Unleash #1
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Unleash #1

Writer: Jennifer Van, El Torres Artist: Nacho Tenorio, Sergio Mora Publisher: Amigo Comics Release Date: April 27, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3
7.3Critic Rating
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Soon to be a feature film! Assault survivor Emmie wants to change the world by creating her own superhero persona. Unfortunately her plans are limited, as being a hero takes more than a costume. In a strange twist of fate, Emmie forms an agreement with the most unlikely crime-fighting partner you could imagine. Now she can lay her own brand of twisted justice down on sexual predators. Or so Emmie thinks!

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Isaac Quattlebaum Apr 27, 2016

    Rape is a very sensitive subject to deal with in any medium. It brings up a lot of strong feelings and when handled incorrectly can be seen as offensive and inappropriate. This book doesn't fall into those traps. Even though this is a comic book I feel like Unleash #1 is telling a survivor's story. Emma is someone who used to be a victim and is now taking her power back. Of course she's doing so in the most violent way, by torturing other abusers. But I couldn't help but root for her the same way I'd root for Dexter Morgan or Little Red Riding hood. Unleash is the type of book that gets under your skin and stays there long after you've put it down. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author May 1, 2016

    The cover is a misdirect of sorts, sense the “rape machine,” looks like some sort of bondage mummy. While the origin of the rape machine is hidden, its design is oddly curious. There are some more graphic scenes in depicting rape, that are well drawn despite the illegal nature of the act. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dylan Hicks Apr 13, 2016

    All together, I would say that Unleash #1 is off to a decent start. Like I said before, the plot is to similair to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but that does not take away from the clear talent from both Jennifer and El. They really did do a great job with the script. And so did the artists. If you have the cash to spare, check this one out, otherwise I would wait for the trade to see how it pans out. I give it 3 out of 5. Read Full Review

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