The Terrifics #1

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 28, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 36 User Reviews: 47
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Bound together by fate, united by the spirit of exploration and hope for tomorrow, the Terrifics are bound from the Dark Multiverse of Metal! When Mr. Terrific, Metamorpho, Plastic Man and Phantom Girl find themselves literally bound together by a tragic accident, our team of unlikely allies must rely on one another to make their way back home. But a startling revelation on their return trip brings them face to face with a new mystery: Where in the universe is Tom Strong?
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  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Feb 28, 2018

    This issue moves quickly and covers a lot of ground fast, all while keeping the pacing natural.  The Terrifics has the perfect balance of using continuity a tool rather than a crutch making it a great book for new and old readers alike. Hands down the best title from 'New Age of Superheroes imprint, The Terrifics is certain to be a fan favorite and a title not to be missed Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 28, 2018

    I've got a great feeling about this one and that's even before the final page with a very surprising appearance. With a lot of changes going on right now in DC, The Terrifics looks like it has a legit shot at being one of DC's best titles for 2018. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 25, 2018

    This is a standard “heroes thrown together” starting point that's very readable, but not earth shattering. Not once do they refer to themselves as a team or use the title moniker, so that's sure to be happening down the way. A fine premise is begun and the visuals are outstanding. I'm looking forward to seeing where this is going and I'm hoping more teases of the Legion of Super-Heroes are made. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Feb 28, 2018

    In short, everything about The Terrifics #1 is, well, terrific. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Feb 28, 2018

    Metamorpho is a catalyst, Mr. Terrific is a leader, Plastic Man is a liability and tool, and Phantom Girl…just kind of shows up. But that's fine. The point of a comic is to give you a different world to explore for the brief few moments that you span its pages. Jeff Lemire knows this. Everyone of his stories includes acts of heroism, strangely unique stories, and plenty of humor. Because he knows that readers don't want to worry while reading a comic. They want to explore the Universe with their favorite characters. That's allThe Terrifics #1is interested in. A good time. The creative team clearly had a good time creating it, and readers will have a great time reading it. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - James Portis Mar 6, 2018

    The Terrifics #1 is the start of a series people have craved for so long. A band of unlikely heroes working together to save the universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Antonio Pedro Feb 28, 2018

    Sure, not much has happened yet but I have been so starved for new Fantastic Four content, this is practically a godsend. The art is great and the interactions are fun. It has good creators behind it; it's fun and it deserves your support, dammit. GO! GET IT! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Christopher Rodriguez Feb 27, 2018

    Very strong first issue that sets up this series for success. Solid writing and excellent artwork, I'm ready to follow The Terrifics all around the multiverse. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Mar 1, 2018

    I have been looking forward to this title ever since it was announced, and so far it's living up to my expectations. If Lemire and Reis can keep up the momentum, The Terrifics could be DC's next big hit. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 1, 2018

    It's no FF, but it's a pretty good substitute that helps fill that empty spot in my comic booksoul. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Mar 2, 2018

    Overall: Buy this issue! Seriously. Lemire and Reis combine to deliver a title that is 100% pure fun. The Terrifics #1 delivers the type of Sci-Fi action and adventure romp that is sure to deliver creative and exciting stories with each issue. This is a new title that definitely deserves strong support from comic book readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jan 18, 2018

    Terrifics #1 is a promising start to this Jeff Lemire venture. The team interacts in an interesting manner, the premise is cool, and the artistic team is firing on all cylinders. I can easily recommend this one. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 28, 2018

    A good start that has some interesting ground to explore and both the narrative and visuals compliment each other well. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Feb 28, 2018

    Overall I enjoyed TheTerrifics #1. It set up the series well while still being a fun first issue. This group of characters is definitely an odd bunch and you couldn't ask for a better writer than Jeff Lemire (see Blackhammer) and Ivan Reis to handle them. Joe Prado delivers some beautifulartwork throughout the issue whileMarcelo Maiolo colors keep a serious tone about the book. The creative team does a great job of balancing comedy, mystery, and adventure.The Terrificsare ready for an adventure in the Darkmultiverse. But the real question is, is the Darkmultiverse ready for The Terrifics? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 28, 2018

