Joy Operations #1

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Stephen Byrne Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 24, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 7
6.9Critic Rating
3.6User Rating

To celebrate this big, new partnership; Jinxworld and Dark Horse are proud to present the debut of a fiercely ambitious, science-fiction odyssey: Joy Operations. Brian Michael Bendis, the New York Times bestselling, Peabody and multi-Eisner award winning co-creator of Miles Morales, Naomi, Jessica Jones, and Powers, teams up with scorching hot comics sensation Stephen Byrne (Wonder Twins, Legion of Superheroes) for their very first creator-owned blockbuster series. Fifty-five years from now. Joy is an EN·VOI. A special agent of one of the JONANDO TRUST. Trusts are corporate-owned cities that are the centerpiece of modern society. She rights more

  • 9.2
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Nov 24, 2021

    Brian Michael Bendis and Stephen Byrne are a fantastic team, dealing out an engaging new original comic that combines the strengths of both creators. What is most interesting to me in this one is the main character, and I love jumping into a book that does that. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 24, 2021

    Byrne delivers some awesome visuals throughout the issue. The futuristic look of the world is stunning and definitely draws the eye of the reader. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Nov 26, 2021

    Its a standard sci fi comic with some fantastic talent behind it, but it feels like its trying to be a bit too cute with its world building and dialogue. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Nov 25, 2021

    Brian Bendis's first new Jinxworld comic may have Stephen Byrne's beautiful art, but it's so painfully written that it makes such views tough to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Nov 29, 2021

    Joy Operations #1 is a mixed bag, boasting a confusing and lackluster script but interior art and worldbuilding that's extremely impressive. I hope that the rest of the series, and Bendis' other Jinxworld efforts, have a better debut. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Nov 24, 2021

    Stephen Byrne's sleek vision of the future combined with a hubris-filled foe should have been a slam dunk space opera. However, Joy Operations #1 didn't immerse me in this new world, but beat me over with walls of text and a POV character whose best moments seemed like retreads of better written Brian Michael Bendis female protagonists. Seriously, where is a text page when you need one? Joy Operations showcases Byrne's gifts at worldbuilding, action blocking, and facial expressions, but Bendis' script doesn't rise up to match his energy so this is definitely a comic worth skipping and a poor start for Jinxworld's first Dark Horse book. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Chase Magnett Nov 24, 2021

    Joy Operations #1 is a lackluster debut. Although it presents an appealing surface to its technology-infused future, there's little depth to be found beneath that surface. Relying on obvious villains and unable to clearly communicate a core narrative premise, the issue falls far short of expectations, except for in fast-paced action sequences. Read Full Review

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