Welcome to Showside #1

Welcome to Showside #1

Writer: Ian McGinty Artist: Ian McGinty Publisher: Z2 Comics Release Date: October 28, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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Showside is just your average southern town, except that portals to the Nexus realm keep popping up and flooding the town with demons and monsters. The only thing keeping Showside safe is Kit and his friends Belle and Moon. From the writer/artist of Adventure Time Candy Capers and Bravest Warrior comes an all ages romp with a horror twist.

  • 10
    Project-Nerd - Sarah Oct 30, 2015

    Welcome to Showside will entice fans of the shows that it arereminiscent ofSteven Universe and Adventure Time, and readers will find themselves waiting eagerly to see what happens next, whether it be simply the next panel or if it's the next issue. It is an excellent feat in art and a great comic all-around, an awesome addition to anyone's collection. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Oct 20, 2015

    Welcome to Showside #1 drops just in time for Halloween, and it's a great book for anyone looking to add some family-friendly spooky stories to their library. McGinty's tongue-in-cheek dialogue will make you smile no matter your age. The fourth-wall breaking details peppered throughout the book give it definite re-reading value -- the use of lettering as a weapon in one panel is particularly clever. The art, from McGinty's unique designs to Rian Sygh's vibrant colors and Fred Stressing's lettering work, give this book an appealing visual edge that perfectly captures its off the rails kid-horror premise. Lovecraft meets Lisa Frank may seem like an impossible blend, but McGinty and his team make it work. Welcome to Showside #1 is a solid and charming debut issue for a promising, and very unique, new all-ages title. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Oct 24, 2015

    Welcome to Showside #1 is a partially light, partially dark introduction to the fantastic world of Showside as writer/artist Ian McGinty shows Kit and his close knit group of friends at play and at action in a bright, playful art style that looks like animation with a touch of retro video games. Throw in a funny backup story with art from Carey Pietsch (Marceline Gone Adrift), and Welcome to Showside #1 is a spoopy trick or treat for your eyes and funny bone with relatable characters and fantastic worldbuilding just in time for Halloween. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Sep 23, 2015

    I never thought that Welcome to Showside would be for me. Hell, I didn't even think it would end up being that good, but after reading it" it is. The story is well put together and enjoyable for a wide range of readers both in maturity and age. If you follow my reviews hopefully it will mean something to you when I say that I found this book to not only be enjoyable, but actually pretty damn good. Read Full Review

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