Lost City Explorers #1
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Lost City Explorers #1

Writer: Zack Kaplan Artist: Alvaro Sarreseca Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: June 20, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 2
7.3Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

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Lost cities aren't just the stuff of myths. They exist hidden right under our noses. But when a mysterious expedition is disrupted by supernatural activity, and an antiquities professor goes missing, his teenage daughter and her friends must become underground urban explorers, follow his tracks on a coming-of-age journey through subterranean tunnels, and ultimately find the holy grail of lost city: Atlantis buried right under New York City!

Explore science fiction and archeology in this new adventure series by Zack Kaplan (Eclipse, Port of Earth) and Alvaro Sarraseca (Magnus, Turok).

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Brolie Gordon Jun 20, 2018

    Kaplan does a great job of making it feel authentic and real. Combined with the art from lvaro Sarraseca, the comic flowed beautifully. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weird Science - Andrew McAvoy Jun 25, 2018

    This was a good first issue and with the Atlantis angle being mooted at the end, and the references to Homer (Helen, her brother Homer, and the burial of the Odyssey with the father's suit - the body is missing!) signal the fact that this mystery is going to get very interesting as we journey into the unknown. Good solid start to the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Apr 23, 2018

    I'm game for more, but it sags in the middle. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jun 20, 2018

    The Lost City Explorers #1 is an exciting debut issue that evokes a sense of wonder and exploration and packs it into a single, well-paced first chapter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 20, 2018

    This isn't a barn burner of an opening but it's one that does a lot of good stuff to draw you in with the characters and ideas even with a general kind of familiarity to it all. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Batman's Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Jun 18, 2018

    Lost City Explorers #1is a mashup of bygone teen adventure stories and 2018 sensibilities, blending earnest wonder with the blunted expectations of today. It's a really interesting book, seemingly bent on reclaiming the genre from decades past. There is, however, much exposition in this first issue. I wont be surprised if #2 is stronger. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 15, 2018

    The Lost City Explorers #1 isnt an especially unique comic, but it is competently constructed and interesting enough. The characters are angsty, but they have potential. Sarraseca and Blythe do some great work on the visuals, and the comic is worth checking out for yourself when it comes out on July 18th. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Nathan Braudrick Jun 4, 2018

    I am genuinely interested in finding out what happens next. I want to find out if Homer and Hel's father is alright and I want to find out what is going on with the huge hook at the end of the story. What I'm afraid of, though, is that most of the subsequent issues will focus on the character's arguments and disagreements rather than the mystery and adventure. That's a pitfall for far too many comics these days and one that I do not enjoy. If the main thrust of the upcoming issues is the adventure, then this first issue of The Lost City Explorers will be a necessary bump in the road towards a more exciting destination. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Jun 21, 2018

    While some narrative beats are a little too familiar, "Lost City Explorers" combines great characters and smooth art to convey a solid debut. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Jami Jones Jun 26, 2018

    There is an ebb and flow to The Lost City Explorers; the creators' methods of storytelling demand a harmonic trust, an almost intrinsic understanding of how to best fortify each other's strengths, and the book is a testament to the collaboration at work here. This team depends on each other to reach the end of the story which, it turns out, is a nice parallel to the protagonists on the page. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Epicstream - Brian McCormick Jun 26, 2018

    If you're into mystery, drama, and adventure, and don't mind some angsty teenage dialogue, The Lost City Explorer's deserves a read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Sam King Apr 25, 2018

    This first issue piqued my interest enough for me to want to see what happens in the next, but I get the feeling that the characters are what will make or break the next issues. The story concept itself is solid enough to be entertaining for a while. If the characters don't get overdone or are at least balanced enough in how their "negative" traits are presented, then this could be a very good time in the long run. I need another issue to really form a solid opinion of this story because potential will only get a comic so far if it is not realized. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Jun 20, 2018

    Aside from questionable pacing, there isnt anything jarringly wrong here, but in a crowded market its going to struggle to stand out. With the apparent protagonist Hel getting the majority of the limelight we only really see the other characters as a reflection of their interactions. With background exposition out of the way, Kaplan will hopefully be able to focus on the characters and their quest, shifting this into a higher gear. Hitting the bullseye in the last panel theres definite promise of adventure to follow. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SloboSOY Jun 22, 2018

    So festival I was a little worried for this one. I tried Aftershock title before but that was never for me. Even Animosity turn to be to dark for me. And the sneaks peaks made me fear that I would not love the art. But I have sollicited it, so I brought it & read it.
    The story was interesting. Not something entirely new, we see some of the part of the story in other comics, TV show or movies before. But I liked that Kaplan choose to turn the spot on the daughter. After all that could have been the story of the blonde coworker (That could have totally be his wife too). But now, this part is new. And I like that fact. I also love story about Atlantis so the end tease me greatly. And for the art ? Yes it's not perfect, the character are t more

  • 10
    TheImageIsStrong Jun 24, 2018

    I picked this up from reading Kaplan's Image/Top Cow Eclipse comic. Even though I read only the first arc I liked Kaplan's story telling so I gave it a try, because why not? Mostly all Aftershock books imo are great reads and this was a fun and a different spin on the premise. No spoilers here. Also Alvaro's art wort is the first I've seen and it fit the book well and has a good art style imo. So if you like stuff about real life"Lost Cities" mixed with with like a sci-fi thriller vibe this book is for you. I look forward to where the next issue goes. A solid 8.5/10...

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