We Can Never Go Home #1
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We Can Never Go Home #1

Writer: Patrick Kindlon, Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Josh Hood Publisher: Black Mask Studios Release Date: March 25, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 9
8.7Critic Rating
9.4User Rating

A well worn mixtape, a stolen convertible, a duffel bag full of cash, a fully loaded .45, and super-powers. Seventeen and on the run is the only way to see America right. Teenage outcast Duncan and popular girl Madison share a secret - they can do things other people can't. But their abilities take them down a dangerous path. After a deadly accident they are left with no choice: leave home and never come back. We Can Never Go Home is a new chance to fall in love with the doomed misfits who need to run away to find themselves.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Mar 19, 2015

    You should absolutely buy We Can Never Go Home Again #1 and pre-order the second issue. Hopefully your shop is getting this series because it's something special for sure. This is going to be that issue that people talk about all year and make comparisons to other properties. Hell I've already done that and I was wrong. This isn't Love and Rockets, this isn't Stray Bullets, this is the series that will be the next comparison. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Mar 25, 2015

    We Can Never Go Home #1 is one of the biggest surprises to come out of 2015 so far, as though I had high hopes going in, I never expected Black Mask Studios to deliver such a character driven epic. The dramatic, yet semi-realistic events also allow for a refreshing change to the usual tone we get from comics, with the culminating events doing enough to have this fanboy returning. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Needless Essentials Online - Stan Ford Mar 18, 2015

    I am looking forward to the next issue with baited breath. Seek this book out wherever you can. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Mar 25, 2015

    We Can Never Go Home was a wonderful first issue that made for a effortless read. It's fun to discover a new book by creators you may not know and be pleasantly surprised. That's one of the best joys of reading comics. This creative team really put a lot of effort into this book and it shows in this issue. The only complaint to find is that we have to wait for issue two. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Hazel Hay Mar 24, 2015

    Anyway, I am looking forward to having all my questions answered and will be sticking with the series. You should do the same. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 23, 2015

    The first issue is a home run! I'm looking forward to seeing where the series goes from here! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Apr 13, 2015

    As with most stories that I immediately fall in love with, Writer Mattew Rosenberg created characters that I liked, felt a connection to, and want to know more about. This debut issue is subtle, there are a few dust-ups but no major action set pieces. This is more about getting to know Maddie, Duncan, and the world they live in. We get the inciting action for the title of the series “We Can Never Go Home” and we're off! Most importantly, I want to know what happens next and I'll be back for the second issue (which I already have pre-ordered). This gets a high recommendation from me; check it out if you like stories that are character-driven as much as I do. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Jan 23, 2015

    Josh Hood does a phenomenal job at creating a world of teenage drama that feels authentic and violent. His art captures the vulnerability of anyone below the first rung of that social hierarchy and captures body language like it was his second nature. There are a few pag Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Mar 25, 2015

    “We Can Never Go Home” is something that, if momentum isn't lost, will be something people talk about for a long time. This is the beginning of something very special and you need to get in while it's early. Duncan and Madison's story is a combination of a lot of different elements that come together to create something very new and original. I'm already counting down the days till the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Claudia Chavarin Sep 14, 2015

    The thing I also like but hate at the same time is how it leaves us with a cliffhanger. Once you're done with the story it leaves you wanting to get and read the second part. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Latest Pull - Marcus Orchard Mar 26, 2015

    We Can Never Go Home #1 could possibly be looked back on as the surprise hit of 2015. The inexperienced creative team has a fantastic debut on their hands, and this could be the title that makes Black Mask Studios a publisher to watch. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Nikki Sherman Mar 24, 2015

    This book is perfect for those seeking adventure in where you can't be.We could all use a little exploration in our lives. And while that exploration might not always come from a place of running from legal repercussions and government testing, it sure can lead you to unexpected places. Duncan and Maddie are headed for what will probably be the scariest and most exciting time of their lives, and it'd be best if you were there right along with them with this great new series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 24, 2015

    The recurring mix tape that flickers in and out of this story really evokes the philosophy and ethos I'm picking up from We Can Never Go Home #1 - these are not big-name characters or creators, they're coming from humble backgrounds and just making the best damn work they can. And like the best mix tapes, We Can Never Go Home will likely surprise you - there's a lot of heart and hunger to this book, and while it's not the kind of high-concept darling that will have Hollywood calling, it's quite the solid start for all involved. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Mar 30, 2015

    Rosenberg and Kindlon focused on characters in the debut, and succeeded. We Can Never Go Home #1 is a fascinating start, to what's one of the more interesting debuts of Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comix I Read - Boris Roberto Aguilar Mar 25, 2015

    WE CAN NEVER GO HOME was a very fun read. We have a story we've seen before but told in a very creative way.Matthew Rosenberg and Patrick Kindlonare very talented collaborative writers. The art in this issue is really what makes the issue.Josh Hood andAmanda Scurti created a beautiful looking comic book that compliments a well told story with two very interesting characters who come from very different backgrounds. This book resonated with me. I really enjoyed everything about it. Kudos to Black Mask for releasing this comic book. If you have't checked out other Black Mask titles yet – you are seriously missing out. I cannot even begin to describe how great their releases have been as of late. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdist - Eric Diaz Mar 26, 2015

    We Can Never Go Home is all about what it might really be like to be a kid and suddenly discover that you have powers, thenrealizing that nothing in your life will ever be the same again. A mix between '80s John Hughes and Tony Scott's True Romance, We Can Never Go Home is instantly addicting and fun to read, and has all the makings of a cult hit for publisher Black Mask Studios. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GAMbIT Magazine - J. Luis Mar 26, 2015

    We Can Never Go Home #1 is a blast and a fantastic start to a new series. It may move at a brisk pace and have a shock ending that could have used some room to breathe, but it all works well as a whole. I wish they would have spaced the story out over an issue or two, but We Can Never Go Home #1 is still a must have book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Sam LeBas Mar 24, 2015

    Like Bonnie and Clyde meets The Breakfast Club with super powers. Come along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Lost Lighthouse - thelostlighthouse Mar 23, 2015

    We Can Never Go Home is a very decent start to what hopefully will be an interesting story, a road movie of sorts where the characters are constantly looking over their shoulders to see if their collective past is catching up to them. Issue #1 is out this Wednesday (25th March 2015), so check it out at your local comic book shop or try it out digitally. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Mar 28, 2015

    We Can Never Go Home #1 ends with its two teenage leads concluding that the title is true. It's a good, but not stunning debut issue. Read Full Review

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