Raygun #1

Raygun #1

Writer: Gregory Schoen Artist: Alonso Molina, Paulo Lopez Publisher: Alterna Comics Release Date: March 9, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Matthew Baker has a lot of problems. A new school, bullies, and dealing with a father he barely knows; it's a lot to deal with for any ten-year-old. But when he stumbles upon Nikola Tesla’s Death Ray, will it lead to his salvation or his destruction?

  • 10
    Florida Geek Scene - Bryce Osceola Apr 20, 2016

    This issue is in black and white, which works splendidly with the historical nature of the story and still manages to capture the emotional state of Matthew during his journey. The writing is fantastic, featuring other historical characters that managed to learn how to time travel! Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Crusaders - Ben Seeka Mar 14, 2016

    Raygun is a stripped-back, simple comic with an amazing story and amazing visuals that leaves readers begging for more. It's entertaining, deep without being ‘subversive' and it's just a perfect comic. I can't wait to see what else comes from Gregory Schoen. 5 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - GCBTs Mar 11, 2016

    This was a solid read, and a good story, for what may be a promising series. It's a light introduction meant for a younger audience; but if like me, you're into sci-fi, then it will prove to be enjoyable. The art is rendered in black and white, with good anime style visuals (which I hope are eventually colored). I, for one, look forward to the second issue, and the fleshing out of the rest of the supporting cast"especially the nerdy side kick. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Mar 18, 2016

    This is a great read that has the art to back it up. Do not judge this book by its cover as it offers so much more. This is definitely a title worth keeping an eye on as it offers a unique story that is fuelled by history. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Project-Nerd - Sarah Mar 23, 2016

    Raygun #1 is beautifully illustrated, with all characters, panels, and settings coming across clearly. The characterization of Matthew comes across effectively and effortlessly in each page, displaying a boy who has been through a lot and still wants to come out fighting. Secondary characters don't have nearly as much interaction or dialogue but the players are clearly laid out"the bully, the sidekick, and our antihero. Overall, Raygun is a quick, interesting read, with real-life bases, and looks to be a promising series as we follow Matthew and the hunt for the weapon whose incredible powers have yet to be unleashed on the world. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Comic Plug - Tanya Ruiter Mar 8, 2016

    I found myself a little more intrigued by the first few panels about Tesla, wondering who was attacking him and why, then young Matthew. However I can see how this story would appeal to young kids who were being bullied and want nothing more than to find a secret weapon that would let them defeat their bullies. I hope the next issue raises the stakes and shows WHY the ray gun is so dangerous - enough to interest the president. Read Full Review

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