Suiciders #1

Suiciders #1

Writer: Lee Bermejo Artist: Lee Bermejo Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: February 25, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 4
8.5Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

In the post-apocalyptic city of New Angeles, killing isnt just a crime its entertainment.When the big one finally hit the West Coast, Los Angeles was left in ruins. And when the U.S. government decided to cut the city loose, things went from bad to worse. To survive, L.A. did what it does best: It turned survival into entertainment.Now, thirty years later, the city of New Angeles is thriving once more thanks to the blood sport known as SUICIDERS a TV series that combines the spectacle of hand-to-hand combat with elaborate, high-tech obstacles that test each competitors ability to survive. But these competitors have an edge: Theyve been freakishly enhanced by drugs and technology. The results are both marvelous and monstrous, as the man called The Saint begins to rise above his fellow Suiciders.SUICIDERS is a dark, post-apocalyptic epic that tells the story of a strange, brutal world, written and illustrated by Lee Bermejo, the #1 New York Times best-selling writer/artist behind JOKER

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Feb 25, 2015

    I went in with zero knowledge of the title), but it's instead looking like it could offer some clever commentary while astonishing your eyes with magnificent artwork. Brilliant artwork and a promising story. Yeah, I'd say this is more than worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Feb 26, 2015

    What a wonderful first issue. Having no idea what to expect when getting into this first issue of Suiciders was an incredibly rewarding surprise. If anyone was apprehensive about whether Lee Bermejo could both write and ink his own series need not worry. Suiciders came out strong with this first issue and made one hell of an impact. Suiciders‘ debut is an excellent start to a series that is definitely worth checking out for anyone who just likes reading awesome comics. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Gaumer Mar 1, 2015

    Suciders #1 wavers just a bit with its use of some overused story-telling techniques, but it's not enough to damper the amazing quality of the issue. It's a beautifully drawn, superbly colored, and very well told introduction to a series with a big world, bigger concepts, and even bigger characters. There's also some great opportunities for Bermejo to address important social issues, if he takes a risk. Discussing society through sci-fi is one of my favorite aspects of the genre, and if this first issue of the series is any indication, Lee Bermejo will take those risks. Pick this one up! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Mar 2, 2015

    With Suiciders, Lee Bermejo is creating a world where violent entertainment is attempting to cover up a depressing and regrettably altered reality. Bermejo is writing and drawing this new series that will be told in arcs, allowing him to maintain his unique singular vision. As this first issue went along I was starting to see just how many layers there are to the story and each one became as interesting as the last. This is Bermejo at his best. There are so many panels and pages that will stay with me long after I finished reading that I can't wait to see more. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt Feb 25, 2015

    Burmejo is taking on both art and writing duties himself, and the results are that of a world with a strong sense of definition. With the groundwork laid out in this first issue, this looks like a book not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Feb 25, 2015

    I can't tell where this book is headed and I love that. I don't really know where The Saint will fit into all of this class distinction or if he will simply remain the saint of excess. Part of me wants to see him as the catalyst for change but by the end of this first issue I'm not sure if the character's capable of it, which is why I can't wait for #2. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Feb 26, 2015

    Suiciders #1 presents a dark world filled with intriguing characters and beautiful artwork as Gladiator meets Mad Max. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Roderick Ruth Feb 26, 2015

    What Bermejo does best in Suiciders is that hes able to give us enough character interest, stylized brutality, and visual detail to entice our curiosity and keep me wanting more. Suiciders has the foundation to emerge as another great title from Vertigo. Fans of post-apocalypse stories and glorified combat will be welcome at the door, but Ill be staying for the socio-economic commentary and postmodernism allegory that is sure to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Mar 3, 2015

    Suiciders #1 provides a nice introduction to Lee Bermejo's story and world and though it may rely to heavily on dialogue, the art is gorgeous and the book shows great potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Feb 27, 2015

    An engaging opening chapter then, and a bold, jarring introduction to a violent, intriguing world. While the true story has yet to really begin, the groundwork has been laid here in scintillating fashion, and the passion Berjemo has for this project can be felt seeping out of every single panel. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Feb 25, 2015

    Suiciders #1 is an interesting start to this new series. It's a bit sketchy and rough around the edges thus far, but the solid setup and writing offer plenty of potential. Plus, the artwork on this book is just phenomenal in almost every way possible. I would recommend giving this book a look if the setup sounds interesting to you, especially if you like realistic, exciting art. (Who doesn't?) Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Overmental - Andrew Tran Feb 25, 2015

    This debut is big on presentation and mood, though slightly thin on raw narrative material. Writer/artist Lee Bermejo bends most of the panels towards hammering in what the Suiciders represent to this ruthlessly self-cleansing, self-effacing vision of Los Angeles, and the blood-anxious impulses at the beating heart of the dystopia's cultural center. His art style is gorgeous, filled-out, and grittily over-the-top enough to communicate his book's themes, while making sure his ruined LA doesn't stray too far from the city's current state. There isn't too much to indicate what direction the plot might move in next, aside from the Saint's backstory, which is a bit frustrating; instead of a first bite, we're given just a whiff of whatSuiciders is all about, but those interested in the book's topics, and of old-fashioned gladiatorial sci-fi, will find a ton to love. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics Bulletin - Richard Zom Mar 3, 2015

    With no direction I can pick up on " nor much of a plot " the main issue that frustrates me is that reading the comic feels like you're being dropped right in the middle movie all the while attempting to guess "WTF" is going on. I can literally put this comic book together like a recipe built on the concepts taken from 2 movies: 1.) The Purge, 2.) Gladiator. Read Full Review

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