Eye Of Newt #1
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Eye Of Newt #1

Writer: Michael Hague Artist: Michael Hague Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 18, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13
6.5Critic Rating
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As a young apprentice wizard embarks on a perilous quest, he encounters marvelous creatures of all shapes and sizes, and learns a dark secret that could shape his entire destiny!

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jun 21, 2014

    The impression I have is that this is going to be a great little mini-series. It's clear that Hague has a finite story to tell with the mini, but he's putting in the work to make sure that its worth being invested in. Currently, I'm invested and can't wait to check out the next issue and peel back the veil a little more. If you like fantasy stories then this is a must read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Nikki Sherman Jun 17, 2014

    Theres no way to deny the aesthetic appeal of this book. Id say, on that aspect alone its worth your time. If you can push through the writing and approach it lightheartedly, Eye of Newt #1 promises to take you on a joyous, interesting, and magical ride. When you take into consideration that Hague juggles almost all of the creative portions of this book, the first issue of this mini-series demands to be given a chance. Allow yourself to recover from the Game ofThrones finale by jumping into this brand new fantasy world. 8 out of 10. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Jun 13, 2014

    Strangely enough, I would strongly reccommend you buy this comic for one reason - this is Michael Hague's first comic book. Someday people will look back on this like it was the first Frank Frazetta comic, or an early Boris Vallejo paperback book cover. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Jun 24, 2014

    The key elements of this issue set up a good old-fashioned Wizard's Quest for Newt that will fill out the upcoming issues. I won't spoil it here by going into the details except to say I thoroughly enjoyed Hague's sense of whimsey blended with the fantastical, mysterious, and arcane elements of the narrative to make a hearty stew, and I want another helping. I'll be back for the rest of this 4 issue series and I'll be keeping my eye out for more stories by Hague in the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jun 18, 2014

    The Eye of Newt #1 is an uneven start to an interesting series as the strong grip of the visually stunning artwork would have on the reader is weakened by the confusing way the story transitions from one sequence of events to the next. The story is effective in setting up what's at stake while creating an air of suspense regarding Newt's calling and his importance in upcoming events and so I'm satisfied with that and the world created by Michael Hague. Maybe the second issue will improve in smoothing out the transitions so the immersion isn't lost since a lot was introduced in this issue but the story is intriguing enough to make me look forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Jun 25, 2014

    So fare Eye of Newt is off to a good start, and even though Newt has to begin his test, Eye of Newt has passed its first test so far, and found its way onto my pull list. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    GAMbIT Magazine - J. Luis Jun 18, 2014

    The whole issue sort of reminds me of the old Heavy Metal. It's really cool and grandiose, but I have very little idea of what the hell is going on most of the time. And yet, there is something about Eye of Newt that has me interested, has me curious about whats to come in the next issue. If you are looking for a wild and crazy fantasy tale then Eye of Newt #1 should be on your list. If anything, the artwork alone is worth the price of admission on this book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - CeeJay Jun 19, 2014

    The writing is serviceable. The world is set up pretty nicely and the characters and their roles are clearly defined but the real star is Hague's art. One part tapestry and one part classical fantasy, the interiors are imaginative and sort of remind me of chapter illustration in old fantasy novels. It's not for me but it's definitely worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jun 17, 2014

    Eye of Newt is a comic of two fronts having a lacklustre all be it intriguing script and phenomenal art. Due to this I fully recommend it to anyone who loves visuals but urge fans of deep, captivating stories to steer clear. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jun 18, 2014

    Despite this unevenness, Eye of Newt #1 is still a promising start to what should be an excellent series. Whatever flaws exist in the artwork are more than made up for by the moments where the visuals work perfectly. And the story – while satisfying all the tropes of a typical boy's story – has enough new spins and interesting ideas to make it seem like an original tale. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Capeless Crusader - Lindsey Bass Jun 23, 2014

    If you're a fan of Michael Hague's work then you'll love looking through this mini-series. However, if you're looking for a complex story this may not be the book for you. Overall, the plot itself seems a little predictable based on this issue alone. Nothing jumps out at me and makes me want to continue reading. Yes, one character intrigued me when reading. That should have been Newt, but it was a minor character. Hopefully, the story is developed more in the following issues. Who knows? The next three books could be filled with amazing plot twists and adventure. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Jun 23, 2014

    In sum, "Eye of Newt" #1 begins an interesting experiment that could flesh out into a great series. This is a first issue, so the focus on exposition could evaporate by Issue #2 -- and the fascinating aesthetic isn't going away. "Eye of Newt" may be worth another look, but it will need to correct the problems from Issue #1. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dana Keels Jun 24, 2014

    But to its strength, the beautiful artwork from the comic's writer " and legendary fable illustrator " Michael Hague, should be enough to keep you turning the page. But sadly, one would be better off reading the Old Testament for a much more rousing adventure. Read Full Review

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