Weavers #1

Weavers #1

Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Dylan Burnett Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: May 4, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 4
7.8Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

What's to Love: From The Godfather to The Sopranos, organized crime stories have always fascinated us. Weavers is a macabre story with a twist on the familiar drama of dons, capos, and made men, mixing in supernatural elements that only writer Simon Spurrier (The Spire, Cry Havoc) can think up.  It's perfect for fans of Day Men or Scalped!

What It Is: Sid, a young man with nothing going for himself, becomes an unlikely new addition to The Weavers, a brutal, East Coast crime family whose members are bound to loyalty thanks to the supernatural spider inside each one of them, granting them powerful-and often grotesque-abilitie more

  • 10
    Comic Plug - Tanya Ruiter May 4, 2016

    I have nothing bad to say about this book, it caught me off guard with how well thought out it was. They do a good job at explaining the past without letting it feel bogged down in backstory. Highly recommend this book! Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Sammy Rendon May 8, 2016

    A promising first issue for a series with good storytelling. It's a mafia, horror story with a lot of style. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - Daniel Schwartz May 13, 2016

    Dylan Burnett's pencils are amazing as he gives life to the monstrous appendages the Weavers wield. Not only does he make the superpowers look great, but he also fleshes out the characters and makes them jump off of the page. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle May 5, 2016

    All in all, I can gladly say that "Weavers" #1 isn't as much about spiders as it is a love letter to gangster films filtered through a touch of Eldritch noir, using the spiders as a metaphor for the capacity for violence that our characters have. While this first issue is very much just the first act of the story, introducing the characters and world and lore of the Weavers themselves, Spurrier, Burnett, Farrell and Campbell do such a great job of making "Weavers" feel like something fresh and new despite the fusion of two otherwise well treaded genres that it continues to be a captivating read. Now that may be because I will mark out to anything that feels remotely Lovecraftian, but that doesn't take away from the craftmanship on display that promises that this will be a dark and wild six issue ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Nikki Sherman May 4, 2016

    Weavers is a fast-paced, original, and clever story. The premise will cling onto you (much like the tiny little hairy feet of a spider), and spin you around on an exhilarating ride through the grimy criminal underground network. This is a beautiful book from a very talented team, and it would behoove you to give the first issue a try. Who knows? Maybe you'll find that you, too, have a supernatural spider hidden deep within. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi May 3, 2016

    This is a really interesting story with a lot of elements to it. For anyone who likes darker comic books and/or the crime noir genre, you’re going to love this series. It comes out tomorrow, so don’t forget to pick it up at your local comic book shop! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Aubrey Douglas May 7, 2016

    Weavers is not what I would consider the traditional take on a comic book. If I had to sum this up in one sentence I would say that it is a cross between The Sopranos and a Invasion of the Body Snatchers. As of right now I can't really come up with anything that reminds me of this story very much. The characters are interesting so far. The writing has told just enough to keep you hooked without really telling you a whole lot about everyone involved. There are definitely a lot of unanswered questions floating around in readers heads. After reading the first issue of Weavers, I am pretty hooked on this series for the time being. I want to know what is going to happen next, and I want to know how they are going to end things. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Asa Giannini May 10, 2016

    From a plot perspective, Weavers has a lot going for it, with some interesting twists that successfully merge the supernatural aspects with the more mundane (relatively speaking) ins and outs of organized crime. If it can successfully calm down and let its characters and stories breath more, it could turn into Spurrier's best yet. But as is, even mobsters with spiders in their mouths can only get you so far. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney May 4, 2016

    This is ultimately a far breezier book than the intricate supernatural ponderings of Cry Havoc, but doesnt quite reach the close-to-whimsical fantastical overtures of The Spire either. If Spurrier is attempting to occupy all ends of the fantasy spectrum, then this is his entry fired precisely at the centre of it. Thats not to say that its a lesser book than either of its counterparts – but as with both of them, Spurrier just loves taking his time with his world-building, and whilst this issue has its share of delights, its not precisely clear just yet whether itll end up being worth it in the long haul, and it doesnt have quite the same bite (hah!) as Cry Havoc did.  Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerdophiles - Kylee Sills May 14, 2016

    Being a series limited to six issues, each one is precious in moving the story forward. I think the first issue just barely scratched the surface, but was enough of a wild ride to sell me on sticking with the story. I'm interested to see how the hapless new member, Sid, makes a name for himself or, eventually, harnesses his new-found powers for his own ends. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis May 2, 2016

    That being said, this creative is definitely worth giving at least another issue. Supernatural Organized Crime lit has plenty of crappy entries, but Weavers is at worst average"and with the potential to be fantastic. Read Full Review

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