LaGuardia #1

Writer: Nnedi Okorafor Artist: Tana Ford Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: December 5, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
8.9Critic Rating
10User Rating

Set in an alternative world where aliens have come to Earth and integrated with society, LaGuardia revolves around a pregnant Nigerian-American doctor, Future Nwafor Chukwuebuka who has just returned to NYC under mysterious conditions. After smuggling an illegal alien plant named "Letme Live" through LaGuardia International and Interstellar Airport's customs and security, she arrives at her grandmother's tenement, the New Hope Apartments in the South Bronx.

There, she and Letme become part of a growing population of mostly African and shape-shifting alien immigrants, battling against interrogation, discrimination and travel bans, as more

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Brax Nov 8, 2018

    "Laguardia" is a beautiful book. And it is rewarding to see and read this level of artistic collaboration dedicated to such an important story. "Laguardia" is essential reading for our times. Okorafor is challenging us to be better citizens " better humans. Read this book and accept the challenge. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - A. J. Jones Dec 11, 2018

    Recommended to most comics readers, particularly to lovers of high-concept speculative fiction, whatever the medium, and to people who read comics for the art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Dec 4, 2018

    Tomorrow's LaGuardia #1 is a quick and efficient introduction into a familiar but complicated world. Okafor writes with a distinctive enough voice that even the expository text feels natural and quick to read. Okafor has done solid work with Marvel previously (including the new Shuri ongoing) but LaGuardia #1 feels like her strongest comics work yet, thanks to both her script and the talents and work of Ford, Devlin, and Cipriano. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Dec 7, 2018

    "LaGuardia" #1 is classic speculative fiction at its best, coupled with an endearing protagonist, and a vibrant, living sci-fi world rendered by a fantastic art team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - L.E.H. Light Dec 7, 2018

    Laguardia will be a satire and commentary on immigration, anti-“alien” sentiments, and American-ness, among other themes. I wouldn't call it a subtle commentary. As Okorafor says in her letter closing out the issue: “…it's pushback, it's playful shenanigans, it's looking forward, and it's trickster tendencies all rolled up into one narrative. It's metaphor and it's literal.” Familiarity with the rest of Okorafor's work will definitely increase your enjoyment but isn't necessary. If on the nose social commentary with your alien sci-fi all mixed with an evocative African vibe is your speed, along with strong Black characters, I can recommend keeping up with Laguardia. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Mueller Dec 5, 2018

    Laguardia won't be everyone's cup of tea, but it presents an important discussion in a uniquely compelling way, and for that alone it's easy to recommend. Read Full Review

Reviews for the Week of...