Butterfly #1

Butterfly #1

Writer: Marguerite Bennett, Arash Amel Artist: Antonio Fuso Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: September 24, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16
7.9Critic Rating
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Butterfly is one of Project Delta's deep cover agents, no birth certificate, no social security number, a complete ghost. When her cover is blown and she is set up for a murder she did not commit, she is unknowingly led to her father's doorstep, a man she thought died 20 years ago. Codenamed Nightingale, her father was once a member of the very same Project Delta, a spy in the violent aftermath of the Cold War, and believes they are behind her setup. Trained to trust nothing and no one, Butterfly must decide whether to seek answers with the Project, or believe the man who betrayed her years ago.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Sep 24, 2014

    BUTTERFLY unfolds delicately but deliberately, introducing us to a trustless world of espionage and the people affected most deeply by it. It's a family story as much as a spy story, and as two generations of deep-cover operative encounter each other in the least likely of circumstances, it's bound to get emotional. A sharp, well-executed first issue with a wealth of intrigue, this one's a must-pull. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Sushi - Paul Nolan Sep 22, 2014

    Reading Butterfly #1 led me to realize I sometimes don't give comics the time they deserve. I read it once and I took it in. I read it a second time and I understood the depth to it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Sep 23, 2014

    When reading the synopsis of this book, I was afraid I was going to get more of what has already been done with this genre, but Amel, Bennet and Fuso deliver a strong, fresh take on this story and I can't wait to read more of this title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Sep 23, 2014

    In a lot of ways this comic is like a really good song: It's not wholly discernible out of the gate, but after giving it a moment and let it flow over you the work speaks to you. The art is subdued, yet, much like the overall work, it's striking. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Sep 25, 2014

    This is a superior first issue. If Bennet and Fuso can maintain the quality, this will prove to be a phenomenal miniseries. If you like strong female characters, espionage, or noir comics, you will definitely want BUTTERFLY. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Sep 29, 2014

    Butterfly #1 looks good, but is a little too familiar, a little too boring. If you read it, read it for the art, treat your eyes and write the story in your head, you've probably seen these story beats before. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Sam de Smith Sep 23, 2014

    If Im being a bit vague, its because I dont want spoil it. If Im being too analytical, its because I want you to know what youre getting into. This is a great read, with real potential. If it can distinguish itself with enough of an original take, then its going to be a must. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - RobertJCross Sep 23, 2014

    Pretty good for a #1 out of the gate. Pick this up if you are so inclined. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven E. Paugh Sep 24, 2014

    I'm so happy I decided not to judge this book by its cover, or indeed its title. Butterfly #1 is a great spin on the espionage comic, loading its clip with armor-piercing narrative rounds that you won't see coming, but will, in the end, leave you breathless. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Sep 26, 2014

    It's not quite as charismatic as "Velvet", but "Butterfly" is plenty stylish, capitalizing on the symmetry of Butterfly's story and her father's and getting a lot of suspense and intrigue out of their surprise encounter. This dynamic makes "Butterfly" fun to read and reread " not a common quality " and suggests a strong foundation underlying the whole. This spy thriller is looking like pull list material. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Denise Blakely Sep 24, 2014

    At first I was lost a bit by the jumpy storytelling and the overabundance of inner monologue, but a second pass left me really interested in the characters. There are few things better than great character growth and I can see some of that coming in this book. I'm anxious to know what brought these two to this junction and why told with stories about their past that push them into the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Sep 24, 2014

    All told, the story ends up a bit in the middle in terms of a reading experience. The story is constrained by a lack of much new, but the writers have done what they can to put their own spin on the story and genre, and have come up with something different and intriguing. The art is especially well handled in this issue. While the artistic style would be out of place in a superhero story, it is a natural fit here and does almost as much for the story as the writing. The end result is that this is worth a look, even if it has gone to well-trodden territory Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jackie Henley Sep 30, 2014

    Overall this comic earns 3.5 stars, the artwork doing the majority of the story-telling while the dialogue and backwards butterfly effect story took the passengers seat in this part 1 of 4. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Sep 26, 2014

    "Butterfly" #1 is a strong opening and well worth a read, but a few small decisions hold it back from being a truly exceptional first issue, especially in a field already peppered with smart spy stories. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerdophiles - Katie Cardwell Sep 24, 2014

    In the end,Butterfly #1 gets three out of five stars. It is definitely worth reading and managed to keep me engaged with the material, but there were some rough bumps along the way that took away from the readability. I'll certainly pick up the second issue though, especially after the big reveal in the second half of this issue. Though it lacked a bit in flow,Butterfly #1 made up for its faults in the over-all story line and tempo. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Sep 30, 2014

    Ive read watched and even listened to more original stories, but it was only issue 1 of 4. Perhaps the unique hook with present itself in issue two. Read Full Review

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