Joyride #1
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Joyride #1

Writer: Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly Artist: Marcus To Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: April 20, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 4
7.9Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

What's to Love: After working together on Hacktivist and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials original graphic novel, the writing duo of Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly (Batman and Robin Eternal) join forces once again with artist Marcus To (New Warriors, The Flash: Season Zero) for their first creator-owned series that takes readers to the stars in this space epic with a punk-rock attitude, perfect for fans of Young Avengers and Runaways.

What It Is: In the future, Earth sucks. The stars have been blocked out for so long that people have forgotten there was anything else besides the dumb World Government Alliance watching over them, trai more

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Alyssa Jackson Apr 20, 2016

    So I'm in. I love a book that isn't afraid to have a little fun, and I can't wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - Tarik Cummings Apr 30, 2016

    JOYRIDE is definitely a great addition to the sci-fi graphic novel canon. BOOM! studios has something, fun, fresh and special on their hands. All around, JOYRIDE #1 is a solid jumping off place for this new comic, and I'm excited to see where Lansing and Kelly take these characters next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comix I Read - Tyler Omichinski Apr 20, 2016

    Honestly - just pick this up. It is a great series already. Anything that has me sitting at my desk with a goofy grin before I've had a second coffee for the day has got to be doing something right. I'm expecting big things out of this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Project-Nerd - Lee Apr 19, 2016

    As a start to a four part limited series, this book is such a great kick-off. It's enjoyable, has great pacing, nothing seemed redundant and the characters are endearing, for the most part. I look forward to the next issue and should the creators wish to turn it into a continuing series, the possibilities are endless. Bring on issue two! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Nikki Sherman Apr 20, 2016

    At the end of the day, this issue is a fun debut of a rockin' new space series that takes you up, up, and away from the mundane and into the stars. At this point, the plot could go anywhere as much of the story's conflict is left open by the end of the issue. By the last page, we get a group of witty teens and a robot shooting through space in a suped up vehicle, and that premise is entertaining enough to loop me in for the rest of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Apr 28, 2016

    Form follows function for Joyride. This story of careful thought and enthusiasm bringing a trio together and rebelling against stifling restriction by embracing movement and space certainly seems to have parallels in life, but the reverse is true as well. Especially under its initial expectation of a four-issue run, this feels like the negotiating phase before a poorly thought-out but utterly memorable trip. Some people don't end up going on those joyrides; that's just not their thing. Just the same, I expect that some readers won't find this issue mind-blowing, but, for many, I think this is a chance to spend some time getting to know your newest fictional friends. Whether it strikes your fancy or not, Joyride #1 is a wonderfully crafted debut. We're all Catrin in this moment. I strongly recommend you give Uma's plan a chance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Isaac Quattlebaum Apr 20, 2016

    Everyone can relate to wanting to explore outside of the world they know and Joyride #1 makesme excited for what happens next. As the characters discover more and more about the unknown the journey will keep getting more fun to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - murrakmr Aug 1, 2016

    All in all Joyride is a book that lives up to its title. Fun and full of action it entertains all the way through, but also gives you a little extra in its handling of the story's various themes. The book's ending leaves you ready and enthusiastic for more and the additional news that the book has been upgraded to an ongoing can only be seen as a vote of confidency in the book as a quality read worthy of everyone's attention. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Apr 18, 2016

    This is a great premiere issue. We know what’s going on, we’ve met our characters, and they have a mission. I’m more than stoked to go on the journey with them, and I can’t wait to see what else this creative team has to show us. For anyone who wants to read a good adventure story, this is it! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Apr 18, 2016

    Joyride is setup to be one entertaining ride through the cosmos. To, Lanzing and Kelly have space as their playground. Uma, Dewydd, and Catrin are free from government oversight. Which can only mean that eventually things will not go as planned on their adventure. Then the real fun begins. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Apr 22, 2016

    All told, "Joyride" #1 is a satisfying escape. Its confidence, joy and colorful vision of space all contribute to genuinely fun read. Read Full Review

  • 7.5 - John McCubbin Apr 20, 2016

    Joyride #1 was a fun start for this new mini-series, with the creative team giving us a bold take on the sci-fi genre. Introducing us to two fascinating young characters, setting up an engaging premise, the talent would certainly leave me eager for more. Even if the issue as a whole wasn't without its flaws. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Apr 21, 2016

    "Joyride" #1 is a fine debut that makes promises of something great. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 19, 2016

    While there's still some tics to the writing that could be ironed out further, there's a lot to like about Joyride, and I sense that there's going to be a lot more as this series progresses. There's a real hook to the high concept of translating teenage restlessness into the context of space opera adventure, but it remains to be seen if these protagonists possess the right stuff to keep viewers intrigued. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - David Gladman May 25, 2016

    You can't help but get the feeling that that this project is very close to the creative team's heart and that they are trying to put their vision into press as well as they possibility can. My only criticism is that some of the plot and characters do seem a little bit too one-dimensional in a well-built, multi dimensional world. That said, I imagine this will change over time as we get to know everyone a bit more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComiConverse - Darryll Robson Apr 20, 2016

    A well written and drawn comic that unfortunately doesn't offer anything new or outstanding. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Rick May 2, 2016

    The story starts out fairly strong, leading with Orwellian references to Earths totalitarian government promulgating the fear of outer space to keep its citizens quiet; after our heroes reach the moon, however, things thin out a bit. Mostly the oppressive Triumvirate comes off as uncool parents who wont let their kids party with aliens. I didnt mind that much, honestly, since the story is just a vehicle for the visuals. Read Full Review

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