Space Bastards #1

Writer: Joe Aubrey, Eric Peterson Artist: Darick Robertson Publisher: Humanoids Publishing Release Date: January 13, 2021 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
8.4Critic Rating
5.2User Rating

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Acclaimed artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, HAPPY!) joins writers Eric Peterson and Joe Aubrey as they unleash the galaxy's most vicious and depraved...parcel couriers?
Poor David S. Proton. A meek, unemployed accountant desperate for money, he joins the Intergalactic Postal Service, paired with Manny Corns, a.k.a. "The Manicorn," a sardonic brute who thrives on the competition provided by the IPS. But delivery is mercenary for these intergalactic dispatchers-payment goes solely to whoever fulfills the delivery, making every run a comically violent free-for-all between the most ruthless degenerates in the cosmos. Stand back, Lobo! Make w more

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jan 20, 2021

    The book's overall impact continues to have its own unique appeal, from the weird door-like legal-sized aspect ratio of the pages to the fact that those pages are printed on high-quality poster stock. It's a very classy package for action-based comic book adventures. Even the weakest stuff in the volume feels powerful given the print quality of the book. Individual issues of the Space Bastards series are available at comic shops courtesy of Humanoids. The Volume 2 Hardcover is available for backers of the series on Kickstarter. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Jan 13, 2021

    Space Bastards #1 is a fast and intense read built upon questions about capitalism, desperation, and the demands of cold societies. Most importantly, its all brought to life by the finely-honed action sci-fi visual storytelling of Darick Robertson. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Jan 16, 2021

    Space Bastards #1 is an utterly bonkers action romp with a wildly unique premise and a legitimately engaging plot beneath its surface appeal. Give the Big 2 a break and check out this amazingly fun comic! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Jan 12, 2021

    Postal delivery across the known universe is a life-threatening job where only the toughest and wiliest survive. And new recruit, David S Proton, doesn't seem to have either of these qualities. A loser in life, he's taken on one of the most violent jobs in the galaxy, but is he up for the challenge? A brilliantly black-humoured space-romp with plenty of gore and more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Jan 12, 2021

    The postal service goes intergalactic and ballistic. Well worth a look if you want something original and violent. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Jan 15, 2021

    Space Bastards takes a comedic violent concept and uses it to tell an engaging story that has the potential to be a long-lasting series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Jan 12, 2021

    SPACE BASTARDS #1 is about as crazy as it sounds. It's a blood splattered charge across the galaxy, with lots of parcels to deliver. Check it out if you like dark comedies and have always wished they'd just be in space. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Jan 12, 2021

    'Space Bastards' wears its attitude not only in its name but on every blood-soaked page. It's a fun barrage of violence and brutal competition that the creators have laid out and executed with all the subtlety of a chainsaw. Prepare to be transported to a wild futuristic world where package delivery is literally a cutthroat business. Do not miss it.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Ronnie Gorham Jan 13, 2021

    'Space Bastards' is a rambunctious action-adventure that gives a whole new meaning to the term "package delivered." Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 13, 2021

    Space Bastards #1 is a lot of fun. That fun is squarely in its violence. It's such a simple concept but takes such pleasure in the violence. It takes it and amps it up to 11. The comic reminds me a lot of Bisley's Lobo where it just reveled in its action. The comic is a throwback in some ways and a comic you can just get lost in and enjoy the symphony of violence. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Jan 15, 2021

    A visually fun, if ever so slight, space action book. Read Full Review

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