Reset #1

Reset #1

Writer: Peter Bagge Artist: Peter Bagge Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: April 18, 2012 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 8
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If you could relive major events in your life, would you take a stab at making things better--and would your best attempts only make things worse? Or would you use your second chance to put your most twisted, perverted fantasies in motion? These are questions washed up actor and comedian Guy Krause asks himself after he signs up to be the main research subject for a virtual reality experiment.

  • 10
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Apr 21, 2012

    Reset reads like great stand up. You go in a few expecting jokes, but walk out with a bit of understanding and pathos. What at first glance seems like impotent bitterness is revealed as sadness comingled with a sense of tragic anger. In the face of that, all that you can really do is laugh. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Apr 19, 2012

    I was really blown away by just how good this book was. It’s too soon to call it Peter Bagge’s masterpiece, but let’s just say I’m penciling it in until I’ve finished the series. I have a feeling that longtime fans of the creator already know what to expect, but for those unfamiliar with him I encourage you to buy the damn book. I really hope that it doesn’t get overlooked because it’s one of the best comic books I’ve read all year. Its raised the bar so high that I don’t think you’ll see another perfect score to come from the site in long time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Apr 18, 2012

    Reset #1 is a fantastic debut issue with a highly original and intriguing premise. Peter Bagge has a great understanding of human psychology, and uses the issue as an opportunity to examine some interesting aspects of society. The series has the potential for some very entertaining sub-stories, as Guy uses the opportunity to steer his life in the direction he's always wanted it to go. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Brett Monro Apr 20, 2012

    For fans of Peter Bagge, this will be a great moment, another chance to enjoy the work of a true master of underground comics. For those who dont enjoy his work, then this will be more of the same to them. I, am of the former, and cant wait to get my noodle-armed hands on issue two. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Apr 23, 2012

    There's no doubt that fans of Bagge's other work will enjoy this, but it may surprise those who have found his other series (such as "Hate") a little too acerbic. There appears to be a strong, traditionally structured story at the heart of this issue and plenty of directions in which it could develop. It's a slow-burning introduction with an occasionally frustrating lead, but by the end of the issue it's concept and characters should have you engaged enough to want to continue -- if not to learn what'll happen to Krause, then at least to see what the real truth of the Reset technology is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Alison Stevenson Apr 4, 2012

    The overall look of the comic is classic Bagge: black and white art, exaggerated body shapes, movements and facial expressions, with classic Bagge lettering. Occasionally Bagge will draw panels that are quite literally black and white, where character's bodies are inked completely in black, stripped of their defining features, against an empty white background. It's as if, for a brief instance, they are transported to another place and time, but then the scene quickly returns to normal. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Niall Doonan Jun 27, 2012

    Im intrigued by Reset as it is far more interesting and layered than I was expecting. Bagges has created a high-concept sci-fi comic, but has also filled it with the smaller details to enhance the story. The ending even suggests some darker aspects to the Reset machine, so despite Guys occasional annoyance, Ill be back for the second issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - Chad Bowers Apr 20, 2012

    To say more about "Reset" would just give away too much, and quite honestly, this is just the first issue. Plenty happens, but there's a lot more to come. The way this one ends, though, leaves you with plenty of questions as to why Krause is so important to the project, and more than enough reason to come back next month. Read Full Review

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