Young Liars #1

Young Liars #1

Writer: David Lapham Artist: David Lapham Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: March 5, 2008 Critic Reviews: 4
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  • 10
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Mar 6, 2008

    This book is a must buy. After the subpar writing Lapham's given us with Spider-Man: With Great Power and Terror Inc., Young Liars is a display of a man on his “A” game. This is how you write a debut issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 5, 2008

    Lapham is one of the few Vertigo creators to both write and draw his series. His style certainly fits in with the majority of Vertigo's crew. I guess I was just hoping for slightly more creative panel layouts or an overall greater sense of style. The main benefit of having a creator write and draw their own series is that their artistic vision never gets lost in translation. Lapham's art will certainly suffice. It just won't visually stand out from its fellow Vertigo books. If you can accept that, as well as the fact that we probably won't be seeing new issues of this series nearly as often as I'd like, then Young Liars should prove a very satisfying read. Suddenly Vertigo's future looks a little brighter. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Mar 12, 2008

    Laphams art is nothing special, not to suggest it is not poor, but there is very little to point out as great. It does the job. Laphams art shows the characters for what they are, it is very unforgiving in that area. The bulimic model is gaunt and sick looking, Dannys groupie rival for Sadies attention is dolled up but seen giving oral sex to a passed out guitarist. Meanwhile, protagonist Danny is once again very normal looking, separated from all the other cast of characters. But some of the unforgiving depictions cross the line into caricatures. Some of these make sense, like Sadies aging father and dwarf brother. But the transvestite character of Donnie borders on comedic, which does not help when she is seen passed out with a needle in her arm. Just like the story, Laphams art is okay. For a writer with such a history and following, I was expecting more, but David Lapham has convinced me to buy the next issue, but issue three is up for debate. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Martijn Form Mar 10, 2008

    Lapham plays some pounding beats with some ragging chords, and it sounds hard and loud, but I hope that after a few issues these chords will make a great song. Read Full Review

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