Sally Of The Wasteland #1

Sally Of The Wasteland #1

Writer: Victor Gischler Artist: Tazio Bettin Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: July 30, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
7.9Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Southern Louisiana, 82 years after the Fall. The apocalypse has come and gone, leaving behind a ravaged landscape of wreckage and mutant crawfish. Still, you gotta laugh, and Sally does, often using her beloved shotgun as the punchline! Inspired more by lust than common sense, Sally leaves her bar job and joins the deranged crew of the Mississippi Duchess on a mission into the ruins of New Orleans. Saving the remnants of civilization plays second best to keeping her sweetheart Tommy safe as our smart and sexy princess of the wild frontier runs a gauntlet of gigantic genetic freaks and roving gangs of blood-hungry barbarians!

  • 9.3
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Marco Piva-Dittrich May 19, 2015

    An incredibly funny ride Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Jul 21, 2014

    Filled with B-movie tropes, Sally and the Wasteland #1 is a lot of fun Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Bree Ogden Apr 7, 2014

    In a time when girls are taking the lead in comics and sleazy sex appeal is considered a powerful characteristic, the tropes of sexploitation seem to have found their new market. And Titan has left us in the capable hands of Grishler and Bettin, who clearly have a firm grasp on this genre. Check out the riotous fun in July and watch the fantastically absurd comic trailer here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Backwards Compatible - Paul Fiander Jul 30, 2014

    It feels a little too early to judge Sally but for now the creative team have done a great job of giving her a personality and a reason to exist. This story is over the top and a little on the B-Movie spectrum but it handles this well and hopefully will become stronger as the series kicks on. For now though this is one for the genre fans and those with a curious nature. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Adam Kelly Aug 3, 2014

    From there it just gets weirder and ends so far out in left field you won't see it coming. The whole time I was reading this debut issue I enjoyed it, but I also felt like there wasn't a ton of substance. I kind of felt like I was waiting for a really notable event to happen, but it never really hit. I'm okay with that as the buildup was intense and I'm totally hooked for the next issue. I just think the pacing was a bit odd. That's just a bit of a nit-pick if I had to say anything negative about this book, because there's a lot to like. The dialogue is serious when it needs to be (I mean this is a post-apocalyptic story after all), but is hilarious at the same time. The action is great, the story is interesting and the art is good. I would definitely recommend this comic to anyone who likes a good post-apocalyptic story but isn't afraid to not take things too seriously. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Sep 3, 2014

    Sally Of The Wasteland may not be everyone's cup of tea. Still, it will appeal to anyone who ever stayed up to catch the Late Late Show broadcast of movies like Deathstalker II: Clash Of The Titans or A Nymphoid Barbarian In Dinosaur Hell. It will also hold the attention of anyone who has a fondness for stories set after the end of the world as well as those who don't take their action comics too seriously. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 29, 2014

    The opening salvo of this series, a kind of grindhouse classic work, definitely has its appeal. Some of the dialogue may be forced, but it's going for a particular style and does achieve it. Bettin's artwork feels sufficiently run down and the coloring works to add to it, though I wonder if black and white might have hit the tone just a touch better. Gischler's story is definitely fun here overall with what it does and I'm already just glad that the things out in the world that threaten the return of society isn't more undead. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Florida Geek Scene - Bryce Osceola Jul 29, 2014

    A lot of things happen in the first issue, which makes the story seem a bit rushed, but other than that the action and banter between the characters is great! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Al Sparrow Aug 7, 2014

    You'll see a lot of familiar ground being covered in Sally of the Wasteland, unless this is the first piece of literature you've ever picked up in your entire life. That it's as compelling a read as it is, despite an almost fanatical adherence to tropes and stereotypes, does the book serious credit. I found myself going back over the truly great artwork, and laughing at some of Sally's better one-liners. Bottom line: I enjoyed this book a lot in spite of the reused elements. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Aug 11, 2014

    Sally of the Wasteland has an interesting setting but a thin premise.  The maguffin leaves much to be desired, however I'm looking forward to exploring the further aspects of this post-apocalyptic world and learning more about what caused society to fall apart. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Aug 11, 2014

    Sally of the Wasteland #1 is a read that will appeal to fans of B-grade flicks that use Sexploitation to sell. It has the sexy female lead, the just as sexy stranger and Bertha, Sallys personalised shotgun. It is a genre comic that has potential and will appeal to some. Gischler knows what he is doing but to others it might be a title that comes across wanting. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Images Unplugged Aug 11, 2014

    I really wanted to like this issue after seeing the trailer it seemed like it would have a nice Grindhouse vibe going for it, however Tazio Bettin's art and Victor Gishler's story are nothing spectacular. Bettin draws like any other UK/Heavy Metal artist. While not bad just not to my liking. Gishler on the other-hand has a great idea and concept going, but the main heroin just isn't interesting or even likable for me. I really enjoyed Gishler's Kiss Me Satan, and hoping it's just first issue hiccups. The book has it's positives and I'll be looking out for issue #2. If you want to read something different about a post-apocalyptic world that includes giant Crawgators, give Sally a try. Full Thoughts and Preview at Images Unplugged

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