Eugenic #1

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Eryk Donovan Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: October 4, 2017 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 11
9.0Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

From the GLAAD award-nominated team James Tynion IV (Dark Nights: Metal, Detective Comics) and Eryk Donovan (Constantine: The Hellblazer) comes a new vision of humanity's future in the vein of Black Mirror.
When a plague ravages the world, one scientist discovers the cure and becomes the savior of mankind. Hope is restored, and the world rebuilds. But then people who took the cure begin having children who are... unnatural, and the definition of "normal" is forever altered.
"...what [Tynion IV and Donovan] are able to accomplish together becomes more and more interesting." - Multiversity Comics

  • 10
    Geek-O-Rama - Brian Belanger Oct 10, 2017

    I had a vague idea of at least what this title might be about, but I didn't have a clue as to just how much I was going to enjoy it. Stories like this grounded in reality tend to pique more interest and as scary as it is, this is very realistic. It's a good thing we don't have to wait anywhere near 200 years for the next issue, but it should be worth waiting a month. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Justin McCarty Oct 4, 2017

    Tynion, Donovan, Cunnifee, and Campbell craft an enthralling apocalyptic event. The whole story builds to a wild final few pages that leave you needing to know what is next. Eugenic can't be missed! Read Full Review

  • 10
    We The Nerdy - Adeem Khan Oct 6, 2017

    Eugenicis a fantastic start to this new mini-series.The way the themes and the mystery of Eugenic#1come together at the very end would make this a amazing book even if it was a standalone story. If you like sci-fi, this is a must-buy. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Pop Break - Oct 5, 2017

    Youll have to pick up this issue to learn what happens next. I really enjoyed this story because these are all things that could theoretically happen. I think that at the core of successful horror the more likely something is to be possible, the more terrifying it is. This story is obviously fiction, and there are some aspects that are far-fetched. But, overall, its not THAT far from something that could happen in reality. There were also some twists and turns that I didnt expect. Pick this one up at your local comic shop. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Oct 4, 2017

    If anything, Im frightened about one thing: this is merely Act One for Eugenic. With Act Two and Three to follow, each paced out 200 years into the previous chapters future, I wonder: despite its disgusting rationale and means, did Tynion and Donovans villain achieve the peace the planet so desperately wants? And if it hasnt, how much more of a tragedy will that be, truthfully? Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Oct 5, 2017

    "Eugenic" #1 is one of the most shocking and mind-expanding sci-fi horror comics I've read in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joe Glass Oct 3, 2017

    And distressingly, this is perhaps the one of the teams apocalyptic titles that feels the most hauntingly plausible. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Tara Giovannini Oct 5, 2017

    This book, just like Memetic and Cognetic, is going to be amazing. It already is. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 4, 2017

    Eugenic #1 isn't what I was expected in many ways. The issue is one that you wind up rethinking once you get to the end which is a fantastic reading and story experience. Can't wait to see where this goes and what this creative team has to say with this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Brandy Dykhuizen Oct 9, 2017

    The characters we meet along the way are collected and shelved like cards to be played as their usefulness arises. There's a generational thing going on, but it's not quite clear how the children relate to each other, if at all. There's a right hook here and a clock to the jaw there, and you can't help but think of it as Panosian delivering a one-two punch, not so much saying "look what I can do," as declaring "Hey! This is fun!" There's so much to learn by reading on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Michael D Oct 4, 2017

    Overall, it’s an intriguing story with a ton of potential. I will definitely stick around till the end. That said, the story seems to take priority over characters and a high price tag is hard to swallow. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Christopher Rodriguez Oct 4, 2017

    There's a lot to digest in Eugenic #1, perhaps too much at times, but this is a bold first issue with a a great hook at the end. This first issue has built up a world that will touch upon interesting concepts of social commentary. In the wrong hands, this could be a controversial comic, but James Tynion seems to have an idea on how to tackle these sensitive issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Alexis Simonetta Oct 3, 2017

    It's an interesting read. It will not be for everyone. It's thought provoking, sinister and grotesque at times. Read Full Review

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