It Came! #1

It Came! #1

Writer: Dan Boultwood Artist: Dan Boultwood Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: August 14, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11
7.5Critic Rating
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Fans of Mystery Science Theater 3000 will love this hilarious B-movie romp, a knowing throwback to the heyday of low-budget SF cinema! In It Came!, Dan Boultwood has unearthed a lost classic from the forgotten Pinetree Studios. An enormous alien robot lays waste to the English countryside, annihilating bunting, villages, and diagonally-sliced sandwiches alike! Only the pipe-chomping space scientist Dr. Boy Bret and his assistant Doris Night stand a chance of stopping it from marching all the way to London!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Jun 21, 2013

    This bawdy yet reverential pastiche of a late 1950s drive-in British B-movie is quite possibly the funniestdamn comic book I've ever had the good fortune to read. That's not an exaggeration, either. Boultwood has managed to harness the robust yet nuanced humor at the base of his culture with such mastery, his subtle moments are just as hilarious as his boisterous ones, all of them mirroring that razor sharp Brit wit shit we all eat up with such relish. In short, he fucking NAILS it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 29, 2013

    Flat-out funny 1950′s tomfoolery that any fan of science fiction should own. Dan Boultwood, who did everything, is amazing! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Aug 11, 2013

    IT Came! is an acquired experience, but it's very enjoyable once that experience is done. I can't wait for the second issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Crux - Chris Lear Aug 17, 2013

    I'm not yet entirely sure what the titular ‘it' is, but whatever it is, I can't wait to look through my classy spectacles to see where this goes. There is a robot train, and I have hopped aboard. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Aug 16, 2013

    It's all a bit superficial, but then, that's a little like complaining that your birthday cake has too much icing. “It Came!” is a thoroughly enjoyable and funny comic, and it looks like we have plenty to look forward to as the carnage reaches its apex. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Den Of Geek! - Mike Cecchini Aug 12, 2013

    If I have a complaint at all, it's simply that I'm not sure that the serial format is really going to benefit It Came! and perhaps Titan would have been better served by releasing this as one volume instead of in 22 page installments. But really, why complain? Maybe it's for the best. Perhaps we're not meant to handle that much hilarity in one sitting. If this is indicative of the level of quality we'll be getting out of Titan Comics in coming months, then, well, there shall be quality for all! It Came! hits shops on August 14th so"keep watching the skies! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Aug 13, 2013

    A very nice package that will be missed by many due to unavailability in many comic shops, this is definitely a series you need to ask your comic shop to carry. You can always follow the on-line solicits on the Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Mar 19, 2013

    It Came! #1 is a fun, if flawed, romp through an era of filmmaking that is all but gone. If you're looking for deeper satire on historical and modern sci-fi tropes, this book might feel lacking. However, if you have fond memories of late night Mystery Science Theatre 3000 marathons, then It Came! #1 will hit all the right beats for you. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Read Comic Books - Connor Relyea Aug 13, 2013

    In all, IT CAME is funny and does a solid job in paying homage to the B-movies of yesterday. This book is a fun read, and could become a breath of fresh air from the darker side of comics. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    IGN - Melissa Grey Apr 11, 2013

    There are no heroes in It Came!, but there are also no villains or otherwise substantial characters. The world of It Came! is populated with cardboard cutouts that do little to enliven a narrative that relies primarily on nostalgia value for its appeal. It's a good idea, but the execution leaves something to be desired. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Aug 14, 2013

    "It Came!" #1 aims for humor, but ends up failing spectacularly. The jokes are flat, the characters uninteresting -- even in a "so bad they're good" manner, and the central complication of the narrative isn't given anything extra to make it pop. There are some decent art moments to keep readers hooked, but otherwise this issue is far off the mark it seems to intend. Read Full Review

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