Tomboy #1

Tomboy #1

Writer: Mia Goodwin Artist: Mia Goodwin Publisher: Action Lab Comics Release Date: November 18, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 3
9.1Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

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The death of a childhood friend sparks a series of events that lead Addison from teenage field hockey player to a murderer of criminals. There's no lack of targets for her in a city built on corruption, but payback doesn't come for free. Addison's reality begins to blur in the pursuit of vengeance and justice is used as justification to become a monster.

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Dawn of Comics Nov 18, 2015

    This is a great read, in so few pages you already care about Addison to the point that seeing her so broken is heart breaking to read. Add great art in the mix and this book stands head and shoulders above most out there right now. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Cody Tromler Jan 7, 2016

    Tomboy is a book that manages to draw readers in with beautiful art and the promise of magical girl adventures. One of the best of 2015! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Nov 17, 2015

    'Tomboy' is being marketed to the same audience of 'Batgirl' and 'Spider-Gwen' but it really skews towards the older young adult crowd. Goodwin and Action Lab have a hit in the making. The "warning" on the cover says it all: "This book contains violence, blood, murder, madness, and magical girls." It doesn't get any better than that. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Nov 18, 2015

    I loved this first issue. It's been one of my favorites all year and I've been dying for others to read it so I could talk about it in full detail. This is an issue you don't want to miss and yeah I know that it won't be for everyone, but I think if you give it a chance you'll either be surprised or really surprised. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Nov 24, 2015

    A highly enjoyable book that holds several mysteries, with the biggest being what has Addison done? This is definitely being added to my monthly pull list. Read Full Review

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

    It is pretty awesome first issue. We establish characters, including our multi-faceted lead right off the back. We get a gripping crime story that mixes murder with conspiracy hitting on higher ranks. We get a compelling incident that strikes our lead and other characters while getting the main plot and main draw of the book rolling. The art is solid, with awesome detail and moody colors that just bring out the mood of the scene. And the fact that this is mixed with a ‘magical girl' genre was surprising … but Goodwin knocks it out of the park with this first issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Nov 18, 2015

    Tomboy #1 successfully combines the Magical Girl and vigilante genres through Mia Goodwin's art with manga-style figures to go with the grisly images of dead bodies and spattered gore and mix of bright and cold colors depending on the mood of the scene. Goodwin also builds the characters of Addison, her dad and granddad before unleashing hell with not one, but two murders of people close to them. With her authentic handling of the grieving process and the effects of violence, Mia Goodwin shows that there is room for earned darkness in Magical Girl stories in Tomboy #1. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 23, 2015

    I really enjoyed this book.  What appears to be a book aimed at preteen girls is really hiding a dark and dangerous superhero origin story of murder and revenge.  It's mysterious and mature and pretty damn good.  Mia Goodwin has a new fan. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 19, 2015

    This may be one of the best debuts of the year. An absolutely amazing first issue. Can't wait to read more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Levi Irwin Nov 21, 2015

    According, Tomboy #1 is set for a release of 2000 printed copies. So, if you find it, buy it. If the story and artistic quality stays on course, I have a feeling that this will be a cult favorite years down the line. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    First Comics News - Richard Vasseur Nov 30, 2015

    Addison the cute little girl is gone and in her place is something else. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Nov 23, 2015

    This debut issue is loaded with story potential, but I didn't feel like there was a solid payoff for any of it here. Reading this all at once in a collected edition would probably correct that for me. It's hard for me to put a specific finger on it but I read a lot of comics and will often read a #1 that is loaded with setup, establishing characters, motives, and situations that don't leave me feeling unfulfilled, but that is exactly how I felt reading this issue. Tomboy feels like a “wait for the trade” series for me. Read Full Review

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