Space Job #1

Writer: David Goodman Artist: Alvaro Sarraseca Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 8, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
8.1Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

After five long years of soul-crushing servitude as a chef's assistant, Danny Sheridan is getting his dream job in space as First Officer aboard the SS George H.W. Bush. But on his first day he finds himself crashing back to reality. Nothing seems right, the crew is subpar . . . something's going on, and First Officer Danny Sheridan is going to get to the bottom of it or die trying.

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Feb 6, 2023

    Fans of Star Trek and comedy sci-fi will likely check this one purely for the pedigree of writer David A. Goodman, who was a writer on both Enterprise and The Orville. Space Job should have much broader appeal, however, and will be enjoyable to anyone who enjoys a good laugh. It boldly goes where no parody has gone before! Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 8, 2023

    Space Job #1 is the surprise of the week. I didn't expect a ton going into it, just a riff on Trek, but the debut had me laughing multiple times and smiling throughout. I'm a fan of “holy shit” type of humor and this comic is deep in that keeping readers on their toes as to what messed up situation is going to be revealed. This is a hell of a debut and has me excited to see where this series, and these screw-ups, boldly go. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Anthony Bergamini Feb 8, 2023

    Space Job #1 is an excellent introduction to this new limited series. The issue kicks off in a way that will reel in any curious reader into this fun character driven story. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 8, 2023

    Sarraseca does great work with the visuals in the issue. I like the look of the characters and their world. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    COMICON - Brendan M. Allen Feb 13, 2023

    Well thought and hilariously dark, Space Job #1 turns the Space Western genre on its ear, subverting readers' expectations in the best ways possible.This funky little sci-fi nugget is going places. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Feb 8, 2023

    Since The Orville veered more into straight sci-fi as it progressed, Space Job feels like an alternate timeline where the show went in the opposite direction. It's one familiar premise crossed with another but executed well enough to hit the mark. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Feb 8, 2023

    Nice touches abound in Space Job #1. A few include colorful Star Trek-style uniforms with a NASA-like logo, and names reminiscent of characters on Babylon 5 and Star Trek Enterprise. Fans of The Office may feel well served by Space Job #1, but readers who yearn to boldly go may end up feeling Lost In Space. Hopefully, the next issue will address seeming inconsistencies, water the seeds of mystery planted in Space Job #1, and include a consignment of dilithium crystals to propel the series to warp speed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Feb 14, 2023

    Space Jobs #1 tries to subvert expectations but fails to nail the landing in my eyes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Feb 9, 2023

    Whilst not wholly my cup of tea, there is enough familiarity from the inherent influences to create a general interest in the book. How and if this translates into enjoyment and genuine belly laughs will depend on what's to come. "Ahead full impulse, seems to be the course of action here. Read Full Review

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