The Orville #1
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The Orville #1

Writer: David Goodman Artist: David Cabeza Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 17, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
8.3Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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On their way to a fleet conference via shuttle, Ed and Gordon pick up a distress signal from a century-old buoy belonging to a Union ship and decide to investigate. Meanwhile, back on the Orville, Kelly tries to mediate when Bortus insists on enrolling Topa into school even though he is only a few months old.
o Picks up where season one left off!
o Written by The Orville Executive Producer David A. Goodman!

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Jul 28, 2019

    A solid start to one of the year's most promising new books! Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Rogues Portal - Stacy Dooks Jul 19, 2019

    Simply put, The Orville #1 is a fun space opera comic. Knowledge of the show is a plus, but the characters are archetypal enough that it's likely you won't be too lost if you're a newcomer (that said, if you haven't watched The Orville yet, you really really should). If you like the series as much as I do, it's more of what you love. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jul 8, 2019

    Seth MacFarlane, the creator of the show has certainly crafted a well observed show. Does this translate into a well observed comic book? Truth be told, I think it does, especially with the nuanced writing of Goodman and the likeness of the characters crafted by Cabeza; Dark Horse could easily take the second star on the right and let the crew of The Orville fly 'till morning. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Jul 17, 2019

    The Orville #1: New Beginnings Part 1 of 2 was a solid start to something that could only happen within the pages of a comic. This first part plays out entirely like an episode of the show. If you're a fan of the show, then it won't hurt to dive into a book that only adds to the story. You aren't even required to watch the show again to understand what is going on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Jul 17, 2019

    The issue is written by David A Goodman, a writer and executive producer on The Orville, so it should come as no surprise that the issue's dialogue and plot are pitch-perfect. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Jul 19, 2019

    A solid effort and a good story with good artwork, but slightly handicapped by the limitations of the medium and not the best comic book it could be. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux Jun 29, 2019

    The character work is genuine and fun, and it retains the charm that makes the property so special. Its most grievous flaw is that it makes little to no effort to shift its storytelling perspective from tv to comics. Despite that, it's a fun ride for fans, and I'm looking forward to reading up the rest of the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Peter Jul 18, 2019

    I rated it a 9 because I really enjoy the show and feel that they could not have emulated the show in the form of a comic book better than this. The dialogue felt very reminiscent of the show. I enjoyed the story and look forward to the follow up to this first book. The artwork was decent, I would rate the it an 8/10. The story carries the book for me.

  • 8.5
    The Villain Jul 17, 2019

    Definitely a good start to a comic, and definitely worth reading if you are a fan of the show. It captures the tone of the show quite well. The fact that it takes place after season 1 and not season 2 is a little confusing at first.

  • 7.5
    Valiant Son Sep 1, 2019

    A fun first issue that is in keeping with the TV show. It doesn't excel, but it is an entertaining read.

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