Figment #1

Figment #1

Writer: Jim Zub Artist: Filipe Andrade Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 11, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 3
8.1Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

•  Dive into a steampunk fantasy story exploring the never-before-revealed origin of the inventor known as Dreamfinder, and how one little spark of inspiration created a dragon called Figment.
•  What is the Academy Scientifica-Lucidus? Who is Blarion Mercurial? What is the Integrated Mesmonic Spark Convertor? Find out as we give a Marvel spin to Epcot's mind-bending attraction, Journey Into Imagination!
•  Brought to you by the acclaimed and uniquely talented team of Jim Zub (Skullkickers) and Filipe Andrade (CAPTAIN MARVEL)!

  • 10
    Herotaku - Daniel Adkins Aug 15, 2014

    PICK THIS UP! Seriously, I don't know how much more I can recommend this comic. This is a perfect comic book! The writing is tremendous, the artwork fantastic, and there isn't a dull moment to be had. Whether you're a fan of the character, Disney enthusiast, or casual reader looking for something, go and buy Figment. It's series made of pure fun and imagination. And I wouldn't want it any other way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GAMbIT Magazine - J. Luis Jun 11, 2014

    There are a lot of times that I find it difficult to grab hold of a new story in a meaningful way, but Figment #1 has managed to do just that. It's a book that is meant for everyone, not just kids or Disney fans. I can't wait to read more and am becoming more and more excited about this comic book merger between Disney and Marvel. If they keep bring out great books like these, the entire comic loving populace is going to benefit. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Jun 12, 2014

    “Figment” #1 is a book that could be quickly written off. However, this first issue presents a fantasy/sci-fi world that stacks up against many creator-owned comics of similar ilk. Marvel has demonstrated a strong willingness to set up hot, upcoming talent on their lower tier books, and it's great to see the publisher applying the same mentality here. Whether you have young readers, are young at heart, or just enjoy well developed characters and great sequential art, you'll hardly be disappointed with “Figment.” Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Jun 13, 2014

    While Zub certainly creates an interesting backstory for this licensed property, his greatest success lies in his and Andrade's ability to tell a story that does not depend on the dialogue to understand what's going on. This is particularly helpful for parents seeking comics for their younger readers (at least this one) who may not be able to handle the level of the text in the speech bubbles but will enjoy the story nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jun 9, 2014

    FIGMENT is a delightful romp through the world of imagination that will please audiences both young and old. You may not know the character, but that really doesn't matter, since Writer Jim Zub gives you a very solid opening issue and introduction to these characters and the adventure they're all about to take. The art here is also fantastic as well. While there's a few very minor problems with the issue, dealing with medium shots and who the book is intended for. Overall, this is an incredibly fun ride and I highly recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jun 9, 2014

    Figment #1is a solid debut issue from a talented writer and an artist that is perfectly suited to this kind of story. Readers with no prior knowledge of the Figment character will not be missing any information required to enjoy this issue and I can vouch that this is safe to read with children of any age. There aren't a lot of comics that can be enjoyed by different age groups and I highly recommend if you've got kids that you pick this one up and share it with them. Zub and Andrade are going to take us on a magical adventure and I'll happily be along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Jun 17, 2014

    The Bottom Line: While the comic falls short of genuine world-building by relying on stock situations and supporting characters, the main characters are appealing in their design and familiar set-up. The comic is beautiful to look at and balances “reality” with imagination as appropriate thematically to the book, but it feels a bit bland as if the creators really want next issue to be one where we'll see the story they really want to tell. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Jun 12, 2014

    Charming and beautifully illustrated, Figment #1 is a lot of fun even if you haven't been on the ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Jun 12, 2014

    After a rough opening ten pages, Zub and Andrade really find the sweet spot for their book. With Figment and Blair's relationship as the cornerstone of the series they have something solid and energizing to work with and though the first third of the book is a bit of a bore, by the end it's full of promise. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Dante Cianni Jun 13, 2014

    I've been scouring the web to see if there is any sort of Figment relaunch or Disney news. I hate to come down so hard on this book, but I am missing it's purpose. It's not the worst thing I read, but I was hoping for something more imaginative. It feels like Disney dragging Marvel down, instead of Marvel raising Disney up. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Brandon Tindle Jun 11, 2014

    This issue was a blast! Even if you don't know the character, read this!!

  • 8.0
    DiRT Jun 11, 2014

    There are times when my cynicism gets the better of me. Upon hearing that the Disney Epcot ride, Journey Into Imagination, was going to be developed into a comic book, I felt confident that it could easily become one of the worst comics I would read in a long time. Keeping in mind that I haven’t been on the ride since 1985, I failed to see how any writer could make a little purple dragon of imagination into a comic book series I’d want to read. My only hope was that it would be silly enough for a gaggle of 7 to 10 year olds to enjoy. Read the full review at

  • 8.5
    Nicant Jun 13, 2014

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