Transference #1

Transference #1

Writer: Michael Moreci Artist: Ron Salas Publisher: Black Mask Studios Release Date: July 8, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14
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Colton Moss and his elite team of special agents run counter-terrorism operations utilizing a secret form of time travel technology called "transference," which enables them to send their consciousnesses back in time - but, when Colton's past is altered to reshape his life in the present, he discovers this technology isn't as exclusive as he thought. Now Colton must prevent a large-scale insurgency in the U.S. - and do so in the transference-past, where a terrorist's consciousness could be in any body, so everybody is a potential suspect.

  • 9.0 - John McCubbin Jun 28, 2015

    Black Mask have yet another winner in Transference, with the sleek spy thriller, and unique time travel twist allowing for an inviting concept. Like most spy stories, it has wonderful tension and great suspense, with a mysterious element that will leave readers returning for more. So make sure to pick this up from your local comic store come July 8th. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Nour Harrak Jul 8, 2015

    Transference #1s story is insanely interesting as well, as Moreci lays a very strong foundation for the start of this series. Plot points are explored but left open ended, and starting the series off high stakes with no origin story makes for a thrilling read that captures readers from the get go. Theres a lot to build on from here forward, which should make for equally good books in the future, so punch that vacation ticket out of Battleworld and give Black Mask Studios Transference a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Torin Chambers May 22, 2015

    Transference grabs you and involves you in its story. Engaging with you as you read, wrapping the characters as well as the reader up in the mystery and intrigue. A smart and engrossing new time traveling spy comic, Transference is like a tall cool glass of water. Refreshing in all the right ways, it'll quench your thirst. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Jul 3, 2015

    “Transference” #1 offers a new time travel tale for fans who may be weary by the use of it. It's a fresh concept with an intriguing spy thriller plot. Moreci, Salas and Bonvillain knock it out of the park with this debut issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 9, 2015

    This series is going to be an underground hit, you heard it hear first. I expect sell-outs, so make sure you grab a copy while you can! Such a strong, and entertaining debut. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Flickering Myth - Zeb Larson Jul 7, 2015

    This was a strong opening issue. How Colton will react to these revelations, and how his team reacts should make the second issue just as strong. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 12, 2015

    The series is off to an interesting start - here's hoping they can keep the edge on the proceedings, and keep the continuity glitches to a minimum. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Callum webster Jul 2, 2015

    A great Sci-Fi thriller with a cracking storyline that will make you think! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Jul 10, 2015

    The pace is smooth and quick, but the development of Coulton, for example, is hampered because of it. We're likely going to get to know him better as the series progresses and as usual Moreci's skill at dialogue helps to reveal some of his character. Still, minor quibbles aside, Transference #1 is high concept with great ambitions that make it worth adding to your pull list to see where this sci-fi/spy thriller takes you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Jun 30, 2015

    Regardless the repetition of the time travel idea, as mentioned above, there is enough going on to keep this book interesting, This a huge credit to Moreci, keeping the idea fresh with the inclusion of a serious threat, generates reader interest which will need to be maintained. Will the second issue continue at this high level? Only time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Jul 7, 2015

    Transference mixes time travel and action in the same manner as Looper.  Unlike that film, you don't have to look at Bruce Willis' bald head for 2 hours.  Plus, the conflict feels so much more personal here.  Is this what could happen if you piss of the wrong people in the future?  Could aspects of your life be completely removed?  How far would you go to get them back? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 30, 2015

    If there's anything that holds up Transference, right now it's that the main characters still feel a little too familiar - this is something that likely would have been smoothed out in a medium like television, but the pacing of comics means we don't have as much time as we'd like to really get to know Coulton and his team, which robs this book a bit of its opportunity to surprise. Still, as a concept, Transference is a simple but superb read, one that takes a relatively small idea and shows us just how big it really is. This is a strong debut, and definitely a series worth watching. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - John F. Trent Jul 1, 2015

    I'm excited to see how Moreci is going to handle the time travel. He lays out some of the initial thoughts in the summary of the book, but he doesn't get into any details in this issue whatsoever. Although, a certain chair that looks all too like an Animus from Assassin's Creed lends to one's suspicions. Transference was enjoyable and I hope to continue to travel through time with Michael Moreci and Ron Salas. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Jul 8, 2015

    All in all, I like where this story is going. It's an interesting twist on the time traveling secret agent story, and it does a good job grounding the story in a personal conflict. It keeps it from getting too Mission: Impossible and gives it a human core, and that's what I like to see in a story like this. I'm looking forward to next month's issue, and in the meantime, I'll probably end up picking up volume one of Roche Limit just to see what's up. Read Full Review

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