Brilliant Trash #1

Brilliant Trash #1

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Priscilla Petraites Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: November 15, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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In the days to come, a super powered teenage girl wipes the heavily disputed Old City of Jerusalem from the face of the globe. Now, in American dystopia after the “Lady Last Word Incident”, a click-bait headline writing “journalist” holds the key to a med-tech conspiracy that could turn people into gods for the price of days off their lives. But in a world where news is tailored to every viewpoint, will anyone believer her?

A sci-fi superhuman epic from Tim Seeley, the writer of Revival and Grayson, and breakout art sensation Priscilla Petraites!

  • 10
    The Fandom Post - Gregory Smith Oct 18, 2017

    Brilliant Trash begins on a strong note with smart writing and visceral artwork. The indifference of a world that finds its truths in social networks and bait-click articles fuels the action. Fans of cold war spy stories and Alfred Hitchcock films will enjoy the methodical revelations that give incomplete insight into something bigger than the characters. With solid and engaging writing and subtly wrought artwork, Brilliant Trash has the potential to be special. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Nov 18, 2017

    I have no clue what's going on, but I want more. Reading this book is like falling down a rabbit hole where you try to make sense of something and when you're close to understanding something new confronts you and you have to start over. The visuals are great in every way, but I wish I knew what the heck was happening. That said, I'm solidly on board for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 15, 2017

    Brilliant Trash is the kind of series where in its first issue I can see the edges of brilliance to it if it can pull it off. Seeley's got some neat ideas to work with here that I like and am in favor of and he's landed a fantastic artist to bring it to life with as Petraites has something special here, especially with Lesko's color work bringing it to life even more. The oppressive feeling of the book clicks well and the hyper-aware aspects of the journalist/clickbait side resonates as well. I'm really intrigued to see where this book wants to go when it comes to Avis and those it introduces in the last pages that hint at the larger story, as well as understanding more of Lady Lastword and her supposed goals. Definitely a book to keep an eye on for several reasons. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - D. J. Baldock Oct 26, 2017

    Overall, this is a strong start to the series, and whilst a little hectic on occasion, provides a fun, intriguing story, and a host of interesting hooks for the remaining issues. For a superhero miniseries that has a decidedly different flavour to the norm, check out the first two issues of Brilliant Trash, available from AfterShock Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Oct 19, 2017

    The idea of living for now rather than later could be seen as a statement about a human race who has forgone the sanctity of the planet in order to utilise its resources now, or any number of choices we make on a daily basis where we decide that today is more important than tomorrow. With differing viewpoints on show it is hard to say who is wrong or who is right. But reading a book like this should give a reader an opportunity to look at life from both sides and find out for themselves. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Weird Science - Nov 18, 2017

    I'd be lying if I said that I managed to fully keep up with this issue. I don't mind though. It is a book jam-packed with promise with exciting art, big ideas and intriguing characters. I have no doubt that I will be looking it out for further reads as I digest future installments. Packed with potential. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Oct 17, 2017

    If you're the type of comics reader who knows "Children of the Atom" is just code for "Children of the Revolution", you'll probably get a real kick out of this. In that regard, Brilliant Trash #1 is a strong debut. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manny Gomez Oct 18, 2017

    A solid blend of relevant sci-fi themes and superhero action with a welcome cyberpunk attitude. 'Brilliant Trash' is another genre mash-up must-read from AfterShock Comics. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Aaron Parker Oct 18, 2017

    Overall Brilliant Trash #1 is a decent book. In our age of superhero overload, it doesn't stand out. Yet, it has potential. Writer Tim Seeley and artist Priscilla Petraites both have room to improve. I did enjoy the way the characters got their powers and that is what the book's creators need to focus on. There are so many directions I think they can find their niche and make this a book worth checking out. Read Full Review

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