She Could Fly #1

Writer: Christopher Cantwell Artist: Martin Morazzo Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 11, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 6
8.8Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

In Chicago, an unknown woman appears flying at speeds of 120 miles per hour and at heights reaching 2,000 feet. Then she suddenly dies in a fiery explosion mid-air. No one knows who she was, how she flew, or why. Luna, a disturbed 15-year-old girl becomes obsessed with learning everything about her while rumors and conspiracy theories roil. Will cracking the secrets of the Flying Woman's inner life lead to the liberation from her own troubled mind?
o Written by Christopher Cantwell, co-creator/showrunner of AMC's Halt and Catch Fire.
o Martin Morazzo has worked on Nighthawk, Elektra, and the recently released creator-owned Ice Cream M more

  • 10 - Adam Barnhardt Jul 11, 2018

    By the time the issue wraps, this series can go anywhere; She Could Fly is a book that encourages you to dive into the themes and ideology behind what's just on the page. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Mike Rogers Jul 18, 2018

    I am fascinated by this very unique tale. It is intense but somehow very delicate and fragile in a way, and to be honest, I have never quite seen anything like it. Like Luna, I am intrigued and a bit excited actually and can't wait till next month. 5.5 stars! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Jul 15, 2018

    Christopher Cantwell has created one hell of a story with this debut issue. I had no clue what to expect from this title, but throughout the years, I have known Dark Horse to publish some amazing and diverse books, so I had to give it a shot. I am glad I did. Martin Morazzos art tells a very crisp and blunt tale and looks great doing so. The characters all look great, the hallucinations are horrifying, and with Mrva and Robins as well, they make for one spectacular looking debut. She Could Fly isnt about capes and powers, its about grabbing onto the amazing when your life is falling apart. This is a mature readers book, but other than that, I highly recommend this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 30, 2018

    She Could Fly #1 is a painfully honest depiction of mental illness, and, for me, it makes it very easy to connect to Luna and her struggle. For all the pain, its also a story of hopes and mystery in the world, and it is a damn fine example of those things. This one earns a strong recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Nathan Braudrick Jul 13, 2018

    The first issue of Dark Horse's She Could Fly was nothing like what I had expected. To be honest, I wasn't at all sure what it was that I expected, but it sure as heck wasn't this. What sounds like the title for another super hero book is actually a much more down to earth look at the lives of some regular people who are dealing with extra ordinary problems. It's a refreshingly unique title that sets up an intriguing premise and does it all while maintaining an impressive level of distinction from any particular genre. It's horrifying, hilarious and heart-breaking and it all comes together in a satisfyingly cohesive way. Every character is written to near perfection and their places in the narrative have me extremely interested in their plight. I cannot wait to see what develops next! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    ComicBuzz - Tee LaFrance Todd Jul 11, 2018

    There is so much to explore within the pages of She Could Fly, and I am just wondering how it can all be done in four issues, but I am one reader who will be sticking around to find out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Zarik Khan Jun 20, 2018

    There's something in this title for all comic book fans, whether it's supernatural elements, dream sequences (or cats - who doesn't love cats?). As a Chicagoan, there's also quite a few tributes here to us natives. But the biggest draw by far, and what will keep you hooked, is the emotional pull and the universal appeal of a story that successfully explores the mindset and fallout for those that suffer from mental illness. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Jul 12, 2018

    "She Could Fly" #1 handles believeable and flawed characters and emotional and well-paced sequences seamlessly, resulting in a wholly original take on the superhero genre. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 11, 2018

    Cantwell works the various threads very well here so that everything feels like it exists prior to the first page while Morazzo's artwork is very appropriate for this project as it plays in the real world and in the world of the mind's eye. I'm really curious to see where it's going to go and the reality of the situation ahead. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jul 11, 2018

    She Could Fly #1 is the start of such a unique story. It was very different to get to know this disturbed girl, and the impact of this Flying Woman blowing up was so much stronger than words could have described leading up to this debut. Whether you're here for the personal journey or the mystery/conspiracy, this story draws you in because it embraces the idea of being able to liberate ourselves from all that is mad-cap and wacky about this world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Eric Jul 25, 2018

    This dark and unusual read keeps you on your toes and makes you hunger for the rest of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jun 28, 2018

    This type of book is not my bag, at all. I prefer direct narrative over something that meanders as much as this. It's a writing style, or trope that I think is being preferred on the Berger Books imprint. Still, Cantwell has written a story that has got me hooked, at least in part, with Earl and Verna being the more interesting aspect of this issue. I hope that the John and the rent hooker find true love. Maybe I am just a romantic at heart. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Garrett Hanneken Jul 11, 2018

    All things considered, this comic has grabbed my attention and will hopefully grab yours. If you are looking for something that stands out among the plethora of titles coming out then I suggest you check out She Could Fly. To sum it up, it is a peculiar story about an even more peculiar girl. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Jun 21, 2018

    This first issue is structured to obscure things " truths, motivations, perceptions of characters both externally with the reader and internally among its characters. (Luna's parents are somewhat oblivious to Luna's despair and Luna doesn't seem especially eager to share with her school counselor.) Cantwell has a canny ear for dialogue, so these characters have an engaging naturalism to them, and while we still don't know too much about these people by the end, it makes this debut a more assured read. We discover things as characters do, and so we feel obliged to follow them.She Could Fly has an interesting story to tell, but there's no ignoring the turbulence in this flight of fancy. Read Full Review

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