Olivia Twist #1

Writer: Darin Strauss, Adam Dalva Artist: Emma Vieceli Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 19, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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To save a boy she barely knows, teenage orphan Olivia Twist joins THE ESTHERS, a rag-tag girl gang of thieves running free in a dangerous future. Olivia's life in this imminent London of internment camps and strange technology gets even more complicated when she discovers that she has more power and wealth than she's ever dreamed of. But it comes with a great cost.

o Debut comic by internationally best-selling author, Darin Strauss.

o Art by Dr. Who and The Adventures of Supergirl artist, Emma Vieceli.

o Co-written by Adam Dalva, previously published in The Guardian and Tin House.

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  • 9.2
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Sep 21, 2018

    Intriguing and stylish book with a tough heroine just starting to make her own story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Aug 29, 2018

    I am not sure of the validity of reworking classic books. If I wanted to read Oliver Twist, I would do so. On the other hand, I guess a lot of the fun is seeing the old story in a new way. Whilst not a book I would rush out to buy, the standard of the writing, the art and the infusion of quality from all those involved, make this an interesting read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill Sep 20, 2018

    The dreary smokestacks of Victorian London have never felt so tangible. Good thing a blue-haired Artful Dodger is here to lead us into the Cyberpunk Revolution. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 19, 2018

    Olivia Twist is filled with potential but it leans on some easy nods to the source material as an ease of access point instead of really taking the time to build things here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Aug 30, 2018

    It's not perfect, but Olivia Twist #1 succeeds at providing an engrossing update of Charles Dickens' classic, while maintaining the spirit of providing commentary on societal issues. The writing is overall great, despite its pacing issues. Strauss and Dalva appear to have a clear vision for this title, and the art team complements that vision nicely. Consider this another success in what will hopefully be a very long line of Berger Books at Dark Horse. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Tony Dillard Sep 17, 2018

    The type of reader Dark Horse is trying to appeal to are devotees of The Hunger Games and the Maze Runner. To set this 4-issue miniseries in a dystopian setting is a perfect hook for that audience who often struggle with the question 'Should America for all it's wrongs still exist?.' Plus, the dreariness of this time period is almost as hopeless as it was for Oliver back in Victorian England. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - D. Ivester Sep 18, 2018

    Right now I feel like this issue is a good start. We're introduced to our main character that is very likable. We learn bits about the world everyone is living in and while I found that part to be a little bit dragging at times, it still serves well to give Olivia a place she will have to fight hard to keep her life in it. Olivia Twist offers the beginning of a survival story for someone who is just looking to get away from a terrible situation and just wants to find some peace and a home. With the way the issue ends, I think it may give its readers a desire to continue following this journey. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Sep 20, 2018

    In all, this is a very good debut issue that may be elevated once the other three issues are out. I’ve made the critique that some comics tend to be written for the trade, and right now, this seems to be the case for Olivia Twist. We’ll see if that is truly the case with the next issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Sep 9, 2018

    Overall this is an intriguing start to this new series and I'll be following future issues with interest. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Sep 19, 2018

    Overall, while Olivia Twist may not be the best comic out this week, it's certainly off to a promising start and one you certainly don't want to miss. Read Full Review

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