Red Border #1
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Red Border #1

Writer: Jason Starr Artist: Will Conrad, Ivan Nunes Publisher: AWA Release Date: March 18, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 4
7.2Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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A young Mexican couple narrowly escapes the Juarez Cartel by fleeing across the border into Texas, only to be run down in the desert by the Cartel's most brutal thugs. Rescued by a mysterious local who takes them to the safety of his family's ranch, the couple soon realize their hosts have more than just skeletons in their closet. Trapped in a house of horrors beyond their wildest imagination, the army of assassins on their trail might be the least of their problems.

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Mar 16, 2020

    A tense and action-packed first issue with great dialogue and stellar artwork Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Felix Mar 16, 2020

    As a Chicano/Mexican-American, I had to read this story with a grain of salt. When I see a story set in Mexico, especially if it's about the border or if it has Mexican/Latinx characters, I pretty much go in with the assumption that it's going to have Mexicans as criminals or it's going to represent Mexico as a place riddled with violence. I was right to a certain extent. However, it is a solid story so far other than a couple of missteps like the drug kingpin's intro scene with the sex worker. The story kept my interest and I'm looking forward to the next issue to find out what will happen to Karina, Eduardo, and Tito. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina Feb 19, 2020

    Even though Red Border is to only be 4 issues Comic book and digital media publisher Artists Writers & Artisans (AWA) is set to launch titles under their Upshot imprint this March, featuring creator owned stories in a shared universe. The books will center on superheroes and genres outside the powered world, so that could mean that whatever happens in this book may have implications for the entire AWA universe going forward. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Mar 22, 2020

    The weakest of the four releases from AWA studios it suffers more for the comparison with the rest of that incredible line-up. Not a bad comic though, it’s taking its time to get going with main characters that the reader is, so far, indifferent to. It won’t be until the next issue drops that it’ll be clear whether this mini-series will be good or not. Good art and colours help to elevate it above being just average. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Comics Golden King Apr 13, 2020

    Nice start. love the story. Can't wait for the next issue.

  • 10
    GTMedia Reviews Jul 9, 2020

    Of all of the indie publishers pushing books that could be easily translated into streaming series, AWA may be at the top of the list. The first title I read from the publisher was "Resistance". It was a great read but unfortunately launched the same week most of the country went into lockdown due to COVID-19. I'm not sure how many people were stoked to read about a pandemic in the midst of living through one.

    Jason Starr's Red Border has an ominous Tim Bradstreet cover and the tension never lets up while reading. The comic actually opens in a way that makes it appear that the book is gonna be unnecessarily "Woke". This may still happen as the series goes on but I didn't get that impression here. You know, every comic set in a b more

  • 8.5
    fandelabd May 20, 2020

  • 6.5
    tonpas1989 May 21, 2020

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