Red Herring #1

Red Herring #1

Writer: David Tischman Artist: Philip Bond Publisher: Wildstorm Release Date: August 12, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Andre Lamar Aug 24, 2009

    Regardless, Red Herring #1 is a refreshing title that all fans should pick up. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Aug 11, 2009

    I’ve heard that writer David Tischman has described the book as “X-Files meets The Daily Show”. After reading the first issue, that seems entirely fitting. I enjoyed it quite a bit and will likely pick up the second issue. There was a lot of set-up in this issue that left me scratching my head and wondering what comes next – which will very likely lead me to buy the second issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Aug 14, 2009

    Bond's penchant for tapping into characters' sexuality certainly factors in here, as Tischman's focal character, Maggie (as opposed to the title character), is certainly a sexual being. At first, it feels a bit gratuitous, as the dominant image in the opening scene is the character nonchalantly walking around in her bra. But it turns out that her sexuality is a part of who she is (or at least who she's chosen to be), and I don't think we're really meant to like her all that much. She's just the poor schlub who's gotten caught up in international intrigue. Maggie certain represents an interesting character study, and only time will tell if I'll find her compelling enough to follow. What really kept me reading here were the little mysteries at which Tischman hints. There's no way to tell what's going on with Red Herring, his allies and enemies, and I found I genuinely wanted to find out. Ultimately, that made this a worthy comics-reading experience and served as sufficient incentive to g Read Full Review

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