Strayed #1

Writer: Carlos Giffoni Artist: Juan Doe Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 21, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 8
8.2Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

In the far future, a military-industrial complex reigns over all humanity and actively destroys distant alien worlds. The galaxy's only hope can be found through an unlikely pair: an astral-projecting cat named Lou and his loving owner Kiara. Trading nine lives for the well-being of billions, their revolt is a battle for love, friendship, compassion, and the soul of humanity.

  • 9.6
    Outright Geekery - William Pace Aug 23, 2019

    This book was so good I've read it through four times already. If you're looking for a story in a league all it's own you just found it, now get it and read it! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Ari Bard Aug 21, 2019

    Giffoni, Doe, and Krotzer, tell a tale rooted in connection and truth while wrestling with relevant themes of imperialism and conquest. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Aug 23, 2019

    Final Verdict: 9.1 Illustrator Juan Doe's artwork leads the way throughout "Strayed" #1, allowing writer Carlos Giffoni to focus on the real story in this extraordinary series debut. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopCultHQ - Jason Bennett Aug 17, 2019

    STRAYED is the cat's meow! STRAYED instantly grabs you, unapologetically immerses you into the narrative, and leaves you spinning as you take in this sci-fi marvel. I'm fully onboard to traveling alongside Lou and exploring this remarkable universe. Intriguing story, eye-gasmic illustrations, and a letterer going the extra mile, all make for a series to watch and a must-have title on your pull list. Let's get STRAYED! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Shawn Warner Aug 16, 2019

    I'm obviously onboard, for me this book captures so many of the things I love about comic books, the utter weirdness of Doom Patrol, the visually stunning images of Silver Surfer and the electric eclectic colors of 30 Days of Night, while maintaining a complete originality. If you are like me and trying to make every dollar you spend in the comic shop count, definitely add Strayed to your stack, then after you read it I'm sure you will be adding it to your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Antonio Mireles Aug 21, 2019

    This issue does a fantastic job at creating the universe where humans are powerful but I don't feel it goes deep enough to demonstrate that world. I am curious as to see a little bit of how the rest of humanity is performing in this world. I am intrigued in seeing Lou being personified to be a human and yet still be a cat. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jul 30, 2019

    Boasting a genuinely interesting premise packed with emotional heft and stunning visuals, Strayed is an impressive new series that will appeal to cat owners and sci-fi fanatics alike. Highly, highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Aug 13, 2019

    Strayed #1 is one of those that may slip under a lot of people's radar, don't let it. Get yours on new comic day. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Christian Hoffer Aug 21, 2019

    Strange sci-fi comics that aren't solely about being strange are a rarity in today's monthly comics industry, and comics that have a wholesome heart are even rarer. Strayed is both, and that's what makes it a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Aug 21, 2019

    Strayed #1 did a solid job of introducing our two main characters and the world in which they're trapped. The tale will surely tug at the heartstrings of many a cat lover, and with good reason. Meanwhile, only time will tell what the main plot has in store. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Aug 21, 2019

    This particular cat is going to end up saving humanity, I reckon. Regardless of how unlikely that may seem to anyone who has ever met a cat, Strayed is an entertaining take on galactic expansionism and cruel overlords. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Aug 16, 2019

    Both Doe and Gioffoni establish a clear conflict, engaging characters, with enough questions in this initial outing to leave readers wondering where the story will go from here " the desired mark for any first issue to hit. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Lauren Fernandes Aug 8, 2019

    Strayed is a look at humanity and the things that motivate us as people. It interrogates opposite ends of the motivational spectrum: greed and love. It also asks us some of the Big Questions: Where do we go next? At what costs? And above all, how did we, the human race, get lucky enough to have pets that love us so much? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Aug 27, 2019

    Though imperfect, Strayed #1 deserves to be adopted. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Aug 13, 2019

    While Strayed #1 struggles a bit, I can certainly see where there is the potential for greater things to come. If the book can expand its story past the classic tropes it builds on here, there could be a unique story waiting to be told about a scientist and her especially gifted cat. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Ben Snyder Aug 1, 2019

    Strayed's core premise is such a childhood wish fulfillment; it is upsetting the rest of the book doesn't deliver the same sense of wonder. Read Full Review

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