I Breathed a Body #1
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I Breathed a Body #1

Writer: Zac Thompson Artist: Andy MacDonald Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: January 20, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 8
8.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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A science fiction horror series about social media, big tech, and influencer culture.

It's The Social Network meets Hellraiser. When the world's biggest influencer posts something irredeemably horrific online, the world changes in an instant. Now it's up to his social media manager, Anne Stewart, to fan the flames of outrage and create a sensationalist campaign that rewrites the rules of "banned content." Thus begins a carnival of lust, revulsion, desire, and disgust - all for viral videos.

Written by Zac Thompson (LONELY RECEIVER, UNDONE BY BLOOD, X-Men) and illustrated by Andy MacDonald (Multiple Man, Rogue Planet), I BRE more

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Jan 5, 2021

    I have to be 100% honest that at the end of the first issue I have absolutely no idea where Thompson is taking us on this nightmare fuelled ride, but honestly, I dont care at this point because I am absolutely and irrevocably hooked. This is not a new thing for me, Zac Thompson has a fantastic ability to give the reader just enough in delivering a first issue that gives nothing away, but guarantees that you will pick up the second one without thinking twice. And trust me, youre definitely going to want to pick up the second issue of this one! Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Keigen Rea Dec 29, 2020

    This comic makes me want to eat mushrooms and also not ever eat meat again. It's awful, horrifying, and incredible. Read it. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Jan 20, 2021

    I Breathed a Body #1 is a perfectly-executed and ragingly-smart body horror comic that takes existential concern over social media, influencers, and big tech, and distills it into one of the most interesting stories of the young year. Do not miss this comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Geek'd Out - Michael Farris Jr. Jan 20, 2021

    I Breathed a Body delivers a modern-day parable that is relevant to our social media-saturated culture that injects all-too-believable horror into headlines of today. Also, once you've read this through once, do yourself a favor and read the first four pages again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jan 23, 2021

    I Breathed a Body is a disturbing look at our current obsession with social media and how this can escalate into a horrifying direction. That might be scary enough on its own, however it's amplified by some chilling supernatural elements, making for a dynamite read. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 20, 2021

    Despite my trypophobia, I Breathed a Body #1 is an intriguing start of a series. There's a lot to chew on for a comic that clearly has something to say. Things will be interesting to see where they go from here and what exactly is on these creator's minds. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Jan 22, 2021

    'I Breathed a Body' #1 is an impressive debut issue that forces us to look at society's obsession with social media and its influence with both a figurative and literal lens as inherently evil. The machinations behind one such influencer and the dangers that entail. With a killer art team, Thompson has once again put together a smart and wickedly conceived cautionary tale of horror and commentary that recalls David Cronenberg mixed with Philip K. Dick. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Cesareo Garasa Jan 27, 2021

    I Breathed A Body is a creepy conglomeration of varied influences creating an affectingly unsettling debut issue. The art effectively coveys a sense of shaky dread and it's body horror, tech horror and supernatural horror all at once. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 20, 2021

    There's a lot of interesting ideas at play here and some great artwork so I'm definitely curious to see where they're going, but hopefully just not as gory. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Jan 20, 2021

    I Breathed A Body might not roar out of the gate, but it is definitely prepared to roar past the finish line thanks to the strong bones of its story and an abundance of creepy visuals. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christa Harader Jan 21, 2021

    "I Breathed a Body" #1 posits an interesting and promisingly meaty future in this scaffolding-focused first issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ZodTee Jan 23, 2021



  • 9.5
    HallowsEveCat Mar 1, 2021

    Good so far.

  • 8.0
    Copygram14 Jan 20, 2021

    Weird yet intriguing story about a social media influencer. Not sure where this is going but I'll probably pick up the next issue. Great cover art, but the interior art hasn't won me over just yet.

    Has anyone read Thompson's "Lonely Receiver"? What's it like?

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Jan 20, 2021

    It started off a little confusing for me. The first few pages are going to need explained and the girl Anne seemed to switch up demeanor early on, but it gained traction throughout and ended on a total cliffhanger that forces you to want the 2nd issue.

  • 6.0
    the_comic_book_club Jan 23, 2021

    I Breathed A Body
    Issue: 1
    “An Unforeseen Innovation”

    Publisher: @aftershockcomics
    Writer: @zacbethompson
    Artist: @andymacdeez
    Colorist: @triona_farrell
    Cover: Andy MacDonald & Triona Farrell
    Letterer: @hassoe

    I Breathed a Body is a horror series about social media. Anne is the manager for Mylo Caliban, the biggest star on the MyCee social network. After the worlds biggest social media influencer posts something horrible online, the rest of the world instantly changes. It is now Anne’s responsibility to de-escalate the situation.

    This is an interesting story about the power of technology and social networking. I Breathed a Body delivers a lesson that is relevan more

  • 5.0
    letskillrobots Jan 25, 2021

    hey we've all been there

  • 8.0
    Phil B. Jan 20, 2021

  • 8.0
    Mindo2003 Mar 20, 2021

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