Folklords #1

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Matt Smith Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: November 13, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 8
8.5Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

* From Narnia to Harry Potter, we've seen our hero leave the real world for a fantasy world-but in Ansel's world of monsters and magic he's haunted by visions of our world with tailored suits and modern technology!
* Ansel embarks on his Quest to find the mysterious Folklords, hoping they can explain his visions...but looking for the Folklords is punishable by death. What will Ansel risk to find out about the world he has never truly belonged in?
* Eisner Award-nominated writer Matt Kindt (Grass Kings, Black Badge) teams with acclaimed artist Matt Smith (Hellboy And The B.P.R.D.) challenge everything you know about the line between f more

  • 10
    Geek'd Out - Josh Rose Nov 13, 2019

    Folklords #1is the opposite of what you would expect to happen in most fantasy tales. Usually, in stories like the Chronicles of Narnia, Wizard of Oz, and Harry Potter, people leave our world for the world of magic. Characters seek an escape or a solution to a problem that endangers their everyday lives. In this story, the characters seek answers in our world. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Nov 12, 2019

    Folklords #1 is one of the strongest new fantasy comics of 2019, blending as it does nigh-perfect execution from the creators with what feels like a wholly new take on the genre. Kudos. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Nov 13, 2019

    Folklords is both an homage and a reconstruction of the fantasy genre. It will feel familiar at moments before it distinguishes itself from its roots and inspiration. The writing is poignant, the art is enchanting, and I'm really excited to see where the future chapters will take us. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Dec 1, 2019

    I think BOOM! has another hit on their hands with Folklords, and by looking at the rate of the first issue selling out, I would wager I am right. Kindt has been one of my favorite writers since I discovered him when I checked out MIND MGMT, and I have been a fan ever since. Folklords #1 gives us a great set up to a tale that might be of two worlds but tied together by one destiny highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jason Jeffords Jr Nov 13, 2019

    Folklords #1 starts off strong with a unique and fun premise, while creating characters that are enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopCultHQ - Jason Bennett Nov 11, 2019

    FOLKLORDS #1 sets the stage for what's sure to be an epic adventure. It's heartwarming, innocent, and enchanting. A rustic, fantasy world filled with an appealing cast of characters " the villagers, gnomes, trolls, even the feared Librarians. But even more inspiring is despite the villagers' life of subservience, one young man still hopes for more, that there's something better beyond the horizon. In FOLKLORDS #1, Ansel's quest begins. An adventure with which you'll want to tag along. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Nov 14, 2019

    "Folklords" is a cleverly written fantasy filled with twists, intrigue, and believable characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Robert Zadotti Nov 13, 2019

    Folklords #1 takes a familiar premise and quite literally changes the pieces around, creating a fresh and unique coming-of-age tale that seeks to change the way we look at stories and the fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 13, 2019

    Matt Smith's art is beautiful. All of the characters and backgrounds are fantastic to look at and Smith creates a captivating world in this first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Nov 15, 2019

    Folklords look set to be a wonderful work, teasing out ideas of conformity and rebellion. Im maybe a touch older than the intended audience but I whole-heartedly enjoyed the escapism and i'M eager to read more. Removing the rose tinted glasses of nostalgia and teenage whimsy, theres hints of the darker truths of ventures into adulthood and the wider world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Connor Casey Nov 13, 2019

    Folklords #1 shows a lot of promise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Nov 12, 2019

    Folklords #1 was an interesting start to what is sure to be a fascinating and memorable miniseries. It has proven to be fast-paced and witty, pushing Ansel's story to a nearly comical extreme. It will truly be interesting to see where this series goes, given how many issues it has left. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Calum Petrie Nov 13, 2019

    The issue was an absolute delight, so much so that I re-read it straight away to start admiring the artwork and background details I may have glossed over on first reading. The biggest disappointment now is waiting weeks until the next issue hits shelves. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jay Hill Nov 13, 2019

    The quest has started, and the path is set, where it will end is a mystery. Especially given the hints of the picture behind the scenes. We’re introduced to some likable characters that are as interesting as the world built around them, and the mystery at the center of it. All that is left to do is to tag along and see what is revealed during the journey. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Nov 14, 2019

    When the adventure gets going, the book's look shifts away from warm colors and towards the ominous, an apt visual depiction of the unknown ultimately is, while imploring you to join the quest. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Adrian Marcello Nov 19, 2019

    A fun twist to the fantasy adventure genre and a great start to the series. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    On Comics Ground - Elizabeth Fazzio Nov 13, 2019

    While I appreciate the twist Kindt and Smith have put on this trope, I personally found issue #1 to err on the side of predictability. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Vishal Gullapalli Nov 12, 2019

    This book is a solid beginning to an interesting new story, but it ends up being bogged down by its desire to rush into the meat of the story. Read Full Review

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