Astronaut Down #1
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Astronaut Down #1

Writer: James Patrick Artist: Rubine Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: June 8, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 5
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Douglas Spitzer wants to be one of the "astronauts" selected for the crucial Mission Politzer. And just like astronauts like Buzz Aldrin and Sally Ride, Douglas is brave, adaptable, and self-sacrificing. He's one of the program's best candidates.
But if he qualifies, Douglas won't be traveling through space; he'll be launched into alternate realities on a desperate mission to save Earth from a horrific crisis that has our world on the brink of extinction. Unfortunately, it's a mission where everything will go wrong, where Doug-las's training and very humanity will be put to the test, and where a deep-seeded secret could sabotage everythi more

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 1, 2022

    I'm not surprised I enjoyed this as much as I did. The creative team behind it is strong and the other works from James Patrick definitely have delivered when it came to the concept and setting things up. And the execution and follow-through for that matter. With this series, the opening salvo is very strong and I'm excited to see what kinds of chances it'll take and what it really wants to do and say. I'm ready for heartbreak within the story as I can easily see how badly things will go but have a hard time seeing it go right, which is what the real world has done to me. I'm hopeful that there's hope in all of this, however, as it would be really nice to be inspired. I think this may be the team that can pull that off. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Chase Magnett Jun 1, 2022

    Astronaut Down is a delightful genre riff that knows how to blend elements of sci-fi and horror while delivering plenty of original twists and nasty surprises. It proves to be an addictive read, perhaps especially when it's being heavy-handed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Tom Smithyman Jun 7, 2022

    While dead astronauts, dead civilians and a dead planet don't make for an uplifting story, Astronaut Down is the beginning of what should be an interesting allegory for our own struggles with climate change. Some great artwork make the tale all that much more compelling. Read Full Review

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