The Revisionist #1
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The Revisionist #1

Writer: Frank Barbiere Artist: Garry Brown Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: June 1, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 4
8.2Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

New series! How far would you go to save reality? Martin Monroe is The Revisionist-a time-traveling assassin tasked with repairing our fractured timeline.  Forced to place his trust in his estranged father, Martin will have to overcome his troubled past to save the future-but can he live with his decisions?

Join the all-star creative team of writer FRANK J. BARBIERE (Five Ghosts, Avengers World), artist GARRY BROWN (Black Road, The Massive), and colorist LAUREN AFFE (The Paybacks, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter) for the first chapter of an all-new action/sci-fi adventure about fathers, sons, and time travel!

  • 10 - John McCubbin Jun 2, 2016

    The Revisionist #1 is a stellar opening chapter for this new series, being my favourite from AfterShock to date. Not only does it leave you questioning certain aspects of it's concept, but it also gives us some shocking twists and wonderful character development, all of which is sure to leave readers itching for more. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Nikki Sherman Jun 1, 2016

    While I generally seek to highlight the positive in books I've read that I'm excited about, I can't say that I found many reasonsnot to read this book. This promises to be a solid sci-fi story with a great leading character and plot. This is a book that will make you excited about comics. Barbiere, Brown, Affe, and Sharpe delivered one of my favorite issues of the year, and I'm chomping at the bit for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jun 3, 2016

    This concept isn't new, whatsoever. But it is interesting. It is executed in the best way, and shows a lot of imagination and creativity; for that alone, I'll be keeping up with this series, and you should, too. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jun 1, 2016

    Overall, I really likedRevisionist #1. I know that DC is launching Rebirth this week, but if you can find room in your pull list for something completely new, I recommend it be this book. It definitely has a lot of potential to go to some really cool places, but it isn't over-reliant on that potential. It realizes much of its potential right off the bat, and that's a rare occurrence. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 2, 2016

    The Revisionist delivers a very solid opening issue here that teases the basic concept and what it has to offer. It doesn't clue us into the bigger story, presuming there is one, but I figure it'll spend its second issue introducing us to some of the mythology of what we know Martin will become. Frank Barbiere has a pretty decent track record for me with what he's worked on, though I tend to find his original projects work better for me with the pacing and overall objective of it. His pairing with Garry Brown is spot on here as it feels like Brown has really got that whole dynamic action element down and Barbiere is delivering some great scenes for him to just cut loose with. I'm definitely looking forward to checking out more of this book down the line. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jun 1, 2016

    The start to this adventure about fathers, sons, and time travel did not disappoint for a first issue. The Revisionist has a lot of potential for the limitless possibilities created when dealing with time and time travel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Critical Blast - Critical Blast Staff Jun 9, 2016

    Maillaro: Yeah, I will match your 4 for the writing and drop the art to a 3. It just didn't do much for me. It didn't help that I read Preacher and the new Punisher series this week, and throughout this comic I kept thinking of Steve Dillon. I am spoiled that way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jun 1, 2016

    This book has a few influences to consider. As mentioned there is the Marty reference, but there are stronger ties to films like Looper potentially and the TV series Quantum Leap. Very much like Doctor Sam Beckett, who stepped into his Quantum Accelerator and vanished, Marty is on his own mission, putting the things that once went wrong, right. Only this time, Marty is using a gun rather than good intentions and a hologram version of Dean Stockwell. The issue is a fun read and unlike the majority of AfterShock's books which feel like mini-series or mini-runs, this actually feels like it could run into an ongoing series. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Jun 2, 2016

    A very enjoyable debut that has a lot to offer science fiction fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jun 1, 2016

    It's a bit of humor that a comic about time travel has a retro action feel in so many ways. I myself grew up on those films and it's a genre you actually don't see as much anymore, so this is a fun return to that type of story. If you're a fan like me, this is one to check out and I think Barbiere has another hit on his hands. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Brandy Dykhuizen Jun 3, 2016

    Though the book may be pervasively pulpy, Barbiere does an astounding job at making the reader care about certain characters very quickly. It's only the first issue, and I already found myself genuinely upset by the treatment of more than one player. But above all else, this book is pure motion. Brown's jumpy, blasty, punchy art leads you quickly into the next panel — you're right there,tearing ass through the high security prison, hot on Marty's heels. Much of The Revisionist recalls retroaction flicks, and even the colors in Marty's communication sequences with his father wouldn't feel out of place in Eighties-eraMiami. It's a little all over the place, but that's the nature of being unstuck in time. All signs point to plots converginginto an enjoyably unholy mess by the series' end. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jun 29, 2016

    If you like time travel stories then you might dig this one. I didn't. Maybe I've seen and read too many lately to get interested in this one or maybe it just didn't have anything interesting about it. I can see others really liking this book though, I don't know why they would, but that's not for me to decide. It's pretty average in every column and that's what I'll pass along to you before you pick it up for a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Inklings Jun 3, 2016

    "The Revisionist" is a book I approached with great trepidation. Mainly because "Ivar, Timewalker" hasn't been off shelves for two months, and already a new time travel noir wants to take its place as king of time travel SF in comics? Well, besides the poor timing of this comic's launch, nearly all that trepidation melted away as I read this first issue. This is a highly original work that functions primarily as an action/adventure/mystery thriller and doesn't weigh itself down with any lofty philosophical denouements. The script is concise, the pacing whipsmart, the panels clear and uncluttered, and the story refreshingly simple for one of these big, ambitious conceits. All that said, the cliffhanger felt standard, and quite a few panels f more

  • 7.5
    JBL Reviews Jun 4, 2016

    Decent start

  • 7.0
    Briton Jul 24, 2016

  • 7.0
    Sayrus Jun 3, 2017

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