Snelson #1
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Snelson #1

Writer: Paul Constant Artist: Fred Harper Publisher: Ahoy Comics Release Date: August 4, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
6.8Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

In the 1990s, "edgy" standup comic Melville Snelson had it all - but twenty-five years later, his jokes come off as tired and offensive. Desperate for a comeback, Snelson sets out on tour with a group of young, socially conscious comedians. Can a '90s has-been hit the big time, or is Snelson about to be canceled for good? A hilarious, definitely adult contemporary satire that mocks the dying breaths of white male entitlement, from the writer of AHOY's Planet of the Nerds.

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Aug 4, 2021

    There are some really great moments throughout this first issue. The artwork is good and fits this perfectly. I loved every part of this and it was a pleasure to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Alex McDonald Aug 3, 2021

    Snelson is a fresh and intriguing new series. An adult book in every meaning of the word. If comedy isn't dead yet, Snelson might well drive the final nail into the coffin anyway. An interesting new direction for AHOY. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 4, 2021

    Snelson: Comedy is Dying #1 leaves things in an interesting place but it never quite sets things up well enough to care. By the end, a lot of the characters are just unlikeable and it retreads concepts from the film Funny People. It's hard to cheer for any of them. There's also not a lot of gray area within, it presents characters and a plot whose enjoyment may solely rely on one's worldview. It's a comic that has potential but based on the first issue I'm not confident has it to say something really smart about the world and its characters. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Aug 9, 2021

    Not ready to headline a club just yet. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jul 29, 2021

    Ultimately, Snelson: Comedy Is Dying is a meandering mess with sloppy artwork and no apparent point. Of course that's just my opinion. I could be wrong. Read Full Review

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