The Seeds #1

Writer: Ann Nocenti Artist: David Aja Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 1, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 15
9.0Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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The bees are swarming. What do they know that we don't?
The rich have built walls around their wealth and scramble into escape rockets. The romantic and the ruthless cross over into the lawless wilds of Zone-B. A few cantankerous aliens have come to collect the last dregs of humanity's essence for the celestial embryo bank. One of them falls in love.

Astra is an idealistic journalist who stumbles into the story of a lifetime, only to realize that if she reports it, she'll destroy the last hope of a dying world. How far will she go to get her story? An eco-fiction tech-thriller where flora and fauna have begun to mutate, The Seed more

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Aug 1, 2018

    The Seeds #1 exceeds expectations. It presents a challenge to the reader, forcing them to revisit the story over and over again because of its densely packed narrative. Meanwhile, the art itself is immaculate. If the remaining three issues are as good as this first chapter, there's a good chance Eisners will be in the futures of Nocenti and Aja. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Folkard Jul 24, 2018

    Overall, I thought that this was an eloquent and intriguing introduction to this tale. Nocenti has caught my attention with this one, and this combined with Aja's art, makes for something very special. I recommend grabbing a copy of this as soon as you can. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Aug 1, 2018

    The Seeds #1 is nothing less than an exceptional comic book, the sort that reminds us what art can achieve even in its mere introduction. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Aug 4, 2018

    The Seeds is a series that is as timely as it is authentic " a critical examination of America today, against the backdrop of an alien plot to profit from our slow-motion destruction. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Aug 1, 2018

    The Seeds #1 exceeds expectations. It presents a challenge to the reader, forcing them to revisit the story over and over again because of its densely packed narrative. Meanwhile, the art itself is immaculate. If the remaining three issues are as good as this first chapter, there's a good chance Eisners will be in the futures of Nocenti and Aja. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Christa Harader Jul 31, 2018

    The Seeds #1 is a prime example of intentional narrative overload rooted in superb art. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Jul 10, 2018

    With a creative team that spends nearly 30 pages flexing without a single superfluous panel or line, The Seeds #1 has everything a reader looking for something heady and thought-provoking in a comic could ever want. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Doom Rocket - Arpad Okay Jul 10, 2018

    David Aja bringing his heart-stoppingly stark aesthetic to the page in high-relief black and white. His gorgeous, confident linework is launched into utter greatness with layers of Zip-A-Tone texture everywhere and monochrome faded sage color plates. Less is more with Aja, and The Seeds can be barren, it can be cluttered, but it is always the most. Add to this visual mirrors, optical illusions that become thematic parallels. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Erik Koehn Jul 29, 2018

    Some comics feel like rock n' roll. The Seeds feels like jazz. Great jazz. But jazz played on oil drums and sheet metal with an audience standing in broken glass waiting for the end of the world. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jul 12, 2018

    Every now and again, a comic comes along that grabs your attention and simply refuses to let go, and THE SEEDS is a perfect example of that. It isnt flashy and it doesnt lean too heavy on the broader aspects of its premise, but theres something truly mesmerising about the way Nocenti and Aja work together seamlessly here to bring this fully-realised, utterly captivating world to life. A masterclass in precision and understatement, THE SEEDS is a new series you need to add to your pull list as soon as possible. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams Sep 10, 2018

    These are some big ideas but it's incredible how well Nocenti and Aja capture the smaller ones too. A scene between Astra and her editor at a Vice-esque publication perfectly captures the edgy, zeitgeist-chasing publication of our era. It's done in a very limited color palette, all whites, blacks and washed-out greens. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Amy Ziegfeld Aug 1, 2018

    The Seeds #1 is a gripping start to what promises to be an excellent science fiction miniseries. The striking art and convincing characters pull you along and draw you in to a world that's hauntingly, melancholically familiar. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Multiversity Comics - Reed Hinckley-Barnes Aug 2, 2018

    "The Seeds" #1 is dense but rewarding. The artwork by David Aja is fantastic, and as whole this issue is comic book storytelling of the highest caliber. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lewis Ross Jul 9, 2018

    All in all, I'd definitely recommend The Seeds. Whilst I'm sure it won't be everybody's cup of tea, I'd think those that will enjoy it will find a lot to love. If you're starting to feel a bit of superhero fatigue, or alternatively if you just enjoy your stories on the experimental side, I think The Seeds is well worth a look. I also feel it's worth mentioning that even though this issue might feel a little slow in places,Nocentiis clearly building towards something. It would seem the future of the series willlive or die based on its second issue, but I'm feeling optimistic. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman's Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Jul 30, 2018

    The Seeds #1 is the work of veteran and ambitious creators. It uses complex ideas, commentary, and imagery to create a world and themes that linger with readers. The full scope of the story is not yet clear, but there is every reason to believe Nocenti and Aja can be trusted to deliver a satisfying execution. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 6, 2018

    The Seeds #1 is a bizarre read, but its atmospheric, compelling, and at once soothing and depressing. Its sad and funny, meaningful and empty, and it does all this with a nice balance of clever dialogue and art that aims for real instead of dramatic. This one definitely gets a recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Aug 1, 2018

    After this first issue, I’m very intrigued to see where this story goes, especially with the fantastic work that Aja is bringing to the table. The entire issue itself gave enough hints to keep my attention - the whole seeds thing does get mentioned, but not explained - and I’m hoping the end-of-issue reveal proves to be a little more original than what is presented. Good first issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.4
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Aug 2, 2018

    The Seeds#1 has some ideas with potential like the “Neo-Luddite” zone, an intriguing, if a little pompous protagonist, and the skilled storytelling pacing and economic line work of David Aja. But it has long uninteresting stretches, its world is ill-defined, and goes down too many tangents aka I wasn't hooked to check out issue two. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Sequential Planet - Chris Terry Aug 4, 2018

    The first issue of The Seeds is off to about as bad of a start as a comic can be. It doesn't flow and the artwork and writing are hindering the reader from enjoying it. Read Full Review

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