Smooth Criminals #1

Writer: Kurt Lustgarten, Kirsten, quot, Kiwi, quot, Smith Artist: Leisha Riddel Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: November 21, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
7.3Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

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There are certain things Brenda expects to find while hacking: money, secrets, occasional pictures of cats. She is NOT expecting to find a cryogenically frozen master thief from the 60s. Mia is everything Brenda is not-cool, confident, beautiful. And utterly unprepared for the digital age. Despite their differences, the two will need to team up to find out what happened to Mia-and how to pull off the heist of the century. Kiwi Smith and Kurt Lustgarten (Misfit City) team with breakout artist Leisha-Marie Riddel (Goldie Vance) in a story about felonies and friendship.

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Nov 20, 2018

    This first issue takes some familiar ideas and makes them new again, thanks to a relatable lead character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Nov 21, 2018

    The dialogue has some groaners " which could just be chalked up to the offbeat sense of humor they've given Brenda " but whether you're itching to relieve the anxious days before Y2K destroyed us all or just looking for a fun read, Smooth Criminals #1 is worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Black Nerd Problems - Khadjiah Johnson Nov 21, 2018

    Artistic AllureI'll admit it, I'm a sucker for colors that pop but are not necessarily bright. The scenery comes together like a really well thought out outfit. The characters color dynamics meld in with their personalities. I thought “Oh this is really Brenda”. Oh, I am able to notice tiny details it doesn't feel like aspects were forgotten. But Mia? Oh Mia's design was my favorite. Her style and presence was meant to stand out from the rest and I felt like it disrupted the current comfortable scenery. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Nov 27, 2018

    Groundwork is set in the last page for the next chapter in this budding, ongoing Buddy Story. We like Brenda and Mia. We want to see how their different flavors of reclusiveness, their individual loner statuses, mingle and affect one other. In that exchange, there's likely to be the fun of shadowy government ops thwarted, a bully named Serge made to suck it, and two wily, misaligned, kindred free-spirits aiming to misbehave. We're hoping they hit a bullseye. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Nov 21, 2018

    Smooth Criminals #1 doesn't innovate the genre but serves as a fun time. The characters are easy to love, and the art nails the aesthetic. Comedy fans should give this one a read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Nov 21, 2018

    A promising start to what has the potential to be another great series from BOOMs all-ages imprint then, and while this first issue does a solid enough job of introducing our two leading ladies and establishing the unusual premise, the real test of this quirky heist tale is going to come as the story gradually unfolds in the upcoming issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Nov 23, 2018

    Fun and witty, this premiere issue could have done more with the premise it set up, but is still a humorous adventure. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Nov 21, 2018

    The book is fine, but it looks like it will need many more issues at really hook readers at this pace. Read Full Review

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