Disaster Inc. #1

Writer: Joe Harris Artist: Sebastian Piriz Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: May 20, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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In 2011, the worst earthquake in Japan's history (and the catastrophic tsunami that followed) breached the costal Fukushima Daiichi power plant, causing three of its four nuclear reactors to melt down. Forced evacuations followed as the event released enough radioactive material into the air, ground and water to force officials to set up an "Exclusion Zone" for only the second time in history after the Chernobyl disaster, effectively sealing off the land for what may well be the rest of human history.
But that's only if you don't have the right connections, the right people to pull the strings, and the desire to experience catastrophe, fa more

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson May 3, 2020

    A solid start to a new series. Disaster Inc. has just enough to get you hooked without giving too much away. It is a perfect example of how to draw a reader in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 20, 2020

    I'm curious to see where Disaster Inc. goes from here because there are obvious paths and some interesting trappings to work with. But it also has to balance the whole "exotic for coolness sake" thing that happens to too many stories that take place in Japan from the view of Western eyes. Things are handled well here but for the most part, it hasn't really dug into events yet, just teasing us with the edges of it all. Harris gives us a decent look at the cast of characters that are stepping into a new hell without realizing it and Piriz's designs makes it easy to want to see more of what's going to happen as they're pretty nicely done. It's an easy one to continue on with and see where it goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 20, 2020

    Disaster, Inc. #1 kicks off a really intriguing new series from a solid creative team. The concept feels fresh and different. It also feels rather timely considering all of the chaos we're surrounded by. It's a different sort of series delivering a little entertaining horror to the real world. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bookcase - Jarred A. Lujn May 8, 2020

    Theres enough mystery, character interest, and potential frights in Disaster Inc. #1 to have me hooked for a second issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall May 20, 2020

    There’s not much you can do to mitigate the fact that Disaster Inc. #1 is a scaffolding issue. Character introductions and supernatural-tinged cold open notwithstanding, it’s clear that this book is a vehicle to get to the next installment, and so it doesn’t really explore the greater story it's telling more than small nods. While this can be frustrating at times, it's far from a problem unique to this book. Disaster Inc. #1 has all of the tools to be a special comic — Joe Harris delivers an interesting premise, some solid intrigue, and a mostly colorful cast of characters, all of which is drawn and colored beautifully by Sebastian Piriz. There’s a good chance parts of this book will hook you, but a lot of the lasting interest is going to depend on the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Benjamin Novoa May 19, 2020

    Disaster Inc. #1 has its drawbacks, but any harsh criticisms should be mollified by the fact that the issue is only a small part of a whole. On its own, this introduction issue feels lackluster, but considering that the issue is meant to set the stage for a more comprehensive narrative, many of its hindrances can be forgiven. There is enough here to garner interest and give the series a chance. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson May 20, 2020

    Both narratively and aesthetically, Disaster Inc. doesn't completely shatter expectations in its debut, but still establishes what could be an entertaining and engaging adventure. Read Full Review

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