Bang! #1

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Wilfredo Torres Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 19, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 9
8.6Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

A best-of-the-best secret agent with memories he couldn't possibly possess, a mystery writer in her 60s who spends her retirement solving crimes, a man of action with mysterious drugs that keep him ahead of a constant string of targeted disasters, a seemingly omnipotent terrorist organization that might be behind it all...
And they're all connected to one man: a science-fiction author with more information than seems possible, whose books may hold the key to either saving reality or destroying it.
o A mind-bending story that ties in with past Kindt works (Revolver).
o Action, mystery, and altered reality!

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Cody White Feb 25, 2020

    BANG! #1(Kindt, Torres) comes out of the gates swinging with one of the sharpest comics you're likely to find on the shelves this year. Witty, fast-paced, intelligent, and gorgeous. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comics Bookcase - Toren Chenault Feb 19, 2020

    From its unique promotion to powerful art from Torres and Kim, and the reveal of major twists, this comic is poised to be another powerhouse title penned by Kindt. I cant even begin to predict whats going to happen, but Ill read every issue with anticipation. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Feb 19, 2020

    Self-aware and self-critical Bang! delivers a deconstruction of the superspy genre like never seen before. Irreverent and outrageous it is already packed full of surprises. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Feb 25, 2020

    OverallA promising start to what feels like a wild and crazy spy adventure. The main character is introduced to us on a burned page of a novel before we see him in the comic and the story is pure science fiction pulp from start to cliffhanger. I am curious and probably inclined to hit subscribe on this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Feb 18, 2020

    Spy stories aren’t exactly a rarity in creator-owned comics, Bang! stands out from the pack. With reverence to the genre, but at the same time a willingness to poke fun at it Matt Kindt, Wilfred Torres, and Nayoung Kim deliver something truly strange and striking. With both a foot in the past of the genre and an eye toward a more forward-thinking future, Bang! portends a new, irreverent era for spy fiction in comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Mar 6, 2020

    This is an interesting and intriguing start to this series. I have no idea where they can possibly take this. But I can't wait to find out. It is a little short, but generally, I loved this. I look forward to the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Feb 14, 2020

    Kindt is a writer whose track record all but guarantees that going to at least check out everything new he releases, but even with that said, I had absolutely no idea I was going to enjoy BANG! as much as I did. Ive been waiting for my first new series to get really excited about in 2020, and I think BANG! may well be the one. Next month cant come quickly enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Mar 1, 2020

    This debut issue really pulled me in, but that usually happens with books written by Kindt. Bang! will take you by surprise, flipping the genre on its head while paying respects to what came before it. I am thoroughly impressed with Bang! And I eagerly await the next issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Grant DeArmitt Feb 12, 2020

    Not every comic can pull off a title that's just a loudonomatopoeia, but BANG! makes it look easy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 19, 2020

    Bang! #1 is a solid start. It might seem like a straightforward spy adventure with tips to the hat to James Bond. In reality, it's so much more as we learn the further along the story we go. Kindt nails it again with a debut that's as much a mystery to the reader as it is to the main character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jay Hill Feb 19, 2020

    In its first issue, Bang! proves to be more than just another spy tale. With its reality-bending narrative, this isn't going to be "What if James Bond was a codename?" the comic. This is going to be an excursion into the identity of fictional characters. We might need to build new walls because this comic has broken more than just the fourth. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jonathan O'Neal Feb 21, 2020

    As setups go, "Bang!" #1 checks the essential boxes with lead pipe efficiency, seemingly content to save most of its more outlandish concepts for later installments. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Feb 19, 2020

    It's a perfect example of how to hang a story on a conspiracy, withholding information yet still offering plenty of reasons to anxiously anticipate Bang! #2. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Chris Coplan Feb 18, 2020

    Matt Kindt's newest super-spy series has its obstacles, but he's once again broke new ground in an overused genre. Read Full Review

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