Warlords of Appalachia #1

Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson Artist: Jonas Scharf Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: October 12, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 6
7.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Southern Bastards meets Dune in mid-21st century America.
After the New Confederacy is crushed in a second Civil War, only Kentucky holds out, not recognizing U.S. sovereignty.
This leads to a particularly brutal crackdown in a small mountain town called Red Rock, where a mechanic and reluctant folk hero named Kade Mercer rises up to become the first feudal warlord of Appalachia.
Features 28 pages of story content.

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Oct 11, 2016

    The premise of this storyline is one we've all thought about, especially in modern times with our current political problems and authoritative corruption. Connecting a work of fiction to our lives is the best way to grab readers' attention, and Johnson does it well. This series is a great way to look at the consequences of political unrest, "defiant" or "free" citizenship (you choose), and standing up for what one thinks is right. Anyone who enjoys a dramatic storyline with political undertones is going to love this series"a beautiful work of prospect indeed. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 19, 2016

    Johnson has another interesting series on his hand here and by the time this first issue wraps up the directions it can go are pretty endless and all are interesting. Not too shocking that I enjoyed it, and I can't wait to get my hands on the next issue. The comic comes to shelves this October and it's one you'll definitely want to check out. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Oct 13, 2016

    The latest offering from BOOM! Studios is billed as "Southern Bastards meets Dune." The new series definitely fits that description, though so far it leans far closer towards Jason Aaron's comic than it does Frank Herbert's epic saga. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The GCRN - Dan Clark Oct 15, 2016

    The world of comics is quite filled with books along this nature so you need to do something to stand out. Whether it is the distinctive rural setting or purely good storytelling Warlord of Appalachia is not effected by a flooded market. This is a book worth getting excited about. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 14, 2016

    While the characterization could use some ramping up in future installments, the actual world building of Warlords of Appalachia should make this a must-read on your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Liam Budd Oct 17, 2016

    A controversial comic book that hits and misses. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Robert Larson Oct 12, 2016

    Even if I'm not totally sold on this series, the hooks that were tossed out are strong enough to get me to come back for a second issue. I do want to see some of what I've brought up addressed, but I'll give it a chance to see where it's going first. Read Full Review

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