Mystery Science Theater 3000 #1

Writer: Joel Hodgson, Harold Buchholz, Matt McGinnis, Mary Robinson, Seth Robinson, Sharyl Volpe Artist: Todd Nauck Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 12, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 1
7.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The riffing hilarity of Mystery Science Theater 3000 comes to comics when Kinga Forrester pairs her Kingachrome Liquid Medium with her latest invention-the Bubbulat-R! Jonah Heston, Crow T. Robot, and Tom Servo find themselves thrust into the 2-D world of public domain comics, with riffing as their only defense!

o Created for comics by Joel Hodgson!

o The hit Netflix show has come to comics!

o Variant cover by longtime MST3K DVD artist Steve Vance!

  • 10
    Geekery Magazine - Robert Swanson Aug 17, 2018

    The pace of the story really felt like a lost episode, but at the same time, felt like something new. The writing team really created magic with issue one. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Oct 6, 2018

    This book made me laugh consistently. The dialogue in the original story is funny and the jokes that have been inserted into it are wonderfully silly. It's rare to find a book that just intends to make you laugh. This book does so and succeeds wonderfully. This is a delightfully fun book in a medium that's come to cherish the grim and the serious. I was happy and grateful to read this book. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to find some Totino's Pizza Rolls. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comics Bulletin - Will Rice Sep 7, 2018

    I do find myself wondering, though, if MST3Ks firmly established place as a nerd-culture touchstone doesnt inform my experience more than Id like to admit. After all, I'm a sucker for nostalgia from my home planet. Its hard to gauge how newcomers to MST3K will respond to this particularly zany style of humor, but to me this feels engaging and bright. I expect new fans will find it easy to dive in, and those of us who still have episodes on cassette tapewill have a great time with it too. The Satellite of Lovecruises onward. I feel good about giving this comic my highest rating so far here at Comics Bulletin because MST3K: The Comic does what comics are meant to do " surprise, delight, engage, and sail us far away in our minds. Welcome aboard. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Aug 16, 2018

    A true treat for fans or anyone who enjoys the humor the series is known for. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Jacob Robinson Aug 29, 2018

    Jacob really enjoyed the first issue of MST3K: The Comic. What did you think? Leave a review in the comments section below... Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Anthony Thornton Sep 12, 2018

    This first issue of MST3K brings us everything we loved about this show (and continue to love with the Netflix revival). If I am being perfectly honest, I enjoyed this issue more than the new season; and I very much enjoyed The Return! This issue shows that when done correctly, this format can work in any medium. Much like the show, there are a lot of bits that I am sure I will reference in everyday conversation (sure people will be confused, but I will be thoroughly amused). This issue only cracks into the first act of Johnny Jason, Teen Reporter #2, so there is still a lot more fun to be had, and I can't wait! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Aug 30, 2018

    Todd Nauck's art for the introductory portion involving the SoL, Moon 13, and the Return characters proved an unexpected major plus for the book. The fun he's having morphing the show into comic book form is tangible. His pages warranted a second viewing after my initial read, just to admire the joie de vivre he invested. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Brian Clements Aug 27, 2018

    All-in-all, this is a solid go at essentially a brand-new format, integrating the biting (and the not-so-biting) wit of MST3K into the four-color pages of a comic book.  Much like the show, long-term success for the format will depend on the writing and the innovation rather than relying on nostalgia and easy laughs. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Russ Burlingame Sep 12, 2018

    The first issue drags a bit, since it has to spend almost half of its pagecount setting up how the world of the story is going to work (a bit like this review), but the eventual payoff is both creative and entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Roy Buckingham Sep 11, 2018

    If you are not a fan of the show or have never seen it, you may not enjoy this comic. Still, it is a load of fun. The jokes fly by rapidly and are very well written. My personal favorite involved Totino's Pizza Rolls and Kinga's efforts to work product placement into the story. If you are a fan of the show, I suggest giving it a look-over. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Sep 12, 2018

    This issue is a fantastic opener to this new mini-series and MST3K’s entry into the comic world. I’ll be interested to see what they have planned for this six-issue run. I’m hoping they keep this comic split between the host and comic segments and that they keep the comic they are making fun of to two issues each. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 12, 2018

    It's a fun read and the writers do a great job and a pretty hard task of turning a 60's teen romance comic into something fun and interesting to read. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Jacqueline Juretus Sep 17, 2018

    Overall, while not great, the book is fun and well worth picking up for those who collect anything MST3K. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Dusty Good Sep 13, 2018

    The comic carries the same pacing and humor from the T.V. show; Joel Hodgson and other members of the crew lend their talents. Joined by fan-favorite Todd Nauck on art duties for the first half of the issue it seems like this might be the first of many adventures for the crew from the Satellite of Love. For fans of the show then this is the comic you've been waiting for. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Sep 12, 2018

    It takes the original concept and adapts it to a new medium with mixed results. Fun, but may be a little zany for some people Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Sequential Planet - Matthew Dillon Sep 20, 2018

    Mystery Science Theater 3000 #1 fails to capture the magic of the show, as it falls between the cracks of two different mediums. Read Full Review

  • 4.3
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Sep 13, 2018

    A missed opportunity in almost every way. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Sep 12, 2018

    While the art is great, the writing is the reason why Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Comic doesn't work. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    SloboSOY Sep 13, 2018

    I love Nauck since Young Justice, I really like is way of drawing character. And there he show a marvelous panel of his talent.
    The story is funny even if for now I don't follow where all this will lead. What the end game ?
    I smiled a lot when they use Marvel references ^^

    Cover - Nice & related to the story 2/2
    Writing - I like some of the story even if we don't have the motive of their boss. Maybe the teen detective story is a little too long. 2.5/3
    Arts - I'm fund of his arts. 3/3
    Feeling - Mixed 1/2

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