World Reader #1
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World Reader #1

Writer: Jeff Loveness Artist: Juan Doe Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: April 19, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 13
8.8Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

NEW SERIES! Meet Sarah, an astronaut traveling from dead planet to dead planet, talking to the ghosts of the dead worlds... as she fights to discover the secret that's killing the universe.  But Death doesn't give up its secrets so easily, and as Death hunts her from planet to planet, Sarah struggles to maintain the trust of her crew and her own sanity in the endless ocean of lives. Every world has a story, and if she can find the secret tying them all together, she can save Earth from being the next world to die. From GROOT and THE JIMMY KIMMEL SHOW writer Jeff Loveness and AMERICAN MONSTER, ANIMOSITY: THE RISE artist Juan Doe, comes the c more

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Amani Cooper Mar 22, 2017

    I just know World Reader is going to be a great adventure to keep up with. If Juan Doe's art doesn't keep you on this book, Jeff Loveness will. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Chris Campbell Apr 21, 2017

    Overall, for a first issue, it is put together extremely well. Although the story centers around a lot of death, the spiritual side overcomes it with peace and harmony. Loveness treats usto a well thought out and planned world and situation. Deerings color work on the issue stands out in particular and, along with the uniqueness of the story,World Reader is a must to pick up! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 23, 2017

    Trippy, cool, scary, and cosmic awesomeness. Recommended reading. AfterShock Comics has created another winner. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopCultHQ - Jason Bennett Apr 16, 2017

    AfterShock Comics adds a compelling and unique sci-fi series to their library, to go along with great titles from 2016 like THE REVISIONIST and REPLICA. But with WORLD READER, you're getting something different from most comics in the genre. Where most are depicting a dystopian future, run-of-the-mill outer space stories/battles, or ones focused on survivalism, Loveness brings a narrative that's interpersonal, rife with emotion,and what is shaping up to be a psychological wonder. Coupled with Doe's fantastic visuals and bold choices, WORLD READER #1 sets itself apart from standard sci-fi fare. It's an alluring story, visually enticing from cover to cover, and looks to be another hit for AfterShock Comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CourtOfNerds - Grant Stoye Apr 21, 2017

    This is a great start to a title that will soon be getting more than its fair share of acclaim: Juan Does art is alternatingly beautiful and haunting. Rachel Deerings stylistic choices emphasize instead of fade to the background. Jeff Loveness shows a love and attention to detail for this story that makes it engrossing. World Reader is an eerie, mysterious blast into a complex cosmic opera. Youd be doing yourself a disservice not to dive in. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Ken Petti Apr 20, 2017

    This is a sparse first entry, but the minimalistic approach creates a fitting, intriguing atmosphere for what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Columbus Comics Corner Apr 22, 2017

    There is enough here to introduce you to our main character and get a grasp of who she is. The events that have transpired thus far will leave you sticking around to see how things unfold. If you didn't get enough of the movie Arrival. This is the perfect comic to fill that void. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Apr 26, 2017

    World Reader does exactly what a first issue should. Although Juan Doe's art may not appeal to everyone, it's definitely art that is worthy of attention. In the back of the book there's a behind the scenes section that details the process from script to final page. While I normally don't read the scripts, seeing how Doe's pages go from interpreting the script all the way to Deering's lettering and colors was an interesting experience and I'd love to actually see more of this. I'll be back for more of World Reader, and you should give it a try too! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Apr 20, 2017

    This is a really simple issue to start off what is bound to be one rollercoaster of a series. We only meet three characters in this issue, but they all have strong personalities that will be interesting to watch progress as the story moves forward. For now, head out to your local comic shop and pick up issue #1 so you can keep up with this madness! Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Apr 24, 2017

    A strong start to an engaging and unique new sci-fi series. Read Full Review

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