Slash & Burn #1

Slash & Burn #1

Writer: Si Spencer Artist: Max Dunbar, Ande Parks Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: November 11, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
7.7Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Another day, another hot date. Firefighter Rosheen Hayes takes her relationships with conflagration seriously, whether it's the trigger-happy burn victim with his sights on her partner or a chance encounter igniting memories of arson at the orphanage. But is she the super-sleuth fire-whisperer or twisted firestarter?

This new ongoing series from writer Si Spencer has all the mystery and intrigue of his hit Vertigo miniseries BODIES, with art by Max Dunbar (Dungeons & Dragons) and veteran inker Ande Parks (The Irredeemable Ant-Man), SLASH & BURN is a tricky thriller that explores both the excitement and the consequences of succumbing to one's darkest impulses.

  • 8.6
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 14, 2015

    This first issue really caught me off guard in a good way. The comic is really interesting due to the characters and the art. It's something that I got to the end of, and immediately wanted to read more. It's just a good comic that focuses on characters, not flash, and excels because of that. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Nov 11, 2015

    Slash & Burn #1 is easily one of the best new series to debut out this line of new Vertigo Comics. It features great characters, interesting storylines, and captivating twists. The narration and dialogue department might not suit everyone, but there's nothing so serious that it'll hurt your enjoyment of the story. This is a comic that I definitely recommend and hope you give it a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 12, 2015

    Spencer is especially skilled at exploring the psychology of his new protagonist (a respected firefighter with a few skeletons in her closet) and the almost romantic fascination she has for fire. But in this case, quality characterization goes hand in hand with a solid premise. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 12, 2015

    This issue doesn't do a ton beyond just introducing the main character - there's little in the way of a greater mystery here - but now that that's been established, hopefully this series will start to heat up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Nov 13, 2015

    All told, "Slash & Burn" #1 started off on a good note. With time to spin out all its backstory and subplots, it could build into a really satisfying series. Read Full Review

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