Black Beacon #1
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Black Beacon #1

Writer: Ryan K Lindsay Artist: Sebastian Piriz Publisher: Heavy Metal Release Date: July 28, 2021 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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There's an intergalactic space station out there bigger than our solar system where  wants everyone to come along and meet up. The beacon made it sound like a utopia, but what Niko finds upon her arrival is a lawless expanse where everyone is out for themselves and she's so late she doesn't even have a seat at the table. A story of survival, truth, and experience lies in front of Niko if she can figure out who to trust and what to do before the secret of her journey catches up with her.

  • 10
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Aug 10, 2021

    Lindsay holds a mirror up to the current refugee crisis showing that even in a world as large as the Utopia it's first come, first serve. Perhaps the wider point is that we are all refugees in a way drifting through space looking for our own Utopia. Piriz's artwork though is a joy with hundreds of tint details catching your eye as you re-read a panel or page. Bar is the old cop character worn down by life while Niro is a young energetic explorer looking for mysteries and carrying hope it's a classic but great pairing Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Lia Kolb Jul 28, 2021

    Lindsay has written some instantly lovable characters who are wholly unique in their own right and Sebastian Priz was the perfect artist to bring this vision to life. There's a certain charm to his art that's both simplistic and incredibly detailed. Pages leap to life as Priz flexes his art skills. The character designs are unique and the colors are perfect for this art style. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Jul 30, 2021

    'Black Beacon' #1 is a charming and engaging sci-fi story about two characters at different points in their lives, one is disillusioned with the world around him and the other seeks to explore the unknowns of the same world. Both are on this journey of discovery, of each other and themselves, in a land of broken promises. It looks like nothing you've seen before and you will fall under its spell.  Read Full Review

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