Modern Fantasy #1

Writer: Rafer Roberts Artist: Kristen Gudsnuk Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 27, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
8.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

A young Ranger woman who came to the city with dreams of adventure, her drug dealing reptilian wizard roommate, and her boisterous Dwarf maiden BFF embark on a modern day quest to save the world while struggling to keep their crappy day jobs and pay off their student loans. The roommates become embroiled in danger when one of their significant others finds himself taken by criminals, and the trio must save him.

o From the creator of Henchgirl!

o Rafer Roberts (A&A: The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong) makes his Dark Horse debut!

  • 10 - Christian Hoffer Jun 27, 2018

    This is a strong first issue and is highly recommend for anyone who loves fantasy or is just looking for something different out of their comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Brian Clements Jun 6, 2018

    If the first issue is any indication, many magical mysteries are afoot behind the scenes, including the question of when the abandoned floating castle might plunge to the ground, destroying everything in its wake. Fun times. Gotta run. Late for a meeting on synergizing assets that should only last four hours. Text me on my iScroll. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 29, 2018

    Modern Fantasy #1 is a charming excursion into a world where the fantastic has settled into the mundane. There is solid world-building, lovable characters, and an art style that matches the energy and charm of it all. This one comes with a recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 27, 2018

    I'm really looking forward to more of this. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Sequential Planet - Lilith Jewett Jul 7, 2018

    A combination of pleasing visuals and clever writing kept me grinning the whole way through issue 1 of Modern Fantasy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jun 27, 2018

    Modern Fantasy starts quite well. Granted, I'm not a fan of the catalyst, but I also know that most readers aren't likely to be bothered by it or even dwell on it. It's just the thing that gets the adventure going, and we're all here for Sage's adventure. We know what type of character she is, and we understand her supporting cast which will be the reason to follow this story, not the catalyst. Adventure awaits in the next issue, and I for one will be there for it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Jun 13, 2018

    Dark Horse did well bringing Modern Fantasy to life; it's a pleasant change from the traditionally darker and heavier titles they usually focus on. Roberts and Gudsnuk's tale of a girl who gets what she wants and must decide what to do with it is one worth getting lost in " perhaps on the commute to that desk job you love to hate. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Bryan Spaulding Jun 4, 2018

    First issues of new comics normally feel like introductions. With Modern Fantasy #1, I felt like I was already part of this world, and simply was reading about old friends. The book is new, but this world, being well-built, already feels familiar. It's humorous and fun, with the potential to have a nice long run that will keep us interested for the foreseeable future. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Jun 28, 2018

    Keep an eye on this series. Writer Rafer Roberts and illustrator Kristen Gudsnuk have delivered an intriguing debut that puts a refreshing spin on the fantasy-real world mashup. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Jun 29, 2018

    You've got your office comedy in my fantasy world! No, you've got your fantasy world" Read Full Review

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