Red Atlantis #1
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Red Atlantis #1

Writer: Stephanie Phillips Artist: Robert Carey Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: November 4, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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A series of unexplained, violent crimes on Election Day around the U.S. leads the FBI to zero in on a covert group of Russian terrorists.

When a Texas journalism student named Miriam accidentally finds herself mixed up in the investigation, her life will never be the same. With political espionage, treason, and even mind control, can she clear her name and stop the U.S. from entering into a new Cold War?

From writer Stephanie Phillips (Butcher of Paris, ARTEMIS AND THE ASSASSIN,
DESCENDENT) and artist Robert Carey (Aliens: Resistance, James Bond) comes a fast-paced political thriller that explores the dark history of more

  • 9.2
    Multiversity Comics - Ryan Fitzmartin Nov 9, 2020

    A terrific start to what could be a provocative and very exciting new comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 4, 2020

    The opening installment of Red Atlantis is solidly put together on the technical side but I felt like it just needed a little something stronger to hook us with. A lot of what's here feels terribly familiar, having grown up with decades of Cold War style stories behind me, but I also like the potential of it. Phillips has put together some fun books recently so I'm game with their stuff and I like Robert Carey's art style and how the characters come across. There's a lot left unsaid here as expected but there isn't enough character material to really get me to connect with the characters that we do get. A lot is going to ride on Miriam it seems, which is fine, but it felt like we needed to see a bit more of her normal life that's about to be wiped away and a bit less of the agents and the cops in order to ease into it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bookcase - T.W. Worn Nov 4, 2020

    Red Atlantis #1 taps into the stress and fear many of us feel around this election cycle, and it does so in an engaging way that makes sharing said fear cathartic. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Nov 14, 2020

    An opening chapter of murderous political intrigue that offers an intriguing start, but doesn't do much to separate itself from the rest of the genre. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 4, 2020

    The big conspiracy is still pretty hazy in this issue, and the story jumps in time and place a little too much for my tastes, but overall it's an interesting debut issue with strong art. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Nov 4, 2020

    Both the narrative and the visuals are okay, but nothing groundbreaking, and it ultimately remains to be seen if Red Atlantis will be an effective political allegory or an ill-timed one. Read Full Review

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