Amber Blake #1

Writer: Jade Lagardere Artist: Butch Guice Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: April 3, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
6.0Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Amber Blake was only a child when she was recruited to the Cleverland Institute, a school for gifted children. But predators hide in the school's administration, abusing the children they're meant to protect, and, on the verge of exposing them, Amber finds herself fleeing for her life from the very man who recruited her. But she's not dead yet-and she's not the only one who wants to see Cleverland's leaders burn.

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Nikko Soto Apr 6, 2019

    With all of this in mind, I can say I had a blast reading this comic. It's found a way to make the story feel original and does a fantastic job with creating a story that will have people eager for more. My only fear is that this will quickly fall into a generic action story that does no justice for the female lead. Regardless, I'm very much looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Apr 4, 2019

    "Amber Blake" kicks off a new series that focuses on a strong woman and young adults in a world that needs them more than ever. Solid art and a decent script that is interesting, if not a bit rushed make for a fun read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Apr 3, 2019

    I like it when IDW take a break form their more obviously licensed products and show how they can deliver a range of different types of comics. Granted, this particular book, at least at the moment, doesn't add anything new to very populated story field. It will be interesting to see how this series distinguishes itself from others in the trope in later issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Apr 4, 2019

    A mess, but one with some promise. Amber Blake #1 feels a lot like a try out for what works, and what doesn't. Hopefully, Jade Lagardere has worked out exactly what sort of story he wants to tell, and sticks to it for the remainder of the run. If he doesn't, Amber Blake may simply fade away, which would be a crime. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Charlie Ridgely Apr 3, 2019

    This is a mostly enjoyable spy thriller, with some witty dialogue and exciting action scenes. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Apr 2, 2019

    Amber Blake #1, unfortunately, is not a great first issue. It feels like the story tried to stuff way too much into the first issue and it was not paced well enough. Too much is thrown at the reader and nothing really sticks. The art, for the most part, was solid; the change in style toward the end does throw the tone of the issue off, though. Amber Blake #1 has your basic revenge plot thing that has been done a lot. It is not a bad thing, but if you are going to do something that is done to death, you are going to have to have an interesting character or something that set it apart story-wise. Amber Blake #1 has none of that. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Apr 2, 2019

    I think I need to see more issues of this series for me to decide what I really think about it. On the face of it theres a lot of promise, but there are also a few moments that jar and take you out of the story. Maybe this is a series that would benefit from being read as an OGN or in TPB volumes? Only time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 4.7
    Sequential Planet - Danilo To Apr 3, 2019

    The plot for this series intrigued me, it really did. I adore Nikita and whatever comes in that style, which was pretty much what this title promised. I was excited to read the first chapter and to write a review about it. Unfortunately, it was a huge disappointment in both writing and artwork. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 16, 2019

    The entire issue is prelude to who and what Amber Blake may become. There's a kernel of a good (but hardly original) idea, but without at least a tease about where the tragic events may lead her, the first issue feels hollow. Pass. Read Full Review

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