Skinned #1

Skinned #1

Writer: Tim Daniel, Jeremy Holt Artist: Joshua Gowdy Publisher: Monkeybrain Comics Release Date: April 16, 2014 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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Iris is the perfect marriage of artificial intelligence and virtual reality, serving as the backbone for enhanced reality contact lenses that provide users with the perfect antidote to reality's many maladies. From pop-culture inspired fantasies to manifestations of their personal imagining, they see the world precisely as they wish. To ensure societal tranquility, citizens of cView City are fitted with a pair of lenses at birth, but when Aldair--a teenage programming heiress--gets a glimpse of life with her own eyes, the world she once knew irrevocably changes forever.

  • 9.5
    Stash My Comics - Leo Johnson Apr 18, 2014

    Skinnedis a great debut, pulling the reader into the world and setting up what should be an engrossing story. Daniel and Holt begin to tell a love story set in a world that seemingly doesn't allow for actual love. Gowdy's art shifts and changes, putting the characters in different settings with almost every panel. All in all, it's a fantastic first issue and a story that should hold much in store. As with all Monkeybrain books,Skinned #1can be found on Comixology for just 99. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Apr 7, 2014

    "Skinned" is beautiful, imaginative, and thought provoking. It doesn't really offer any sort of declarative statement about its world but rather speaks through character. Each of the sentiments offered on the page hold a certain amount of weight, but ultimately the perception of the narrative is left to the reader. Like any good science fiction the questions are more interesting than the answers. Although one thing is for sure, if reality is a disease, then "Skinned" is the cure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Rob Thomas Apr 17, 2014

    Skinned still wears that fresh, gooey caul of first issue mystery. We don't yet know enough about these characters or the world they inhabit, but we have plenty of questions. What's a Life-Extra and why are the common folk auditioning for the dubious privilege of being one? What are the origins behind IRIS and Occupeye? And just what led to its eventual ubiquitous adoption? Daniel, Holt and Gowdy have set the stage for what could well be the next breakout hit of the indie comic scene. Be sure to keep your eyes on this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Apr 20, 2014

    Skinned opens doors to philosophical questions about just is reality, when you cannot trust your eyes, and what that is worth to shaping human nature. There are plenty of questions raised about which characters will end up playing the roles of helpers or hinders to our pair of lead characters and if they goals are merely localized in freeing their own lives or will create a larger societal impact. The best part is, if you don't want to bog yourself down with heavy questions like this, there is a basic relationship vs. the world story with mind-bending art for you to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Apr 18, 2014

    Despite a wealth of exposition, "Skinned" goes down like cream soda, introducing a world that's only a hop, skip and a jump from our own. It's putting forth a big concept and asking big questions " but most importantly, it's casting an aesthetic spell, making use of the very process we're supposed to be questioning. That's no mean feat, and exactly what we need from a comic about the seductiveness of technology. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Kyle Overkill Apr 16, 2014

    Skinned takes a lot of risks and really pushes the edge when it comes to what a comic book can do and portray. I don't think Skinned is a comic book for everyone because it is markedly different. Daniel and Holt ask you to accept their world and place your trust in characters who refuse to accept theirs. Skinned looks different, it reads different and it attempts something new and for me it is a comic book unlike most you will find. Skinned is a comic that asks you to actively participate and to think and if you are willing to do that you may get to see the book for what it really is. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Apr 16, 2014

    Skinned #1 isn't perfect. It may not even be that good. But it shows a hell of a lot of promise in the concept, and I'll be back for it next time. Read Full Review

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