Bad Luck Chuck #1
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Bad Luck Chuck #1

Writer: Lela Gwenn Artist: Matthew Dow Smith Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: March 27, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 3
8.4Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

She'll need more than a rabbit's foot to get through this. Cursed at birth, Charlene "Chuck" Manchester hires out her own bad luck, providing disaster where someone else can profit. She can get you that insurance payout fortune-for a price. But bad luck doesn't always go as planned, and when Chuck gets stuck between a dissatisfied crime boss client, a cult leader, and a dogged insurance-fraud investigator, things get... explosive. Everything that could go wrong does-and only about half of it by accident.

  • 9.5
    On Comics Ground - Kai Kiriyama Mar 27, 2019

    This book is a very strong entry into the world and it is a damn near perfect comic experience. The story clips along and never feels too sparse, the art is great and invokes a sense of looming danger without being heavy-handed, and the colors are subdued and warm, making the scenery pop! It's a helluva fun read and a series I am looking forward to. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Mar 26, 2019

    Bad Luck Chuck is about a woman trying to make the best out of a bad situation, and while it would have been extremely easy for a book about a woman as (seemingly) cursed as Chuck is into a series of gruesome events, Bad Luck Chuck is instead a weird and delightful mystery. Without a doubt there are darker days ahead for Chuck and Fayola, but this week's debut issue is a fantastic introduction into a strange world you won't soon forget. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Mar 27, 2019

    Overall, the debut issue introduces us to an intriguing protagonist and world that would remind some of Jessica Jones, but has her own niche. The story by Lela Gwenn is moving, interesting, and action packed. The art by the creative team is amazing. Altogether, an enjoyable debut that will draw in readers from the first page. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Jhoan Suriel Mar 27, 2019

    Minor art issues aside, BAD LUCK CHUCK #1 features a charming and care-free female lead. It has great pacing and a strong opening page. Readers who want more a little superstition in their comics, should check out this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 27, 2019

    With some books, there's just that "something" about them that really clicks and makes it a great read, even if there are issues along the way. I came out of this first issue having really enjoyed it and wanting to have more of it now to see where it goes and to know more about our title character. There's a very cinematic feeling to the book that Matthew Dow Smith gives to it but I love the general look of it with the blockiness of certain angles, the heavy inking, and the way Kelly Fitzpatrick colors it so beautifully. There are just panels that make me grin, to be frank. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing more of what kind of luck Chuck will have and how it's going to screw with everyone around her – and her as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Elias Rosner Mar 29, 2019

    Held back by some of the art quirks that help establish the tone of the comic, Bad Luck Chuck #1 is a fantastic start to a funny, brisk new miniseries that, I believe, is only going to get better from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Legion - Blake Gutierrez Mar 26, 2019

    A very creative and interesting idea behind this new series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Tanner Dedmon Mar 27, 2019

    Bad Luck Chuck #1 is a strong introduction to a character that I can't wait to learn more about. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Mar 26, 2019

    BAD LUCK CHUCK #1 is an interesting start for this new series. The story is much so that readers may have trouble keeping up. Despite some missteps, there's a lot more that works than that doesn't. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Feb 28, 2019

    With this being a Dark Horse publication and also with the involvement of Matthew Dow Smith there is a very familiar and comforting quality to the artwork, something Kelly Fitzpatrick really hammers that home with her colouring. The vivid explosions and colours in the action scenes are a fantastic contrast to the depth and shadow in the quieter moments. Read Full Review

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