Breathless #1
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Breathless #1

Writer: Patrick Shand Artist: Renzo Rodriguez Publisher: Black Mask Studios Release Date: March 28, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
8.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

It's Buffy the Vampire Slayer if the villains were big pharma. Scout Turner works as a cryptozoologist, examining and cataloguing supernatural creatures for scientific purposes. When she discovers the cure for asthma in the venom of a new breed of monster, she quickly finds herself on the run from Kenilworth Pharmaceuticals and the monsters that they've hired to kill her. With no one by her side but her clueless assistant, a morally ambiguous succubus, and her geriatric dog, Scout goes on the run... but in a world controlled by money and drugs, can she escape the reaching claws of a medical monopoly? From Pat Shand (Destiny NY, Guardians of t more

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Apr 2, 2018

    Although the full story is still taking shape, there's more than enough in Breathless #1 to pull you in. The characters are well developed and the artwork is incredible. Shand does a brilliant job of dropping you into this world and quickly establishing the rules around it. This is a horror comic to watch. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Zarik Khan Mar 28, 2018

    Pharmaceutical executives, succubi and coroners cross paths as Pat Shand's new series dives into the world of diseases and cures. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We Talk Podcasts - Mo Jul 29, 2018

    I hope the rest of the series plays out as well as the first two issues. If so, then this will be a book people should recommend not just to fans of old fashioned monster movie horror, but any fans of character driven action tales. Issue #3 was released June 27 and Issue #4 is scheduled for release August 22nd to be followed by the trade paperback on September 26th. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Mar 28, 2018

    Shand and Rodriguez have a brilliant chemistry and all the essential elements: a diverse cast, a poignant premise, and monsters of all varieties. If you're in the mood for more speculative fiction in your pull, make sure you add Breathless. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 4, 2018

    Breathless #1 came out of nowhere to be one of my favorites I read this week. Patrick Shand doesn't save the twist for the cliffhanger, but instead shoves you into a world you need to know more about with characters you care about immediately. Renzo Rodriguez's art is crisp and clean goodness and I can't wait for next issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 1, 2018

    The story is very good and the art by Rodriguez is pretty damn solid. I'm not sold on the creature designs (it looks a little too much like Giger leftovers for my tastes). That minor complaint aside, this is a solid series that I will be reading until the end! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Mar 29, 2018

    A fresh and compelling new monster book, one that asks important questions. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Outright Geekery - Brian A. Madrid Mar 30, 2018

    Ultimately, not a bad comic book to read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Mar 27, 2018

    The strength of the comic book's final moments helps melt away memories of the issue's unevenness and occasional misstep. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Apr 1, 2018

    Given the subject matter and publishing house, this just feels a bit like preaching to the converted. Pat Shand states quite clearly that this isnt about preaching but about asking a question; I think it just might be the wrong one. Read Full Review

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