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Bad Reception #1

Writer: Juan Doe Artist: Juan Doe Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: August 21, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
8.2Critic Rating
6.1User Rating

It's the celebrity wedding of the century, set in an undisclosed, remote location, with no access to wifi, cell phone reception or the outside world. But the dream wedding becomes a nightmare when, one by one, the guests are brutally slaugh-tered by a serial killer who brands his victims with a hashtag.

BAD RECEPTION is a searing horror story that doubles as a topical, satirical critique on society's obsession with technology, social media and the cult of celebrity. Written and drawn by AfterShock's very own Juan Doe (DARK ARK, AMERICAN MON-STER, WORLD READER)!

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Oct 5, 2019

    The message is clear: trouble is coming. The stage is set, the characters are introduced, the setting established, and the antagonist violently teased. The premise is incredibly topical and the visuals are striking for their design and colors. If you think there's nothing new in comics, you need to make a connection with this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Ronnie Gorham Aug 23, 2019

    Bad Reception #1 is a great first issue for a horror series that may prove that sometimes technology is a good thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 21, 2019

    Bad Reception #1 is probably under the radar for many but this is a break out release featuring a hell of a story and art. It's one that'll get you to think of your own media consumption and social media use. It also entertains. Can't wait to see where this goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 21, 2019

    Juan Doe has a lot of potential with this book in going forward with its storyline and I'm excited to see where he goes with it and what twists may come in. It does open in an unusual way for a bit longer than I'd normally expect but it sets down some clear vision ideas that helps to define Blaise before spending time exploring Gaia and then everyone else. Doe's artwork is a huge draw for me in general here and it's definitely filled with a great cast to work with that I hope we get to see a lot more of. The layouts are great, I continue to love his color palette for works like this, and it's just engaging from the start for me. Bring it on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Aug 20, 2019

    Familiar social media commentary is given new life by auteur Juan Does fearless use of the graphic sequential storytelling form. And the mystery is intriguing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina Aug 21, 2019

    To be honest Doe may have tried to introduce to many concepts all at once. While each concept individually is really interesting, together in one 38 page issue it may be too much to swallow. Especially when you consider that I have to wait another month to get some of my questions answered. I can see already that this would be perfect for a movie script. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Aug 17, 2019

    If you make it through the opening pages this comic is very engaging with a wonderful array of characters. Unnerving and bloody, Bad Reception will definitely appeal to horror fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Aug 22, 2019

    "Bad Reception" #1 is a little formulaic narratively but its stunning visuals help it to stand out from the pack. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Aug 22, 2019

    With Bad Reception, we have a really interesting and well written isolation/slasher horror series written, drawn and coloured by Juan Doe, that is off to a flying start. The exposition has been masterfully handled in the first issue and leaves us with the rest of the series to have a lot of fun with the real meat of the story, and believe me, it looks like whats coming next is going to be a whole lot of fun! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    rayonymous Sep 6, 2019

    I liked this and I'm going to be reading the rest of the series for sure. Anyone who is curious after looking at the brilliantly titled 'Bad Reception' cover, should also read the synopsis for it would make you read, if nothing else.

    For a slasher horror setup it takes an interesting advantage by removing the technology out of the equation, moreover, the protagonist seems to avert it as part of his professional and personal life.
    Art is very impressive, looks like the artist is only beginning to show off. I'm seeing a lot of Juan Doe art from various publishers' comics, good for him.

    It kinda felt like there was excessive material in this book as its panels were spread out but, in spite of that, it's carefully com more

  • 4.0
    Silver Rocket Aug 23, 2019

  • 7.5
    Alex17 Sep 22, 2019

  • 4.0
    batman_forever Oct 5, 2019

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