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Space Riders #1

Writer: Fabian Rangel Jr Artist: Alexis Ziritt Publisher: Black Mask Studios Release Date: April 1, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 10
8.7Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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From the galactic core to the outer quadrants, one name strikes terror in the hearts of evil beings everywhere: the Space Riders! Sailing the cosmos in the Skullship Santa Muerte, Capitan Peligro and his fearless crew deal harsh justice to the scum of the galaxy while searching for the forbidden truths of the universe! Fabian Rangel Jr (Doc Unknown) and Alexis Ziritt (The Package) bring you a new and exciting space adventure that will destroy your brain! (in a good way)

  • 10
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Apr 1, 2015

    Really and truly, it's like an acid trip in space in the best kind of possible way and with just one issue, Rangeland Ziritt have distanced themselves from any other book currently available and it's something we desperately need more of. Different is good, or in this case different isgreat.From the moment you see the absolutely stop-in-your-tracks-gorgeous cover, you'll want to pick up this book and when you do, you'll be hooked. For back-to-back weeks, Black Mask has put out an absolute stunner. Pick upWe Can Never Go Home and check out what Black Mask is doing, for sure, but before you do anything else,pick upSpace Riders. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Apr 6, 2015

    I've never done acid, but if I could get a guarantee that the trip would be half as interesting as Space Riders, I would be tripping balls right now.  The comic feels like a long lost tome that has been locked away for decades, only resurfacing now that the world is ready for it.  It's trippy.  It's fun.  It's absolutely insane.  Damn, is it good. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bloody Disgusting - Torin Chambers Jan 24, 2015

    Fabian Rangel Jr, Alexis Ziritt and Ryan Ferrier have created an instant classic and establish the foundations of a masterpiece. This is the sublime and beautiful story that you'd only get in a comic. A magnificent space epic is beginning; make sure you get in on the ground floor this March. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GAMbIT Magazine - J. Luis Apr 2, 2015

    If you are looking for something completely out there, or are a classic fan of those old pulp comics, Space Riders #1 from Black Mask Studios is for you. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Steven E. Paugh Apr 1, 2015

    All-in, Space Riders #1 is a tremendous start for the series and a general achievement, not just for this team, but for Black Mask Studios, which, thanks to books like 2013's Ballistic and the recent We Can Never Go Home, is quickly becoming my favorite "one to watch" publisher. I feel completely unabashed and totally justified in giving this puppy a perfect score, for being the comic book equivalent of a "sex hammer," because it just fucking nails it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Apr 1, 2015

    There isn't much more to say about Space Riders #1 other than to read it as quickly as possible and then force your friends to read it so you can gloat about having read it before them. Space Riders #1 is all the best parts of being retro with absolutely none of the nostalgia. Fabian Rangel, Jr. and Alexis Ziritt clearly have creative voices that work well in tandem and they have delivered something wholly special to shelves this week. In a market dominated by dramas, superhero books, and grand events, it is all kinds of refreshing to read a book that only aims to be entertaining and achieves that goal by heaping a giant pile of crazy onto the laps of its readers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Wesley Messer Mar 31, 2015

    Did I mention the Giant Skull Ship? C'mon what more do I need to say at this point? Fine, did I mention this book will melt your face with awesome? Oh yes this comic is face melting awesome.Space Ridersis a glorious comic reading experience. It throws everything but the kitchen sink at you and sometimes it is overkill at points, but that's pretty awesome too. It's why I can't give it a full ten out of ten but it comes so close to being perfect. Space Riders #1 is a truly fun comic book story that deserves to be in the hands of as many people as possible. Give Space Riders a chance and remember, there is a skull spaceship and it is awesome. Just one of the many things that make this comic an amazing reading experience. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Tres Dean Apr 2, 2015

    We need more books like Space Riders; we need more books willing to just go to weird places and never take their foot off of the gas pedal. Don't miss it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jul 27, 2015

    Overall, I’d say this reprint is a success! I’m pretty stoked to see some more of it, and I plan on reading more today! Space is already an interesting topic, but when you add people riding throughout it in skull-shaped ships, I’m sold. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Apr 3, 2015

    Space Riders #1 is a hell of a start with an entertaining story enhanced with unique and just plain beautiful art. Another solid release from Black Mask Studios in what's proving to be a fantastic year for them. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Mar 27, 2015

    Space Riders is definitely a mini-series that readers should try, as though it won't be for everyone, it may very well surprise you. Having a strange, yet alluring narrative, this opening issue is a lot of fun, with the characters within allowing for a dramatic flair. The blistering art will also entice, with it feeling like a bad trip. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Lost Lighthouse - thelostlighthouse Mar 30, 2015

    Space Ridersis a fun, over the top comic. I have no idea where the story will go, but it should be funny finding out.Issue #1 is out this Wednesday (1st April 2015), so check it out at your local comic book shop or try it out digitally. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - stephengervais May 13, 2015

    This super-fun, over-the-top space opera is like nothing else on the shelves. It takes you on a weird and wacky adventure at 100 mph so just hold on and enjoy the ride. Just make sure you take some time to enjoy the view. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Adam Cadmon Mar 27, 2015

    Black Mask makes its mark by publishing stories that you'd be hard pressed to find anywhere else, and Space Riders fits with that modus operandi like a well-placed LEGO block. Don't miss this one. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Apr 8, 2015

    I cant say I will be collecting this book anytime soon, but if I wanted something 180 degrees from what is in my collection, Space Riders would be exactly the book Id want. Read Full Review

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