Emily and the Strangers: Breaking the Record #1

Emily and the Strangers: Breaking the Record #1

Writer: Rob Reger, Mariah Huehner Artist: Cat Farris Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 25, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Emily—and her new band, the Strangers—won the battle of the bands and received a record contract with Awesomely Awesome Records, but can the girl who just figured out how to get along with her friends manage dealing with a major corporation?

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Kimberly Gibson Jun 25, 2014

    I love this series, it has this punk whimsical vibe and the artwork is so cute. The scenes flow so well together with how Cat Farris layers the background patterns. Everything about this comic screams creepy cute and I want to hang all the pages on my wall or use it as inspiration for a new wardrobe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Jun 27, 2014

    It's nice to have “Emily and the Strangers” back, though it doesn't really feel like it ever left. It's been said that there is a dearth of all-ages comics on the shelves, but that's really been improving at a remarkable rate. Between the cartoon properties split between Boom! and IDW, and Marvel and DC's scant all-ages efforts, with something like “Emily and the Strangers” at Dark Horse there's plenty to choose from in the mainstream. If you go a little deeper, there's plenty more; that said, if you want as good an entry point as any, “Emily and the Strangers – Breaking the Record” #1 is a terrific place to start. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Rhymes With Geek - Nikki Sherman Jun 24, 2014

    If you have kids or are a fan of the franchise, this book tells a solid story that ends on a decent (if not predictable) cliffhanger that may have you interested in what happens next. If you arent a fan of Emily the Strange, and appreciate a story with more substance to it, it might be wise to avoid this one. While the book isnt bad by any means, it probably wont hold everyones interest. But, if you think you might be able to enjoy a sarcastic, smart, and strong-willed girl-lead in a Scooby-Doo-like mystery, give this a shot. 7.3 out of 10 Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 25, 2014

    Titles like this tend to fly a bit under the radar, but these are the books you give to people to get them into comics, to understand the dynamic of how to read them and the visual cues. Emily and the Strangers does it well and it has a lot of fun in doing it. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    We The Nerdy - Bryan Huth Jun 18, 2014

    Emily and the Strangers return for a new mini-series whichtakes place after their victoryin The Battle of the Bands and winning a contract with Awesomely Awesome Records, but sadly this first issue isn't as “awesome” as the record companies name suggests.Emily and the Strangers seems appealing to anyone who is a fan of the immensely popularScott Pilgrim manga series and bolsters a similar story to that of Scott's, but sadly the humor is not at the same level. Read Full Review

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