Wyrd #1

Writer: Curt Pires Artist: Antonio Fuso Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 30, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 8
7.0Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

There are problems, cases, too strange for US law enforcement to solve. Pitor Wyrd is the one who solves them-for a fee, of course. An unaging, invincible detective with a penchant for the strange, Wyrd is the one the government calls when things go very badly and very strange.

This issue: Crimea. A failed attempt at recreating a certain US supersolider. A monster roaming the countryside. A trail of bodies.

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Feb 7, 2019

    Pires and Fuso create something great here: it doesnt feel like a stab at John Constantine, but rather an ode to books like Hellblazer that, well, blazed the path of weird, violent comics. I really enjoyed the first issue: the art was very fitting, the use of X-ray panels was clever, and by the end, we are still left wondering who or what exactly Wyrd is. Dark Horse does it again, and I cant wait to see what this unbreakable a-hole does next. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Jan 29, 2019

    Wyrd #1 is one part deep comics pastiche and one part introspective look at a troubled man, likely at a point in his (too long) life where hes lost any belief in the systems. This is a solidly-constructed comic that might just grow into something really special. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Jan 27, 2019

    Wyrd is off to a strong start, with great worldbuilding and effective storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Patrick Cavanaugh Jan 30, 2019

    Wyrd is off to a fun and perplexing start, which will hopefully only get more engaging with each issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina Jan 30, 2019

    Antonio Fuso's penciling has created a realistic landscape for Pitor Wyrd to operate in and nails the look of his surroundings. Sometime it's just better to show rather than tell and this issue nails it on the head. He also really has a talent for closing up action scenes. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Jan 29, 2019

    WYRD #1 tosses us into the action and establishes the basics for our titular character, though we don't get a whole lot beyond that. The artwork is strong, and hopefully, successive installments in the four-issue run will develop the story in more depth. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 30, 2019

    There's nothing bad about this first issue. There's also, so far, nothing that makes it really stand out. The art is good and tells a lot of the story. The main character feels a bit derivative. The villain is nothing all that special and things wrap up rather quickly. The first issue feels like a bit more of a teaser as to what's to come than a story itself. Not enough unique to really get into what's presented. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Mark Buckeldee Jan 30, 2019

    All in all, Wyrd doesn't do much that we haven't seen before. We've seen modern superheroes, realistic settings and anti-heroes. What it does do is tell an engrossing, interesting and stylish story that both makes you want to keep reading and tells a self contained story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Andrew McGlinn Feb 2, 2019

    Wyrd has potential to both interest and maybe infuriate you a little. Its a start, perhaps not the best, but there is enough here to suggest a direction. A lot of the time you can have too much exposition, Wyrd has too little, but the epilogue lends itself to a wider story in upcoming issues, so Im not going to write it off just yet. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christa Harader Jan 31, 2019

    "Wyrd" #1 tries to be too cool too fast, and with inconsistent layouts, scratchy art and trope-laden storytelling, the tension and atmosphere the book aims for evaporate under self-imposed chaos. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    GWW - Brian Villar Jan 29, 2019

    Some of the saving graces' are that the story does have potential. The writing needs to be fleshed out better and have the characters use a full emotional spectrum. The art already nails giving characters individual traits, it just needs to extend to the main players not just the ones in the background. Overall the first issue didn't impress or inspire to anything other a flimsy halfhearted effort. The lack of emotion and character development hurts the story. In the end it feels more like an outline than an actual story and when they figure it out WYRD has a lot of potential to be good. Read Full Review

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