Swordquest #0

Writer: Chad Bowers, Chris Sims Artist: Ghostwriter X Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: May 3, 2017 Cover Price: $0.25 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
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Peter Case was a boy on a quest. The quest to win the prizes from Atari's SwordQuest challenge! He was counting down the days to the release of the final game, AirWorld, only to be shattered when the news surfaced that it would never be released. Now Peter is an adult...and things aren't going well. The bad news is he has to move back in with his mother. The good news is she still has all of his old Atari stuff. With nothing else to look forward to, his obsession with SwordQuest is reignited, in a more...ummm, interesting way... Written by Chad Bowers and Chris Sims (X-Men '92, Down Set Fight) and art by Scott Kowalchuk (Batman '66, Down Set more

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas May 10, 2017

    I can't recommend this issue enough. It's the first true "surprise" hit for me in 2017! At 25 cents a copy, don't pass it up"this is a must buy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar May 5, 2017

    This is the perfect comic book series for fans of the classic Atari and new fans alike. Much like gamers had to fill the gaps between games, Bowers and Sims have set out to get readers in the same head space"an immersive experience that allows fans to jump into the book/games themselves. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane May 5, 2017

    This is a great introductory issue that sets everything up nicely, on top of a postmodern view. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson May 3, 2017

    Swordquest #0 is a great introduction to a new series for only twenty-five cents! That is a hard price to beat and this issue is well worth the pick up to see if you are interested in the series. While not perfect this was a pleasant surprise, I was expecting our main character to be transported into a magical world or something more "comicbooky" to happen, what I got was a start to a very heart-wrenching story about a man about to die and trying to reconnect with his past. Go dig through your couch or look through the car and pull together 25 cents and pick up Swordquest #0 you won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 4, 2017

    I'm not quite sure what to make of Swordquest just yet. The execution is solid enough and it ties well into the nostalgia element as it talks about what it was like back in the day and how those memories can linger and be brought back to the surface. Peter's story is one that feels tragic already and it's hard to imagine it ending any other way, barring something magical coming into play, and that can be a rough one to dig into depending on your circumstances. The artwork has an almost indie approach to it that works well for it as they capture the expressiveness of the characters and what they're going through but also feeling different enough from the norm that it fits with the intent of nostalgia, almost capturing a kind of simplicity in the in-game pieces that reminds of the original comics. Considering the pricing, it's very easy to check out the first installment and we definitely recommend that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DazeOfWar May 8, 2017

    A pretty good lead into a new series. It got me interested and the nostalgia has me wanting to keep reading too. I'll be picking this up for at least a few issues to see how it goes.

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