Briggs Land: Lone Wolves #1

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Mack Chater Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 14, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
8.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Isaac Briggs, fresh off a tour in Afghanistan and struggling to reintegrate, finds solace hiking the old forest trails.  When two random backpackers wander onto the Land, an innocent situation quickly turns dangerous and Isaac's military training takes a turn down a dark path.
Welcome to Briggs Land, nearly a hundred square miles of rural wilderness, representing the largest antigovernment secessionist movement in the United States.
o Brian Wood's critically acclaimed series returns for the next chapter in an even more relevant postelection America.
o In development for a television series at AMC TV!

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Jun 16, 2017

    Bottom Line: Briggs Land is back, hitting the ground running as if it never left. Granted, given the current sociopolitical climate, the politics of the story may not be everyone's cup of tea, but the tense setup for things to come and the spotlight on Isaac Briggs makes the book worth the read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes May 24, 2017

    Briggs land is an interesting read, presenting as it does, a different way of life and potentially how a government would act towards such a viable case for secession. If America is truly the Land of the Free, why can't a group secede? I do have questions about life in the New Land, how do they buy food? How do they pay for stuff? How does their economy work?How do they know about cell phones (mobile phones to us Brits)? These question are mentioned not as means to decry or debunk this book; they are asked as a sign of respect to a creative team who produced a book that has sincerely piqued my interest. I look forward to discovering the answers along with the further developments of this ongoing story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - Brendan Allen Jun 20, 2017

    While you won't need to have read State of Grace to get into this backwoods Godfather saga, you will want to pick up the trade paperback after reading this first chapter in Lone Wolves. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Todd Fisher Jun 17, 2017

    If you are fans of shows like The Son, The Sopranos, or Queen of the South then you will love the drama unfolding with this crime family. I know i am looking forward to the next issue you should be too!! and remember Sic semper tyrannis! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 12, 2017

    A good opening issue that involves a seemingly innocent act that could get people killed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Kylee Sills Jun 17, 2017

    Briggs Land: Lone Wolves is an emotional investment in a politically-charged series that is challenging to read and asks much of the audience in the process. Residing in the morally gray areas, Brian Wood's rewards readers with a deeply thought-provoking series that puts the beliefs of one family in the spotlight. I can't recommend it enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 14, 2017

    Briggs Land: Lone Wolves hits a lot of good stuff in a small way here and is set to build into an interesting arc that will likely tie into a lot of what went on in the first series as well. Putting some focus on Isaac is welcome but also on James with the ways he can be drawn into things. Brian Wood has certainly earned trust on the first series and past works to tell a solid tale over the run of a book and I have no doubt of that here. My introduction to Mack Chater in the first series means that I'll likely get into anything he does that's of this kind of grounded variety but it also makes me curious to see what else he's done that's outside of it. That said, I'm super glad to see him back on this run of the book and can't wait to see what else he's going to introduce us to through his designs as the story ramps up in some very big ways. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Shawn Warner Jun 15, 2017

    The politics of this series has been a driving force since page one of the first series creating intrigue and keeping us engrossed in this family's tumultuous life. The art is poetic and lavishly details the settings as well as the characters of this modern Shakespearean drama. I love this series and can't say enough good things about it, however the first issue of this new series was a bit short in the word count for me and because of that I was finished reading it before the gravity of the events had settled upon me that is the only reason I scored this otherwise perfect debut issue of the second series a 4 instead of a 5. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Doom Rocket - Brandy Dykhuizen Jun 13, 2017

    Briggs Land imbues its secessionist parable with a distopic severity, and it doesn't waste time with nuance. The cataclysmic motivations for the issue's unsavory deeds are buried deep. The Briggs don't need a natural disaster to excuse their actions. They are all too ready to get down and dirty to defend what they see as their right to ignore the law. Naturally, when it comes to such topics, your mileage may vary. Read Full Review

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