Awake #1
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Awake #1

Writer: Susan Beneville Artist: Brian Hess Publisher: Action Lab Comics Release Date: September 16, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Twelve year-old Regn has the power to wake and heal planets.  But, on her first mission, she lands on Gremon where she discovers an angry planet tearing itself apart, an irresponsible big brother, and a greedy baron who stokes the chaos for his own benefit.  Her power may not be enough when she comes face-to-face with the planet's consciousness.  Variant cover by Dan Schoening, limited to 2000 copies.

  • 9.5
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez Sep 16, 2015

    Beneville and Hess create a bold new book with innovative concept with a solid story and beautiful art. Hess pulls readers in with his stunning visuals while Beneville's dialogue and plot keep readers gripped. The animation like art jumps at you. Beneville gives us a strong main character, a wonderful and diverse supporting cast, a concept that is original and gripping cliffhanger. This book is amazing. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Monique Sep 23, 2015

    Overall, Awake is a charming comic and it really is for all ages. It's hard to find or even create a comic that all ages could possibly like and Awake has done it profoundly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Sep 16, 2015

    Overall, I couldn't see people turning this comic away. It is cute but still has a good story to tell. The characters, although some aren't human, symbolize so much more. I can't wait to see how Benville reveals more of these worlds and how Hess gives us more magic. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Sep 21, 2015

    Cute, quirky, and full of heart, "Awake" is a book that proves good storytelling knows no age limits. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Robert Reed Sep 17, 2015

    Awake #1 is an entertaining debut, but not without its flaws. Susan Beneville's script clearly has the foundations for its cast of characters, but while Regn and her partners are endearing, there's nothing that makes them stand out at this point. Brian Hess' artwork in this issue will likely be the real draw for readers, with a cartoon-like style that brings some liveliness into the story. The transitions between scenes and the introduction of so many elements make this issue a clumsy, yet lively beginning to the new series. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Comic Plug - Mike O'Rear Sep 15, 2015

    The series shows promise in its art and it's premise, but issue #1 let me down. I can only hope that my instinct after that cliffhanger is right and issue #2 gives us the clarity #1 denied us. Read Full Review

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