon more carefree than Jake. The issue doesn't slow down too much, always on the move with action and thrills. It reads very quickly, but leaves you wanting more. Honestly, I picked it at my shop because I was reviewing it. That won't be the case with issue two. I'll be buying it because the first issue left me wanting to know what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 8, 2011

    Having heard about this mini series months ago I have been looking forward to picking this issue up. I can't say I was blown away by the issue but I was very impressed with the introduction of the series' gimmick and the main characters. I am hoping this mini series has a story that will take the reader on a wild ride. This issue just didn't deliver that level of story. However, I'm on board for the next one and I think that's a good thing for an introductory issue to do: bring the reader back for more. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jan 9, 2011

    So Who is Jake Ellis? The writer didn't give me a reason to care. Read Full Review

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