Negative Space #1

Writer: Ryan K Lindsay Artist: Owen Gieni Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 8, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 7
9.0Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

They feed on your fear!

When one man’s writer’s block gets in the way of his suicide note, he goes for a walk to clear his head and soon uncovers a century-old conspiracy dedicated to creating and mining the worst lows of human desperation.

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Jun 14, 2015

    This book is a fantastic read. Yes there are a number of very clear influences in play: The Matrix, Monsters Inc and Cabin in the Woods all have a part within the issue. That said, Guy is the hero of the book. He is an everyman, a person we could all be at any point in our lives. This means his failures and failings are our failures and failings. It also means that his success, his realizations are also ours and allow Guy and ourselves, by connection, to overcome and endure. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Austin Lanari Jul 8, 2015

    Ultimately this sad tale becomes a love story wrapped in a monster story: a dangerous liaison that lives up to its name, surely. There is something really triumphant aboutNegative Space#1 and its ability to mix together so many genres without stepping away from such a simple and sad story. That all of this was achieved within a first issue borders on upsettingly fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBuzz - JAdam Jul 8, 2015

    Negative Space #1 begins the telling of an important, heavy story. You will find it on shelves July 8, and I highly recommend picking it up. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerdophiles - Sam Wildman Jul 8, 2015

    I might have my new favorite Dark Horse series here, people. It's that good. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jun 30, 2015

    Together, Lindsay and Gieni make an amazing team while creating a talent-filled, realistic, and gorgeous comic book with Negative Space. Regardless of your “style,” you should definitely pick this up and give it a shot. Read Full Review

  • 10
    We The Nerdy - Jack Johnston Jul 7, 2015

    Finally I'd like to say that this issue managed to successfully set expectations for itself at the beginning then shatter them by the end for me. I'd highly recommend this series to anyone and I highly look forward to reading the rest of the story as it come out. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Florida Geek Scene - Raisa Jun 17, 2015

    The art for the book is well-suited for its story. Detailed and mesmerizing, the art captures the emotions and feel of the book in a unique way. The colors are well-matched to each scene and the characters are realistically varied. The book features people of all shapes, sizes,and colors. Each character has a physical appearance that is reminiscent of his or her personality. I applaud the artist, as the art is one of the most important factors in keeping the reader engaged in the story.Negative Spaceis one of the most engaging books I have read as of recent, and I recommend all FGS readers to go out and pick it up. I, for one, have already added it to my pull list. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Gregory Paul Silber Jun 11, 2015

    Negative Space is the most promising new science fiction series I've encountered since Saga. If you've ever been depressed, or felt like the universe is conspiring against you, you need to pick this up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Forrest Hollingsworth Jun 14, 2015

    This first issue is a dark, gritty book that toys with your emotions and perceptions. It’s well written and intriguing and, it shows no sign of stopping now as Guy heads down a dark, twisted and conspiracy-laden path with very real monsters waiting for him at the end. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jun 12, 2015

    Negative Space is a damn near perfect first issue.  It's a comic that grabs you with a helluva hook and never lets go.  You're instantly pulled into this world and intrigued by the conspiracy that's lurking just beneath the surface.  This coupled with the strong and emotional character development makes it a must read. It's definitely not your average horror story, and that's what makes it so special. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 8, 2015

    I'm wary of what the series may bring about in terms of the story, because it can go pretty dark, but it's got its hooks in me deep right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Ray W Jul 8, 2015

    The team of Ryan K. Lindsay and Owen Gweni did an amazing job on constructing a great issue. The story and artwork go hand in hand with each other. After the reveal at the end of the issue, I can't wait to see how the next issue lays out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Torin Chambers May 27, 2015

    Intrigue is thick in Negative Space #1, the future of this book interests me greatly. It's out there, way out there, and it's not afraid to venture even further out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 7, 2015

    Negative Space is another great comic book from a couple of creators who should soon be household names. It's a combination of a big concept relating to a smaller idea and strong execution that makes this one hold up. Lindsay and Gieni are a great team with strengths that definitely complement each other. It feels a little bit like this will read better as whole work, not broken down into individual issues but this is a strong start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Jul 7, 2015

    Overall, this is a surprisingly affecting study of depression, masquerading as a fascinating sci-fi tale. Part 1984, part The Truman Show, and thoroughly enjoyable, this well worth picking up if youre after something completely different for your pull list this month. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Walt Richardson Jul 13, 2015

    A gorgeous book that could end up being damn good" but that emphasis is on could. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Outright Geekery - Henry Starling Jun 15, 2015

    Overall, the writing was decent, story was fun, but the art hurt this book. This story could have a chance. Read Full Review

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