Specs #1

Writer: David M. Booher Artist: Chris Shehan Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: November 9, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
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8.4User Rating

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In this mysterious new series from writer David M. Booher (Canto, All-New Firefly) and artist Chris Shehan (House of Slaughter), what happens when a couple of misfit teens mail-order a pair of X-ray glasses, and realize they've received much more than they bargained for?

But all Kenny and Ted want is to not feel like outcasts in their small Ohio town. Their world is turned upside down when the Magic Specs they receive unlock a world of possibilities.

Their wishes start out innocent enough, but when they wish that their bully would disappear... things take a cursed turn, with far darker consequences than they thought possibl more

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Nov 10, 2022

    ‘Specs' debut issue quickly showcases how the series is a powerfully grounded emotional and character-driven horror series that speaks to so many real-world situations in an authentic and refreshing way. Grounded horror that has a supernatural tinge but otherwise feels realistic is always a fun situation to explore, especially when the world we're brought into feels so lived in and developed. A must-read for fans of horror or just teen-related life experience drama. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Nov 9, 2022

    After reading a spate of horror book due to Halloween, I wasn't really looking to take yet another walk on the scary side. Booher, Shehan and company have delivered a first issue that intrigues, mystifies and carries the strength of the lead characters through that which they think they want. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 9, 2022

    Shehan delivers some great art in the issue. The visuals have a classic style to them and I love how the imagery captures the tone and mood of the plot and its characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Mike Eakins Nov 12, 2022

    Comics are fun, and so is Specs! I love when a comic shatters my preconceived notions. This book is put together nicely; you can tell the creative team is gelling like the 96 Chicago Bulls. I cannot wait to see where this series goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Megan Peters Nov 9, 2022

    Specs #1 goes live this week as a tale of warning just after the Halloween season. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Manzo Nov 14, 2022

    Although the genre is slightly different than what readers would have anticipated from any cover art, it's a slow-burn introduction that has the potential for something scarier. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Horror DNA - Joel Harley Nov 8, 2022

    Specs #1 opens a classic Goosebumps / Twilight Zone scenario, modernised with a fresh new dynamic at its heart, and a blood-tinted vision of 80s' Americana.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Jawsh Nov 11, 2022

    The 80s retro cannon has expanded to FINALLY include QUEER HORROR.
    Specs is the comic I've been waiting for a LONG time and this first issue did not disappoint.
    The art is fantastic and the layers it's working off of are working for me, for those living outside a community's margins, even a blessing can be a curse. Specs understands this and has the potential to be a truly horrific, little comic.

  • 9.0
    Happywifelife Nov 11, 2022

    Great intro comic ! I'm going to love this one :D

  • 8.5
    thecimmerian Nov 19, 2022

    very interested in where this book is going

  • 8.5
    DDJamesB Nov 15, 2022

    A cool start to the series. It's well written, and already has me understand the main characters. I think it was a solid #1.

  • 7.0
    Drasek83 Nov 15, 2022

    Solid writing and art but it's just not a story that I'm interested in

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