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King of Nowhere #1

Writer: W. Maxwell Prince Artist: Tyler Jenkins Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: March 4, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 7
8.3Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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* Eisner Award-nominated writer W. Maxwell Prince (Ice Cream Man) comes to BOOM! Studios with Eisner-nominated artist Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings, Black Badge) for an unforgettable thriller that explores the miraculous, the mundane, and all the mysteries in between.
* Lovable drunken lowlife Denis awakens on the outskirts of a mysterious village called Nowhere, home to a friendly populace of deformed, mutated, just-left-of-normal citizens-and he has no memory of how he got there.
* But just when Denis starts to regain his memories, his past catches up to him... literally.
* What at first seems like merely a bad trip quickly heigh more

  • 10
    Rogues Portal - Michael Farris Jr. Mar 4, 2020

    For a story that includes fish-men and bartenders with upside-down heads (or is it our heads that are upside-down?), this book is overwhelmingly human. The existential struggle is masterfully paired with the all-too-common questions of why we get caught in a vicious cycle of harming ourselves and our loved ones. Through it all, there is a slight glimmer of hope peeking through — possible redemption for Denis's inner demons and escape from Nowhere itself. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Mar 1, 2020

    King of Nowhere #1 is another hit for Boom! Studios, who seem to have their finger on the pulse of the dark, amazing world of comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Mar 8, 2020

    A captivating start then, with an intriguing protagonist being thrust into a bewildering situation, and some of the best artwork youre likely to see on a monthly comic book. There are certainly far more questions than answers at the moment, but isnt that how all good mysteries begin anyway? Highly, highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Mar 7, 2020

    King of Nowhere #1 is a fine opening issue to a promising story that has a number of intriguing elements. The character work, particularly Denis, but even the bit part characters like fish-headed Jed, is entertaining. The art, by the Tylers, is a particular standout, and perfectly complements the looser storytelling that Prince brings to the table. I, for one, am greedily looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Lillian Hochwender Mar 3, 2020

    King of Nowhere #1 is a promising beginning to a darkly funny, mysterious, and pleasantly off-kilter miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Mar 3, 2020

    If you have fallen off of this series then Justice League Dark #20 is a nice place to jump back on. The whole Parliament thing is not my favorite thing in DC comics; if you are not familiar with it then start Google searching. Other than that, I did enjoy the story in this issue, and it made me at least want to finish the rest of this story arc with its strong horror vibe. The art is the real show-stopper here. Kyle Hotz and FCO Placencia do some incredible work in this issue and you really shouldn't miss out on it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Mar 4, 2020

    King of Nowhere #1 is an intriguing opening chapter that blends the surreal and the depressing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Tad Desai Mar 5, 2020

    Finally, the issue ends with a mysterious villain that says and does just enough to convince the reader to return to the second issue even if they are a little skeptical over the radically out there story. The best compliment King of Nowhere #1 has earned through its first issue is its originality. If you are a fan of "out there" stories with unique artwork, King of Nowhere is the comic for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Mar 5, 2020

    This debut issue plays with the readers' perception of reality, leading to an intriguing reveal in the final pages which serves as a great hook going forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Mar 5, 2020

    An utterly bizarre introduction is lifted beyond even its well-written script with excellent artwork and even better colors. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Derrick Pittman Mar 4, 2020

    King of Nowhere #1 is an interesting comic that takes you down a rabbit hole of mystery and quirkiness. The entire issue you will be questioning whats real and by issues end really asking yourself whats going on. However, I wish there was a bit more meat to sink my teeth into. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Mar 9, 2020

    W. Maxwell Prince, Tyler Jenkins, and Hilary Jenkins craft a woozy first issue where it's easy to give into the flow of the story's direction. Events and locations flow into one another in such a way that make Nowhere a real, connected place, albeit one that seems to operate on a subconscious understanding of arriving somewhere without much recollection of how you did. Read Full Review

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