Clandestino #1

Clandestino #1

Writer: Amancay Nahuelpan Artist: Amancay Nahuelpan Publisher: Black Mask Studios Release Date: October 14, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
8.0Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The country of Tairona became a no man's land after the military coup. Guerrillas were formed across the lands, and rebels unified against the dictator to resist the regime. The hopes of many lay on Clandestino, who barely escaped from the military attacks as a child, and was then recruited by the rebel forces, to later lead the revolution against the dictator. An all-new miniseries by Amancay Nahuelpan (Young Terrorists, Boy-1, Robocop).

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Lead Sharp Oct 19, 2015

    Buy this, it's actually a good comic and the blurb at the back mentions this has been fermenting for seven years. I think more comics should be brewed till they're matured to a full flavour. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez Dec 3, 2015

    Nahuelpan gives us one of the most passionate books I have ever come across. There is a lot of thought and work put to this by Nahuelpan, who does the lion's share of the work in the book, including writing, art, color and even lettering. There's innovative panels, smart writing and brilliant use of color and panel composition to get readers to fully invest themselves in Clandestino. This was one of the best first issues I have ever read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Emma Houxbois Oct 14, 2015

    Clandestino is exactly the kind of fast paced action informed by real world political concerns that Black Mask has built a reputation for, hopefully establishing Amancay Nahuelpan as one of their key creative voices. As I've said before when considering long running webcomic artists or long running personal series like Brandon Graham's Multiple Warheads or Sophie Campbell's Wet Moon, getting to see an artist grow over time across a single work is an incredible privilege, soI can't wait to see how he's evolved in the nine years it took to create this. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Nikki Sherman Oct 15, 2015

    Grab this book while you can. If you don't get your hands on a copy soon, chances are you may not get another go of it, barring a second printing.Clandestino is masterfully illustrated with a compelling story. Grab hold and don't let go for Nahuelpan's wild ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 23, 2015

    If you're a fan of the dystopian, end-of-the-world (or sure looks like it) action flick, you should check out this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GAMbIT Magazine - J. Luis Oct 16, 2015

    Still, what we are given a akin to a puzzle box. We have the basic idea of what's going on in the larger world, but we are yet to have all the pieces to unlock the bigger mysterious allowing us access to said box. Clandestino #1 looks amazing as the art beautifully flows from panel to panel between pages, and is a lot of fun to read through. It's not a perfect first issue, but it does enough to stand on its own in a crowded market and sets up what looks to be an exciting next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Oct 19, 2015

    Clandestino #1 is an engaging read, but it has poor connecting tissue between its three acts. Fans of the “Narcos” Netflix program will find a lot to enjoy in this book. In the backmatter, Nahuelpan explains how he produced this first issuealmost 7 years ago. The story so far is intriguing enough that I want to see how his work evolved since then. It's a strong series worth continuing with. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Kevin McConnell Oct 15, 2015

    As a whole, “Clandestino” does offer many puzzle pieces that do not fully fit together yet. One thing I took away from this is there is major spin-off potential for the conflict. Nahuelpan has a map in the book to show what has happened up to this point. Is Clandestino fully involved in these battles? That is never explicitly addressed in this issue. In that regard, it might make for some interesting interactions or back story down the line. I do feel six issues will tell the full story of Clandestino the man, but not the world of “Clandestino.” That is not a criticism, more wishful thinking if anything else. Between the world building and the aura around him, “Clandestino” comes off like a mythological story of a great man. I am certainly looking forward to see how this unfolds, adding to the legend that is Clandestino. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - John McCubbin Oct 15, 2015

    Clandestino #1 was an excellent start to a series that I look forward to reading more of. Delivering a rustic setting as well as a premise that was full of excitement, the creator certainly gave us a few reasons to add this to our pull, even if it's quick pace was a little off putting. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Oct 14, 2015

    It's a decent start, but there are some pretty obvious problems to this first issue. You never want to spend more time setting up the world than you do developing the main character, but that's what happens here. Maybe Clandestino is the strong and silent type, but we'd need more time with him to figure that out. My hope is that this series is hiding it's potential and that we'll get there in the next issue. At the very least if it continues this path it'll still be a competent series that's entertaining to read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Oct 25, 2015

    The jumps between the multiple time-frames caused a less than optimal reading experience for me. This issue is best enjoyed as an action/revenge story without paying too close of attention to the facts of the framework the story is hung upon. If you can let the art and basic plot carry you along and forgive the plot/consistency holes this will be a much smoother ride. Nahuelpan has been working on this for 7 years and has 6 issues completed, so this first issue we're looking at really came out of a time capsule. I really admire the art here and am very interested to see how Nahuelpan's art is going to evolve over the 7 years of elapsed time between this issue and issue #6. Hopefully his plotting/storytelling will similarly grow and get tighter. I'm going to give this a try because I liked what I saw enough and the idea of seeing a fast-forward of creative development of the next several issues intrigues me. Read Full Review

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