Buckhead #1

Writer: Shobo Coker Artist: George Kambadais Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: December 8, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
7.6Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

What strange secrets lie in the mysterious town of Buckhead, USA? Toba and his mother, a renowned scientist, have just immigrated to the US. But instead of living in the Big City like Toba always dreamed, they've moved to a sleepy little town in the Pacific Northwest called BUCKHEAD.

In the middle of the picturesque and pedestrian town, Toba discovers that things aren't as perfect as they seem... Toba and his newfound friends find a strange video game, a perfect replica of the town and its people. Soon Toba is on the run from men in black, with his friends brainwashed by microchips.

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 10, 2021

    Kambadais delivers some great art in the issue. The style is perfect for the story and tone and I really enjoyed the character designs and panels. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Dec 10, 2021

    It's Toba's first day at a new school, and the mysteries just keep coming. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Dec 16, 2021

    As the lines between reality and simulation start to blur in Buckhead, all I can say is that the second issue has a strong foundation to do some really cool things with the Afrofuturist elements, and I'll be along for the playthrough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - TaraLovesNoir Dec 8, 2021

    Buckhead #1, by BOOM! Studios, is a great start to a limited series about a family in Buckhead, WA who immigrated from Nigeria. We soon find that there is much more to this town than meets the eye, and perhaps even more to the reasons this family has come so far to such a seemingly unusual and mysterious, but well-hidden place. BOOM! Studios seems to have done it again, leaving me wanting more of this story as soon as possible. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Dec 8, 2021

    Overall, Buckhead accomplished a lot of what a debut issue of a series should"it established endearing characters, a unique setting, and a mystery you're going to want to follow going forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Benjamin Novoa Dec 8, 2021

    Buckhead #1 is a solid undertaking that captures readers' attention and takes a novel approach to the genre. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek'd Out - Anelise Farris Dec 8, 2021

    On a positive note, the art by George Kambadais is fantastic. It's youthful but detailed, and the bold colors and unique patterns bring life to the story. Also, per usual, Jim Campbell's letters are easily readable. It's a shame that the narrative isn't more thoughtfully arranged. I'll probably check out Issue #2 with the hope that writer Shobo can explain what exactly is going on a bit more clearly, but, for now, it's difficult to recommend. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    But Why Tho? - Jason Flatt Dec 9, 2021

    Buckhead #1is not an especially strong start to the series, with forgettable characters and a somewhat confusing plot. But it does offer some pretty cool possibilities that warrant a look at later issues to come or possibly the finished volume to help get a more coherent story all at once. Read Full Review

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