Aesop's Ark #1

Aesop's Ark #1

Writer: J. Torres Artist: Jennifer L. Meyer Publisher: Monkeybrain Comics Release Date: July 4, 2012 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 5, 2012

    Coordinating the debut of Monkeybrain Comics with Independence (or in this case Independents') Day is a fine, nostalgic way to start. Taken for what it is -- a bold new offering with lots of baked-in familiarity -- "Aesop's Ark" has limitless potential for entertainment and enlightenment. I'm looking forward to much more of this ride. I just hope I don't have to wait forty days and forty nights to see more. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Aug 7, 2012

    Aesop's Ark is a wonderful all-ages book. The issues the animals struggle with are the same everyone has dealt with at some point. Its' story resonates so well because of the readers ability to sympathize with the characters. It gives us pause and we think what we would do in these situations. Would we be the owl or the humming bird? There aren't many comics out there that allow you to reflect on what you just read and see how it relates to your own life. Aesop's Ark is a short read that has more substance than most comics twice its size. Torres and Meyer are crafting beautiful stories that fans of any age can dive right in and enjoy. You should definitely get a seat on this boat. I'm sure the animals can make room. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Jul 5, 2012

    If I had kids Aesop's Ark would be the comic that I would give them, it feels like a classic children's fairy tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Nick Hanover Aug 8, 2012

    Future issues could use a better fable/framing device ratio, particularly if the creative team wants to hold the attention spans of kids, but given that you can buy the entire batch of first issues that Monkeybrain has out for less than a couple New 52 titles, that's a small complaint. Roberson and company still have some growing to do with Monkeybrain, but they're already making braver and bolder choices than their like-minded predecessors and Aesop's Ark stands out as a particularly exemplary first effort from the company. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jul 8, 2012

    Out of the five books released from MonkeyBrain I score this one pretty high. It also has the biggest challenge ahead of it as it will need to find a way to keep the book interesting without following the exact formula from this issue. Even if the story dips in quality the art is great enough to lift it up on its own. If you’re looking to spend a dollar on a new comic then you should definitely check this book out. Also it was a nice touch naming the lion Aesop as it fits the origin of the name quite well. Read Full Review

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