The Wilds #1
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The Wilds #1

Writer: Vita Ayala Artist: Emily Pearson Publisher: Black Mask Studios Release Date: February 28, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
7.8Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

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After a cataclysmic plague sweeps across America, survivors come together to form citystate-like communities for safety. Daisy Walker is a Runner for The Compound, a mix of post-apocalyptic postal service and black market salvaging operation. It is a Runner's job to ferry items and people between settlements, and on occasion scavenge through the ruins of the old world. Daisy is the best there is at what she does. Out beyond the settlement walls are innumerable dangers: feral animals, crumbling structures, and Abominations - those that were touched by the plague and became something other. After a decade of surviving, Daisy isn't phased by any more

  • 10
    Comicosity - Chris Campbell Feb 28, 2018

    Overall, The Wilds is an excellent introduction to a new world for readers to be intrigued by. Ayalas writing will intrigue readers and the art team steps up to the challenge to bring this unique world to life. This is sure to be a hit! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Feb 28, 2018

    The first issue is a good one diving into a familiar genre but delivering something that feels new and different. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Connor Christiansen Feb 27, 2018

    The Wilds wastes no time thrusting readers into the mysterious beauty of its apocalypse for an engrossing and entertaining first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Mar 12, 2018

    One problem I have with this first issue is that some future aspects of the story have been spoiled by the solicitation information. It's odd because this twist isn't even in this chapter. It will serve as a catalyst for where the plot goes next though. As it stands, The Wilds #1 provides a spotlight on an intriguing character, giving us time to understand her and the challenges she faces. I'm looking forward to learning more about this world and how it came to such disarray. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Mar 2, 2018

    'The Wilds' is a post-apocalyptic comic unlike any other. It's driven by fully realized characters whose motivations are explored amid a world filled with danger. Ayala doesn't reveal everything making the story fresh and mysterious to keep us wanting to know more. It's an impressive debut from Black Mask Studios with another genre-defying title.  Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - L.E.H. Light Mar 9, 2018

    Ayala and team have put together a tempting first issue, one that is full of hints and threats with no safe places. The characterization is strong even if the ground is well-trod. Note: This is an adult comic, there are some panels that would earn this an R rating if it were a movie. If your interest is WoC protagonists, dystopian futures, and surprises, this is a good indie comic to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Mar 1, 2018

    Despite an unoriginal debut issue, The Wilds does show some promise. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Outright Geekery - Mikey Symonds Apr 21, 2018

    A decent start to what could be a great series of comic books. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Andy Hall Mar 1, 2018

    You can tell you are reading a book by new talents because there is rawness to the story and the art that speaks of vibrancy. I am glad of that because much of this book feels like a retread of ideas we've seen before. I have a real hope that they can turn this from something generic to something special by focusing on Daisy and Heather against their ending world. Read Full Review

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