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Wicked Things #1

Writer: John Allison Artist: Max Sarin Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: March 18, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
8.7Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

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* The Eisner Award winning team of John Allison and Max Sarin return to the world of Giant Days for a new series about everyone's favorite child detective; Charlotte Grote.
* Nineteen year old Charlotte Grote has her whole life ahead of her; headed straight to Oxford and a future as a real detective-until she's framed for murder!
* Given the choice between going to jail basically forever or joining the police, Lottie decides to hit the beat, all while trying to find the real murderer. Lottie may have been running rings about the police since her 9th birthday, but she's never been on this side of the security tape.
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  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Mar 18, 2020

    Who doesn't love a young detective? Well someone may be setting Charlotte Grote up"for murder! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Mar 18, 2020

    Wicked Things #1 is everything you could possibly want in a debut. A wonderful protagonist, a fun script, and some of the best art in the medium all make this an excellent read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - B Ferg Mar 17, 2020

    I would have to say that Wicked Things #1 was nothing I expected. Instead it has a character with enough attitude and personality to provide a great first issue for this series. It also manages to deliver on its title as well. Something wicked is going on which isn't good for Charlotte. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 17, 2020

    I had a blast reading Wicked Things and following the quirky and at times funny Charlotte who stumbles into things with impeccable grace. Wicked Things has a cleverness that's as cheerfully contagious as it is endearing. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outright Geekery - Joe Bones Mar 19, 2020

    The perfect comic for fans of strong female characters, detective stories, or the work of John Allison. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Jonathan O'Neal Mar 20, 2020

    In a fair and just world, we would always get comics by Allison, Sarin, and company. In a wicked and depraved one we'd get them too. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Mar 19, 2020

    If you like slow burn, character-driven mystery stories with quirky leads, then Wicked Things is the comic for you. The sheer absurdity of a teen detective awards show and convention makes it a showcase for comedy and fashion choices. (Claire rocks the Fleabag jumpsuit.) But, hey, there's murder too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Mar 18, 2020

    Wicked Things doesn't appear interested in reinventing the model of the teen detective story, but it's certainly ready to tell that familiar mode of story as well as comics can deliver it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Mar 18, 2020

    With Wicked Things #1, the strength of the first half alone sold me on the series. The rate of jokes falls somewhat sharply in the second half of the book, as the story must do the more demanding work of building its plot engine, but the concept is clever and the characters clear. I recommend this one, especially for fans of the creators last book, Giant Days. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jason Jeffords Jr Mar 18, 2020

    WICKED THINGS #1 is a fun start to a new murder mystery. Read Full Review

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