The Oddly Pedestrian Life of Christopher Chaos #1

Writer: Tate Brombal, Nick Robles, James Tynion IV Artist: Isaac Goodhart Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 28, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 6
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From the New York Times bestselling and multi-Eisner award-winning writers of Something is Killing the Children, The Department of Truth, and House of Slaughter; and the artist on Victor and Nora: A Gotham Love Story comes this LGBTQ+ horror-hero coming-of-age series that's Invincible meets Doom Patrol.

Meet teenage mad scientist Christopher Chaos. For all his life he knew he was different. His brilliant mind works in ways that defy logic and enable him to do things that push him beyond his peers. Unfortunately, these abilities have also caused great pain in his personal life-leading others to fear him and leaving Christopher with pr more

  • 10
    Capes & Tights - Justin Soderberg May 18, 2023

    The weird mixture of horror, science fiction, and coming-of-age drama somehow works together beautifully. The horror elements are genuinely scary, the science fiction elements are interesting and thought-provoking, and the coming-of-age drama is touching and relatable. Read Full Review

  • 10
    COMICON - Anton Kromoff Jun 29, 2023

    The Oddly Pedestrian Life of Christopher Chaos #1 is like listening to a jam band just starting to find their groove. All the songs and musical ideas bleed into each other and you have no idea what you are listening to or what is coming next. You come away from the whole thing with a smile, enjoying the experience and looking forward to the next time that group of artists gets together so you can see what they cook up. This book feels exactly like that, if you could condense it, add some rad colors, and get it to adhere to the pages of a comic book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Jun 28, 2023

    The Oddly Pedestrian Life of Christopher Chaos #1 sets up an interesting new character and the book is a good blend of science-fiction, horror and superhero books. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Alex Schlesinger Jun 28, 2023

    With a brilliant and experienced world-building creator like James Tynion IV and a talented writer like Tate Brombal there is no doubt that the many mysteries and cliff hangers revealed in this debut issue will slowly unravel, drawing the reader deeper and deeper into the monstrous world of Christopher Chaos, grounded in the deliciously colorful and expressive art from Isaac Goodhart and Miquel Muerto. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin Jul 3, 2023

    An excellent first issue helps a familiar story feel fresh Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Tyler Davis Jun 30, 2023

    The Oddly Pedestrian Life of Christopher Chaos #1 stands tall as an engaging opening to a story rife with whimsy and charm. It contains enough narrative richness within its moments of open table setting to act as both an excellent standalone tale, as well as the first chapter in an expectedly great series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jun 30, 2023

    The first issue actually does a really good job of introducing Christopher, which is all thats really called for in a simple dramatic series. Christopher Chaos makes a firm impact in his first appearance on the comics page. Now that hes done so, its time to start lowering in the deeper conflicts that will come to define him in the issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Chase Magnett Jun 28, 2023

    Whether readers are looking at an unreliable narrator, metaphor, or another answer altogether, it's not clear in The Oddly Pedestrian Life of Christopher Chaos #1. Where that might encourage one to keep reading in the moment, especially given the charming artwork, that patience may expire in the course of a month. Read Full Review

  • 10
    derbycomics Jun 29, 2023

    Previewed by James Tynion IV via his Substack back in February 2022 and initially running as a digital comic via that same platform, THE ODDLY PEDESTRIAN LIFE OF CHRISTOPHER CHAOS #1 finally hit shelves this week from Dark Horse Comics after months of anticipation. The excitement (and advanced orders) grew so much that the publisher announced a 2nd printing of the first issue and an upgrade from limited series to ongoing series before the series even debuted. That’s a lot of faith to put into a new series and a big ask for the first issue to deliver the goods. And deliver it did!

    The first issue is a collaboration between Tynion, writer Tate Brombal, artist Isaac Goodhart, colorist Miquel Muerto, and letterer Aditya Bidikar. It more

  • 9.5
    Moolissuh Dec 12, 2023

    You're laughing. He just watched his crush get murdered and you're laughing?

  • 9.5
    Jawsh Jun 28, 2023

    Loved it, loved it, loved it.

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