Fu Jitsu #1
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Fu Jitsu #1

Writer: Jai Nitz Artist: Wesley St. Claire Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: September 27, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 4
8.6Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Fu Jitsu is the world's smartest boy, and has been for the last hundred years.  Wait, what?  Fu is an un-aging genius, and has had adventures around the globe and around the galaxy.  From Einstein and the Wright brothers, to Gandhi and Johnny Unitas, Fu has met everyone in history while protecting Earth from Robert Wadlow, the world's tallest man, and his dangerous magi-science.  
Fu exiles himself to Antarctica to try and forget the painful break up with his ex-girlfriend, Rachel.  Meanwhile, Wadlow returns from the far-flung future and sends James Dean, his ultimate assassin, to kill Fu at the South Pole.  An more

  • 10
    Pop Culture HQ - Jason Bennett Sep 2, 2017

    FU JITSU #1 is brilliant amalgamation of action, fantasy, science, and Eastern philosophies. Alook at events in history, and how magic and villainy played an integral role in many notable instances. Fortunately for us, there is a hero out there, protecting mankind. FU JITSU takes us along for the ride on his journey and by issue's end, there's nowhere you'd rather want to be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - River Godbee Aug 24, 2017

    A little Avatar, a little sci-fi, this book is very intriguing! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 27, 2017

    Fu Jitsu was the kind of blitz of a surprise that I like about trying new books. I had no idea what to expect going into it and it took a bit to reorient into its own particular style, but once you do it just wins you over completely. Nitz and St. Claire go into this with some great energy and enthusiasm that it's positively infectious. Nitz handles the info dump as well as can be and it serves to make Wadlow an interesting character right out of the gate. What really helps is that St. Claire really does deliver in the visual design as there's a richness to it that makes it worth poring over afterward, especially digitally, to soak up all the details. This should be one hell of a ride if the opening installment is any indication. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    411Mania - Steve Gustafson Aug 17, 2017

    The first issue does a great job setting everything up and giving us a taste of what to expect. Pick this one up and enjoy the ride! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Gregory Smith Sep 14, 2017

    The open concept makes the book much harder to review because it plays on familiar tropes, yet it never attempts to fit into a cliched story. At every turn, a traditional story element gets overturned by an allusion to something from culture that will resonate with different readers. As such, the parts that resonate will be personalized in a manner that works for an individual but may be missed by other readers. This makes the issue fresh, and for some readers, it will be a nuanced experience that draws from their own lived experiences while creating a fantastic, superhero story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Sep 28, 2017

    I thoroughly enjoyed Fu Jitsu from beginning to end. It was a welcome relief to both the from reality I see on the nightly news every day, as well as to a lot of other comics that have a darker take on storytelling. I liked the title character immediately and I want to know more about him and his world. That's 100% all the creative team needed to do to get me to come back for #2, but they added onto that with engaging dialogue and kinetic art that drew me into the world. Fu Jitsu is one of my favorite new series of the past few months and I'll definitely be back for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 30, 2017

    Okay, so it's like this. You'll know from the plot description above if this is the type of book that you'll like. If, like me, you are happy to embrace complete madness and go with it, you'll get a lot out of this book. Let me put it this way; I read a Weird Science DC review copy and went online straight away to buy a hard copy for my collection. It's that good. My book of the week.  Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Crusaders - Bryan Spaulding Sep 28, 2017

    This is a really good first offering for this new series. It does a great job introducing the characters and setting up the story for months to come. It does this with a style that is much appreciated. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Sep 27, 2017

    AfterShock has been getting my attention more and more recently, and books like Fu Jitsu are why. It's a fun and entertaining read that doesn't take itself too seriously while still providing a story with a bit of meat to dig into as the plot unfolds. Granted, this first issue is mostly setup, but if you're in the market for something different then this one's definitely worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Aug 20, 2017

    If you like your comics dark, gritty and realistic, you should probably give Fu Jitsu a wide berth. If on the other hand you're willing to take a chance on a story packed with eccentricity and willfully unconventional ideas, then this new AfterShock Comics series is definitely well worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekery Magazine - Will Morin Sep 28, 2017

    One outdated joke isnt enough to mark Fujitsu off by a long shot. The first issue is a great introduction to the world and sets up a story of international criminal intrigue & Eastern thought. Matt Fractions Casanova has played with this concept since 2006, but Nitz keeps the concept more centered. As fun and mind-bending as a high concept spy story can be, something more straight-forward, though still well-written can be just as thought-provoking. Thats Fujitsus strength, and if Nitz can keep momentum, this may be one to add to your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Sep 28, 2017

    All in all, this was a great debut issue from the team of St. Clarie and Nitz and I can’t wait to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Kent Falkenberg Sep 28, 2017

    Cellular kung fu, zombie blacksmiths, mystic X-ray toasters " how's that for an all-new, all-different trinity. Read Full Review

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