Rugrats #1

Writer: Box Brown Artist: Lisa DuBois Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: October 18, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11
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Hang on to your diapies, babies! We're teaming up with Nickelodeon for all-new Rugrats adventures with the most intrepid toddlers to ever bust out of a playpen!
Tommy, Chucky, Phil and Lil have noticed something-they are being watched. Somehow their parents can see every little thing that they can do. They're going to have to find a way to have fun while avoiding the electronic eyes of the babycam!

  • 8.8
    Outright Geekery - Tom Guilfoyle Oct 16, 2017

    Overall Rugrats issue 1 is a fun read, that is perfect for a nostalgic read. The concept Box has set up here has potential and we'll have to wait for issue 2 to know where he takes them. The art and colors are solid and faithful. I would recommend reading this if you're in the mood for something simple and fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - James Portis Oct 18, 2017

    Rugrats #1 is a good start to what hopefully is a good soft reboot in a new era of Tommy Pickles and his friends. My hope is that as we move forward we have continuous done in ones that allow anyone to pick up a single issue and enjoy the stories inside. The next issue is sure to be good! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Nicholas Palmieri Oct 19, 2017

    Successful far beyond the nostalgia factor, Brown and DuBois directly tackle concepts only a modern-day "Rugrats" comic could with a high level of intelligence and charm. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Oct 18, 2017

    Rugrats #1 was a great start to the everyday life of these babies. Dealing with the electronic eyes of the babycam was perfect a the first story to tackle with them. This also seems like a more modern take which works for them having the freedom to use drones and what not. There's potential here as long as they keep pushing the boundaries of what can be done through comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Oct 18, 2017

    The perfect all ages book for anyone who has ever been a fan of these characters or are new to the title. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Robert Reed Oct 24, 2017

    Rugrats #1 is entertaining, but lacks a definitive punch to make it memorable. For fans of the franchise, this should scratch that nostalgia itch, but it might also sting a little. At its core, though, creators Box Brown and Lisa DuBois have done a great crafting a book that can be read by children and adults and leave them entertained. Hopefully future issues will have a stronger angle on the material. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Oct 17, 2017

    Rugrats #1 is a fun and enjoyable comic, that is sure to find an audience with fans of the original children's program. Delivering a simple narrative that plays on the show's nostalgic properties, the creative team do a wonderful job of bringing life back to this beloved cartoon. Despite this the series doesn't bring anything new to the franchise, with the conservative nature of the story unlikely to win over more mature readers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Doug Warren Oct 18, 2017

    All that being said, I can’t rate it too harshly because it did accomplish the main job (in my opinion) of any comic. It was entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Oct 14, 2017

    Ultimately though, when you strip away the nostalgia and the fact that you'll likely be humming the theme tune in your head all the way through this first issue, there really isn't much more here than an enjoyable, inoffensive, middle-of-the-road children's comic. It's not bad by any means, but nor is it particularly memorable. Plus there's no Angelica (for the time being at least), and I think we can all agree she was pretty much the best thing about the show, right? It's still worth a look for a dose of nostalgia, or to give to a younger reader who has already blown through the rest of BOOM!'s stellar all-ages back catalogue, but that's about all, sadly. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Oct 19, 2017

    This premiere issue focuses so much on trying to be original that it forgets the key elements of what made Rugrats a great cartoon, which ultimately makes for an underwhelming premiere. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Oct 18, 2017

    If I haven't made myself abundantly clear by now, no, don't buy or read this. In addition to all of the betrayal and bastardization going on, the story isn't all that interesting either. So far it's nothing more than a one-note and ham-fisted riff on a single, debatably negative, aspect of contemporary life that has to degrade its adult characters to caricatures in order to try and make a point. Read Full Review

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