Brutal Nature #1

Brutal Nature #1

Writer: Luciano Saracino Artist: Ariel Olivetti Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: May 18, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 3
7.5Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

A collection of masks transforms the young man known as Ich into innumerable different beasts and monsters. Using this ancient power, he embarks on a battle that pits the indigenous people of Colombia against the encroaching Spanish empire. But can one man hope to beat back the massive forces of the conquering Spaniards? Luciano Saracino and Ariel Olivetti (Venom: Space Knight) bring readers a stunningly illustrated story of beasts and men fighting for the soul of a nation!

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Amani Cooper May 22, 2016

    I am very interested in the outcome of this invasion. Ich has a lot of work to do, and I can only imagine how much worse it could get. This is a fun book in a way. It adds a little spark of imagination to history, which doesn't have to be a bad thing. With this type of writing and art, how can it be a bad thing? While I have found the lives of native people to be interesting, I never really got into any Native American mythos, especiallySouth American mythos, but it may come in handy when ready this book. I don't think its required for this well thought out story, but I'd like to have some extra knowledge for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Mar 22, 2017

    For a book that, at first, didn't seem to offer much, the surprises come thick and fast. There is a simplicity to the storytelling, being as this is the first issue. Yet, there are enough questions left hanging to indicate that things are going to get a little more complicated. I am normally quite critical of the current trend of story compression to fulfil the demands of TPB format. But here, I am not sure that four issues will be enough for many readers who may well want more issues of Ich's adventures. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel May 17, 2016

    This new series helps to showcase an interesting story in a distinct period in history. Saracino and Olivetti truly are a winning combination and have created a book many need to check out. Fans of incredible artwork and violent storytelling will definitely want to make sure to give this book a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AVN Today - Tamala May 24, 2016

    The two plots that are included in the story are both intriguing, but I believe that they could flow better together. I hope that in later issues, which I will be definitely reading, that the author brings together the separate plots better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Ray W May 19, 2016

    Brutal Nature is a surprisingly good issue, from the creative team of Luciano Saracino and Ariel Olivetti. The writing is great, and art reflects that. The story is easy to get into and gets you invested in the main character. The painted art looks beautiful, but there are some weird looking faces. This is only the first issue and I enjoyed it. Ill definitely bechecking out the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi May 16, 2016

    The storyline is easy to understand and keep up with, so I’m pretty excited that it sinks in with just one read. The creative team has done an amazing job on this premiere issue, and things are looking really exciting. It can only get better, so keep on reading to see where this adventure takes us! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Slackjaw Punks - Duff May 18, 2016

    I think if you are in the market for something different or you don't enjoy superhero stuff, Brutal Nature is a good pick for you. I just wasn't feeling it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Project-Nerd - Lee Jun 2, 2016

    This book doesn't disappoint. Its characters are interesting from the get go, the art looks amazing and the basic premise is intriguing. Add that to the mystery of how Ich got these abilities and you've got a strong opening to what has the potential to be a fascinating series. Keep it coming. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson May 23, 2016

    Overall, Olivetti carries the issue with continuously striking visuals of nature, but the magnificence of his art is significantly offset by a story that doesn't have much to offer. "Brutal Nature" #1 is an easy sell to readers looking for something beautiful to look at, but those wanting a little more substance might find this a little tougher to take. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia May 23, 2016

    "Brutal Nature" #1 features some interesting moments, but it's handled carelessly and structured poorly. There's plenty of strong visuals and the premise is intriguing, but the character work falls flat and the language is rough. I appreciate what they wanted to do with this book, but it's not handled with any sort of deftness. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Justin Wood May 18, 2016

    A paragraph at the end would have been nice. ‘You were supposed to feel * blank *'. Maybe excited. Maybe intrigued. Maybe angry that the Spanish killed n' tortured a lot of people in the name of God. Feeling conflicted about what you should be feeling or what you are feeling is an interesting thing to play with in fiction. It's uncomfortable for the audience and might make them challenge their opinions or leave them to experience uncommon sensations. The question that is good to ask is why or should I have felt the way I did. The question you don't want an audience asking is why didn't I feel anything. Read Full Review

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