Boy-1 #1
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Boy-1 #1

Writer: H.S. Tak Artist: Amancay Nahuelpan Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: August 12, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11
6.0Critic Rating
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In the fast-approaching future, when the drug-addled heir of a genetic-engineering company begins to investigate his company's murky past, he discovers he is the catalyst in a terrifying global event that will transform him and forever alter the course of human evolution.

  • 10
    AIPT - Patrick Ross Aug 11, 2015

    I'm hooked. I'm a sucker for science fiction stories, especially ones that tackle complex ethical questions, and BOY-1 seems to be just that ambitious while at the same time crafting a mystery that should tie us closer to the characters and expound on the genetic manipulation theme. If you're a sci-fi thriller fan, you'd be remiss not to pick this up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Aug 10, 2015

    Overall, I’d say this first issue is a success. It draws readers in and keeps their attention. At the end, there is a little twist, and the consequences of that twist is what we have to look forward to. I think this is going to be one awesome series, so keep up, and share your thoughts with us! Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comicsverse - Jake Lee Aug 21, 2015

    For all its familiar elements, BOY-1 #1 still feels a breathe of fresh air amid the growing sea of superhero events and crossovers. It is a flawed but enjoyable work of science fiction sure to be enjoyed by fans of the genre's headier subject matter. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Aug 12, 2015

    The almost future is always a popular venue to place a story. The idea of genetic manipulation is also hardly new. There will always be the doubt of the reason for science breakthroughs. As such, the intentions of those making the strides forward will also cause friction to those who want to use such strides. Hopefully, this friction will help propel the Riezner into becoming the One (see what I did there?) for this particular tale. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Aug 14, 2015

    While larger studios excel at cinematic crossovers and high-stakes melodrama, it's nice to see smaller, creator-owned properties who's focus is on characterisation and smaller, subtle stories. With the huge success of similar TV propertyMr Robot (a mystery hacking extravaganza with a similarly socially detached but talented protagonist) it's no surprise that there are already rumours about "Boy-1" being adapted for the small screen. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 12, 2015

    The comic feels like the overall story might work really well, but the first issue approaches the main character in a way to make him unlikeable. There's also the flow of the narrative, especially the end, that at points just doesn't quite work for me. Maybe the second issue is a little bit better, but if Jadas alters the course of human evolution, I'm not sure I want it to happen. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    We The Nerdy - Chris White Aug 11, 2015

    Boy-1 #1 is like the child who tries really hard in class, but ultimately falls behind the rest of his peers. It isnt a bad comic at all, but I just didnt find it engaging or appealing. It may be a little too early to tell, but so far, Boy-1 has done nothing to get me excited for the future of the series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Aug 20, 2015

    Boy 1 deals with the conflicting forces of profit and working for the benefit of mankind. Make people better, cure disease, and all the great things that go along with it, but ultimately the companies funding the research care about the bottom line. The almighty dollar rules. Nothing new there, an age old conflict, but always an interesting launchpad for a story. Of course we get to the sinister underbelly of it pretty quickly, with Jadas stumbling upon a sinister mystery unveiled and feeling compelled to investigate. Will he find the answers easily? Of course not, otherwise we wouldn't have a story. A decent setup here and unique enough to get me to come back for #2 to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Aug 11, 2015

    Unfortunately, just because the second half of the book is decent, doesnt make it a good comic overall. Some leeway should be given since this is the debut issue, but Boy-1 has a long way to go to be able to match some of the excellent sci-fi stories being published today. 2It Was Okay Read Full Review

  • 2.1
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Dean Varga Aug 11, 2015

    Unclearly told and misogynistically indulgent, BOY-1 #1 could have been so much better with more thought. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Villain Smash - Torin Chambers Aug 12, 2015

    Boy 1 is dull, boring and above all trite. You've seen everything done here done better a dozen times before. It's the perfect example of mysteries and hooks done wrong, instead of enticing the reader they're just left confused and frustrated. Read Full Review

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