    The plot moves fast, takes us to an intriguing area of space, and provides a new reader with a good grounding in all these people all the while making them likable. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Feb 28, 2018

    A great introduction issue, even for people unfamiliar with any of the characters. This book stands very well on its own merits, and not just as a tweak to the Marvelous Competition. There's some spoilers for Dark Nights: Metal, that I presume can't be helped, but screw it: we've waited for a team book like this for long enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 7, 2018

    It's a great looking book, the characters are brought together well, and all the right teases are here that leave me wanting more " and has me at the end of it hitting the subscribe button. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 28, 2018

    The Terrifics #1 had a solid start for a book that is not like others on shelves from DC. If you are looking for an obscure team book that focuses on the adventure and exploration, then this is the book for you. Another creative addition to their New Age of Heroes if you ask me. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Feb 28, 2018

    The visuals are absolutely gorgeous. Plastic Man's odd shapeshifting completely steals the shows, and light cosmic horror atmosphere and elements help distinguish the series. I wish there was a little more room to let characters and moments breathe, but it's a fun start to a fun mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Feb 28, 2018

    The Terrifics (2018-) #1 is a worthwhile read for long-time readers and relative newcomers who, at the very least, are up-to-date with what's been going on in the Dark Nights: Metal story. The Terrifics (2018-) #1 isn't nearly as accessible as the New Age of Heroes books but its pages are pure eye-candy, and with introductions made, Jeff Lemire will certainly take this series and run with it in typical Lemire fashion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Composto Feb 28, 2018

    THE TERRIFICS #1 is an exciting, fun read that's perfect for adventure fans of all ages. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Feb 28, 2018

    For a book that was spawned from a mini-series that I haven't enjoyed all that much, this book was surprisingly entertaining. True, of the New Age of Heroes, The Terrifics was the one I was looking forward to the most, mainly as I have the expectation if anyone can being back the JSA, Mr Terrific can. Of the obvioussimilarities to the FF, Lemire has a slightly harder job as the four characters in this book have no real internal bond to speak of. They are not related, they have been thrown to together by happenstance. Sure the archetypes may be similar but I think there is just enough of a difference for The Terrifics to outgrow their initial comparisons. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Feb 28, 2018

    Jeff Lemire and Ivan Reis' THE TERRIFICS #1 comes as somewhat of a disappointment. I had high hopes for this series, and some of them were dashed with this issue. It focuses a bit too heavily on exposition and set-up for future installments. I will admit, though, that the art is just beautiful and that some of the characterizations are very entertaining. For even those points alone, I have hope for future issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 28, 2018

    An interesting assemblage of characters with a compelling mystery hook. I want to know more! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Matt Funk Feb 28, 2018

    The Terrifics has a solid story, an entertaining cast, and a talented creative team, but is weighed down by continuity and didn't quite live up to its potential. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 28, 2018

    The comic has some familiar things to it. There's absolutely some Fantastic Four elements. There's some Lost in Space. It's fun. While the first issue doesn't blow me away it is more than enough to provide enjoyment and I can't wait to see where the next issues takes us. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Mar 1, 2018

    "The Terrifics" #1 is a great first issue, introducing exciting characters on a brand new light as they embark on a journey with vast potential for adventure and danger. And despite a script that at times tries to bite more than it can chew, readers should be fully invested on what comes next and what the amazing art will have to offer. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 3, 2018

    The Terrifics is off to a fun start with mostly fun characters. Go in with an open mind and hopefully we'll get a fun new comic out of the deal. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - Austin Braun Mar 8, 2018

