Strange Skies Over East Berlin #1

Writer: Jeff Loveness Artist: Lisandro Estherren Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: October 2, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 6
8.6Critic Rating
9.7User Rating

* Herring is a disillusioned American spy stationed on the eastern side of the Berlin Wall, struggling with his role in a Cold War that seems to have no end. But when he's sent on a mission behind enemy lines to infiltrate East German intelligence, he soon learns the Soviets have a secret weapon that could change the tides of the conflict: an alien monster that they don't understand, and can't control.
* The Soviets are about to learn that they 're not in charge of the monster it's already in their minds and has twisted them to their will. Now now Herring must find a way more

  • 10 - Evan Valentine Oct 2, 2019

    One of the best first issues of the year and definitely worth your time and money. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Colleen Cranshaw Oct 16, 2019

    Strange Skies Over East Berlin #1 (Jeff Loveness, Lisandro Estherren, Patricio Delpeche) is an exceptionally well written and exciting read filled with thoughtful artwork that promises a plethora of suspense filled thrills to come! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Oct 1, 2019

    Strange Skies Over East Berlin #1 is an excellent genre-bending thriller. Loveness’ gripping script delivers a stellar tale of espionage and the supernatural, heightened by Estherren and Delpeche’s gorgeous, haunting art; they heighten the tension of this debut issue and never lean too heavily into the kinds of gory, viscerally shocking visual moments other horror tales use as short cuts to a quick scare. It emphasizes just how unnatural the forces at work in Strange Skies are, and the danger of Herring’s numerous foes. No matter your usual genre preferences, Strange Skies Over East Berlin #1 should land at the top of your to-read pile this week. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 2, 2019

    If you want a sci-fi mystery set during the Cold War, Strange Skies Over East Berlin #1 delivers and then some. It's a fantastic start to the series that takes us back to a different time and feels like it will have layers to examine much like the science fiction of the time. It's a solid start to an intriguing series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Oct 7, 2019

    A new title sometimes reminds you of a first car. It runs, but the idle is shaky and the acceleration rough. Creative teams can institute a tune-up over several issues to get everything purring in concert. Strange Skies Over East Berlin #1 is more like the new car your parents spring for unexpectedly, straight from the showroom and primed for performance. You want to open it up, see where it will take you, show it off to your friends. Do the same with this book. Based on #1, BOOM!'s engineered a 1973 muscle car of a series. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Oct 3, 2019

    Once you get past a slightly annoying inner monologue, theres a well written, no nonsense, and very tense spy thriller with an unknown, yet incredibly menacing, alien threat. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geek'd Out - Michael Farris Jr. Oct 2, 2019

    Strange Skies Over East Berlin is a well-crafted, genre-blending story ripped right out of the history books and given a haunting sci-fi twist. It has all the makings of historical revisionism done right — I just hope I don't have to scale over an oppressive wall to get to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Calum Petrie Oct 10, 2019

    Strange Skies Over East Berlin is a wonderful tale of Cold War deception and close encounters of the first and fourth kind. The issues plays its part excellently and then ends on a cliffhanger that will leave you wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Oct 4, 2019

    Strange Skies is a captivating blend of thriller and horror. With touches of noir and a science-fiction punch thats very much evident before the first issue concludes. Knowing little about this before picking it up, this is a new series which is certainly full of potential and one Ill be keeping an eye on. Read Full Review

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