Break Out #1

Writer: Zack Kaplan Artist: Wilton Santos Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: April 13, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 3
8.2Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

When massive cube spaceships from another dimension materialize over our cities and routinely abduct teenagers to be held inside their mysterious floating prisons, Liam Watt's younger brother, Tommy, is taken. But while governments and adults across the world accept this loss as inevitable, Liam refuses to give up hope. Now, in a "take back our future" anthem, Liam assembles a skilled team of ordinary high school students to risk it all-but can they pull off the impossible and succeed in an out-of-this-world prison break?

Join the crew and unlock a sci-fi adventure like no other, written by rising comics star Zack Kaplan (Port of Ear more

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Apr 13, 2022

    Break Out #1 is a great introduction that successfully combines science-fiction, coming-of-age, and a heist story. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 13, 2022

    Santos delivers some fantastic art in the issue. The story is character driven and Santos delivers on that visually with moments of great emotion. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek'd Out - Anelise Farris Apr 13, 2022

    If you're tired of the same old sci-fi invasion stories, give Break Out #1a chance! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 12, 2022

    If you're looking for a new science fiction that brings a bit of fear, fun heist vibes, and a heavy dose of mystery, pick up Break Out. It's a mix of genuine ominous terror and hope. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 13, 2022

    Break Out #1 is a fantastic start to the series that can be enjoyed for its jailbreak story and appreciated for its underlying exploration of our current times. It does what so many good sci-fi stories do, entertain and examine our world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Apr 15, 2022

    'Break Out' is poised to be an exciting throwback to the time of 'War Games,' 'Hackers,' and 'Red Dawn,' when teens were tasked to save the world in a thrilling adventure. Kaplan treats his characters with intelligence while Santos and Wordie bring it all to vivid life. This is off to a great start, a modern-day sci-fi story and an impossible rescue mission that promises to be a thrill.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Logan Moore Apr 13, 2022

    This is a strong first outing for Break Out and I'm very interested to see how it develops from here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin Apr 18, 2022

    "Break Out #1's opens up as an average comic but ends with an exciting montage and some real potential. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Sequential Planet - Danilo To Apr 18, 2022

    This feels like a comic crafted by a group of people that loves the medium and has a lot to learn. Break Out is off to a nice start and some elements should get polished as it progresses. Definitely check this one out if you're a sci-fi fan as well as a heist fan. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Comic Watch - Brent Jackson Apr 14, 2022

    Break Out #1 has a strong core but is missing something in the story/art to make it stand out. The story concept isnt going to blow your hair back, but really no concept is, every story has been told it is more of what you do with it and the first issue does not offer us anything different or a hook to keep us engaged. It is missing some pizzazz in the art department and the story has yet to let us latch onto the characters. It is not a bad book but, it just needs a little something extra that hopefully the second issue will deliver. Read Full Review

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