The Twilight Children #1

The Twilight Children #1

Writer: Gilbert Hernandez Artist: Darwyn Cooke Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: October 14, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 13
8.7Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

  For the first time ever, legendary comics creators Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets) and Darwyn Cooke (DC: THE NEW FRONTIER) have joined forces for a surreal project unlike anything you've ever read before!
When a white orb washes up on the shore of a remote Latin American village, a group of children naturally poke at the strange object to see what it is. The orb explodes, leaving the children completely blind. And when a beautiful young woman who may be an alien is found wandering the seafront, she's taken in by the townspeople, but soon becomes a person of interest to a quirky pair of undercover CIA agents, and the target of affection for a young scientist. Can they come together to prevent an all-out alien invasion and save the souls in this sleepy, seaside town?

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 14, 2015

    "The Twilight Children" #1 is an amazing first issue, one that will draw you in and make you eager for the remaining three issues. As part of Vertigo's big relaunch, it's not just good -- it's phenomenal. Hernandez, Cooke and Stewart need to collaborate more often; each creator brings out the best in the others. Simply amazing and highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Danny Rivera Oct 14, 2015

    This may be the first issue of this story, but this is so clearly and masterfullynot its team's first issue. I could go on and on and on about this book, and maybe I will at some point, but for now, you need to stop reading and get your hands on THE TWILIGHT CHILDREN #1. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 15, 2015

    The story has just the right blend of fantasy, tragedy and sex appeal to take advantage of Cooke's talents and weave a story that reads like nothing else on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Oct 14, 2015

    The Twilight Children #1 was a comic that I wasn't too sure about at first after reading it, but letting it settle in and thinking about it carefully, it's really a great and well written start to this series. It's fast moving and at times has problems because of that, but the writing and storytelling are just terrific, aided by some wonderful looking artwork. While the cost is pretty high (I don't think it even had as many pages as the Vertigo page said it did), it's a really darn good comic and worth your time. Whether you get it now, when it's on discount, or when it is in trade form, The Twilight Children #1 is something you definitely should check out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comix I Read - Kyle Pitman Oct 15, 2015

    The Twilight Children #1 plants seeds that'll certainly bear fruit in the future, but all we can do for now is wonder what it all means. They've got me hook, line and sinker, guys. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Oct 15, 2015

    There's a pretty fascinating mystery here that involves some complex characters and dicey situations, but really Twilight Children is an expertly executed comic on every level and should be enjoyed by anyone that isn't a moron or an asshole. Hernandez's dialogue reads like broken English at times, which can be at once endearing and odd. Cooke's art and plotting is phenomenal here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopMatters - Matthew Fay Oct 20, 2015

    Twilight Children #1 is another expertly crafted example of Gilbert Hernandez's unique vision and talents, and a delightful reminder of why Pulitzer-Winning author Junot Diaz once said he should be deemed "one of the greatest American storytellers." Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley Oct 16, 2015

    "The Twilight Children" #1 is an intelligent and well-crafted issue. Hernandez, Cooke, and Stewart allow the reader to deduce for themselves what is going on in their story. There are many things to be inferred from what is said and unsaid in almost every page and panel. If the rest of the miniseries is as intricate as this issue, then there is potential for this tale to be a masterpiece. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 15, 2015

    What would have been a sleepy introduction by Gilbert Hernandez is electrified thanks to some out-of-this-world cartooning by Darwyn Cooke in the first issue of The Twilight Children. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Asa Giannini Jun 29, 2016

    In the final count, I have a huge amount of respect for Twilight Children with it's often sharp, sparse writing and beautiful art, but it didn't in the end add up to much of anything. Perhaps some will find satisfying emotional closure in the final, strange sequence, but I ended up being left wanting something more. Read Full Review

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