Youth #1
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Youth #1

Writer: Curt Pires Artist: Alex Diotto Publisher: ComiXology Originals Release Date: May 13, 2020 Cover Price: $1.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
7.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

YOUTH is a coming of age story that tells the story of two queer teenagers as they run away from their lives in a bigoted small town, and attempt to make their way to California. Along the way their car breaks down and they join up with a group of fellow misfits on the road. Embarking together in a van travelling the country they party and attempt to find themselves. And then something happens…

YOUTH is Larry Clark's KIDS meets CHRONICLE. X MEN by way of FRANK OCEAN. It smashes together the violence of coming of age with the violence of the superhero narrative--as well as the beauty.

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  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 21, 2020

    Buy this issue via comiXology Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore May 15, 2020

    An exciting and nerve wracking debut issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum May 13, 2020

    Ultimately, while Youth #1 has moments that feel too engineered, the heart of the story is one that beats with a fresh and refreshing honesty. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton May 13, 2020

    Tone-wise, with its musical influence, teens on the run motif, and lackadaisical approach to superpowers, Youth #1 is We Can Never Go Home meets Chronicle, which is interesting because Pires has a written a few comics for Black Mask Studios. With their messy motivations, lust for life, and distrust of authority, I definitely gravitated to the teens of Youth even though they come across as little assholes at times. But weren't we all at that age? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford May 19, 2020

    All in all, Youth #1begins its story in an interesting, and emotionally strong manner. While it doesnt blaze any new trails, it delivers its familiar themes with skill and focus. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon May 12, 2020

    It’s easy to draw a parallel between Youth and Olympia. Both are cases of these creators presenting readers with an amalgam of stuff they like and hoping their readers like it, too. It’s like trying to cook your favorite food - the first few times out, you’re going to follow that recipe closely before thinking outside the box a little and making it your own. To this point, Pires has proven that he can put a book together. He can tell a story. But I’m still at a loss to know what makes a Curt Pires story unique. I want to know his point of view. That’s where Youth #1 is lacking. Read Full Review

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