Astro Hustle #1

Writer: Jai Nitz Artist: Tom Reilly Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: March 6, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
8.6Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

Chen Andalou, the black sheep of a prominent activist family, returns after being accidentally put in cryo-stasis for sixty years. Chen, a cosmic criminal, wakes up to find his younger brother is now the President of the Galaxy. Chen does what he knows best:  he steals stuff and causes a problem.

  • 10 - Adam Barnhardt Mar 6, 2019

    In a world where space-filled adventures saturate the market week after week, Astro Hustle manages to stand out in the best of ways. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Mar 6, 2019

    Robots, royalty, corrupt cops, noble criminals, buccaneers and all manner of space travelers populate a farcical and satirical adventure that is more than meets the eye. Astro Hustle holds a level of sophistication that is hidden by an outwardly superficial guise. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Victor Benito Mar 5, 2019

    Astro Hustle is an energetic and adventurous romp set that emulates the best of underground 80's comics and movies. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Mar 5, 2019

    This is a hell of a first issue. The hustle is real, and I'm happy to be along for the ride! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Mar 6, 2019

    Rarely do I read science fiction comics I enjoy as much as I have Astro Hustle. All the hallmarks of a great story is here, from the commentary about privilege, punishment and corruption for those willing and wanting a deeper story, but there's also a flat out exciting story if you just want to be entertained. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - Jhoan Suriel Mar 6, 2019

    ASTRO HUSTLE #1 is well-paced '70s space opera that's dark at times but invokes a greatest hits of sci-fi epics. Chen Andalou is a refreshing sci-fi lead that thankfully avoids stereotypes associated with Asians. Although the story is nothing new, overall, it's a fun space-faring story with some interesting themes to chew on. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Feb 18, 2019

    ASTRO HUSTLE #1 is a fun, energetic tribute to classic space operas and the aesthetics of the late '70s. Writer Jai Nitz embraces the over-the-top concept, with eye-catching artwork as well. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 6, 2019

    Conceptually, I like Astro Hustle a lot. I do wish that the first issue had been spread to two issues and more time smoothing out some of the earlier material with how it transitions. The piece from the observatory to the planet is like a whiplash in trying to figure out what it meant. Jai Nitz has a lot of familiar pieces at play here that are connecting well and I like some of the more absurd elements that are mixed in. I really, really, like Tom Reilly's artwork as it has a certain style and flair that's really appealing and I'm digging his take on the science fiction elements of it all as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Mar 6, 2019

    Going full circle and looking back at the opening again, theres some fantastic depth there. Sure, it might obfuscate the story proper to start, but I realise the tone and mood that were set, and the sudden graphic changes set up great pacing for what is only a four-issue run. If youre looking to be entertained then this swashbuckling space opera might be right up your street. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Mar 5, 2019

    Astro Hustle #1 is yet another solid entry in an already-crowded sci-fi comics market. Colorful and kinetic and even a little bit sexy, this book should offer a great time to folks in search of a relatively uncomplicated space opera romp. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christa Harader Mar 7, 2019

    Astro Hustle #1 is off to a fine start, with enough grit and humor to help elevate what might turn out to be a very fun book. Read Full Review

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