FCBD 2014: Project Black Sky #1

FCBD 2014: Project Black Sky #1

Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Michael Broussard Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: April 30, 2014 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
8.8Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

With the help of her trio of troublemaking cats, Emily is determined to make the most rockin song the world has ever known and win a legendary haunted guitar . . . but can she do it solo? Only one thing is for surewhat Emily wants, Emily gets . . . sometimes.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 3, 2014

    If you've read CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT or BRAIN BOY, you're gonna dig this book. Seeing these two characters forced to team up is handled perfectly. They're from different time periods and have different outlooks on things. Fred Van Lente does a superb job on the dialogue and bickering between the two. When the action kicks in, you'll be in awe over Michael Broussard's art. They have to fight a giant enhanced gorilla! What more could you ask for? Newer readers will be able to dive into this issue and should get a good taste of what they've been missing. Dark Horse does a great job in showing what their Project Black Sky line of books are about. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 5, 2014

    Even though Brain Boy and Captain Midnight are properties that are over half a century old, Van Lente and team make them feel fresh and new, easily encapsulated in this issue to serve as a primer for readers eager to seek out more. As for more "Project Black Sky," there is no shortage of that coming from Dark Horse. There is a web comic that launched the day before Free Comic Book Day and there will be tie-ins in all of Dark Horse's superhero titles throughout the spring and early summer. With a free web comic, a conspiracy vibe and a full-length, brand-new Free Comic Book Day adventure, Dark Horse is showing the comic industry how to use all the tools in the toolbox to launch an event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson May 5, 2014

    Free comics shouldn't be this good and it stands out from most by bringing big action and an even bigger story set in motion by Van Lente. While most free comics are good, they are mostly promotional tools, but Dark Horse goes above and beyond and gives readers a first look and a solid story fans will be looking forward to with Project Black Sky. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Ian Gowan May 5, 2014

    This comic is a perfect time to get on board to the Dark Horse superhero universe. Writer Fred Van Lente gives you just enough information on Captain Midnight and Brain Boy where you won't be lost or get bored. Artist Michael Broussard's will rope you in and leave you wanting more of his horror inspired illustration. There's even a really well made supporting web comic at http://www.projectblacksky.net/ to give you more backstory on how Project Black Sky got started in the first place. This issue is the best of the bunch in the Free Comic book day offerings. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    the green death May 7, 2014

    A free 24 page comic featuring my favorite current superhero Captain Midnight teaming up with the obnoxious yet lovable Brain Boy in a battle against Ape-X a giant intelligent ape. Top that amazing comic book sundae with great art and a sparkling script and you get just one more reason why Dark Horse has been slaying it with their Project Black Sky line.

  • 8.5
    GreyMouser May 5, 2014

    I wasn't expecting much from this, but was pleasantly surprised by a 1shot short that raises my interest in PBS and the characters involved. Good job DH!

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