Father's Day #1

Father's Day #1

Writer: Mike Richardson Artist: Gabriel Guzman Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 22, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
7.1Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

As a mob enforcer he was called the Eastside Butcher, but twenty years later Silas has found peace. That is, until his abandoned daughter shows up to give him a piece of her mind . . . and unwittingly leads a legion of hit men to settle accounts with Silas!

  • 10
    Needless Essentials Online - Stan Ford Oct 20, 2014

    The artwork is very well done, and similar to what you'd expect from a Dark Horse comic. Rendered in a naturalistic style, Guzmn has to show that he knows how to carry likenesses and convey emotions. The excerpt above is a great example of how he does that. Silas doesn't seem like someone that would have been called “Butcher,” butGuzmn completely changes the way he moves once his criminal survival instincts kick in. Pairing him with Richardson on this story was a great decision. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - M. 'Pawz' Williams Oct 21, 2014

    Father's Day treads familiar territory, but manages to present an entertaining story. The art is very accomplished, and hopefully the story will build from this solid opening to a thrilling payoff. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Hazel Hay Oct 21, 2014

    The artwork is solid and stern. Scenes by the beach and in the diner are particularly well realised. I think we might be in for a treat here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Alex Gradet Oct 27, 2014

    I won't spoil the last action beats, except to say that the story clicks together with a no-fuss satisfaction that has me eager for issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Oct 21, 2014

    The flipside of this however is that there is very little room left for any actual plot. As I stated the issue is bookended with some brief exposition to explain our two main characters motivations and pasts, although its difficult to know what the story will be. Seeing as the series is only four issues long Im curious to find out what is intended to fill out the next three issue; while the rapid pace of the opening of the intro is appreciate I hope the rest of the series manages to have a little more depth in order to make it memorable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Oct 22, 2014

    "Father's Day" could very well be a big hit for Dark Horse. This is a solid concept with very good characters and strong art from Gabriel Guzman. At only four issues long, this is something every reader can get into without spending a ton of money. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Oct 20, 2014

    In a sense there is nothing really wrong with this story, but at the same time it lacking in both originality for its content and in the approachability of the characters. There is some promise here, as with such randomly presented characters, that indeed something could come of this by the second issue, but equally there is probably not enough of a hook here for the first issue to draw in the readers for another try. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Oct 22, 2014

    Logic aside, this is a good comic book. It will take some justification and big action to raise it up to great but it can get there. This is a story that will thrive on constant forward momentum. If the dialogue can even itself out then this is definitely a book I could see showing up at the local multiplex in the next few years. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Oct 25, 2014

    Father's Day #1 is a comic that is alright, but nothing exceptional. While the framework is there to build upon, I will admit I wanted something much less generic than what was written and penciled. Leaning on stereotypes can get readers up to speed to launch into something bigger, but when that execution is not performed correctly what is left is a bland tale waiting for a spark. Hopefully that spark comes very quickly, and Father's Day blows up into something memorable. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jesse Quick-Rincon Oct 21, 2014

    Reading through this review I realize how bad this review sounds. And I want to be clear that this is not a bad comic. The reason why I seem so focused on the bad is just because there isnt really any good to grab onto. There arent any standout characters who are either bad-ass enough to like or funny enough to admire. There arent any actions scenes clever enough to show off. There isnt even any artwork that I find particularly inspired. The only thing that keeps me excited about this is that its a four issue story from one of the best writers in the business and I assume if he has put this out its going to pay off. Right now though, Im still waiting. Read Full Review

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