Vinyl Underground #1

Writer: Si Spencer Artist: Simon Gane, Cameron Stewart Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: October 3, 2007 Critic Reviews: 4
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  • 7.3
    IGN - Richard George Oct 3, 2007

    Despite my grievances, I find myself intruiged as to what comes next. Though I'm not fond of the approach used to introduce the characters, I still find myself amused with their interactions. (To be clear, I didn't need their biographies to be entertained, and I would have preferred those details spell out over time.) The plot is a little worrisome as I don't see how it will really stand out from the 5 million other stories that deal with insane people. Vertigo's latest is a competent piece, but it doesn't immediately impress me the way others like Y, Fables, Swamp Thing or DMZ did. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Murray Oct 7, 2007

    Gane, Stewart, and colorist Guy Major make sure that everyone looks beautiful and cool throughout this first issue, as trendy clothes, haircuts, and poses abound (check out the tan on Leah! No lines!). Even the police detective has an aura of trendiness about her thats sure to come up at a later time. For a comic detailing the nefarious workings of Londons occult underworld, nothing looks very gritty or disgusting. A headless boy with diamonds stuck into his eyes should have had more of a gross-out factor than it has here. I think the smoothness and cheekiness of the entire presentation is the reason why I had such a lackluster feeling about the whole issue. One panel that sticks in my mind is Leah burning some drug pushers face to a crisp. Even though the panel includes a burning face, blood spurting and vomiting, the focus of the panel is on the loveliness of Leah and her flowing blond locks. If this is for some story effect, I havent gotten figured it out yet. Also, plea Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Oct 7, 2007

    The problem is that theres just nothing to make this comic stand out in a crowded comics market. This first issue is good but not great, and it feels like weve seen a lot of this kind of stuff before. I hope like hell that Sy Spencer proves me wrong in future issues, but based on the first issue, The Vinyl Underground seems to be nothing too special. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Martijn Form Oct 7, 2007

    I just have to wait for the first story arc to wrap up in order to determine what to make of The Vinyl Underground. Read Full Review

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