Greek Street #1

Greek Street #1

Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Davide Gianfelice Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: July 1, 2009 Cover Price: $1.00 Critic Reviews: 7
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"Sex, death, ambition, revenge and a reminder that some stories are too true and too dangerous to ever die. GREEK STREET crackles with Promethean fire." Grant Morrison You're a boy from the hood. You're brought up rough in a children's home, trying to stay out of trouble but usually failing. Then at 18 you decide to track down your mother. Within hours of finding her, she's lying naked and dead at your feet. So you run to Greek Street. And that's when your troubles really begin Boasting a cast of sexy strippers, murderous gangsters, body-snatching mad women and a disturbed young girl who can see the future, GREEK STREET is Peter Milligan's reimagining of those brutal and visceral tragedies that graced the Theater of Dionysus in Ancient Greece bloody tales about incest, homicide, beautiful oracles, all-knowing choruses, kings, monsters and gods played out on the mean streets of modern-day Red-Light London.Milligan best known for his super-smart Vertigo work like SHADE THE CHANGING M

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jul 2, 2009

    Overall, the feel of this book, even in its earliest stages, is reminiscent of Vertigos Sandman. The dreamy, yet shockingly realistic atmosphere, coupled with the interaction of myth, story, and the everyday, as well as the literary allusions, of Greek Street, make it the closest in feel that any Vertigo book has come to its greatest series. With The Unwritten, Unknown Soldier, and now Greek Street, Vertigo has put together its strongest lineup in years. Time will tell, but Greek Street just might go down as the greatest of the three. It certainly has the potential to, early on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Daniel Crown Jul 1, 2009

    The fact that a seasoned veteran like Peter Milligan could take a set of sultry myths and make them work as a twenty-first-century crime story shouldn't surprise anyone. And while Greek Street might not appeal to audiences who are adamantly opposed to adaptations, the story he creates therein remains unique enough to provide almost any reader with something considerably different from any myth or crime story he/she has ever read before. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Karyn Pinter Jul 6, 2009

    So far, though, this comic is pretty bad ass. Yeah, never thought I would call a 3000 year old play about a guy who fondles his mother "bad ass," but I guess theres a first time for everything. Its priced cheap at just a buck so theres not much to lose on taking a chance on Greek Street, although I think youll find its more than worth it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Jul 3, 2009

    A first issue that sees its writer getting comfortable with his new book, this is a worthy addition to the Vertigo crime lineage. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Paul Steven Brown Jul 3, 2009

    Greek Street #1 is a great start to what promises to be a dark and dramatic book. Milligan and Gianfelice get right in your face with the first page and you’ll feel a little sullied by the completion of the issue, but that’s part of the point. It’s not the modern spin that will leave you feeling grimy; it’s that “classic” and “revered” source material that will have its way with you. For a dollar, that’s a hell of a bargain for a wild reading experience. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jul 5, 2009

    (You can check out CBR's preview of the issue, but the comic is only a buck, so just go buy it instead!) Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jul 6, 2009

    I sang DC's praises for launching The Unwritten #1 with a cheap debut issue, and the publisher deserves the same credit here. There are 34 pages of story and art to be had for a buck here, and even though my reaction to the story was somewhat mixed, there's no denying that's a great value. Read Full Review

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