Billionaire Island #1

Writer: Mark Russell Artist: Steve Pugh Publisher: Ahoy Comics Release Date: March 4, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 9
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8.4User Rating

A savage satire reuniting the critically acclaimed team behind DC's The Flintstones, Mark Russell (Second Coming) and Steve Pugh (Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass), in an all-new creator-owned series! Welcome to Billionaire Island, where anything goes...if you can afford it. But the island's ultra-rich inhabitants are about to learn that their ill-gotten gains come at a very high price. Every AHOY comic also features extra prose stories and illustrations.

  • 10 - Nicole Drum Mar 4, 2020

    Billionaire Island #1 is by far the most intelligent, jaw-dropping, razor sharp, impeccably-timed comic you'll read this week or possibly ever. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Mar 3, 2020

    While Billionaire Island is unlikely to be a hit with anyone who has a vested interest in pretending trickle-down economics work, Pugh and Russell have once again proven themselves capable of crafting a high-quality funny book. I guarantee this will provide you working stiffs with a few minutes distraction from the existential horror of your increasingly bleak existence. Enjoy! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Mar 6, 2020

    'Billionaire Island' is cutting and funny as only Mark Russell can do it and it's one of the best debuts in comics this year. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Mar 6, 2020

    Russell and Pugh give us a great first issue for a book that is destined to be a classic. Worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Shamus Clancy Mar 3, 2020

    Russell's biting satire is paired with Pugh's dynamic penciling once again to create one the most memorable debut issues of the year. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Mar 4, 2020

    What would be an average story in lesser hands, is an interesting and thoughtful issue by a creative team that knows its craft well. Russell and Pugh set up an interesting future where class warfare is pronounced. The only short-coming of this book is allowing readers to see this warfare as being between individuals, rather than focusing at all on the system that allowed for them. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Mar 2, 2020

    Don't get me wrong, there was humor throughout this issue. However, this inaugural tale packed one hell of a punch in the gut and hopefully may wake some people up. It really isn't what I expected from a Russell issue that normally is lighthearted with his choice of humor sprinkled in. But, this was a good and eye-opening issue that may seem extreme at first until you really let it sink in. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 4, 2020

    Steve Pugh delivers some great art throughout this story and the characters look great. The style of the art brilliantly contrasts the bright, sunny world of Freedom Unlimited with the dark, gritty real world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Mar 6, 2020

    Mark Russel brings his personal brand of commentary and satire to capitalisms' endgame. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Mar 3, 2020

    Billionaire Island #1 is successful in cramming a bunch of ideas into a standard, single-issue comic. If presented as a series of vignettes with a narrative throughline akin to Supermans Pal, Jimmy Olson, this would undoubtedly be a 5-star, 10/10 book. However, thats not the case. The uneven pacing is a major detriment to an otherwise great book. The commentary and wit are as sharp as ever. The art is fantastic. The characters are engaging. The story itself just needs a some structural kinks to be worked out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Mar 2, 2020

    An interesting enough concept for a story and although not an essential buy, it is at least enough to warrant picking up if you are into something different. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Mar 5, 2020

    I think this series has the potential to be really good, and while Im not going to claim its perfect, I am already looking forward to the next issue. A good, solid effort, well done all involved. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Mar 9, 2020

    Billionaire Island #1 sets up an intriguing concept, but needs to work on its characters if it wants to be a truly extraordinary series. Read Full Review

  • 4.7
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Mar 7, 2020

    I imagine there will be someone out there who enjoys Billionaire's Island #1. Also, there's always a chance that the series will improve as it goes. But, there's just not much to enjoy here in the first issue. Read Full Review

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