Elric: The Balance Lost #1

Writer: Chris Roberson Artist: Francesco Biagini Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: July 6, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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For 40 years comic fandom has thrilled to the exploits of Elric since his introduction in Marvel Comics' Conan the Barbarian in the early 1970s. Neil Gaiman called Elric’s creator Michael Moorcock “my model for what a writer was” while Warren Ellis said he is one of the “eight core sites in my creative genome.” Now the godfather of the Multiverse teams up with hot New York Times bestseller Chris Roberson (SUPERMAN, iZOMBIE, STAN LEE'S STARBORN) for an ongoing series that sees a crisis break out across multiple worlds with Moorcock's other two most famous fantasy franchise characters, Corum of the Scarlet Robe and Dorian Hawkmoon! more

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    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jul 9, 2011

    Elric: The Balance Lost #1 (Ray's review)Posted: Saturday, July 9, 2011By: Ray Tate Chris RobersonFrancesco Biagini, Stephen Downer (c), Travis Lanham (l)BOOM! Studios No doubt inspired by Doctor Who, Michael Moorcock envisioned the Multiverse as a way to create multiple incarnations of the Eternal Champion. Essentially, this was regeneration on a cosmic level. Corum, Dorian Hawkmoon and Eric Beck are all variations on Elric, the albino warrior wielding the soul-stealing ebony blade Stormbringer, and the Multiverse plays a role in the latest Moorcock-based comic book series Elric. Read Full Review

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    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Jul 13, 2011

    I'm hoping that over the course of this mini-series, we get a bit more background on the characters and maybe some history so that I, as a novice Elric reader, will know a bit more of what's going on. If the book stays this vague, I have a feeling I'm just not going to enjoy it as much as I could. Read Full Review

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    Entertainment Fuse - Dustin Cabeal Jul 7, 2011

    Today BOOM! Studios launches their latest epic series ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST #1 with a historic day-and-date release of print and digital, making this new series available through your local comic shop and online exclusively through the BOOM! Studios Comics App and the Comics by comiXology App at the same time! Paired with this epic promotion, BOOM! also gives comic fans a chance to try out ELRIC absolutely free through their web browser with the ELRIC FREE ONLINE PRELUDE available atwww.elriccomic.com. That's right! Three ways to try the all-new epic series ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST written byNew York Timesbestselling author Chris Roberson (iZOMBIE, SUPERMAN) and drawn by white-hot artist Francesco Biagini (DINGO) based on Michael Moorcock's seminal fantasy creation. Pick up or download your copy today! Read Full Review

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    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Jul 5, 2011

    When I reviewed the Free Comic Book Day Preview of Elric: The Balance Lost, I marveled at the high fantasy trappings colliding with intradimensional craziness and was just a little intrigued by the taste of Michael Moorcock's world(s) we were getting from Chris Roberson and Francesco Biagini. Plus, it had Elric shrieking and killing things with a sword. While excited to find out more, I didn't read up on any Moorcock in preparation for the series proper (that would have shown initiative), but I certainly eagerly read the first proper issue of The Balance Lost. After all, the perspective of a newbie is important to this kind of thing, right? Read Full Review

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    IGN - Miguel Perez Jul 6, 2011

    Fans of Moorcock's work may get enough of a kick out of seeing these characters come to life to forgive the uninspired structure, but other readers may not be quite as forgiving. Read Full Review

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    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Jul 9, 2011

    BOOM! has delivered a fine offering for Moorcock fans. This was a strong enough opening that I (as a Moorcock fan) will be back for issue #2 and will decide then if I stick with the series. Read Full Review

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    Comic Book Bin - Dan Horn Jul 6, 2011

    Francesco Biagini's artwork is really superb, which is a shame for it to be wasted on this story. Read Full Review

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