New Romancer #1

New Romancer #1

Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Brett Parson Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: December 9, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 3
7.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Fired from a cushy job in Silicon Valley, Lexy becomes a coder for New Romancer, an Internet-dating app that's seen better days. To create fake profiles, she plunders characteristics from history's most notorious lovers. Using little-known writings by Ada Lovelace, the world's first computer programmer, Lexy pushes the boundaries of coding and accidentally unleashes history's greatest lover: Lord Byron. Online dating meets courtly love in this paranormal rom-com by Vertigo veteran writer Peter Milligan and rising art-star Brett Parson (Tank Girl).

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Dec 9, 2015

    Now that I've regaled you with the minutiae of my nightly adventures, I'll reaffirm that Vertigo has done it again. You've heard me sing their praises for the past few weeks and deservedly so. If they keep putting out books like this, we should keep reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Zina Hutton Dec 11, 2015

    I think that this is a book that'll appeal to people with a wide range of interests. Whether you like romance, history, science fiction, or a good supernatural romp, there's really something in this series for everyone. I'm really looking forward to what the future will bring this series! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Dec 10, 2015

    “New Romancer” #1 does have a few problems though. It tries to pack a lot into it's pages which is normally something I enjoy but it was just a little too much. We get a sort of origin story, a lot of new characters and the only one we really get to know is Lexy. It's important to be attached to her right away but there's no true connection for us and the people she works with. There are a lot of fast transitions that don't all add up but this is something that can easily be worked out. Vertigo has something here that they haven't ever really had. This is a cute book with a light sense of humor and an art style that will pull in those who may have never read a Vertigo book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Logan Dalton Dec 12, 2015

    If you've ever wanted to read “She Walks in Beauty” to someone and really mean every word, New Romancer #1 is the comic for you. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Dec 9, 2015

    New Romancer #1 is a comic that has potential, but feels like it needed some more fine-tuning. While most of the writing is solid and the artwork is fantastic, the story itself feels awkward and has a lot of holes in it currently. There could be something to this comic worth checking out, but I would recommend waiting a bit until the second issue comes out to get a better read on what it is planning and where it is going. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Levi Hunt Dec 10, 2015

    This first issue rushes too quickly through its concept, not allowing any time for the readers or characters plausible time to adjust and making for an awkwardly paced and unsatisfying debut. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 11, 2015

    "New Romancer" #1 is an all right start, but it's a little slow at first as it clearly sets up what's still to come. In the end, that's reasonable so long as things pick up a bit in the next installment; there are just enough hooks here to make people come back. Those last three pages give me enough hope for what's still on the horizon that I want to see what happens next. Milligan and Parson are determined to show us that romance isn't dead just yet. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Doom Rocket - Scott Southard Dec 10, 2015

    I'm worried that I'm coming off as exclusively condemnatory, when in reality, New Romancer isn't all that bad. There are clearlytalentedpeople behind it trying to flex their intellectual muscle while striving to convey interesting concepts. But these positive assets can't find their way to a structured, concise product. It just feels like a pseudo-academic title among a sea of comic book pseudo-academia. New Romancer feels penciled in, something that ticks off all the boxes on the Vertigo checklist without any of the guts that anchor the headliners. Just being quirky and academic isn't enough to propup a franchise, or even enough to compete with some of the bettertitles already available on the rack. What we're left with is a few fun ideas withnothing holding them together. Read Full Review

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