Low Road West #1

Writer: Philip Kennedy Johnson Artist: Flaviano Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: September 12, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 4
8.6Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

Eisner Award-nominated writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson (The Power of the Dark Crystal, Aquaman) and artist Flaviano (America, Grayson) present a new limited series.
In the aftermath of a nuclear first strike that has left the East Coast uninhabitable, five teenagers are being sent west, away from the wreckage that was once their home.
Halfway through the Oklahoma Dust Bowl, the shuttle that promised safety has broken down, stranding them in the middle of nowhere with only one another to count on.
Their only hope seems to be a town just on the edge of the horizon, but the closer they get the stranger things become. If they want to more

  • 9.4
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Sep 13, 2018

    There's something about teens facing danger that works so very well in comics. I guess it's that we just aren't certain how they will react, or even who they are! Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Outright Geekery - William Pace Sep 10, 2018

    If you enjoy comic books such as the Walking Dead, Oblivion Song, & Gasolina you will genuinely love Low Road West! The team chemistry that instantly starts to carefully develop throughout this comic book naturally makes it compelling and a must read series on my personal pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Edgar O'Neill-Figueroa Sep 12, 2018

    Low Road West #1 is a refreshing entry into the world of comic books. Not really sure which genre to classify it as; a character made the best attempt when saying "Was the last owner a mad scientist or a Gandalf?" And that right there sums up the duality of the book. Spread over 5 issues as it combines the elements of the mad scientist and Gandalf, I'm excited about where Johnson's road takes us. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Chris C. Hernandez Sep 12, 2018

    Overall, Low Road West is a very intriguing and enjoyable story for a first issue. It takes the reader to a place that isn't expected at first glance. The creative team has done an excellent job at putting the reader in this journey along with the kids and that is a win for reader and creator alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 12, 2018

    I expected one thing and this debut is something else by books end which has me only more excited to see where it's all going from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Sep 12, 2018

    In a world where there seems to be a new post-apocalyptic title or two released every week, Low Road West offers a surprisingly fresh take on the genre. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 12, 2018

    I like that the writer decided to dedicate the first issue to the kids instead of the conflict. As interesting as the events in the wider world sound, the focus on this group held my attention and the supernatural elements added to the story made me want to know what happens next. Read Full Review

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