The Writer #1

Writer: Ben Berkowitz, Max Berkowitz, Josh Gad Artist: Ariel Olivetti Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 19, 2024 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
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9.4User Rating

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In a dark turn, comic book writer Stan Siegel's life dives into a neo-Nazi occult nightmare. Orchestrated by legendary Josh Gad and the Berkowitz Brothers, The Writer plunges Stan into a whirl of folklore and magic. Amid demonic chaos and high-speed chases, Stan's hunger for answers unveils hidden identities, setting off a desperate race against time in this thrilling saga. To combat the rising tide of terror, Stan must become the hero from his pages.

  • 9.0
    Nerd Initiative - Mickey Smith Jun 19, 2024

    The Writer is a great opening issue for what proves to be a fun and exciting adventure. It reminds me of some of the great stories like Indiana Jones, National Treasure, or The Adventures of TinTin that take us on an adventure full of action while also rooting itself in history, compelling lore, and legends. Ariel Olivetti makes it even better by providing artwork on each panel that could stand on it's own as a work of art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Capes & Tights - Justin Soderberg Jun 14, 2024

    Despite tackling heavy themes such as antisemitism and race, The Writer strikes a perfect balance between seriousness and humor. The creative team nailed this debut issue and has us eagerly awaiting more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Collier Jennings Jun 18, 2024

    The Writer #1 is weird in all the best ways; its story is an homage to the roots of comic book storytelling and Jewish mythology, and more proof that a comic written or co-written by an actor can actually be worth reading. It's, for lack of a better term, magical. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Jun 19, 2024

    It's clear from this one issue that The Writer will find ways to deal with evils both ancient and contemporary, whether they be beasts from beyond or the racism in your own community. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 19, 2024

    Olivetti delivers some beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. I liked the subtlety of the art as well as the visual style of the back story moments. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jun 19, 2024

    The Writer #1 has some interesting ideas and with what's going on in the world, has a lot of potential. But, it's overall narrative flow feels like a series of ideas and scenes welded together instead of flowing into each other. There's not enough explained and not enough shock for reactions. As a reader, you're forced to just go with the flow and hope the second issue clears some things up. Read Full Review

  • 4.4
    Comic Watch - Theron Couch Jun 20, 2024

    The issues first five pages portend an exciting and visually stunning story that weaves history and mythology with action and a modern day setting. These pages also set up the expectation that Stanley will be a complex character. With the exception of the art, none of this potential is realized. As artistically impressive as the comic is, The Writer #1 is a heavily flawed first issue that doesnt offer a compelling reason to continue reading the series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dave DSG Jun 29, 2024

    Stan Siegel is a university professor who teaches Jewish Folklore thanks to his father's readings at night when he was a child, the story he liked the most was that of King Solomon's ring.

    Stan begins to receive threats at his university with swastika graffiti, one night he puts on the ring and a superpower is activated, a rabbi quickly tells him how his powers work, which are activated when he eats a piece of paper.

    At his mother's house, Stan is visited by a rabbi named Rabbi, who is an impostor. Stan discovers that he is in the crosshairs of a mysterious organization that possesses the bodies and that his powers make him a special kind of Golem.

    Stan's daughter is kidnapped and he must rescue an more

  • 10
    TiggerTar Jun 21, 2024

    Was skeptical because of the whole celeb comic trend. LOVED this so much. So great to see a Jewish story told like this. The art is absolute fire 🔥.

  • 10
    GoldarRita Jun 22, 2024

  • 10
    Cursed4life Jun 22, 2024

  • 7.0
    ComicWorm Jun 22, 2024

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