Box Office Poison Color Comics #1

Box Office Poison Color Comics #1

Writer: Alex Robinson Artist: Alex Robinson Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 4, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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The story of Sherman, Dorothy, Ed, Stephen, Jane, and Mr. Flavor as you've never seen it before: IN FULL COLOR! Alex Robinson's masterpiece of dreary jobs, comic books, love, sex, messy apartments, girlfriends (and the lack thereof), undisclosed pasts, and crusty old professionals remains one of the most delightful and whimsical comic stories-and with colorist Pat N. Lewis' fantastic color work, BOP is ready to return to comic stands!
•   Winner of the Eisner Award for Talent Deserving Wider Recognition, the International Comics Festival Award for Best Debut Graphic Novel (Angouleme, France), and voted by Wizard Magazine as more

  • 8.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Jan 25, 2017

    Reading these color versions makes me wish I had known about and collected the originals. I'm a little disappointed in my past that I let something so cool and fun slip passed me, but I'm happy for the second chance, and happy for them to have done so well. Winning any Eisner and getting a return to the stands after so long speaks well beyond anything I could say about the series. So, if you're a fan of comics more than superheros and fistfights, this is something you should pick up. Read it and find out for yourself if you like it. Even if you don't, being able to talk about what you didn't like about it will earn you street cred. But most importantly, if you're a fan of comic books, you should buy this book to support it. We need things like this, we always will. This is the comic book as art, and this is the kind of thing that will keep comics alive when all the money is in super hero movies. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek-O-Rama - David Doub Jan 15, 2017

    This is a book about characters and that is what it does well. Each character is drawn so uniquely and expressively it conveys a lot of each character without having anything said. Also, the interaction between characters is natural and also conveys a lot without the need to overtly explaining anything. The story are the people and watching them interact is how it's told. It's such a subtle thing it kind of snuck up on me but I found I really liked it by the end. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Jan 5, 2017

    For the most part, the cast of Box Office Poison Color Comics #1 is a pleasant, if slightly self-loathing group. The exception is Ed, who comes across as an obnoxious, sexist man child, who objectifies women and makes snide comments about their weight. In this first issue, he belongs in The Big Bang Theory instead of a well-drawn, passionate independent comic that is still a good read almost two decades after it first came out turning into a 90s period piece along the way. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Jan 5, 2017

    While Robinsons cartooning is adept, the new color palette doesnt yet add much to the material. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Chris Tresson Jan 4, 2017

    If you're looking for a new series to read that's completely different to the usual books you read, I recommend picking this up. I might have a look in at issue two but I'm not completely sure this book is for me. Then again, it might prove me wrong. Read Full Review

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