Tommy Gun Wizards #1

Writer: Christian Ward Artist: Christian Ward Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 28, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 4
8.7Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Eliot Ness and his team of Untouchables work overtime taking on dangerous criminals that hide in the seedy underbelly of 1930s Chicago. Except in this world, Al Capone isn't dealing in alcohol, but in magic. With Lick, a drug that grants magical powers to anyone who ingests it, mobsters become wizards, ordinary men become monsters, and darker secrets than Ness can imagine lie at the heart of it all. A new genre-bending comic series from Christian Ward, artist of the acclaimed sci-fi epic Invisible Kingdom. Drawn by Sami Kivelä (Abbott).

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Sep 24, 2019

    Tommy Gun Wizards perfectly mixes genres to create something greater than the sum of its parts. It's not just the Untouchables fighting magic. That might be enough to get you in the door, but you'll stay for the great character work, incredible artwork, and shocking twists and turns. This book is something special. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Aug 4, 2019

    A perfect blend of Gangster cliches, fantasy action and comic book craft. Dark Horse Comics are on to a sure-fire hit with Tommy Gun Wizards. Everything about it looks sublime. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Aug 6, 2019

    Tommy Gun Wizards is an interesting read, especially for those who may be a bit tired of either genre, as Ward, Kivela and company break down each separate element, before putting them together to create a new and unique new picture. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bookcase - Alex Batts Aug 12, 2019

    Tommy Gun Wizards masterfully blends crime, horror, and fantasy into an alternate history period piece thats captivating from cover to cover. The entire creative team has struck gold with a lightning in a bottle concept they execute perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Aug 28, 2019

    Tommy Gun Wizards #1 is an explosive first issue in a new high-concept series with remarkable potential. Effective world building and a uniquely interesting aesthetic help to make this the next can't miss book from Dark Horse! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Sequential Planet - Danilo To Aug 28, 2019

    loved this comic, from the plot to its characters and world construction. I hope it lasts for as long as the creative team needs it to because both issues were incredibly nice to read every single page of the way. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Geek'd Out - Michael Farris Jr. Aug 28, 2019

    This debut issue reminded me a lot of Abbott with historical fiction mixed with dark magic and fantastic art. Abbott ended way too soon, so I'm hopingTommy Gun Wizards goes on a lot longer than the former did. Ward, Kivel, and co. are on to something here that is as close to wizardry as it can get. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Ari Bard Aug 28, 2019

    Tommy Gun Wizards #1 is a brilliant introduction to the concept of mobsters meets magic from the creative and inspired minds of Ward, Kivel, Cunniffe, and Otsmane-Elhaou. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Robert Zadotti Aug 28, 2019

    Tommy Gun Wizards #1is a marvelous debut filled with action, humor, and an intriguing premise that's sure to pull in readers of all kinds. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 29, 2019

    While not my favorite period in time I was definitely curious to see what Christian Ward would bring to the project. It's definitely detailed and fun as it takes us to 1931 Chicago and all that comes with an Elliot Ness usage and there's definitely appeal there. Sami Kivela really does a great job with the look of the book in bringing it to life with fantastic costume design and some solid settings. I'll definitely stick with the series to see where it takes us with Capone and the magic he's playing with a sit could go pretty much anywhere. It's a good mashup concept that as a lot of potential to still explore. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Adam Barnhardt Aug 28, 2019

    There's still a ways to go with the worldbuilding on this one, but after one book, I definitely give Ward and company the benefit of the doubt. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Brendan Hodgdon Aug 23, 2019

    While using Ness and Capone in these roles doesn't add too much of value to the story, the larger Prohibition backdrop blends quite nicely with the fantasy elements of Ward's script. Right from the jump, Ward juxtaposes the religious zeal behind the real Volstead Act with the use of magic, implicitly tying this 20th Century religious judgment to the Puritan witch hunts of the past. It gives the whole tale an added fervor, and makes me wonder what ultimate moral judgment on magic the series will offer by the end. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Aug 30, 2019

    With iconic characters and a pitch-perfect setting, "Tommy Gun Wizards" #1 definitely makes this series one to watch, but not quite yet on the pull list. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    GWW - Dusty Good Aug 28, 2019

    The setting, premise, and characters of this series are a solid start for a series, but the shortfalls of the art and the coloring are growing pains that this young comic title will have to mature through to reach its full potential and its largest audience. I'm holding out hope that this comic will survive long enough to find its feet and its readership. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Aug 21, 2019

    All in all, this is a solid start to an exciting new series, and one I will be definitely adding to my pull list. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    allenquanobi Aug 29, 2019

    GREAT STUFF. What a novel idea, and I'm sorry if this idea has been taken, but wow I've never seen the 1930s Prohibition era mixed with some magic. That's so cool, who knew Christian Ward had writing chops also (again I apologize if he has written any other comic, I mainly know him from the art he's done on Thor, Black Bolt, Invisible Kingdom, etc). This issue was such a good first issue, sets up mystery and intrigue like a classic film noir, but then turns the tables with spells and wizards and such. The art is really good too from Kivela, the artist cred on this page is wrong, I think Ward only did the cover, but Sami Kivela did the rest of the art. Can't wait for the next issue.

  • 8.5
    rayonymous Aug 30, 2019

    Interesting setup, Art by Sami Kivela is visually pleasing.

  • 10
    Greg Hound Sep 18, 2019

  • 7.0
    Veido Sep 1, 2019

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