The Bounty #1

Writer: Kurtis J. Wiebe Artist: Mindy Lee Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 6, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13
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The Gadflies were the most wanted criminals in the galaxy-robbing corporations to redistribute wealth to the destitute. Now, with a bounty to match their reputation, the Gadflies are forced to abandon banditry for a career as bounty hunters . . . 'cause if you can't beat 'em, join 'em-then rob 'em blind!

  • 9.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Jul 5, 2016

    While not the most unique comic around, Bounty #1 is a refreshing and lighthearted entry into Dark Horse's normally dark repertoire. With titles like "Rat Queens "and "Peter Panzerfaust "under his belt it's no surprise Kurtis Wiebe can produce this caliber of material and make it seem easy. While most comics in today's market are looking to brood and contemplate, it's great to see one simply interested in fun, comedy and a pinch of excitement. The creative team work well to put together a wonderfully paced romp. It leaves us looking to the next page hoping for a glimpse at issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Jul 22, 2016

    The cartoon influenced, colorful art is visually eye-catching. I wouldn't be surprised to see a cartoon adaption happen, given both the artwork and story. The action scenes are polished and have a great flow between the panels. If this issue is just a hint at things to come, I'm not sure I can wait for more. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Brandy Dykhuizen Jun 10, 2016

    The sisters and their team aren't quite finished making mistakes. Secrets are alluded to, and everyone leans a little heavily towards acting first then thinking things through — provided they find the time — later. Their dire financial straits may also be informed by a willingness to buy a bottle of wine over jet boot fuel. However scattered and rag-tag their thoughts may be, they all make a priority of working together to see things through. That's all the incentiveI need to seehow their next high-stakes and hugely dangerous mission turns out. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 5, 2016

    This series really pops. If you want bubbly, fun art and snappy dialogue set in space you can't do better than this. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    AVN Today - Trin D Jul 7, 2016

    It's great to see a comic that's simply interested in fun, comedy and excitement. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Jul 9, 2016

    The dialogue is a bit different from what we are used to, and what we were expecting, but it grew on us substantially. These characters aren't ordinary; they're wacky, crazy, and love a bit of banter – basically, it's extraordinarily energetic for a comic book. The action sequences found us getting a bit lost though, having to re-read panels to fully comprehend what's occurring, this of course takes you away from the narrative and interrupts your flow of reading. There were some points where we wasn't even sure what was happening, though that could just be us! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ian B Jul 5, 2016

    Overall, I wasn't a huge fan of this book. Simply put, it was not for me, which is a sentiment that I believe many people may share with this one in particular. If you are the target audience, however, I think you would find an enjoyable, lively book that has a decent set up. The characters still require development, and the art can be odd at times, but if you see the cover and think that this one looks interesting, you will likely enjoy what is inside, because in art and tone it is simply more of the same. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jul 7, 2016

    This comic book is definitely for the sci-fi fan. We’ve seen bounty hunters before, but never like this. Nina and Georgie are trying to get back on their feet after being captured and starting their lives over again, so it should be fun to watch them figure things out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Pastrami Nation - kevin hoskinson Jul 10, 2016

    There are lots of things to like about this first issue, but I especially liked the dynamic between all of the characters. The situations they are put in are dire, but they all work together so well. They interact like they have known each other forever, and I hope in future issues we find out more about who they are, and possibly what some of their real motives are. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 5, 2016

    Sci-fi as a genre has endured because of the exciting and compelling worlds authors have created, using the world outside their window and introducing one important twist. But a book like Bounty isn't quite sure what it wants to hinge its success upon. While Mindy Lee's artwork is a clear highlight of the book, there's no high concept to sell this book, no characters to engage with an audience, no greater message to galvanize underserved readers. It's difficult to imagine a comics professional like Kurtis Wiebe " particularly one who has created such fun characters such as the ones in Rat Queens " working on a book with no hook. But right now, that hook seems to be underdeveloped on the printed page. Every comic is someone's first " but Bounty seems to be cashing in on readers it hasn't earned yet. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Brett I Jul 7, 2016

    For a book that had a lot going against it in terms of my tastes, Bounty was full of nice surprises. With the introduction of what looks to be a main antagonist (with a striking resemblance to a character from Saga) at the end of the issue, I would recommend this book if any of the story points I gave above strike you. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - James Charlton Jul 6, 2016

    Having missed out on the bulk of Rat Queens, I for one am grateful for this new work from Wiebe. I think I owe it to myself to see this one through to the end and I think you all do too. Give Bounty a look and collect your reward. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Jul 8, 2016

    I hope this story can turn it around because there's such potential here, but this issue didn't capture it. Read Full Review

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