    Jeff Lemire, Ivan Reis and the rest of this incredible creative team have developed four obscure heroes in one issue to the point that they already feel like family. Lemires plot-driven storytelling combined with Reis contemporary/classic artistic mix brings a fun new age for these classic DC characters that will hopefully see many issues and many good stories ahead. Anyone interested in anything to do with Plastic Man, The Element Man, or even just some more Dark Multiverse after Metal ends The Terrifics may just be the book for you. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel Mar 8, 2018

    Once the team finds their legs and their identity away from Metal, this could be a solid book. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 28, 2018

    The Terrifics follows a familiar pattern with the New Age of DC Heroes line, offering a tale that's heavy on visual excitement and light on storytelling depth. There's definite potential with this Fantastic Four-inspired team, but the book lacks that crucial team dynamic that fuels the best FF tales. Future issues need to worry less about building on the foundation of Metal and more on enriching the main four characters. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Frey Feb 28, 2018

    I am not confident that The Terrifics will last: it's a book spinning out of an event and living in the shadow of a better-known concept at another company. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Mar 1, 2018

    While a solid comic, this isn't the slam-dunk the early press suggested, though there is ample room for improvement. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Feb 28, 2018

    Outside of a controversial last-page twist, The Terrifics #1 doesn't stand out at all in terms of plot, largely because the comic has to spend so many pages setting up its core premise. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Feb 28, 2018

    This is standard is as standard goes, but there's a little failure to launch here " instead of taking the opportunity to stick their tongue out at their competition and show that they can do the FF better, DC gives us an awkward approximation that pales in comparison to almost any era of the Richards family. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Feb 28, 2018

    The art is so similar to Adams that it straddles the line between respectful homage and blatant rip-off. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Samuel Almeida Feb 28, 2018

    This issue is fun. Its fantasticaly fun! It moves fast and makes you want to know where these characters are going to do next! A great start for the series.

  • 9.5
    KFuqua Feb 28, 2018

    I really enjoyed this book. One of the best premiere issues in a long time with a good, interesting story and great art. I can't wait for the next issue.

  • 8.5
    Nihilist Feb 28, 2018

    Fresh, fun, unpredictable and beautifully drawn - that's what comes to my mind right after reading this issue. Every single New Age of Heroes run suffers from noticeable flaws - except The Terrifics. The art is beautiful, just like in Damage, which storywise is underwhelming, and the story is great, like in Silencer, which features pretty mediocre art.

    I've got great time reading this issue, from the first to the last page. Highly recommend this debut!

  • 9.0
    Chuck64 Feb 28, 2018

    A "terrific" first issue! I thought it was a little too fast paced in places, but overall a great start. I hope the locations of the stories don't overshadow the characters, but I trust Lenore in this regard. The art of Reis, Prado, and Maiolo lived up to the term storytellers.Great start!

  • 9.0
    Dispatchdcu Mar 1, 2018

    Ok so I'm going to start by saying I just finished reading Jonathan Hickman's Fantastic Four Run... the entire thing. GO READ IT IF YOU HAVEN'T!!!

    Anyway,

    If you are missing FF, this books is totally for you. It has the humor from Plastic Man and Metamorpho arguing back and forth, as well as Plastic Mans funny comments.

    It has the Dark Multiverse, which they may start to use as their Negative Zone in a way ( speculating)

    They have a giant dead "thing" floating in the dark multiverse that basically looks like a dead Galactus, which is pretty cool!

    Stagg may even turn into some type of Doom character!!!

    An invisible woman, which appears to be a new character to me ( I could be more

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Feb 28, 2018

    Really good start. Jeff Lemire perfectly captures the chemistry between the characters (especially Plastic Man, it's been so overdue for him to appear again), and Reis' art is quite good as well. Though I'm more excited about Doc Shaner coming on art duties in few issues.

  • 9.0
    TheImageIsStrong Mar 3, 2018

    Excellent 1st issue. Lemire knows how to write a story and a great artist too, but with Ivan Reis's art all you need is Lemire writing this. These 2 make a great team and The Terrifics was terrific to read.

