Brik #1

Brik #1

Writer: Adam Glass, Mike Benson Artist: Harwinder Singh Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: July 6, 2016 Cover Price: $1.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Drew is a bullied kid in the Yonkers neighborhood of New York City whose family faces encroaching violence from Russian gangsters. Before his beloved grandfather is killed in an attempt to muscle the family out of the neighborhood, he's able to pass down to Drew the story of a mysterious but dangerous protector who helped their people during other troubled times. When Drew finds his grandfather kept the secret to creating a golem, is it worth the risk to summon this supernatural avenger to take on the all-too-human darkness swallowing his world? An urban fantasy tale of power and morality from writers Adam Glass (Suicide Squad, TV's Supernatural) & Mike Benson (Deadpool, Moon Knight), amazing new illustrator Harwinder Singh, and colorist Gonzalo Duarte (The Bunker, Big Trouble in Little China)!

  • 9.3
    Geek Sushi - Peter Rodriguez Jul 1, 2016

    As I close this out and read through this comic one more time, I can't help but draw the analogies between Brik and that other comic story published over fifty years ago. Drew must deal with a loss of a family member who was more of a father than a grandfather. Mr. Simon (or Gramps as Drew refers to him as) teaches Drew life lessons and to always look for a way to make things right. There is a Flash Thompson like character except considerably more dangerous and violent. There is even a possible love interest with the young Chase girl who might be Drew's MJ. Okay I'll stop with all the comparisons, because ultimately, Glass and Benson have written an amazing first issue that stands out brilliantly on its own. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Jul 23, 2016

    The comic focuses a lot more on the present than the past that does leave one wondering how much Drew's grandfather actually knew. I'm curious to see if more of the grandfather's past is brought about as the series continues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - John Patterson Jul 6, 2016

    With a story like this there is always a worry that it will lose itself in the action and forget about the characters which drive the plot. However, looking at the CV of Glass and Benson; I have full confidence that they wont let this rich, engaging story run amok. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Jul 6, 2016

    The problem with this book is the familiarity of the story, which could have been influenced by a number of sources across comic books and movies. Harbinger Singh is a quiet revelation, whose work could quite easily find a home at any number of indie publishers such as Dark Horse. Still, this is the first issue and there is still time for the writers involved to surprise me. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hctor A Jul 8, 2016

    The book doesn't break new ground but at a 1.99 price point, it's worth taking a flyer on if you are looking for a new series to read. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Jul 14, 2016

    I am sure I know where the next few issues will be taking its readers... I'm just not sure it's worth the journey. Read Full Review

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