Assassinistas #1
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Assassinistas #1

Writer: Tini Howard Artist: Gilbert Hernandez Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: December 20, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
8.3Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Dominic Prince and the Semester Abroad, Part 1 of 6. Dominic Price is a college-age kid who just wants to spend the semester making out with his boyfriend, Taylor, in between rounds of TurboLight Fighter and maintaining a solidly passable 3.2 GPA. His mom, Octavia, formerly a badass action-movie-quality bounty hunter, didn't pay his tuition, because she had to get back in the business and spend 40K on black market weapons and body armor. And she's bringing Dominic with her, because the alternative is making lattes for a semester, and he'd rather die. Good thing in mom's line of work, dying is an option.

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  • 10
    Comicosity - Vronique Emma Houxbois Dec 20, 2017

    Assassinistas isn't a swirl, a mash up, or a novelty. Its a complex engine of performance parts that took careful consideration and a fearless attitude to assemble. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comicsverse - Molly Barnewitz Dec 22, 2017

    Tini Howard and Gilbert Hernandez bring fast-paced energy and brilliant artwork, respectively, to ASSASSINISTAS #1. The series' badass lead, Octavia, and her son, Dominic, make this issue a fabulous start to a tantalizing new series. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Dec 20, 2017

    Gilbert Hernandez's art is one of a kind, Tini Howard combines domestic drama with grindhouse film thrills a la a the opening scene ofKill Bill Vol. 1, and Rob Davis' colors are brash and bold.Assassinistas#1 is the tasty comic book dessert you deserve for getting through 2017, and it's cool to see a genre comic centered around a mother/son relationship that deals with both big guns and pointy weapons as well as finances and bringing your boyfriend to see mom for the first time. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    GWW - River Godbee Dec 19, 2017

    This is a 6 issue series and I am already hooked on the speed and style! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Dec 19, 2017

    With a diverse blend of humour, drama and mystery, Assassinistas has exploded out of the gate with a strong opening issue. We instantly care about the characters, and with such a compelling story being dangled in front of us, you'd be hard pressed to find a reader who didn't instantly want to pick up the second issue after reading this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Dec 19, 2017

    Assuming future issues feature more action and drama, will they be just as flat, or will Hernandez punch up the volume? With an intriguing premise and big names attached, Assassinistas #1 has had a high bar set for it since it was first announced " tomorrow's debut issue doesn't quite live up, but it's done well enough that if you're a die-hard fan of any of the creators attached, you'll still likely get your money's worth. If you're just hearing about the title for the first time, you might want to wait an issue or two to see how things shake out. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Elias Rosner Dec 21, 2017

    Final Verdict: 7.8 " A Fantagraphics book at IDW, essentially. Read that however you believe it should be read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Dec 20, 2017

    Even though I understand for the need to have all their licensed books on the rack; they are after all cash cows with ready-made fan eager to spend their cash on the further adventures of the Enterprise to name just one, this is the sort of book that I wish IDW would do more of, to maybe compete with companies such as Dark Horse. I guess we will have to be happy with this six issue run, for now. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Ben Snyder Dec 20, 2017

    Assassinistas #1 delivers a strong and involving introduction to a hopefully entertaining series. There are a couple of problems story-wise that should be straightened out and resolved such as the history of the individual Assassinistas and their eventual falling out, and I am not particularly sold on the art style. However, I still have hope that this series will continue to offer a different and fun take on an already exited and well-worn trope. Read Full Review

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