  • 8.0
    ak94 Feb 28, 2018

    thanks god dc do something good with the new line.

  • 7.5
    egon244 Feb 28, 2018

    Really good start to a new series. I was looking forward to The Terrifics and I am not disappointed. Good dialogue, love the banter between Plast and Metamorpho.
    As always Ivan Reis's art is top-notch, I just hope he doesn't leave after three or four issues.

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  • 9.5
    SloboSOY Mar 1, 2018

    Marvel Two in One was a dissapointement & DC had this in motion since some time (They add to postpon it !)
    And I liked since the start to the end. A very good & nice ongoing. Their is some plot hole like what do the girl in the anti-univers.
    But I will follow it with pleasure.

    Cover - J'aime beaucoup even if it's not quite in link to what I read. 1.5/2
    Writing - A very good start for the comeback of the Fantastic Four ! ^^ 3/3
    Arts - Awesome ! 3/3
    Feeling - I want this as a bimonthly for having the next one more quickly. 2/2

  • 8.5
    blackmanta221 Mar 10, 2018

    Pleasantly surprised with how this book turned out! Characterizations on point, good art, and a decent plot that brings these random characters together without it feeling forced. I'm very excited to see where this series goes. Definitely the best New Age of Heroes book thus far.

  • 8.5
    Superheroes for Hire Mar 16, 2018

    Not really too much to say about this issue, except that I was pleasantly surprised. Overall I am not very familiar with any of the characters in this series, but this first issue did a pretty good job of introducing the characters and their predicament. I really liked the goofy personality of Plastic Man, and I thought Ivan Reis' art really magnified Plastic Man's presence on every panel. The art in general was great. I am looking forward to wherever the series leads.

  • 8.0
    RaisingBlack Mar 1, 2018

    This was good opening issue for this book. I think DC's heavy-handed marketing of this book as a Fantastic Four knock-off is not doing the book any favors. These are four characters thrown together and given a problem. They are not a family. I have a feeling they will become a family pretty quickly for the sake of editorial but hopefully, we will get a good series in the process. The art is great and really captures the tone. My hope is that we really get to explore the Dark multiverse and all the dying worlds therein and I am not sure if any other book is going to stick with the Dark multiverse after the event like this book will. The pace is written well and the dialogue is strong given the nature of this book. We are basically dropped in more

  • 8.0
    Shodan Mar 3, 2018

    I picked up this #1 solely on the basis of the creative team. My thought process being I know nothing about these characters, haven't followed Metal since the preludes and the first issue, but if Lemire and Reis are doing the book I'm in. I'm glad I picked it up! No hand holding here, right into the action without overly exposition heavy introductions of the characters. I liked that, i feel we'll meet them all more in depth later on. Plastic Man is the MVP in terms of fun. At 2.99 i'll definitely be along for the first arc and see where we go from there.

  • 8.0
    Spock's Brain Mar 8, 2018

    I actually started reading this unenthused, wondering why I wasn't reading a real Fantastic Four comic, and wondering if this thing being tied to DC's "Metal" event would make it a drag to read. I was pleasantly surprised. Lemire gives his characters FF traits for sure, just switching up the roles of each character type (Plastic Man, unlike Reed, is a goofball). But it was fun, and Lemire kept the reader interested and informed through the action and dialogue--reading "Metal" is not necessary for this (I have given up on that bit of bloated nonsense). The art is good. It's pretty good!

  • 5.0
    JordanT4021 Mar 2, 2018

    Not a great start to a new series. The first issue is a generic one that doesn't do much in terms of setting the story or characterisation.

    The team is so much of a fantastic four replica that acing the characters is essential to differentiate it from its hugely successful competitor. The characters in this issue however, just seem dull and one dimensional, which is a pity when you have characters like Plastic Man and Metamorpho.

    The art is promising and gives the story some much needed energy. Hope the next issue can set the series on the right path.

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